Christensen famously bought a farm in Canada in the wake of critical derision for his role in the 'Star Wars' prequels.
Hayden Christensen has spoken about why he decided to quit acting after featuring in the Star Wars prequel movies, having been cast in the role of Anakin Skywalker nearly 15 years ago.
The 34 year old star, who was just 19 when he was exposed to the glare of serious worldwide fame after being cast as the young Jedi warrior back in 2000 to play parts in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), has spoken in a candid interview about the effect that the role had on him.
Hayden Christensen spoke about why he quit acting after the 'Star Wars' prequels
‘The Revenant’ star was also offered the chance to play Spider-Man and Batman’s sidekick Robin.
Since skyrocketing to stardom with Titanic, Leonardo Dicaprio has had his pick of high profile film roles. But what’s just as interesting are the parts which the actor has turned down for example, could you imagine Leo as Anakin Skywalker?
Leonardo DiCaprio once turned down the role of Anakin Skywalker.
In an interview with Shortlist magazine, DiCaprio confirmed that he had meet with George Lucas back in 2002 to discuss taking the role of Anakin in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which eventually went to Hayden Christensen.
Jacob and Gallain are Crusaders who have both been spent many years in China. Jacob believes his war fighting years are behind him and Gallian has since become a loner and an outlaw who has as little contact with the outside world. When the imperial throne is threatened by the current ruler's son, the future of the Dynasty is placed in jeopardy. The young child's future is put in the hands of Jacob and the boy's sister.
Jacob must find Gallain and together they must find a way to restore order to the governing power.
Clay, like so many men before him, tries to block out the pain by intense concentration on thoughts of Jessica Alba (playing his girlfriend Sam -- though oddly enough, Clay's strongest memories reveal nothing more explicit than Alba's demurely exposed back). His focus breaks down when he overhears some, shall we say, less than reassuring words from his doctors, and from there a trapped Clay races against time, desperately attempting to alert Sam and/or his possessive mother (Lena Olin) of the danger he's in.
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This is in essence what happened to The New Republic magazine in 1998 when a writer of theirs named Stephen Glass fabricated a story about a computer hacker to such an extent that nothing in it was true including - sorry to say - the allegation that the hacker left his mark with an appealingly humorous alliterative caption: "THE BIG BAD BIONIC BOY HAS BEEN HERE BABY." (This of course has been overshadowed by the recent Jayson Blair/New York Times scandal, which shook out nearly identically but with much greater fanfare earlier this year.)
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But much of Life as a House is completely watchable. Mark Andrus's script (he's written As Good As It Gets and the underrated, rarely seen Late For Dinner) appears cookie-cutter: he gives us the lazy, lonely, eccentric nobody (Kevin Kline); his estranged family, including beautiful ex-wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) and alienated teen (Hayden Christensen); and his predictably uptight neighbors, pissed off that his ramshackle of a house has stood in their beautiful oceanside neighborhood for twenty years.
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When he attended a special première for the final 'Star Wars' film, 'Revenge of the Sith', director Steven Spielberg is said to have broken down in tears.
Movies can affect different people in different ways. Sometimes, even established and respected filmmakers have to appreciate the marvel of particular films. Two-time Academy Award-wining director wept at a premiere of his collaborator George Lucas' sixth and final 'Star Wars' movie 'Revenge Of The Sith'; the third part of the prequel trilogy which began in 1999 with 'The Phantom Menace'.
Steven Spielberg cried at the end of 'Revenge of the Sith'
The film stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, and long-time 'Star Wars' actor Anthony Daniels as C-3PO. The 'Jurassic Park', 'Jaws' and 'Schindler's List' film-maker, Spielberg was so moved by the eagerly-awaited conclusion of the sci-fi saga, he burst into tears at its screening in April 2005.
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The climactic lightsaber duel in "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" has to be seen to be believed. It puts the awesome Darth Maul/Obi-Wan fight in "The Phantom Menace" to shame, and it's one of the big pluses in a mixed blessing of a movie that is a vast improvement over its immediate predecessor, but sometimes in fits and starts.
Any fan will have the same reaction to this showdown: As it's about to begin, you'll laugh, because with the characters involved the idea seems almost absurd. Then you'll cheer, because George Lucas knows you're laughing, and plays into it beautifully. Then your mouth will drop open in amazement. How did he pull this off? This is so cool!
Suffice it to say, this scene -- and the huge battle that surrounds it as the fabled Clone War begins -- is worth the price of admission all by itself.
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Date of birth
19th April, 1981
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