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
19% Little Italy Leo Campo 2018
13% First Kill Father 2017
56% Standoff Executive Producer 2016
44% 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
47% 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
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
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 Are You Afraid of the Dark?
1991-2000
Kirk
  • 1999
No Score Yet Goosebumps
1995-1998
Zane
  • 1997

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