Okay, so the title of this thread is a bit of hyperbole, but how often has a movie been ruined or severely hindered by yet another horrible performance by a child actor? Don't misunderstand me. There is a need for kid actors and there are plenty of good ones out there. But my God, I can't tell you how many times I've been sitting there watching a movie and thought to myself, "Okay, this little brat has no talent whatsoever... who is he related to?" Granted, there are times when young actors have been severely hurt by bad direction and writing, but well, it's tough to defend a lousy performance. Here are some of my picks for the worst of the worst: Jake Lloyd (Little Orphan Ani) in The Phantom Menace. Hayden Christiansen gets a lot of hate (as he should) but we mustn't forget young Jake was the first step in ruining the greatest movie villain of all time. Tristan Lake Leabu (Jason) in Superman Returns. Giving Superman a kid was never a good idea, but casting a kid who acts like he's got brain damage made it even worse. Jonathan Ke Quan (Short Round) in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I think this one gets overlooked because Kate Capshaw is so annoying as the love interest that she overwhelms everyone else, but this kid was also irritating as hell and a terrible actor. Norman D. Golden II (Devon) in Cop and a Half. Yeah, this movie would have sucked anyway, but the annoying little brat in the lead role made my want to gouge my ears and eyes out with an icepick. What are some of the worst performances by kid actors in your opinion?