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 Di Caprio 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.
Despite so many famous faces, one of the biggest buzzes in the hall came when Hayden Christensen strolled on stage.
Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? " That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck?
Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Chuck:"Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore!
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.