Hayden Christensen is best-known for playing Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy films Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Christensen stands behind his work on these films despite criticism by fans for the dialogue written by George Lucas for them.
Early Life and Education
Lucas earned a bachelor of film degree at the University of Southern California. His futuristic parable Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB won an award from national student film festivals.
He gained further acclaim for starring in two of the most critically and commercially successful movies of this decade – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith, where his performance as Anakin Skywalker earned critical acclaim and commercial success.
Luca’s positive outlook and natural charm inspire those around him to pursue their goals. A gifted photographer, his work may one day be displayed in a gallery. Additionally, his Verbal Skills allow him to express himself through conversations – always making anyone laugh! Luca can make anyone smile with his infectious laugh that never fades.
Lucas has established himself as an accomplished filmmaker through creating several highly regarded student films and directing a documentary on the 1969 Altamont concert for directors Albert and David Maysles.
As a follow-up to American Graffiti, he wrote the screenplay for Star Wars and sold its rights for $1,400, financing it using money from his television series Higher Ground.
Hayden Christensen received much criticism for his performance as Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy. Some critics claimed he is an inferior actor while others blame George Lucas’ poor script writing as the cause for Hayden Christensen’s lackluster acting. Truth be told, Hayden Christensen may not be one of Hollywood’s great actors but does an adequate job; since 2005 Revenge of the Sith, he has worked in 13 productions!
Achievement and Honors
George Lucas is often credited with pioneering the blockbuster approach to moviemaking. He developed advanced filming technologies – such as digital photography – which he employed for Star Wars and other movies. Later, Steve Jobs bought out his early computer development unit which later led to Pixar. Lucas also created the THX sound system now ubiquitous throughout movie theaters.
Christensen earned critical acclaim for his roles in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides (1999), Life as a House (2001), and Shattered Glass (2003) – a biopic about journalist Stephen Glass. Additionally, he featured prominently in Jumper (2008) and Takers (2010).
He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend.
Lucas provides thoughtful financial planning advice to individuals and businesses alike, with particular expertise in healthcare administration and planning for its future goals. Lucas understands his clients’ goals for their future with precision while simplifying and strategizing their financial picture to meet them. Prior to becoming a Wealth Advisor, Lucas spent 7 years in healthcare administration.
After the success of American Graffiti, Lucas started creating films he had long wanted to make. Star Wars (1977), for instance, broke from what had previously been accepted in science fiction by creating an allegory for futuristic sci-fi into an action adventure-type space opera with classic Hollywood-style swashbucklers and frontier stories as its backdrop.
Shawano Police Officer Michael Weiland has been exonerated of any wrongdoing in connection with Lucas Christenson’s November shooting death at home in Shawano. According to the district attorney, Christenson posed an imminent risk to himself, his wife and other people living there. The actions taken by Weiland may have been justified because Christenson had access to firearms at that time and should have been dealt with accordingly.
Luca Christensen rose to international renown through his appearances in the Star Wars prequels, beating over 1,500 other actors for the role of Anakin Skywalker and garnering global renown.
As an actor he continued acting in numerous films until making the leap into producing and directing. Additionally he received modeling assignments with luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Lacoste.
In 2010, he began dating actress Rachel Bilson until they parted ways in 2012. Since then he has dated Reena Hammer and currently remains single.
Christensen currently boasts an estimated net worth of $12 Million. With plans to reprise his role of Darth Vader in Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka, his wealth will likely only continue to increase over time.