Pop Culture | Life | 00s

His Sister Is Famous, But What Happened To The Kid From "The Kid?"

- Page 1

In the early 2000s, it seemed like Spencer Breslin was going to be around forever. The young actor was appearing in movies and TV shows left, right, and center, and there were no signs of him slowing down.

His first big break was in the year 2000 in the Bruce Willis movie The Kid, where he played the 8-year-old version of Willis's character. Breslin was an automatic hit, with his comedic timing and squeezable face making him the perfect child star.

Disney

Then Breslin found himself in a couple smaller roles before turning up again in 2002 in the Disney Channel movie, You Wish! He played a younger annoying brother who gets wished away by his older brother. In an alternate universe, he's a TV star with tons of fame.

Disney Channel

In 2003, Breslin starred in The Cat In The Hat with Mike Myers. Even though the movie itself was a total yawn, Breslin and his co-star, Dakota Fanning, were praised for their performances.

Dreamworks

After The Cat In The Hat, Breslin appeared in Raising Helen with his younger sister, Abigail, and that's when things started to shift. The world realized there was a better Breslin available and they used it to their full advantage.

Disney

Abigail began showing up more and more, even getting nominated for an Oscar for her role in Little Miss Sunshine. Slowly but surely, Spencer began to fade away. He would still appear on red carpets with his sister now and then, but he certainly wasn't starring is as many movies as before.

Ace Show Bizz

Spencer's last big role was in 2008 when he appeared in the movie The Happening with Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel.

20th Century Fox

So what's been going on with Spencer Breslin, the kid from "The Kid" who ultimately disappeared from Hollywood?

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

90s

There's No Crying In Baseball - And 11 Other Facts About 'A League Of Their Own'

A comedy film about an all-women baseball league in the 1940s isn't your typical recipe for box office gold.But when A League of Their Own landed in theaters in 1992 it quickly became a hit, and today it ranks among the best sports movies of all time.Even if your family has been playing their VHS tape of this movie nonstop since it came out (like mine have) you'll probably be surprised by these 11 facts about the film.1. The extras in the Hall of Fame scene were actual AAGPBL playersWhen Dottie is touring the AAGPBL exhibit at

Movies

Brendan Fraser Opens Up About The Real Reason Behind His Disappearance From Hollywood

We all remember watching Brendan Fraser in the movies he made when we were kids. It all started with Encino Man, but our obsession with his movies would only grow and grow over the next few years. It seemed like he was in every movie, playing the hunky yet funny star of all the greatest action adventures and comedies from our younger years. But suddenly, his career seemed to get a little bit out of control. The quality of the movies wasn't up to snuff. There were no more hits like George of the Jungle or The Mummy, instead we

70s

12 Pictures Of Men’s Fashion From The '70s That Will Make You Glad Baggy Jeans Exist

I'm glad I didn't grow up in the 70s. While women's fashion back in the day wasn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, men's fashion was just hideous. Men wore tight booty shorts, bell-bottoms, cable-knit vests, drawstring pants, and lots of other clothes that just yelled "I'm so stylish." But hey, that's just my opinion. Take a look for yourself: 1. If Coachella existed in the '70s, I'm certain all guys would be dressed like this. As a woman, I haven't even worn shorts like that! Vintag2. This Dustin Hoffman look-alike seems like he's having a grand time. On

Life

10 Things You Miss From Your Childhood, Even Though You Pretend Not To

Y'know those things we all loved in the 90s but pretend to hate? We don't really hate them. It just seems like something we have to say when we're talking to everyone else about "how lame" everything was and how things are better now. Well LISTEN UP. They are not better. Things now are dumb and confusing and all around not cool. Do I sound like a cranky old lady when I say this? Yes. Do I care? Not even a little bit. Maybe it's because all the things we do or have now relate to being an adult, but
×