The curse of being Darth Vader: what became of the actors who interpreted

English - December 19, 2015


  • The film career of Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen and David Prowse has forgotten from who played Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader.
  • Lloyd, it was Skywalker in The Phantom Menace, was arrested in June for reckless driving, resisting arrest and skipping a senior police.
  • Christensen, criticized for his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker, participated later in other films of little success.
  • David Prowse, the Darth Vader in the original trilogy, has vetoed his appearance in any official event by a bad relationship with George Lucas.
  • Neither the face nor the voice of Prowse appearing in three films. The face you see in ‘Return of the Jedi’ is to Sebastian Shaw

Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen and David Prowse. These three actors share an iconic movie character: all interpreted to Darth Vader (or Anakin Skywalker, versions of child and youth) in the saga of Star Wars , and all suffered the same fate, fell into oblivion.

Lloyd, who played 16 years ago to a Anakin Skywalker child in the Episode I: The Phantom Menace fue arrested in June in Charleston (South Carolina, USA) accused of conducción reckless, resisting arrest and skip a senior police, all without a driver’s license.

Prior to his appearance in The Phantom Menace (1999), Lloyd he had participated in Jingle (1996) and Reliving (1996). After being Anakin Skywalker, Lloyd’s film career as an actor vanished, and only dedicated to dub some games on Episode I Star Wars .

The Canadian interpretation of Hayden Christensen as a young Anakin Skywalker in The Attack of the Clones (Episode II) and Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) did not let good taste to criticism. When listening to clinch the coveted role, Christensen talked more with his intense gaze to George Lucas that actors like Leonardo DiCaprio or actor Joshua Jackson. However, after passing through Star Wars left a poor trail on the big screen Factory Girl (2006), Apprentice Knight (2007) or Jumper (2008), where he met his current partner, actress Rachel Bilson (in the series The OC ).

Desde then tries Christensen live away from fame with Bilson, whose film career took a similar fate, and daughter both have in common. He even tried his hand at the world of fashion launching his own clothing line in 2013 with the signing RW & CO.

Neither the face nor the voice David Prowse, who played the dreaded Darth Vader in the original trilogy of the series, appeared in three movies: his voice was replaced by that of James Earl Jones, while the face that viewers see The Return of the Jedi is the the British actor Sebastian Shaw. Similarly, the image of Shaw, appearing as a ghost with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda at the end of this film, was replaced by actor Hayden Christensen in the remastered 2004 version.

Prowse mistreatment comes from a bad relationship with George Lucas after the actor revealed key frame The Empire Strikes points to the press. Currently, Prowse has vetoed his appearance at official events of Star Wars . “Honestly, not sure what bothered him, I think I messed up inadvertently after shooting the first film, possibly told the press something that bothered him and he has not forgotten,” he said the presentation of the Spanish documentary I am. your father last November