In addition to his hyper stylized aesthetic and quirky characters, Wes Anderson is famous for often casting child actors in their debut roles. If you're curious about what happened to these kids from Anderson's films, click through this slideshow. You'll learn what they've been up to since getting their start.
Prior to Rushmore, Jason Schwartzman had never appeared in a movie, despite being the nephew of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and cousin to Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage. On the last day of Rushmore casting in Los Angeles, Schwartzman auditioned wearing a Rushmore Academy blazer he designed himself. Apparently it worked.
Since Rushmore, Schwartzman has been a frequent collaborator of Anderson's, appearing in many of his films, as well as movies such as Slackers, I Heart Huckabees, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. He also played in the bands Phantom Planet and Coconut Records.
Credits (Film): Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, + more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
#96 on The Best Short Actorssee more on Jason Schwartzman
Jared Gilman made his acting debut at the age of 13, playing the lead role in 2012's Moonrise Kingdom. In 2013, he was nominated for Best Leading Young Actor In A Feature Film at the Young Artist Awards.
Since Moonrise Kingdom, Jared Gilman appeared in 2013's Elsa & Fred, 2014's Two-Bit Waltz, and 2016's Paterson. He also made an appearance in a Verizon commercial. He also writes, directs, and acts in short films.
Credits (Film): Moonrise Kingdom
Birthplace: USA, New Jersey
Age: 19see more on Jared Gilman