Hayden Christensen

Biography: Hayden Christensen was born on April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the actor most widely known for playing the adult Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a role previously played by Jake Lloyd. He appeared in Canadian television programs when he was young, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He acquired his initial fame starring in Fox's Family Network TV series, Higher Ground (2000), showing off his acting talents as a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother, then turning to drugs in his despair.

Christensen's critically praised portrayal of a teenager who is misunderstood in Life as a House (2001) won him the National Board of Review's award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year, but didn't receive widespread public notice. However, his far more famous performance in Attack of the Clones (2002)
Hayden Christensen was born on April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the actor most widely known for playing the adult Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a role previously played by Jake Lloyd. He appeared in Canadian television programs when he was young, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He acquired his initial fame starring in Fox's Family Network TV series, Higher Ground (2000), showing off his acting talents as a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother, then turning to drugs in his despair.

Christensen's critically praised portrayal of a teenager who is misunderstood in Life as a House (2001) won him the National Board of Review's award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year, but didn't receive widespread public notice. However, his far more famous performance in Attack of the Clones (2002) received mixed reviews (many critics found his characterization of the future Darth Vader as an arrogant, self-absorbed teenager off-putting). Subsequently, he garnered good reviews as journalist Stephen Glass in 2003's Shattered Glass. Finally he received favourable responses in the last Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith (2005), where he played a more mature, insecure Anakin gradually converting to the Dark Side.

Christensen played competitive AAA Hockey in Canada before giving it up for acting.The 6'1" actor loves architecture, lasagne and tennis and is allergic to bees.
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Hayden Christensen's Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 73 Shattered Glass
Lowest Metascore: 33 Awake
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 Shattered Glass Oct 31, 2003 Stephen Glass 8.3
45 Life as a House Oct 26, 2001 Sam Monroe 7.6
68 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Anakin Skywalker 7.2
33 Awake Nov 30, 2007 Clay Beresford 6.6
45 Factory Girl Dec 29, 2006 Musician 6.2
53 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Anakin Skywalker 6.1
49 New York, I Love You Oct 16, 2009 Ben (Segment "Jiang Wen") 5.8
45 Takers Aug 27, 2010 A.J. / A.J. 5.8
35 Jumper Feb 14, 2008 David Rice 5.2
50 Vanishing on 7th Street Feb 18, 2011 Luke 4.5
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