Christensen famously bought a farm in Canada in the wake of critical derision for his role in the 'Star Wars' prequels.
Hayden Christensen has spoken about why he decided to quit acting after featuring in the Star Wars prequel movies, having been cast in the role of Anakin Skywalker nearly 15 years ago.
The 34 year old star, who was just 19 when he was exposed to the glare of serious worldwide fame after being cast as the young Jedi warrior back in 2000 to play parts in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), has spoken in a candid interview about the effect that the role had on him.
Hayden Christensen spoke about why he quit acting after the 'Star Wars' prequels
‘The Revenant’ star was also offered the chance to play Spider-Man and Batman’s sidekick Robin.
Since skyrocketing to stardom with Titanic, Leonardo Dicaprio has had his pick of high profile film roles. But what’s just as interesting are the parts which the actor has turned down for example, could you imagine Leo as Anakin Skywalker?
Leonardo DiCaprio once turned down the role of Anakin Skywalker.
In an interview with Shortlist magazine, DiCaprio confirmed that he had meet with George Lucas back in 2002 to discuss taking the role of Anakin in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which eventually went to Hayden Christensen.
Don Piper is a baptist minister who has everything to live for; a wonderful wife and three kids, and a promising career; but his life is about to change forever during a trip back home from Texas. In a horrific road accident which saw a truck hit his car, he sustains apparently fatal injuries and is pronounced dead immediately by first responders. Hoping for a miracle, a fellow pastor on the scene prays for him, and to his joyous surprise, realises that Piper has come back to them. He wakes up critically injured, but that's the least of it; he also has a remarkable story to tell of being deceased for 90 minutes. As he slipped away, he claims he caught a glimpse of heaven, and that's something he finds incredibly difficult to let go upon regaining consciousness. He's ready to die, but his friends and family are not going to let that happen. Through the power of prayer, he is brought forth from the brink of death once again.
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Years ago, two brothers lived on the wrong side of the law. When James (Hayden Christensen) was set to go to jail, his brother Frankie (Adrien Brody) took the fall instead. Now, James has turned his life around and is preparing to launch his own legitimate business. When Frankie is released from jail, he fall back in with the wrong crowd, and ends up homeless and desperate for money. With so much debt to his brother, James is forced to stray back into the criminal underworld to pull of the heist to end all heists, and hopefully get his brother onto the right track once this is all over.
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After five long years, the Clone Wars are still raging across the galaxy. Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), the Separatist leader and his minion, General Grievous, have captured the Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) are tasked with his rescue. Once the chancellor is saved and Dooku is defeated, the location of General Grievous is discovered. If the Jedi can send a strike force to capture or kill Grievous, then they will be able to end the war entirely. But there is a darkness growing within Anakin, and the Jedi Order are slowly starting to become aware of it. But as the power of the Chancellor continues to grow, and his hold over Anakin grows too, leading to a revelation which will forever change the galaxy, and lead to a greater, more destructive war.
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Discontent is spreading across the galaxy. A separatist movement, led by the fallen Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is challenging the Galactic Republic for power. Now the Jedi Order are forced to do all they can to keep the peace in the galaxy, all the while knowing that war is brewing on the horizon. When former Queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), now a senator for the planet, is caught up in a failed assassination attempt, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) must seek out the source of the attack, and do all they can to prevent the war that is coming to the galaxy.
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Nicolas Cage saw something in Hayden Christensen's Star Wars performances that we didn't.
Most people hate the Star Wars prequels. The main reason most people hate the Star Wars prequels is the shoddy acting. More specifically, Hayden Christensen's acting. Sure, he and Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson and Ewan McGregor were working with some awful, awful scripts, but still, it was bad.
Hayden Christensen came in for heavy criticism for the Star Wars prequels
Still, Christensen's performance as Anakin Skywalker has at least one high profile fan, in Nicolas Cage. Doing press for his latest movie Outcast, the Hollywood actor singled out Christensen's work in the prequels for particular praise.
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The couple, who announced their pregnancy news in May, are now parents to a healthy baby daughter.
Christensen and Bilson are parents to a healthy baby girl
"Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson welcome their daughter Briar Rose Christensen born on October 29, 2014," the couple's rep said in a statement. "Both mother and baby are healthy and doing well. They are asking for privacy and subscribe to the No Kids Policy."
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Hayden Christensen - Dad-to-be Hayden Christensen at a home improvement and construction store buying materials for a swimming pool in Burbank - Burbank, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Rachel Bilson is pregnant! The 'Hart of Dixie' actress is expecting her first child with Hayden Christensen, or so reports claim.
Rachel Bilson is pregnant it was revealed yesterday by various source speaking to a US entertainment website. Multiple sources close to the couple have reportedly confirmed Bilson is expecting boyfriend Hayden Christensen's child.
Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson have been together since 2007.
US Weekly first reported the news and the sources they spoke to said Bilson and Christenson "will make wonderful, hands-on parents." Apparently the pregnancy is not unexpected as the couple have discussed the possibility of starting a family. Sources spoke of this, stating "They've both talked about this for a while and are so excited," adding "Everyone is beyond thrilled for them."
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Cops Jack and Eddie (Dillon and Hernandez) are on the trail of a fiendishly efficient band of bank robbers made up of brainy, brawny Gordon (Elba) and his well-dressed goons (Brown, Walker, Christensen and Ealy). When former gang member Ghost (Harris) is released from prison, he presents them with a "once-in-a-lifetime job". But they only have five days to prepare, which is less than they're used to. Something seems fishy, but they go ahead with the heist. And sure enough, not only are the cops closing in, but Ghost may betray them.
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