Oh, Kid Casting. Just another reason to love the internet.
Why? Because as founder Dave Shumka writes, “You know when a movie has a flashback and you see the character as a kid? Sometimes that’s awesome.”
Some are cute, some are weird, funny, or remarkably similar (Once Upon a Time in America, whoa), and others, remarkably not. Either way, once you start looking, it’s pretty darn difficult to stop.
Another cool thing that happens: occcasionally you’ll recognize both actors, like Jennifer Connelly in Once Upon a Time in America (above), Camilla Belle as little Sandra Bullock, or even the annoying kid from those Santa Clause movies (just knew he had to make an appearance) as little Robert Downey, Jr.
And, because I just don’t feel like waiting ’til Thanksgiving to get into the holiday spirit: