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Hayden Christensen

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones' Hayden Christensen plays Dale Mitchell

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Hayden Christensen plays Private Dale MItchell of the United States Marine Corps. A devoted soldier whose father fought and died in the Korean War joins the Marines to fight for freedom in Vietnam. His best friend Moose (Nick Stahl) joins him on his journey. He sacrifices everything to fight in Vietnam including leaving his longtime girlfriend Jamie (Kirsten Dunst) home in San Diego. He hopes to see Jamie in two years and the marry her. They share several letters between the two countries. Dale goes into the 27th Regiment near DaNang where Lieutenant O'Neal (Nicolas Cage) is in charge of his platoon. Dale has no idea about the dangers he will encounter in the jungles of Vietnam.

"Wow what a demanding role, it was like Star Wars all over again. It was great to work with Steven Soderbergh, Kirsten Dunst, Nick Stahl and of course the multi-talented Nicolas Cage."--Hayden Christensen on the filming

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Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 19th, 1981. The young Canadian actor started his career out at the age of 13 starring in several TV dramas. His biggest break was a starring role on the Fox Family network's "Higher Ground" (2000). Later he appeared in the television movie Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000) (TV), where he co-starred with his friend Jonathan Jackson. On May 12, 2000 Hayden announced that he will be starring as Anakin Skywalker in the next to prequels Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III (2005). The star was chosen by director George Lucas because he felt that Hayden has raw talent and more sexual chemistry with actress Natalie Portman. George Lucas stunned the entire world on picking the then-unknown actor after he had turned down such big names as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonathan Jackson, as well as 400 other candidates. Hayden is 6'1" tall.

--FILMOGRAPHY-- Star Wars: Episode III (2005)** Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)** Life as a House (2001)** The Virgin Suicides (1999)** All I Wanna Do (Strike!) (1998)** In the Mouth of Madness (1995)** Street Law (1995)

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"I wish he could have had more scenes with Kirsten, they really had great chemistry. Then he was with the Nick and there was good chemistry there too."--Writer/Producer Jason Lopez

"Hayden was very impressive. He was very convincing in this role."--Director/Producer Steven Soderbergh

"What a talent. He blew me away with his ability. I could not have asked for a better co-star."Co-star/Producer Nicolas Cage

"This is the third film that I have done with Hayden. At least this time I had more scenes with him, but like the other two films I still wish I had more scenes with this amazing talent." co-star Kirsten Dunst