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Arts & Culture
Every month, The State of Things hosts a conversation about a topic in film. Host Frank Stasio talks with Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University. And we want to hear from you. Submit your choices by email or tweet us with #SOTMovies.

Movies on the Radio: Child Stars

Child actress Shirley Temple in 'Poor Little Rich Girl.'
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Everyone is familiar with famous child actress Shirley Temple. But there are a lot of other child actors in Hollywood, and there are many movies where the kid steals the show. In the next installment of Movies on the Radio, we're talking about movies featuring child stars.
From classic films featuring Elizabeth Taylor to more contemporary movies like the Harry Potter series, child actors have always been a staple of Hollywood. One of the most famous child stars is Macaulay Culkin, known best for his starring role in Home Alone. Another well-known performance is Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional. If you saw the latest remake of It, you were probably impressed by Jaeden Lieberher, who played the lead role.

What are your favorite movies featuring a child actor? We want to hear from you! Email us your favorites at sot@wunc.org or tweet us @state_of_things with #sotmovie. You could be featured in our next installment of Movies on the Radio!

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