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Richard Attenborough's 8 Most Beloved Roles | Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough's 8 Most Beloved Roles

Originally posted 08/25/2014 12:55PM

Honored and adored, British actor and director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, leaving a void in the world of entertainment.

Over the course of his 60-year-plus career that took him both behind (as a director and producer, of Gandhi, Shadowlands and Chaplin) and in front (as an actor) of the camera, Attenborough notched a considerable number of indelible roles.

Here are some of the finer examples of his acting.

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Ho Ho Who? It's the Best On-Screen Santas

Ho Ho Who? It's the Best On-Screen Santas

Originally posted 12/19/2013 04:30PM

From The Office to Miracle on 34th Street, see who's donned the red suit and beard

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Credit: Everett; Courtesy Mara Wilson
Former Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Explains Why Young Actors May 'Go Crazy' | Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson Lists Reasons Why Former Child Stars 'Go Crazy'

Originally posted 05/29/2013 12:30PM

Despite the history of former child stars having trouble transitioning into adulthood – as evidenced by Britney Spears's public meltdown in 2008, Lindsay Lohan's ongoing troubles, and, most recently, the upheavals taking place in the life of Amanda Bynes – former child star Mara Wilson said she "had a generally good experience" standing before the cameras in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Matilda (1996).

She also clearly developed a pro's perspective on what can happen as a child star matures – because she's now shared her thoughts in a breezy yet thoughtful essay on the Cracked.com humor site, titled "7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy."

In it, the 25-year-old gets a handle on why "not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane." She also sheds light on why "at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns."

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