Former Child Stars

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by daisymae, May 16, 2004.

  1. daisymae

    daisymae I'm a Rhinestone Cowboy

    They never seem to get past 5'5"....what's up with that? I mean when I was younger and saw Goonies......I was madly in love with Sean Astin. But he didn't grow....and I am very partial to tall men, so that was that.

    Sean Astin 5'5 1/2"
    Corey Feldman 5'3"
    Corey Haim 5'6"
    Mary-Kate Olsen 5'2"
    Ashley Olsen 5'1"

    Then there are the successful transformations.....like from "fat kid" Vern in Stand by me to studly 6'3" Jerry O'Connell....
     
  2. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    short people are more down to earh. my mom was 4'8" when i was born. my dad was 5'1".

    the only had been a child star i've ever met was a fairly substatial older woman who had in her later adult life been a forign ambassidor.
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    i grew up in a small town that was not all that remote, it was right on the freeway and the railroad, but it was more then 50 miles from the nearest city. people who want to be treated like people without all the b.s. of notariety have a tendency to live in them.
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    i know i would.
     
  3. daisymae

    daisymae I'm a Rhinestone Cowboy

    You met Shirley Temple? Neat-o.

    I didn't mean to offend you, themnax, I didn't mean anything bad about short people in general.

    I was just wondering if it's the fast lifestyle, the drugs, or anything interfering with proper growth of people who grew up in trailers on movie sets.
     
  4. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    you didn't offend me. i LIKE being short. i think harlan ellison and jery brown do too. however much milage ellison was getting out of his annoyance with short jokes back in the 80s.

    your speculation is an interesting one. diet and genetics seem to have more to do with hight then lifestyle. the appearance of ageing on the other hand, people who consume mass quantities of alcohaul, and or live highly stressful lives (whether by their own choice or not) tend to look ten years older then anyone their same age who does not. this i have seen with my own eyes and virtualy without exception.
     
  5. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    yeah, i think for some, especially the girls, the drive to stay thin and pretty, as well as to some extent for the boys, keeps them from an adequate diet growing up. you see some of their family, and their family is tall, and you ahve to wonder why the star-kid isn't. too much hard work, not enough nutrition, can stunt your growth.
     
  6. The_Mad_Buster

    The_Mad_Buster Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Themnax is the offspring of a long lost cali midget hippie cult that once lived in the small caves of northern or.
     
  7. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

  8. Mr MiGu

    Mr MiGu King of the Zombies

    does this mean i was sposed to be a child star?
     
  9. MrDefiant

    MrDefiant Member

    its the anti-growth hormones they recieve while they ARE those child stars
    have to stay a child to be a child star you know....
     
  10. "short people are more down to earth"-

    i hope you mean that as a pun b/c that's kinda um, not so intelligent. ;)
     
  11. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    they are all pretty short... I've never thought of that, but it's so true... and yes, Jerry is quite the hottie now... oh how dreamy....
     
  12. Epiphany

    Epiphany Copacetic

    Making lame to moderately funny movies stunts your growth?
     
  13. orange skies

    orange skies Member

    Maybe cause they are introduced to drugs so young in life it stunts their growth.
     
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    ( ∞ ) INFINITY

    ...that and camera flashes
     
  15. headymoechick

    headymoechick I have no idea

    he, the pun on short people being down to earth was good

    I wonder if it was intentional?
     
  16. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    That is what I think, too. I bet they start drinking coffee young, which I heard stunts your growth, and I think you grow mostly while you sleep, and they aren't allowed to sleep.
     
  17. Epiphany

    Epiphany Copacetic

    Yes... and that is pretty sad
     

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