• Star Wars: Hayden
Christensen reveals why
he quit acting after
playing Anakin
Skywalker
The 34-year-old was just 19 when George
Lucas cast him in Star Wars Episode IT: Attack
of the Clones and the sudden worldwide
attention left him feeling like a
fraud. He
packed it all in and went to live on a
farm.
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    • He went to live on a farm because back then being a Star Wars fan meant you hated Christensen for nearly everything.
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    • Wasn’t it also because people were giving him a bunch of hate because they thought he was too whiny?
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    • I love how Disney made the Star Wars community go from shitting on this poor guy to praising his talent
      tigraroe 5 jul
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    • fuck yea, if i had made several millions when i was 19-20. Id pack up and buy a ranch somewhere in Texas away from yall fucks.
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    • I can understand needing a break. But he did a great job. If Anakin was whiny at points it's because he was written that way. He needed alot of arrogance before his loss.
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    • I liked him as Anakin. He kind of sold him becoming Vader in episode 3.
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    • Except he never stopped making movies. Takers. Jumper, outcast and literary several others.
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    • It’s funny to see people leave after the toxic Star Wars community does nothing but bash their career and acting within the movies and then the fan base is so shocked and sad when they actually do leave.
      BUM_BOI 5 jul
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    • Oh yea now y'all say the prequels were good and the actors are as well, but all those years ago, you all hated them. You all bullied them. Y'all made George give up Star Wars because of the prequels. Now y'all wonder what people are doing? You dont care.
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    • It's a peaceful life
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    • He made a good Anakin tbh. I thought he was a great fit and I hope he enjoyed the farm life. It’s respectable
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    • I loved Jumper
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    • I liked hayden as and actor and i enjoyed him as Anakin. I respect him Packing up and living a peaceful life is pretty dope
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    • Originally it was because he was mocked SO MUCH for playing a whiny bitch of a character (Anakin skywalker) WHICH IS HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYED ANYWAY.
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    • Guys shut the fuck up, I like farming and there is no sand involved
      Cumreo 5 jul
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    • If I got a shit ton of money from acting in a movie, I’d drop everything and move to a farm too.
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    • Look up what happened to the kid who played young anakin
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    • I would love to be a farmer, your whole world is right there, your work, your family, you rely on nothing and no one other than God, yourself, and your family.
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    • Everyone still agrees that even if his acting wasn’t the best, aside from the pregnancy reveal, his facial acting was on par with if not better than the best of the best? Especially his pre burn wordless Vader scenes?
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    • JUMPERRRRRRRRRRRR
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    • cjdafin 6 jul
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    • I never shitted on him. I always thought he is a great actor and I loved the way how he played anakin. To be fair, I grew up watching revenge of the Sith all the time with my dad and it‘s still my favorite Star Wars movie. In fact, I love every Star Wars movie except Sequels.
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    • Yeah George didn’t exactly help any acting careers with the prequels, in fact if I remember right Natalie Portman almost lost her whole career from starwars.
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    • This is indeed true.
      Nabbit 5 jul
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    • What is that meme from?
      StrawHat 5 jul
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    • Isn’t he getting back into acting?
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    • Imposter syndrome is a real thing a lot of people who become famous have to deal with.
      XaiooiaX 6 jul
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    • Nigga pulled a George Washington
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    • I wouldn’t exactly call his acting talent
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    • He played a perfect anakin tho. I bet it’s all those retards born around the 70’s and 80’ that bitched about it since they were the young adults at that time. Now more new gen actually love those three. Some better than the original. “Reveng of the sith” best Star Wars movie to this day. Period.
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    • If any of you were older than 12 and remembered how absolutely loathed and hated the prequels were when they came out because of hayden christensens acting... youd know exactly why he went to a farm in the middle of nowhere
      Natelav 5 jul
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    • Good for him.
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    • Theory: disney will make even worse star wars movies so we think the sequals werent that bad.
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    • Nothing wrong with an honest living
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    • Oh my God they k*lled him
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    • It’s funny though. I’m from the generation that everyone hated the prequels. And now as the years have gone by, it’s turned around. Same with Minecraft lol, everyone said it was for 10yr olds, now they’re grown 😂
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    • People blame him for lucas’ writing. Sorry to break it to you, but hayden did a great job portraying anakin. Anakin was a moody, whiny, arrogant, teenager.
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    • It’s a peaceful life
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    • What's wrong with living on a farm though?
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    • Y'all gotta understand, farming is really nice. I was raised in New York, moved down to Atlanta with my family and graduated down here, but I went and lived with my uncle for about a year on his farm in Arkansas. I genuinely believe I wanna pursue that further. I love that lifestyle, so much. It's
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    • Then Little Italy happened and he realized he made a good choice to leave
      Oshawatt 5 jul
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    • Didn't he do jumper?
      Sayziel 5 jul
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    • Dafran did that too.
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    • Somethin wrong with farmin son?
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    • "It's a peaceful life"
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    • There’s also the kid that played young Luke who just got super screwed up with depression and more
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    • It's a peaceful life.
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    • It’s honest living. I’m glad he went to farming instead of moving to Hollywood straight off the bat and being a whiny celebrity. Respect
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    • He was in that movie Jumper
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    • the kid who played young anakin got fuckin bullied for acting as him, even though it ain't his fault, he has a phobia of cameras, doesnt like people that much, and theres the video of the police chase
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    • Honest and simple life. I would do almost anything for a few acres and a couple of horses and cows. Fuck taxes
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    • But what about Little Italy?
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    • His acting would have improved a lot more if he stayed in the game, but hey, everyone lives their own life.
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    • He didn’t quit right after he did a handful of movies for years
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    • Star Wars sucks ass tho he got out when he could
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    • Have you guys seen the other shit he has acted in... he isn’t actually a good acter
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    • Talents? People thinking the prequels had good acting need to watch them again.
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    • He isn’t a good actor, I’m sorry. People only think he was a good Anakin because that’s all they knew. Sure, his lines were crappy but the other movies he’s been in, he still didn’t do that well
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    • Wow what a fucking pussy. Oh no i can't take being famous and having a shit ton of money. Like fr what a loser. If you are given that much good in life and u just throw it away because you are weak minded fuck you.
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    • I'm but a simple farmer, tending to my memes... Too
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    • He lives like one town over from me
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    • He was in a movie in 2018 called “little italy”. Its a rom com about pizza. Watched it recently with my roomates just because he was in it and we ended uo enjoying it.
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    • this is currently at 66k likes, all of you know what to do
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    • Nah it's cause jumper didn't help him with more roles
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    • Ha 66k likes
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    • He did a smart move, acted in EXTREMELY famous movies, made a ton of money, kissed natalie portman, then dipped. Didnt let the hollywood BS corrupt him or him star in terrible movies, just star wars then dipped, an amazing man to admire
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    • Didn't he star in jumper after that?
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    • A King if I ever saw one
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    • Imposter syndrome sucks ass
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    • he wasn’t very talented lol
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    • Don’t forget that anakin became a beloved character because of clone wars the prequel trilogy is great standalone but mediocre compared to the masterpieces that were the original trilogy.
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    • Watch if they release another trilogy of Star Wars movies everyone will suck the Disney trilogies dick. Everyone hated the prequels until the Disney movies dropped. This fan base is so stupid.
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    • This isn't even true, he did jumper which came out 6 years later.
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    • Can’t wait to see people say how they loved rey’s performance in a decade or two
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    • Take the money and run
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    • Dumb ass
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    • The man just pulled a thanos
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    • He did terrible as Anakin
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    • To be fair, at least he doesn't have to suffer through constant online harassment from dumbasses
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    • He literally kept acting, not that he was very successful. This is a b.s post. Please check his Wikipedia as I can't post it.
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    • He literally played Anakin perfectly
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    • He did Jumper, also I liked the character in Star Wars. Prequels way better than newer stuff
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    • Farmland saga
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    • Just like dafran
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    • It’s a peaceful life
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    • Like father like son
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    • But he made at least two more movies after that.... something isn't adding up
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    • He was a shit actor so.. why not
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    • Y'all know he didn't actually retire right?
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