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Hayden Christensen

Highest Rated:   91% Shattered Glass (2003)
Lowest Rated:   5% Outcast (2015)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
9% First Kill
  • Father
2017
53% Standoff
  • Executive Producer
2016
45% Cooties
  • Executive Producer
2015
24% 90 Minutes In Heaven
  • Don Piper
2015
14% 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
49% Vanishing On 7th Street
  • Luke
$22.7k 2011
28% Takers
  • A.J.
$57.8M 2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
  • Jammer
2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep
  • Actor
2010
36% New York, I Love You
  • Ben (Jiang Wen segment)
$1.6M 2009
16% Jumper
  • David Rice
$80.1M 2008
23% Awake
  • Clayton Beresford Jr.
$14.3M 2007
No Score Yet Virgin Territory
  • Lorenzo
2007
19% 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
79% 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
$307.9M 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
51% In the Mouth of Madness
  • Paperboy
1995
No Score Yet Street Law
  • Young John
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001

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