Now and then: Child stars grow up – awkwardly [SLIDESHOW]

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Child stars are so cute, talented and charming. Until they grow up, that is.

The transition from precocious prodigy to adult actor, even when successful, is always a little awkward. Even if the actor in question is determined to ‘just say no,’ steer clear of video cameras during sex and stay sane, they face an inevitable loss of youth and innocence.

Here are some childhood actors pictured then and now, for better or for worse: