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Noah Leslie Hathaway (born November 13, 1971) is an American actor who played Atreyu in The NeverEnding Story.


The NeverEnding Story[]

He was cast as Atreyu in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story. He received his second Young Artist Awards nomination and won the award for Best Younger Actor in the 12th Annual Saturn Awards.

For the role Hathaway performed his own stunts, leading to a few near-injuries;  German director Wolfgang Petersen said: 

"I sought a good-looking boy of athletic build with the quality of fierce determination. The role requires the character to ride a horse expertly, fly on the back of a dragon, struggle through a swamp, clamber over rocks and fight a ferocious wolf-vampire."

Awards and nominations[]

  • 1980 - Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or Special - Nominated
  • 1985 - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama - Nominated
  • 1985 - Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor - Won
  • 1986 - Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Actor - Animation Voice Over - Nominated

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1984 The NeverEnding Story Atreyu Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor

Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical, Comedy or Adventure