Hayden Christensen Biography & Photos

Hayden Christensen (* April 19, 1981 in Vancouver) is a Canadian actor. International, he was known by the Star Wars films Episode II and Episode III, in which he Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader embodies.

In Vancouver, Canada was born, he moved with his family later moved to Markham in the vicinity of Toronto. There he grew up and spent his childhood. His father David Christensen is Swedish and English origin (in the media is Danish origins, but this is a wrong statement. Source: private), his mother Alie Nelson Christensen Swedish and Italian descent. Christensen has a brother, Tove, and two sisters, Hejsa and Kaylen. He grew up near Toronto and visited the Baythorn Public School for his basic training and then the Unionville High School in Markham. He was discovered when his older sister Hejsa, a former trampoline champion, was looking for an agent after they have a role in a promotional spot for the chip stack of Pringles brand had received.

Christian’s career began in 1993 with the television deutschkanadischen power of passion in which he was next Dietmar Schönherr and Tina Ruland acted. In addition, he was initially isolated in the Canadian television to see in the late 1990s, he was also roles for the American television, among other things, he was in the TV series Goosebumps to see on the children’s book series Goosebumps based. There he played in the two-episode The Night of the Living Doll III (Night of the Living Dummy III), the 12-year-old boy Zane.

First Christensen received recognition for the main role in the Fox Network television series Higher Ground (2000). In this series proved his acting abilities, he embodied a teenager, his stepmother and sexually abused in his desperation to drugs effective.

For his critics of the promised representation of a misunderstood teenagers in the house by the sea (2001) Christensen received nominations for the Golden Globe and the SAG Awards and the price of the National Board of Review for the best newcomer of the year. This role, however, experienced no major public recognition.

For Star Christensen was only in the role of Anakin Skywalker (previously played by Sebastian Shaw and Jake Lloyd) in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the clone warriors (2002). He then sat down at the casting against 400 competitors, including Jonathan Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Although his performance quite different reviewers einbrachte, he was in youth magazines and gained a strong presence as the leader of unofficial ranks as hottest Boy or sexiester an actor more prestige and was thus quickly to the new Teeniestar. Further Christensen got good response for the film Shattered Glass (2003), which after a true story the story of Stephen Glass nacherzählt, a prominent feature journalist and editorial member of The New Republic several articles faked.

Mainly Christensen got positive reviews for the last part of the Star Wars saga, Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which he is a mature, but still uncertain plays Anakin, gradually to the dark side of power and eventually overflow, and corrupt intriganten Chancellor Palpatine transforms into Darth Vader. In the controversial Special Edition of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi from 2004 replaced Christensen in a short scene at the end of the film the original actor Sebastian Shaw in the role of the spirit of Anakin Skywalker.

Christensen played professionally in Canada, hockey and tennis, before both for the actors abandoned. In addition, he plays very much like volleyball and hears in his free jazz and blues. Just like he mountain bike. He is very interested in architecture and is allergic to bees. Currently he is with Rachel Bilson liiert.

Filmography
Year     Title     Role     Notes
1997     Night of the Living Dummy III     Zane
1998     The Hairy Bird     Tinka’s Date
1999     The Virgin Suicides     Joe Hill Conley
2000     Trapped in a Purple Haze     Orin Krieg     Television film
2001     Life as a House     Sam Monroe
2002     Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones     Anakin Skywalker
2003     Shattered Glass     Stephen Glass
2004     Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2004 re-release)     Anakin Skywalker {Ghost}     replaced original actor (stock footage of head only)
2005     Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith     Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
2006     Factory Girl     Billy Quinn (also credited as Musician)
2007     Awake     Clay Beresford
2008     Jumper     David Rice
Virgin Territory     Lorenzo
Beast of Bataan     TBA     on hold (also producer)
2009     New York, I Love You     Johnny     post-production
Neuromancer     Case     pre-production

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