10 Child Actors Who Became Awesome Adults

1-Jason Bateman

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In his earliest roles, on Little House on the Prairie and Silver Spoons, Jason Bateman was the kind of baby-faced kid who was hard to imagine as an adult actor. The transition certainly wasn’t seamless — he did a lot of TV movies and guest appearances in his 20s — but Bateman has had a career renaissance in the 21st century. After making a few mediocre comeback films, he turned things around by starring in the wonderful Arrested Development as the embattled straight man to a family of loonies. Soon enough, he was all over the big screen in slightly left-of-center (but also very popular) movies like Juno and Up in the Air. By now, Bateman is so well-loved that we can even forgive him for The Change-Up.