When he was taking on the role of David in “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” Haley Joel Osment was on a hot streak as a child actor thanks to starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense.” Only 13 years old when “A.I.” hit theaters, this movie was another indicator of just how in-demand Osment was by some of the biggest directors on the planet. In the years since “A.I.,” Osment has kept consistently busy with roles in a variety of movies, TV shows, and video games. However, even with so many different projects under his belt, Osment still considers “A.I.” to be an incredibly special entry in his filmography.
Talking to Comingsoon.net in 2020, Osment noted there were lots of aspects of “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” that he was proud of, including how its approach to technology would only grow more and more relevant as the world becomes more dominated by all things computerized. “I’m really proud of the emotional implications … of creating something and what responsibility you have to that thing that you’ve created, even if it’s not human,” Osment recalled. “That’s a question we explored while making the movie and for me as an audience member now, that’s something that I’m constantly thinking about.” Considering his fascination with this movie’s underlying themes, it’s no wonder Osment considers “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” to be one of the greatest films he’s appeared in.