Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Anakin Skywalker Is All Grown Up… And The ‘Force’ Is Definitely Still With Him.

You don’t need to be an actor to think that being part of the Star Wars saga would be an experience of epic proportions. Regardless of how successful someone is in Hollywood and the world, getting cast to work in this franchise is like finding the coveted Holy Grail.

Jake Lloyd was only 10 years old when he landed the role of the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999. Yet, despite the huge success of the film, his acting career was relatively shor-lived. Jake found himself the victim of bullying at school after receiving world-wide attention for his portrayal of Anakin. He has had many struggles along the way but he will always be the adorable Anakin to his fans.

Jake Lloyd was born on March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

He had a couple of small roles in TV and film.

Jake Lloyd was born on March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

He was in a popular Christmas movie.

He starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All the Way in 1996.

He was in a popular Christmas movie.

Hundreds of boys auditioned for the role.

He found himself exhausted doing up to 60 interviews in one day.

Hundreds of boys auditioned for the role.

Fans around the world fell in love with Jake.

"None of us really understood exactly how much Star Wars would affect us for the rest of our lives," says Jake.

Fans around the world fell in love with Jake.

Star Wars kept him busy even if he only starred in one of the films.

Jake lent his voice to many Star Wars video games as well.

Star Wars kept him busy even if he only starred in one of the films.

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