Roger Ebert's review of the film praised Wood highly, stating that Wood "has emerged, I believe, as the most talented actor, in his age group, in Hollywood history".In 1995, Wood appeared in the music video for The Cranberries' "Ridiculous Thoughts", played the lead role in Flipper, and co-starred in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed The Ice Storm.Nine-year-old Wood auditioned for a role in Kindergarten Cop, but was told by director Ivan Reitman that his performance was not believable, which Wood later said was "a harsh thing to say to a nine-year-old".Playing Aidan Quinn's son in Avalon garnered professional attention for Wood; the film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards.
In 1989, his parents sold their delicatessen and the family–without his father–moved to Los Angeles for Wood to pursue an acting career. This was followed by a pivotal role in the made-for-TV film, Child in the Night, and a minor role in Back to the Future Part II.
) dropped off his girlfriend Pamela Racine (sporting a short new do) at LAX airport yesterday afternoon but not before showering her with a couple affectionate hugs and kisses.
Pam Racine is a drummer and dancer for Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello from New York City.
In 1997, Wood played Jack "The Artful Dodger" Dawkins in a made-for-TV adaptation of Oliver Twist, alongside Richard Dreyfuss.
The following year, he had a leading role in the sci-fi disaster film Deep Impact, and a supporting role in The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. This gave Wood top billing as Baggins, alongside a cast that included Ian Mc Kellen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and John Rhys-Davies.