'Star Wars' Cast: Where Are They Now?
Young Anakin Skywalker, played by Jake Lloyd: After holding auditions for 3000 hopefuls, 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas casted Lloyd to play Anakin Skywalker, the child who eventually grows up to become Darth Vader. Lloyd himself retired from acting in 2001 after the release of his only 'Star Wars' film, 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'. He cited bullying and the stress of doing red carpet interviews as the reasons for his retirement. Lloyd reportedly destroyed all of his 'Star Wars' memorabilia and now refuses to watch any of the films.
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