Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian actor. He appeared in Canadian television programs when he was young, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He moved on to minor acting roles before being praised for his role of Sam in Life as a House, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. He gained international fame portraying the young Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

FuturisticTragicAdventurousViolent

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

Virgin Territory (2007)

The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, Saracen pirates, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Ryan Cartwright  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mischa Barton  •  Jay Villiers

The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, Saracen pirates, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Ryan Cartwright  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mischa Barton  •  Jay Villiers

Awake (2007)

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

Factory Girl (2006)

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

Harrison Bergeron (1995)

"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Miranda de Pencier  •  Eugene Levy

"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Miranda de Pencier  •  Eugene Levy

In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julie Carmen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  David Warner

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julie Carmen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  David Warner

Jumper (2008)

FuturisticWhimsical

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Rachel Bilson  •  Jamie Bell

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Rachel Bilson  •  Jamie Bell

Life as a House (2001)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

Mockumentary telling the never before told life story of the fictional robot R2-D2 from the Star Wars film series. The movie was made as a fun project by the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Using interviews, fake archive photos, film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser  •  Don Bies
CAST:  Bob Hesse  •  Robbie Edwards  •  Elizabeth Tulloch  •  Jennifer Weil

Mockumentary telling the never before told life story of the fictional robot R2-D2 from the Star Wars film series. The movie was made as a fun project by the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Using interviews, fake archive photos, film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser  •  Don Bies
CAST:  Bob Hesse  •  Robbie Edwards  •  Elizabeth Tulloch  •  Jennifer Weil

Shattered Glass (2003)

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Ray
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Rosario Dawson

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Ray
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Rosario Dawson

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Woods  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Josh Hartnett

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Woods  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Josh Hartnett

Strike! (1998)

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Kernochan
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Rachael Leigh Cook

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Kernochan
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Rachael Leigh Cook

Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000)

When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Laneuville
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Carly Pope  •  Robin Dunne

When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Laneuville
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Carly Pope  •  Robin Dunne

Outcast (2014)

A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Powell
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Liu Yifei  •  Summer Jike

A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Powell
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Liu Yifei  •  Summer Jike

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

Free Fall (1999)

An NTSB investigator (Jaclyn Smith) and her boyfriend (Bruce Boxleitner), who works for the FAA, investigate a series of similar and suspicious plane crashes that seem to be affecting only one airline.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Philip Azzopardi
CAST:  Hannes Jaenicke  •  Jaclyn Smith  •  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Scott Wentworth

An NTSB investigator (Jaclyn Smith) and her boyfriend (Bruce Boxleitner), who works for the FAA, investigate a series of similar and suspicious plane crashes that seem to be affecting only one airline.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Philip Azzopardi
CAST:  Hannes Jaenicke  •  Jaclyn Smith  •  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Scott Wentworth

Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  John Leguizamo  •  Neal Huff

A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  John Leguizamo  •  Neal Huff

No Greater Love (1995)

When her parents and fiancé are lost in the Titanic disaster, young Edwina Winfield (Rutherford) shoulders the responsibility of raising her three younger siblings and taking over the reins at her father's newspaper. Although she has no shortage of new would-be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Kelly Rutherford  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Nicholas Campbell  •  Daniel Hugh Kelly

When her parents and fiancé are lost in the Titanic disaster, young Edwina Winfield (Rutherford) shoulders the responsibility of raising her three younger siblings and taking over the reins at her father's newspaper. Although she has no shortage of new would-be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Kelly Rutherford  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Nicholas Campbell  •  Daniel Hugh Kelly

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Luessenhop
CAST:  Chris Brown  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Ealy

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Luessenhop
CAST:  Chris Brown  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Ealy
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