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Why do older actors play teenage roles?

In many films, I have seen that a lot of teenage characters are played by actors in their 20's. Two notable examples are: In Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire (26) plays an 18-year-old. In The Amazing Spider-...
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How do they get very young child actors to cooperate?

In films and TV episodes where the script calls for very young (toddler/pre-school aged) child actors in various scenes (doesn't matter the genre, I'm just asking generically), how do the studios or ...