Top 10 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy

  • Published on Oct 17, 2015
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  • lili ks
    lili ks Month ago

    oh please , many child actors turn out just great . Christian bale, Josh Brolin , Leonardo Dicaprio , the list goes on , not only are they not crazy , but they REMAIN talented as adults , which is not as easy as everyone thinks . think of dakota fanning . oscar worthy as a child actor , and less than average as an adult actor . child acting and acting are different,and only the best make it as adults

  • Маэлэй
    Маэлэй 2 months ago

    I know everybody's gonna say something along the lines of "easier said than done",
    but honestly I think I could get away with being a teenage actor and not give into sex or drugs.

    SUDHIR PATEL 4 months ago

    Mickey Mouse curse.

    SUDHIR PATEL 4 months ago

    Horrible parents and player-haters can run any child into the ground.

    SUDHIR PATEL 4 months ago

    Enjoy life moderately or go insane.

  • AA Productions
    AA Productions 5 months ago

    Yeah, but kids just don't get abused like that, if there aint nobody to abuse them!
    Who the hell are these pedophiles? I thought pedophiles are a direct result of all
    the fucking religions that try to stop people from having sex as it was meant to be.
    But in Hollywood there ain't no dumb religions telling people shit like that, so tell me,
    where the hell are all these pedphiles coming from? Okay, their subconscious gets to
    see men and women all the time out there in Hollywood, so why the hell would it go for
    children? Yes, kids are cute, I do not argue on that. But not everything that's cute is meant
    for sex. I mean, are you seriously gonna want to have sex with your pet cat? I don't think so!
    (But a pussy, aha, now that's different. LOL!)

  • Pandas are cool
    Pandas are cool 6 months ago +1

    Jake Lloyd's life became screwed up because people hated him for a movie.

  • addie
    addie 6 months ago

    This video forced me watch some Justin Bieber clips!!!!!🤢🤮

    ROIDED CAPS 6 months ago


  • juggerdad831
    juggerdad831 6 months ago

    Molesters and self-absorbed, vicariously living parents.

  • Brent Pilgrim
    Brent Pilgrim 6 months ago

    Think number 7 should be number 1...Dan Schneider...Brian Peck...Ryan Singer...etc

  • Sarah Randall
    Sarah Randall 7 months ago

    Do you think anyone fucking cares about any of this? 'Cause I sure as hell don't.

  • Julio Vasquez
    Julio Vasquez 8 months ago

    This might be the reason why most actors rather wait until they're adults to start acting. Honestly if I were an actor, I'd wait until my earl 20's or so to start acting. Being a child actor is difficult, having to deal with school, curfew, surrounded by adults etc. Sometimes with child actors, they get teased a lot by their classmates, miss classes and many more. Pressure is definitely a cause for this.

  • Jake3283
    Jake3283 8 months ago

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    *IM CRAZY*

  • TheMetalhead
    TheMetalhead 8 months ago

    It's not about fame and money, it's about the entourage. Let's be honest: these kid actors were surrounded by wrong people, that's the main problem. It's even worse, when their own parents ARE the wrong people.
    Luckily, modern kid actors seem to avoid these problems. The kids on Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Stranger Things seem to be normal people and very down-to-earth. I hope "child star gone bad" trope will fade into past one day.

  • JP Mackey
    JP Mackey 8 months ago

    10. Some adults know how to take advantage of child stars. 🤦🏾‍♂️
    9. Be careful who you surround yourself with.
    8. That’s SAD. 😥
    7. Thats even SADDER. 😡
    6. All too common.
    5. That should’ve been #1.
    4. Not to be rude, but I think Justin Bieber is one textbook example.
    3. So what exactly are these parents spending their kid’s money on? 🤔
    2. Surprise: Child stars grow up. We all do. 🤷🏾‍♂️
    1. Wow. Just WOW. I never would’ve guessed this was #1. 😳

  • Paul Speakman
    Paul Speakman 9 months ago

    I made it through childhood, young adulthood, and middle age; I think I'm ready to be a star now.

  • Angel Simone
    Angel Simone 10 months ago

    Hollywood is the devil's playground. If you become a super star everyone loves you and wants to be like you and buy all your music albums and then they crash and when these people were having people taking pictures and they started making mistakes like Britney Spears and it takes along time to climb up back to being a superstar. These child actors had a lot of pressure put on them, Justin Beiber is such an asshole.

  • Ethan
    Ethan 10 months ago

    Then all the parents watch this video and

  • Leanne M
    Leanne M 10 months ago

    You shouldn’t have used Sawyer Sweeten’s suicide as a way of describing child stars going crazy it’s so insensitive. He and his brother hasn’t really been in the industry since they were very young and even then they seemed to be well taken care of. It wasn’t like they were out releasing 2 movies every year. They had completely normal teen years and normal jobs and his unfortunate passing I’m 99.9% sure had nothing to do with Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • Pandas are cool
    Pandas are cool 10 months ago +1

    Gary Coleman died on my birthday.

  • Pamela Mays
    Pamela Mays 10 months ago

    Not being taken seriously as an artist when they reach adulthood.

  • Pamela Mays
    Pamela Mays 10 months ago

    Living up to their famous parent's level of talent.

  • Aku603
    Aku603 11 months ago

    Honestly this list could have ended after two. Money and drugs.

  • Annie Alden
    Annie Alden 11 months ago

    Lack of childhood should be way higher... probably second only to pressure

  • amy clarke
    amy clarke 11 months ago

    family life agents success

  • christina hannigan
    christina hannigan 11 months ago

    the Hollywood pedophilia problem drives them crazy

  • Luca Ryan
    Luca Ryan Year ago

    Prescription agenda local collect menu shall fly incentive.

  • ZadfrackGlutz Zesozose

    Getting raped and then being threatened with being called an antisemite.

  • Miriam K
    Miriam K Year ago

    There should be rules that save children from the spotlight.

  • Some random guy from the beyond

    there are few worse curses than the curse of fame

  • Mrz. Taylor
    Mrz. Taylor Year ago


  • Clare McAllister
    Clare McAllister Year ago

    I think I like Shia even more after that clip of him quoting Eric Cantona.

  • Cr1msonSh0t Q
    Cr1msonSh0t Q Year ago

    Ok this is sooooo really bad😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  • Cr1msonSh0t Q
    Cr1msonSh0t Q Year ago


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    Cr1msonSh0t Q Year ago


  • Jessica Sprouse
    Jessica Sprouse Year ago

    Chris t went through a lot during his acting carreer poor boy was molested by the industry no wonder he did drugs

  • Earthlink oo
    Earthlink oo Year ago

    Nothings wrong with smoking blunts at 10am. Actually anytime of the day. Thanks.

  • TheLovelyLuna
    TheLovelyLuna Year ago

    Nope sorry but alcohol/drugs are not a reason child stars go crazy but rather a symptom of them going crazy. There's usually something bigger going on. Issues like being sexually exploited should've been higher on the list

  • Lord Chanka
    Lord Chanka Year ago

    I have a secret…

    WHY!! Would I do this XD

  • John Cribbs IV
    John Cribbs IV Year ago +1

    Heya everyone I just heard the lady singer of the song linger just died too bad for her guess she never nevertheless knew God she's probably in hell stupid bitch (aka female dog) hahahahaha.

  • HopeLovesPeace
    HopeLovesPeace Year ago

    Hollywood is a horrible industry. It was built on exploitation and they get away with it by paying people off.

  • Apple Eclair82
    Apple Eclair82 Year ago +1

    In case you're wondering what's the song at 1:05
    You're welcome! :)

  • Derick Johnson
    Derick Johnson Year ago

    Yup little kid shop shut down or you get shot in the face and meet the reaper six feet under. Welcome to the joker idgaf club.

  • Tshibangu Mutombo Jérémie

    you do that when on French watchmojo thank you for answering me

  • Kasey Brewer
    Kasey Brewer Year ago +1

    I don't understand why there seems to be this idea that in order to transition from child to adult, everything needs to be sexualized. Whether it's sexual song lyrics, sexual roles in films/TV, or the way they dress, it makes no sense to me.

    • TheMetalhead
      TheMetalhead 8 months ago

      Neither do I. Even as a child when I saw my favorite kid actors (most of them my peers or a little older) "transit into adult" I was like "why does it have to be this way"?

  • Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris Year ago

    Whats life has to offer when you achive almost everything at a very young age?
    that's why those kids lifes are ruined.

  • Starr Smith
    Starr Smith Year ago

    The sexually exploited and lack of childhood one is so damn true and sad. Michael Jackson didn't have one and that's screwed him over for years, Corey Haim is gone now, and Corey Feldman said himself "what childhood?"
    Paparazzi morons like TMZ/tabloids and Being unprotected. In The Hollywood business, question? Who is protecting them?!!!!
    It's sad that talented stars like River Phoenix and Corey Haim are gone. Even more sad when Michael Jackson is STILL misunderstood and hated on, that's probably part of the reason i defend Corey Feldman

  • Keith Starkweather

    I don't see the appeal of peeing into a mop bucket. Ugh...

  • Holly Sorensen
    Holly Sorensen Year ago

    Oh, River Phoenix!! 😍😍 ❤❤ 😩 😭 😰 😡 💔💔

  • Jasmine Donald
    Jasmine Donald Year ago

    You missed one: When the children of famous celebrities are forced to follow in their parent's successful and talented foot steps. Then they're criticized and judged for not being as good as their parents or being "cheap imitations" of them. Example: Willow and Jaden Smith.

    • TheMetalhead
      TheMetalhead 8 months ago

      Pardon me, but Jaden's acting in some scenes of After Earth is pretty terrible. But at least, he is trying.

  • Fallen Faerie
    Fallen Faerie 2 years ago

    They were targeted by predators in a pedophilic Hollywood network.

  • Mary Hughes
    Mary Hughes 2 years ago

    I remember as a kid I would ask my parents if I could go on try outs and casting calls. They would gently tell me no. Knowing what know now about the hardships of being a child star, I thank them for not giving in when I asked.

  • internet trash
    internet trash 2 years ago

    why did they start in child things in the 1st place then

    • Frek
      Frek 9 months ago

      Right cause you made amazing life decisions as a kid.

  • Dan Bruffell
    Dan Bruffell 2 years ago


  • Olivia P
    Olivia P 2 years ago

    what's wrong with smoking blunts in the AM and being drunk by noon????

  • PatRobBro McCreanor
    PatRobBro McCreanor 2 years ago


  • cloudy rain
    cloudy rain 2 years ago

    he said pedophilia was the #1 and always will be, NOT the #7 you fucking incompetent watchmojo staff are probably all pedos yourself

  • CrazyGirl AndWeirdGirl


  • welshpete12
    welshpete12 2 years ago

    So very sad, is it worth the cost ? tragic !

  • pecfree
    pecfree 2 years ago

    peadophila is the main reason. they all got raped in Hollywood

  • Andrew Selvanathan
    Andrew Selvanathan 2 years ago

    blurred sense of reality. right on

  • Mark Keith
    Mark Keith 2 years ago +9

    The smart parents of child actors made sure a college education was priority 1. These kids make one or two great movies, then think they're future is set. A fools venture.

  • Zaq Voir
    Zaq Voir 2 years ago

    boo hoo my crocodile is crying

  • Geometry dash Fearless

    Anyone want me to make a jb sandwich, anyone?

    LIL ILL 2 years ago

    you don't have to be rich and famous to go insane.

  • Juri Seki
    Juri Seki 2 years ago

    You know who's to blame right? The adults

  • Jocelyn Juarez
    Jocelyn Juarez 2 years ago

    good thing my agent isn't like that

  • HateGovernment
    HateGovernment 3 years ago

    Most actors are stupid.

    • Charly Cicero
      Charly Cicero 2 years ago +1

      would you call the likes of Morgan Freeman, Ian McKellen, Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, stupid? If anything besides their talent they seem smart. The way they talk and act says a lot of them.

  • jawn1977jaws
    jawn1977jaws 3 years ago

    It's got make a few people go crazy to work so hard at such a young age, with little to no good advice and/or proper guidance along the way, working stupid crazy long shifts, never seeing your friends , if you are lucky enough to have any real friends growing up, and then...have 80,90 , or 100 percent of your money spent by the time you are an adult, but not by YOU!... yeah, I'd go F#!@#!*King crazy, too !!!!!

  • Alexander Colon
    Alexander Colon 3 years ago

    Zack Galifinakis earned so much respect from for saying what he did to Bieb's face

  • Psyduck Issocute
    Psyduck Issocute 3 years ago

    They went nuts because their childhood was being deprived

  • chryzanthenum mateo
    chryzanthenum mateo 3 years ago

    The may had these reasons, but at least most stars are pretty awesome persevering through tough times. Unlike reality TV stars/unreasonably famous celebs, whose careers are even shittier than these.

  • Nocturnus Schwartstein

    Give em videogames.

  • mamc1986
    mamc1986 3 years ago

    Poor, poor Michael Jackson. He didn't get to have a childhood. :(

  • Erin Downing
    Erin Downing 3 years ago

    If you (Add+) all these 10 Reasons together it only (Equals=) one horrific thing. Parents of the child stars are Sadly letting there kids go pro.

  • Peter Draper
    Peter Draper 3 years ago

    i think so too, is because the business is full of pedophiles and sexual deviants that invite them to sex parties with free drugs and the promise of all sorts of success. Instant crazy.

  • Rem Henshaw
    Rem Henshaw 3 years ago

    Bad company corrupts good character.

  • Hollis Nicholas
    Hollis Nicholas 3 years ago +2

    I feel more sad for Michael but am happy for him he created never land ranch to relive his childhood but I think it's creepy to just have kids running around their with this grown ass man.

  • Gazza 4
    Gazza 4 3 years ago

    Maybe my mum should watch this and realise why she's the reason I'm depressed especially no 2 and 1 not some of them but still... I'm not perfect but who is ?!

  • Quinn Minear
    Quinn Minear 3 years ago

    I still don't get why Justin Bieber is famous, I mean, she doesn't even have any musical talent....oh well. Things that will always remain unknown

  • Powderkeg
    Powderkeg 3 years ago +1

    Don't know who I hate more, Miley or Jaden Smith....hmmm tough one

    • Kimberly Haines
      Kimberly Haines 2 years ago

      I'd go with Jaden.
      Miley at least does charity work, and she seems to be calming down recently. Enough so that she and Liam seem to be possibly dating again.

    • jawn1977jaws
      jawn1977jaws 3 years ago

      Two great examples of kids having to be compared to the greatness of their parent's greatness...I would hate to have had Will Smith as a parent, unless I was as gifted as he was. No offense, Jaden...but , try a different field of career choice...your rap songs are less than...well, dare I say, average ?

  • spiritual619
    spiritual619 3 years ago +3

    9:11 KILL IT Little Mike! NO lip sync or autotunes. Fake ass artists sit down.

  • Alexmason2468
    Alexmason2468 3 years ago

    when micheal jackson came up with his white ass face i was like "what the fuck!"

  • The Banana-Bear
    The Banana-Bear 3 years ago

    Who in they're right mind would go to or even listen to Miley Cyris's Music/ shows?

  • felipe camacho
    felipe camacho 3 years ago

    And anothor fac is that much of them are inocent and arrogant at the same time or when they try to sound smart they give the image of beeng arrogant making most of the people believe they are idiots and in some way they are.

  • alucardfu2
    alucardfu2 3 years ago

    hold on drugs sex and alcohol is this just a recreation of the 1970s?!

  • icecream hero
    icecream hero 3 years ago

    If i have kids i won't let them be child stars

  • Grzegorz Durda
    Grzegorz Durda 3 years ago +1

    Justin Bieber is not male. It's a female with gender identity disorder and started living as a boy at a very young age and puberty was induced with testosterone supplementation and her body looks male to the inexperienced observer.

    • Kevin Najera
      Kevin Najera 3 years ago

      i like u already and yes that Justin Fever always thought there were no balls between her legs so thanks for clearing that up

  • Grzegorz Durda
    Grzegorz Durda 3 years ago

    hollywood hollywood, its not hollywood its specific people that can be named by name and prosecuted. End of story.

  • The ComparisonChannel
    The ComparisonChannel 3 years ago +4

    Uhh... why isn't Parents #1?

  • The ComparisonChannel
    The ComparisonChannel 3 years ago +1

    "Drunk by noon"? In Britain, that's how you celebrate!

  • JaDangerz
    JaDangerz 3 years ago +5

    It's like Brian Griffin from Family Guy said, being a child actor almost never ends well. They all started out just like bigshots, but eventually they were destroyed by their parents' greed, drugs or perverted Hollywood directors.

  • Lady penelope
    Lady penelope 3 years ago

    Watching this, its not nice to gloat at these kids, there messed up and somebody done it, shameful really you dont know what they've been through behind the scenes and whose got to them. Painful to watch really

  • Marioguy92
    Marioguy92 3 years ago +36

    10. Can't really think of anyone I know of.
    9. Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus
    8. Michael Jackson, Shirley Temple
    7. Lindsay Lohan
    6. Macaulay Culkin (maybe not), Aaron Carter
    5. Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes (this made me so sad...)
    4. Shia Lebouf, Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith
    3. Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Lohan, Joseph Jackson
    2. Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Amanda Bynes, Brittney Spears
    1. Most Disney and Nickelodeon child stars

  • Miss Delfin
    Miss Delfin 3 years ago

    One of the best lists from WatchMojo. I gotta list this in my word document since I've been getting so curious what turns certain stars into such annoying personalities.

  • komujimaru
    komujimaru 3 years ago


  • II II
    II II 3 years ago

    I like this video, they didn't forget about black child stars like the other videos. #goodjob

  • 2012endofanerror
    2012endofanerror 3 years ago

    Why do kid stars never or hardly ever go on to pursue an education leading to a career outside entertainment? How refreshing would that be?

    • Talgat
      Talgat 3 years ago +2

      +2012endofanerror mayim bialik did. she has a phd in neuroscience and worked as a researcher before going back to the entertainment business in late 30's to star as amy farah fowler on tbbt

  • HazK52
    HazK52 3 years ago

    He's oh my god Shia looked like he had lost everything