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Hayden Christensen

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Hayden Christensen
Christensen in 2017
Born (1981-04-19) April 19, 1981 (age 43)
Years active1993–present
Known forPlaying Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
PartnerRachel Bilson (2007-present)
ParentDavid & Alie Christensen

Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian actor. He was in Canadian television programs when he was young, then he went to act into American television in the late 1990s. He did minor acting roles before being praised for his role of Sam in Life as a House. He became very famous worldwide by playing the young adult Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars movies.

Personal life[change | change source]

Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. In 2007, he began dating actress Rachel Bilson. They met while making Jumper. They became engaged on December 25, 2008.[1][2] In mid-2010, the couple split up, but were dating again a few months later.[3][4][5][6]

Christensen performed a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans Campaign in 2008.[7] He was a model in Louis Vuitton's advertising.[8] He is in RED’s new Lazarus Effect Campaign, which is to increase awareness for its efforts to fight AIDS in Africa.[9][10]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 In the Mouth of Madness Paper Boy
Street Law Young John Ryan Limited release
1998 The Hairy Bird Tinka's Date
1999 The Virgin Suicides Jake Hill Conley
Free Fall Patrick Brennan Limited release
2001 Life as a House Sam Monroe Young Hollywood Award One to Watch – Male
National Board of Review – Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Most Promising Performer
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Anakin Skywalker Cannes Film Festival – Male Revelation
Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Nominated – Saturn Award – Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards – Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards – Choice Chemistry (Shared with:Natalie Portman)
Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (with Natalie Portman)
2003 Shattered Glass Stephen Glass Las Palmas Film Festival – Best Actor (Shared with:Peter Sarsgaard)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2004 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2004 DVD release) Anakin Skywalker Replaced Sebastian Shaw (as the ghost of young Anakin Skywalker at the end of movie only)
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader ShoWest – Male Star of Tomorrow
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated – Saturn Award – Best Actor
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (Shared with:Ewan McGregor)
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards – Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards – Choice Movie Bad Guy
2006 Factory Girl Billy Quinn/Musician
2007 Awake Clay Beresford Jr.
Virgin Territory Lorenzo de Lamberti Limited release
2008 Jumper David Rice Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (Shared with:Jamie Bell)
2009 New York, I Love You Ben
2010 Takers A.J. (The Builder) Nominated - Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Jammer (voice)
2011 Vanishing on 7th Street Luke Ryder Limited release
2014 American Heist James
Outcast Jacob
2015 90 Minutes in Heaven Don Piper
Year Show Role Notes
1993 Family Passions Skip McDeere Soap opera
1995 Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story Fletcher Television movie
Harrison Bergeron Eric Television movie
1996 No Greater Love Teddy Winfield Television movie
Forever Knight Andre Episode: Fallen Idol
1997 Goosebumps Zane Two episodes: Night of the Living Dummy III
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Eli Goodner Episode: Paralyzed: The Eli Goodner Story
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Kirk Episode: The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge
The Famous Jett Jackson Steven Episode: Popularity
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Orin Krieg Television movie
Higher Ground Scott Barringer Television drama

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are engaged". People. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  2. "Christensen Proposed Over Christmas". Contact Music. 19 February 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  3. "Rep: Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen's Wedding Officially "Off"". Us Weekly. August 9, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  4. Chiu, Alexis; Shira, Dahvi (August 9, 2010). "Hayden Christensen & Rachel Bilson Call Off Engagement". People Magazine. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  5. Byrne, Alla (November 9, 2010). "Hayden Christensen & Rachel Bilson Are Dating Again". People Magazine. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  6. Everett, Cristina (November 9, 2010). "Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson 'dating again' months after calling off engagement". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on November 13, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  7. "Hayden Christensen Promotes Teens for Jeans". Do Something. Retrieved January 7, 2008.
  8. "Hayden Christensen Smartens up for Louis Vuitton". Contactmusic.com. 23 August 2004. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  9. Christensen, Hayden (July 31, 2010). "Hayden Christensen on "The Lazarus Effect"". CNN. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  10. "The Lazarus Effect Campaign". Join Red. Retrieved May 10, 2010.

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