Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen

Highest Rated: 91% Shattered Glass (2003)

Lowest Rated: 5% Outcast (2015)

Birthday: Apr 19, 1981

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hayden Christensen made headlines in the spring of 2000, when director George Lucas announced that the 19-year-old actor would play the much-coveted role of Anakin Skywalker in Episode II and Episode III of the venerable Star Wars franchise. Born in Vancouver but raised in Toronto, Canada, Christensen became involved with Canadian television productions at a young age and carried his skills over to American TV movies and series in the late '90s. Though he would appear briefly in 1999's The Virgin Suicides for director Sofia Coppola -- a family friend of Lucas' -- it was Christensen's work in the Fox Family Channel's drama series Higher Ground which convinced Lucas to give the actor a reading. Adamant in his desire to find new talent for the role, Lucas passed over such potential adolescent Anakins as Ryan Phillippe, Jonathon Jackson, and even Leonardo DiCaprio in favor of Christensen. It remains to be seen whether the young actor will survive the typecasting that a similarly unknown Mark Hamill suffered some two and a half decades prior, in Episode IV.Before Episode II made it to the screen, Christensen won accolades -- including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor -- playing a troubled goth teen in the family melodrama Life as a House. The stage thus set for his blockbuster debut, Christensen would be omnipresent on magazine covers and talk shows in the months leading up to Attack of the Clones' release. The film grossed more than 300 million dollars stateside, but sharp opinions on the movie's script did little to help Christensen's career. Even before the final Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, Christensen began moving on as an actor, taking on more meaty character roles, like real life journalist Stephen Glass in the thriller Shattered Glass, and a fictional stand-in for Bob Dyaln in 2006's Factory Girl. He would als make a name for himself in thrillers like Jumper, Vanishing Point, and Takers.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Last Man Kurt Matheson 2019
17% Little Italy Leo Campo 2018
12% First Kill Father 2017
56% Standoff Executive Producer 2016
45% Cooties Executive Producer 2015
24% 90 Minutes In Heaven Don Piper 2015
13% American Heist James 2015
5% Outcast Jacob 2015
No Score Yet Lady of Csejte Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Freefall Patrick Brennan 2012
No Score Yet The Genesis Code Actor 2012
48% Vanishing On 7th Street Luke $22.7K 2011
29% Takers A.J. $57.8M 2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Jammer 2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep Actor 2010
37% New York, I Love You Ben (Jiang Wen segment) $1.7M 2009
15% Jumper David Rice $80.1M 2008
24% Awake Clayton Beresford Jr. $14.3M 2007
No Score Yet Virgin Territory Lorenzo 2007
20% Factory Girl Billy Quinn $1.6M 2007
No Score Yet Bullrun - Cops, Cars and Superstars Wild West Run Actor 2007
No Score Yet Bullrun - Cops, Cars and Superstars New York to L.A. Actor 2007
80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Anakin Skywalker 2005
91% Shattered Glass Stephen Glass $2.2M 2003
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Anakin Skywalker $308M 2002
47% Life as a House Sam $15.5M 2001
76% The Virgin Suicides Jake Hill Conley 2000
No Score Yet Trapped in a Purple Haze Orin Krieg 2000
No Score Yet Free Fall Actor 1999
67% Strike! Tinka's Date 1998
No Score Yet No Greater Love Actor 1996
No Score Yet Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron Eric 1995
59% In the Mouth of Madness Paperboy 1995
No Score Yet Street Law Young John 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002
2001
No Score Yet Higher Ground
2000
Scott Barringer 2000
No Score Yet Are You Afraid of the Dark?
1991-2000
Kirk 1999
No Score Yet Goosebumps
1995-1998
Zane 1997

QUOTES FROM Hayden Christensen CHARACTERS

Don Piper says: I died. When I woke up I was in heaven.

Don Piper says: I was the father of three children. The husband of a wonderful wife. A man with a great future.

Don Piper says: God still answers prayers, God still performs miracles. Heaven is real.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I'm not the jedi I should be.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: This is where the fun begins.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I hate you!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: It's over Anakin! I have the high ground.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You underestimate my power!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Don't try it.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: No, the Jedi are evil!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: But then you are lost!

Rosemary says: Why is this one working and the others don't?

Luke says: It's a Chevy.

Anakin Skywalker says: Don't be afraid.

Padmé Amidala says: I'm not afraid to die. I've been dying a little bit each day since you came back into my life.

Anakin Skywalker says: What are you talking about?

Padmé Amidala says: I love you.

Anakin Skywalker says: You love me? I thought that had decided not to fall in love--that we would be forced to live a lie and that it would destroy our lives.

Padmé Amidala says: I think our lives are about to be destroyed anyway. I love truly, deeply love you, and before we die I want you to know.

Stephen Glass says: "All I know is I was here. The conference was right here. That's why the Restils didn't stay very long; because it was such a dumb place to squeeze into."

Stephen Glass says: All I know is I was here. The conference was right here. That's why the Restils didn't stay very long; because it was such a dumb place to squeeze into.

Stephen Glass says: And, over and over: "Did I do something wrong? Are you mad at me?"

Stephen Glass says: And, over and over: Did I do something wrong? Are you mad at me?

Padmé Amidala says: I don't believe what I'm hearing . . . Obi-Wan was right. You've changed.

Padmé Amidala says: I don't believe what I'm hearing... Obi-Wan was right. You've changed.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I don't want to hear any more about Obi-Wan. The Jedi turned against me. Don't you turn against me.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I don't want to hear any more about Obi-Wan. The Jedi turned against me. Don't you turn against me.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You have allowed this dark lord to twist your mind, until now... until now you've become the very thing you swore to destroy.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Don't lecture me, Obi-Wan! I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Your new empire?

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Don't make me kill you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Only a Sith deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You will try.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: My powers have doubled since we last met count.

Count Dooku says: Good, twice the pride, double the fall.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You were the Chosen One! It was said you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I hate you!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You were my brother, Anakin; I loved you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: I have failed you, Anakin; I have failed you.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I should've known the Jedi were plotting to take over!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Well, then you are lost!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Only a Sith deals in absolutes; I will do what I must.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You will try.

Stephen Glass says: Hey I threw a party where all we did was play Monopoly would guys come?

Caitlin says: Could I be the little shoe?

Stephen Glass says: Of Course

Stephen Glass says: Of Course.

David says: So what do you think?

Millie says: I think there's something you're not telling me

Millie says: I think there's something you're not telling me.

David says: What do you mean?

Millie says: This room, first class

Millie says: This room, first class.

David says: What about it?

Millie says: Usually in my life when things seem too good to be true it's because they are.

David says: I told you I'm in

David says: I told you I'm in.

Millie says: Banking? See I know that you flunked algebra. David if you don't want to tell me everything that's fine. Just don't lie to me.

David says: I'm not lying to you

David says: I'm not lying to you.

Millie says: No?, Good

Millie says: No? Good.

Millie says: Hey you okay?

David says: Yeah

David says: Yeah.

Millie says: You sure?

David says: Yeah I am

David says: Yeah I am.

Millie says: Good because I'm freezing, can we please go someplace warm?

David says: Where do you want to go?

Millie says: Surprise me

Millie says: Surprise me.

Stephen Glass says: Stephen: "I didn't do anything wrong!" Chuck: "I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!" C

Stephen Glass says: I didn't do anything wrong! C

Chuck Lane says: I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!

Stephen Glass says: Catlin: "That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?"

Caitlin says: That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?

Stephen Glass says: Chuck:"Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?"

Chuck Lane says: Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?

Stephen Glass says: Stephen: "I didn't do anything wrong!" Chuck: "I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!"

Stephen Glass says: I didn't do anything wrong!

Chuck Lane says: I really wish you'd STOP SAYING THAT!

Mace Windu says: I'm going to end this once and for all!

Mace Windu says: I'm going to put an end to this, once and for all!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You can't. he must stand trail.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You can't. he must stand trail.

Mace Windu says: He has control over the senate and the corurts he's too dangerous to be left alive

Mace Windu says: He has control over the senate and the corurts he's too dangerous to be left alive.

Mace Windu says: He has control of the senate and all the courts. He is too dangerous to be left alive!

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: I'm to weak oh don't kill me please

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: I'm to weak oh don't kill me please.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine says: But, I'm too weak. Don't kill me.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: it's not the jedi way he must live

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: It's not the jedi way he must live.

Anakin Skywalker says: That's not the Jedi way. He must live.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: please don't

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Please don't.

Anakin Skywalker says: I need him!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I need him!

Anakin Skywalker says: Nooo! [cuts off mace windu's hand]

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: please no.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Please no.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine says: Power, unlimited power!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: nooo! [cuts off mace windu's hand]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Nooo! [cuts off mace windu's hand]

Mace Windu says: ahhhhhh!

Mace Windu says: Ahhhhhh!

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: POWER!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: ULDLIMATE POWER!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Is it possible to learn this power?

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: ... Not from a Jedi.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Not from a Jedi.

Clayton Beresford Jr. says: This is just my imagination, that's all.

Padmé Amidala says: Anakin, you're breaking my heart. You're going down a path I can't follow.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Because of Obi-Wan?

Padmé Amidala says: Because of what you've done--what you plan to do. Stop! Stop now, come back! I love you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You have become the very thing you swore to destroy.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Don't lecture me Obi-Wan.

Billy Quinn Musician says: This is where you paint your cans of beans, or whatever?

Billy Quinn Musician says: You're a prop to him, you're disposable! Baby, he's gonna kill you!

Edie Sedgwick says: I can't hate him!

Billy Quinn Musician says: Whole world's burnin' up and this guy's guys outta garbage.

Anakin Skywalker says: I don't like sand. It's coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I HATE YOU!!!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I HATE YOU!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You have allowed this Dark Lord to twist your mind, until now... until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Don't lecture me, Obi-Wan. I see through the lies of the Jedi! I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You're new empire?!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Don't make me kill you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Anakin, my allegiance is to the republic! To democracy!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: If you're not with me, than you're my enemy!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Only a Sith deals an absolutism. I will do what I must.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You will try...

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You turned her against me!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You have done that yourself.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You will not take her from me!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: It's over Anakin, I have the high ground.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You over estimate my power.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Don't do it.(Anakin jumps and Obi-Wan cuts his legs and left hand off, Anakin falls and rolls to the lava's river shore)

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Don't do it. [Anakin jumps and Obi-Wan cuts his legs and left hand off, Anakin falls and rolls to the lava's river shore]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Ah!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them, bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I HATE YOU!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: (He takes Anakin's lightsaber) You were my brother Anakin, I loved you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [he takes Anakin's lightsaber] You were my brother Anakin, I loved you.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Is it possible to learn this power?

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Not from a Jedi.

Count Dooku says: Your swords please, gentlemen. Let's not make a mess of things in front of the Chancellor.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You won't get away this time, Dooku!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: My powers have doubled since the last time we fought, Dooku!

Count Dooku says: Good! Twice the pride, double the fall!

Anakin Skywalker says: I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.

Anakin Skywalker says: I don't like sand. It's all coarse, and rough, and irritating. And it gets everywhere.

Stephen Glass says: Are you mad at me?

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: I have failed you Anakin... I have failed you.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: ! should have known the Jedi were plotting to take over.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Anakin! Chancellor Palpatine is evil!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: By my point of view the Jedi are evil!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Well then you are lost!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: This is the end for you, my master.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [Fights with Anakin and then jumps to a hill]

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [fights with Anakin and then jumps to a hill]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You underestimate my power!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Don't try it!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: [Jumps] Ahhhrrrrggggg!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: [jumps] Ahhhrrrrggggg!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [Slashes Vader's legs and right arm]

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [slashes Vader's legs and right arm]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Arrrgggggggg

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Arrrgggggggg.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to The Force! Not leave it in Darkness![Picks up lightsabers]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Arggg..... I hate you! [Starts to slip in the lava]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Arggg..... I hate you! [starts to slip in the lava]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Arggg... I hate you! [starts to slip in the lava]

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You were my brother Anakin!;I loved you!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: You were my brother Anakin!. I loved you!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: [Starts to burn up]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: [starts to burn up]

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [Looks at Anakin sadly and leaves]

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [looks at Anakin sadly and leaves]

Mace Windu says: (Defending himself from the lighting power from Palpatine) Don't listen to him Anakin, AH!

Mace Windu says: [defending himself from the lighting power from Palpatine] Don't listen to him Anakin, AH!

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Don't let him kill me. I can´t hold it any longer. I'm too weak. (Stops lighting to Mace Windu) Anakin. HELP ME! I can´t hold it any longer.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Don't let him kill me. I can't hold it any longer. I'm too weak. [stops lighting to Mace Windu] Anakin. HELP ME! I can't hold it any longer.

Mace Windu says: I'm going to end this, once and for all.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You can't he must get trial.

Mace Windu says: He has control of the city and the court, he is too dangerous to be kept alive.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: I'm too weak. Don't kill me please.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: It's not the Jedi way, he must live. I need him. (Mace Windu tries to kill Palpatine) NO! (Anakin cuts off Mace Windu's right hand)

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: It's not the Jedi way, he must live. I need him. [Mace Windu tries to kill Palpatine] NO! [Anakin cuts off Mace Windu's right hand]

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: (To Anakin) Relax concentrate.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [to Anakin] Relax concentrate.

Anakin Skywalker says: What about Padmé?

Anakin Skywalker says: What about Padm�©?

Anakin Skywalker says: What about Padme?

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: She seems to be on the top of things.

Anakin Skywalker says: So this is what you call a diplomatic mission?

Padmé Amidala says: No, these are "Aggressive Negotiations"

Padmé Amidala says: No, these are 'Aggressive Negotiations'.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Lord Vader...Can you hear me ?

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious says: Lord Vader, can you hear me?

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Yes master...

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Yes master.

Anakin Skywalker says: "I'm haunted by the kiss...that you should never have give me."

Anakin Skywalker says: I'm haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: If you're not with me...then you're my enemy!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Only a Sith deals in absolute. I will do what I must do.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: [realizing that Anakin is consumed by evil and there's no reasoning with him anymore] Only a Sith deals in absolutes. [draws his lightsaber]

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You will try.

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: I will do what I must.

Anakin Skywalker says: ...So we moved into "Aggressive negotiations"

Anakin Skywalker says: So we moved into 'aggressive negotiations'.

Padmé Amidala says: Aggressive negotiations?

Anakin Skywalker says: Negotiations with a lightsaber.

Anakin Skywalker says: Negotiations with a light saber.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Liar!!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: Liar!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: This is where the fun begins!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I hate you!!!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: I hate you!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Its over Anakin, I have the high ground!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: You underestimate my power!

Obi-Wan Kenobi says: Don't try it!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: From my point of veiw the Jedi are evil!!

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader says: From my point of view the Jedi are evil!

John Trent says: Hey, kid. Did you ever hear of Hobbs's End?

Paper Boy says: What? (Rides away on his bicycle)

Anakin Skywalker says: I killed them, I killed them all. There dead. Every single one of them. But not just the men, but the women, and the children too. There like animals! And I slaughtered theme like animals! I hate them!

Anakin Skywalker says: Why'd she have to die? Why couldn't I save her? I know I could have.

Padmé Amidala says: Sometimes there are things no one can fix. Your'e not all powerful Annie.

Anakin Skywalker says: I hate sand. Its course, and ruff, and irritating. And it gets everywhere.

Anakin Skywalker says: I don't like sand. Its course, and ruff, and irritating. And it gets everywhere.

Luke says: this movie sucks

Luke says: I'm here because I will myself to exist.

David says: Thank you very much! Next showing will be at six o'clock. Don't forget to tip your usher.

Griffin says: You can't just keep following me.

David says: Actually, I'm the only one who *can* keep following you.

A.J. says: Man, life's looking pretty good from right here.