Osment received injuries, including a broken shoulder when his car struck a mailbox and overturned near his home on July 20, 2006. On October 19, 2006 Osment pleaded no contest to one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol, and possession of marijuana while driving. He was sentenced to three years probation, 60 hours in an alcohol rehabilitation and education program, a fine of $1500, and a minimum requirement of 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings over a six-month period.
Osment starred in Bogus alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Gérard Depardieu, and appeared in the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Lake with Yasmine Bleeth, as well as I'll Remember April with future The Sixth Sense co-star Trevor Morgan. He first achieved stardom in 1999 when he appeared in the blockbuster The Sixth Sense, co-starring Bruce Willis. For this role, he won the Saturn Award for best young actor. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor but lost to Michael Caine (alongside whom he would later star in Secondhand Lions). One of Osment's lines in The Sixth Sense, "I see dead people" is often repeated or parodied on television programs and in other media. He also made three minor guest appearances on Family Guy in 2000.
The 2000 Academy Awards ceremony honored another future co-star, Best Actor Kevin Spacey, who, along with Helen Hunt, appeared in Osment's next film, Pay It Forward. The following year, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: A.I., cementing his stature as one of the leading young actors in Hollywood. This role earned him his second Saturn Award. Also in 2001, Osment starred in the Polish film, Edges of the Lord, as Romek. The movie was never released theatrically in the United States. He has since provided voices for The Country Bears, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II and The Jungle Book 2, and returned to live action with the 2003 film, Secondhand Lions.
More recently, Osment was the voice of Sora, the main protagonist of The Walt Disney Company and Square-Enix's Kingdom Hearts video game series, which has been extremely financially successful as well as generally well-received critically. He was also the voice of Takeshi Jinno, the main character of the Immortal Grand Prix anime TV series. Osment next appeared in Home of the Giants, playing a high school journalist opposite Ryan Merriman and Danielle Panabaker. He is currently working on Montana Amazon as both actor and executive producer. The film also co-stars Olympia Dukakis and is expected to be released in 2009.
Osment will make his Broadway theatre debut in a revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, co-starring with John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer, at the Belasco Theatre with the official opening on November 17, 2008.
|1994||Forrest Gump||Forrest Gump, Jr.|
|Mixed Nuts||Little Boy|
|For Better or Worse||Danny|
|1998||Ransom of Red Chief||Andy Dorset||(TV movie)|
|1999||The Sixth Sense||Cole Sear||Academy Award nomination - Best Supporting Actor|
|I'll Remember April||Peewee Clayton|
|2000||Pay It Forward||Trevor McKinney|
|Discover Spot||Spot the Dog||Voice|
|Edges of the Lord||Romek|
|2002||The Hunchback of Notre Dame II||Zephyr||Voice|
|The Country Bears||Beary Barrington||Voice|
|Kingdom Hearts||Sora||Video Game; Voice|
|The Jungle Book 2||Mowgli||Voice|
|2004||Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories||Sora||Video game (archive); Voice|
|2005||Immortal Grand Prix||Takeshi Jinno||TV series; Voice|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts II||Sora||Video game; Voice|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+||Sora||Video game (archive); Voice|
|2008||Home of the Giants||Robert "Gar" Gartland||Completed|
|Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories||Sora||Video game; Voice|
|Truth & Treason||Helmuth Hübener||Pre-Production|
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