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Hayden Christensen :

Hayden Christensen is a Canadian actor and producer best known for playing the role of ‘Anakin Skywalker’ in the popular ‘Star Wars’ movie series. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he made his acting debut when he was 12. He appeared in a supporting role in a German-Canadian TV series named ‘Family Passions.’ After appearing in supporting roles in several TV films and TV shows, he gained popularity after appearing in the American-Canadian drama TV series ‘Higher Ground.’

Early life :

Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove. Hayden set out to become an actor when a chance encounter at the age of eight placed him in his first commercial, for Pringles. When he was thirteen, he had starring roles in several dramatic television series.

Personal life :

Full Name- Hayden Christensen

Nick Name- Chris

Net Worth- $12 Million

Date of Birth- 19 April 1981

Age -41 Years Old

Birth Place- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Profession -Actor, Producer and Model

Debut Film: Family Passions (1993)

Years Active- 1993 – Present

Famous For- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones

career :

Christensen's first acting role was on the television series Family Passions, which aired on Canadian television in September 1993, when he was 12. The following year he acquired a minor role in John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. From 1995 through 1999, he appeared in several movies and television shows, including Harrison Bergeron, Forever Knight, Goosebumps, The Virgin Suicides, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?. He acquired wider notice while starring in Fox's Family Network television series Higher Ground in 2000, portraying a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother, and then turned to drugs in his despair.On May 12, 2000, Christensen announced that he would be starring as Anakin Skywalker in the next two prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). Director George Lucas had turned down such big names as Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Phillipe for the role, as well as 1,500 other candidates.

Lucas is quoted as saying that he chose Christensen because he "needed an actor who has that presence of the dark side" that was essential to solidify the story that Lucas was trying to tell: The tragic fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth Vader. In the final two films of the prequel trilogy, Christensen was the only actor portraying a Jedi who was not allowed to customize his character's lightsaber. This was because in Attack of the Clones, Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber was built to be reminiscent of Darth Vader's lightsaber in the original trilogy, while in Revenge of the Sith, Anakin's lightsaber was designed to match the lightsaber that Obi-Wan Kenobi gives to Luke Skywalker, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.Between 2006 and 2007, he starred in Awake, with Jessica Alba, which tells the story of a man who remains awake but paralyzed during heart surgery, and in Factory Girl, opposite Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce. Christensen next starred with Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Rachel Bilson in the film Jumper, the story of a young man who discovers he has the ability to teleport; the film was released on February 14, 2008. Bilson and Christensen co-starred again in the same segment of the film New York, I Love You. Christensen also appeared opposite Mischa Barton in Virgin Territory, which was released directly-to-DVD in North America on August 26, 2008. The film, based on The Decameron, is about a group of people who escape the Black Plague epidemic by hiding out in a Tuscan villa in Italy.

Christensen was slated to appear in an adaptation of William Gibson's seminal cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer, set for a 2009 release, but has since been removed from the IMDB cast list. Christensen appeared in the crime drama Takers released in the United States on August 27, 2010. Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey will be the fourth film in which Christensen will co-star again with Samuel L. Jackson. In October 2009 he started shooting the horror film Vanishing on 7th Street, directed by Brad Anderson, alongside Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo. Christensen recently has been cast in the role of Joe Lassiter in David R. Ellis's upcoming film, The Genesis Code.In 2010 Christensen sued USA Network over allegations that they stole his idea for the TV show Royal Pains. The suit alleges that Christensen met with USA to pitch a similar series entitled "Housecalls", during the meeting Christensen alleges that he was never informed that a similar program was in development.

Achievements :

Cannes Film Festival
2002 Winner
Chopard Trophy Male Revelation

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
2002 Nominee
CFCA Award Most Promising Performer

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
2002 Nominee
DFWFCA Award Best Supporting Actor
Life as a House (2001)

Golden Globes, USA
2002 Nominee
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Life as a House (2001)