It took 12 years to film Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," a coming of age story filmed in real-time. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday reviews the film, saying the result is "monumental." (Jayne W. Orenstein/The Washington Post)

I saw Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” earlier today in preparation for a conversation with the director. Ellar Coltrane’s work on the movie, which was shot over the course of more than a decade, got me thinking. We are living through a rather remarkable moment in child acting on television, in which shows such as “The Americans” and “Game of Thrones” have unearthed tremendous finds in untried hopefuls. This brings us to our question of the day: What are your favorite recent performances by child actors? And what are your favorite historical performances of the same variety?


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•Well, I would now like to see “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” as soon as possible:

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.