Haley Joel Osment

I know. . Dumb question from an adult. I don't watch Disney,so all the disney-related questions I typically ignore. But I liked HJ Osment in 6th sense,and pay it forward, 2nd hand lions, so, it is a natural question for me. So,please,don't flame me because I am an adult,ok. I think I found an answer. Haley Joel Osment: Biography for Haley Joel Osment Birth name Haley Joel Osment ——————————————————————————– Nickname HJO ——————————————————————————– Height 5' 6" (1. 68 m) ——————————————————————————– Mini biography American child actor who at this writing (2000) has proven himself perhaps the best young actor of his generation. The son of actor Eugene Osment and teacher Theresa Osment, Haley was chosen for a commercial at age 4 after a casting director spotted him in a furniture store with his parents. In months, he had landed a small but memorable role as Tom Hanks' son in Forrest Gump (1994) and a starring role as Edward Asner's grandson on the TV series "Thunder Alley" (1994). His comedy skills were manifest very young, and he followed "Thunder Alley" (1994) with two more sitcoms. Norman Jewison gave him his first leading role on the big screen in Bogus (1996), and he proved completely at ease in this dramatic role. However, it took the smash hit The Sixth Sense (1999) to brand the young actor on the public consciousness. His devastating performance as the haunted Cole Sear brought him an Oscar nomination at age 11 and a memorable tribute at the awards from winner Michael Caine: "Once I learned of your nomination and saw your performance, I knew for sure you would win". Since then, he has given an equally powerful performance in Pay It Forward (2000). Along with the bravura performances, he has developed an equal reputation in the industry for unspoiled professionalism. His younger sister, Emily Osment, has made several impressive film and television appearances as well. ——————————————————————————– IMDb mini-biography by Jim Beaver ——————————————————————————– Trivia Older brother of Emily Osment Auditioned for Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), but didn't get a callback. Son of Eugene Osment Became the eighth-youngest nominee for a competitive Academy Award in 2000. He's a big lover of lizards. He owns two leopard geckos from Pakistan as pets and, as a favorite past time, likes to catch and release lizards in his backyard or on vacations. He is a straight-A student Hopes to go to Yale University. His favorite cuisine is Chinese, and he eats it constantly. Started acting at age 4. Runs cross country for Flintridge Prep. Favorite authors: J. R. R. Tolkien and Edgar Allan Poe Favorite music / bands: R. E. M. , Coldplay, Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. His father, Eugene Osment, frequently makes cameo appearances in his movies. Was wanted by Steven Spielberg to play Harry Potter when Spielberg was considered to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). Though he is now a well-known actor, what many people don't know is that Forrest Gump (1994), a very popular contemporary classic, is one of his first films. It is not surprising, since his screen time was only about 2 minutes, despite playing the son of the title character. It was another 5 years before he became famous with The Sixth Sense (1999), another popular contemporary classic. Though he took a 2 years break from filming after Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), before making a brief comeback with Secondhand Lions (2003), he had plenty of commitments during those 2 years of absence from the screen. His works include making promotional tours for A. I. During the summer holiday in 2001, making TV appearances, and doing voice-over work. Although gossiped to be Steven Spielberg's favorite to play the title role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), had Spielberg directed the film as once planned, Osment himself denied this and was vehemently against the series even being made into films lest the magic of the novels be ruined. He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign. Was ranked #7 in E's 50 most cutest child stars all grown-up. (2005) Fractured his right rib, right shoulder and received lacerations to his body when he lost control of his car and crashed into a brick mailbox. [July 2006] ——————————————————————————– Personal quotes "I think I got the feel for it from my dad. He's a great actor. He's been acting on stage for 12 years now. And I got the feel immediately. Dad's been helping me all the way. It comes naturally for me. I think it got passed down from dad. . " – Haley Joel on his inspiration for acting. [on his acting performances] "It's a team effort at my home, even when I'm nine time-zones away. " "I try to keep away from being big headed. That's what causes people to lose the acting thing. They start being commercial, and then they stink for the rest of their life. But there are several respected adult actors who were child actors that started very young. I'm going to try and model myself after Kurt Russell and Jodie Foster. Just keep learning from the role and not just go for the money". "I carry my sense of trying to learn, my curiosity and my memory. " – On what he never leaves home without. That professionalism comes from what I've watched people do on the set. I'm just trying to be as respectful to the environment, as they have been. I think I still act like a kid. I just try to be as professional as I can. "For me, choice is the most important thing because I'm going to be an adult actor pretty soon. So I've got to be choosing the right roles now so that by the time I get to that age there will be wide options available. " "Age is definitely a factor because at this age, you're very age specific. As a younger kid, you can play a wider variety of ages. As a younger kid you can play a wider variety of ages I guess, because the voice hasn't changed and there's a physicality that progresses as you get older. Now you can't play a 17-year-old when you're a 15-year-old, whereas when you're ten you can play 8 or even12. The good part is that, especially with this movie, the changes that I am going through are within the context of the film. So people pretty much know where I am, age-wise, at this point, and that was one of the great things about this film. It demonstrates that that's the direction I'm going in. " "It's hard to act terrified when you have 200 crew members around you. " "My friends are definitely more important than my career. If I had to choose, I'd choose my friends over my career. " "Being different personalities brings out some of the personalities that you have, too. So I guess I have become a more well-rounded person. " "It makes me feel great when other young actors say they look up to me. I hope I can be a positive role model. " "It's important in selecting films that have that feeling behind them, there's a place for films that are just light and entertaining, but for me it's most important to find the films that will last. " "I just got my Permit. " – "It's definitely one of the most important parts of my life right now. Having the freedom to go places on your own is a big step. " [with 13 years old] [about not getting as much attention, or is it a relief] "I guess it's not so much a relief because being recognized is not a problem. It is more relaxing not being noticed as much. Also, it's not just that I'm not recognizable. I think people relate better when you're older, because I think they have more respect for your age. As time goes on, I think people are becoming more respectful out in public. So it's never been a problem. It's just been interesting to watch. " "Academically, it's actually pretty easy learning between the tutor and actual school, with people at school, it's been pretty easy as well. There's just a great group of kids in my school and they've been real understanding of my career. " [feel fear about be forgotten]"I don't think there's any fear. With acting, you can never count on there being work available. It's whatever's there, so I don't think there's any fear. It's possible. Someday, there may not be any work, but I guess that's not something I'm worried about. If I just keep doing the right roles, I think that won't be a problem. " "Harry Potter, we were never really interested in. It never crossed a desk with us. Nothing really happened with it. Myself, I felt that it should have stayed a book. I never would have wanted to do the film. It's a great book and 70 percent of the book is your own imagination and putting in where the author has purposely left the gaps so kids can sort of put in their input and sort of custom read the book and I think that's one of the most brilliant parts of the novels and when the movie comes out it's going to be a stereotype for people when they read the book. " "It's important to find roles with characters growing up. Gar is one of those characters that moves me along the time line in my career" [His character in Home of the Giants (2006)]. "I try not to let the fame part of it be a factor in everyday life. Because when it comes down to it, the only thing that's important to me that has to do with the fame is just the work on the set and the acting part of it. And the result of that acting is – as you say, can be fame, but I try not to concentrate on that too much because that's not the most important thing about this business for me. It's about the work. And I think if I continue to focus on that, I hope that my career will be able to continue as well as it has been going so far. " "Being a teenager and stuff, where you have the responsibility to do things right, I mean sometimes people are going to look up to you, that's your obligation as an actor, or as someone who's in the public eye, to do the right thing. You've got to keep your record clean because it's your responsibility to everyone who's ever watched your film, and that's something that you sign on to when you work on a film, when you get into this business that is something that you take with the acting, you know, the responsibility of life outside of that. So I guess that it's a little more pressure, but it's good pressure, you know? It's a motivation to do good things. Not that I wouldn't anyway. " ——————————————————————————– Salary Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) $2,000,000 Pay It Forward (2000) $1,000,000 The Sixth Sense (1999) $150,000 ——————————————————————————– Where are they now (December 2005) Doing voice recording for Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (VG). (August 2006) Just finished some additional scenes for Home Of The Giants (2006) Emily: Birth name Emily Jordan Osment ——————————————————————————– Height 5' 3" (1. 61 m) ——————————————————————————– Mini biography Emily Jordon Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment, who has is considered to be one of the greatest child actors ever. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke, before making her film debut in "The Secret Life of Girls. " The same year she landed a role in the Hallmark film, "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End," as the daughter of Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. That role led to a nomination for Best Young Actor. After that Emily played several smaller roles for television, which include, "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Touched by an Angel," and "Friends. " During this time she also did voice acting alongside her brother and John Cleese, Catherine O'Hara, and Harry Shearer in the short animated-film, "Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big. " Finally, Emily landed the much sought after role of Gerti Giggles in, "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams. " Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez was so impressed by her audition that he made the role longer without even knowing that she was the sister of Haley Joel Osment. She then appeared in the sequel, "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. " She is now appearing as a regular on the hit Disney Channel show, "Hannah Montana," in which she plays the hyperactive, Lily Truscott, alongside co-stars Miley Cyrus and Mitchell Musso. ——————————————————————————– IMDb mini-biography by Sawyer ——————————————————————————– Trivia Younger sister of Haley Joel Osment Daughter of Eugene Osment and Theresa Osment. When _AI: Artificial Intelligence_ (2001) was released, her mother forbade her to watch it as she felt it was unsuitable for the then 9-year-old Emily. She enjoys writing action novels and playing golf. She likes The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Modest Mouse. Enjoys knitting. Is a big 'Audry Hepburn' fan and especially likes Breakfast at Tiffany's. Watches Turner Classic Movies a lot. She likes the films Bringing Up Baby, Tootsie, and The Sound of Music. Her favorite animal is the dwarf owl. Unlike her character on Hannah Montana, she doesn't like much pop music. She likes the hard rock band AC/DC. She sings. Her most prized possession in the pearl earrings her dad bought her in Tokyo. She plays soccer. ——————————————————————————– Personal quotes "It's a long way away, but I wanna do this till I die. " (on acting) "I'm not so great at keeping secrets, maybe that's why no one ever tells me things. " [on keeping secrets] "I'm trying to follow in my brother's footsteps, because I know he's really talented. I'm just trying to be like him I think. " [on her brother Haley Joel Osment] "My brother gives me lots of tips. He tells me, 'Look them in the eye. Don't daydream.' It really helps me a lot. " [on the help her brother gives her] "Seriously, I did not want to see The Sixth Sense. I knew I would have nightmares. And my parents agreed with me, too. I'm just too young. I haven't seen it yet. I still think it's scary. I don't like scary movies. " [on her brother's hit movie] "I love Audrey Hepburn. I thought she was very classy. I like Breakfast at Tiffany's and a lot of her movies. " [On her favorite actress. ] "I'm a soccer fanatic, so I'm very competitive. I'm always ready to play, and I'm always asking, 'Why isn't everyone ready to play?'"