So... It's Child Actor Ventures Out of Typecasting week as part of Wandering through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks.
Here are my picks:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Mysterious Skin (dir. Gregg Araki, 2004)
Dark, tragic, oddly beautiful film. Stellar performance. Total breakthrough.
Natalie Portman in Closer (dir. Mike Nichols, 2004)
Silly, overly melodramatic film. Unforgettable performance. Total smoke show.
Shia LaBeouf in Nymphomaniac (dir. Lars von Trier, 2014)
Disgusting, completely irresponsible film. Gross performance. Total scum-bum.