FRIDAY UPDATE: I’ve just heard from Paradigm’s Jim Osbourne, who tells me Hayden Christensen moved to the agency’s David Guillod 5 months ago and offers this explanation about the actor: “He wouldn’t read for Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, he passed on Afterlife opposed Liam Neeson, he passed on Cheri opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s so competitive for young actors right now that sitting on a farm in Toronto is not going to get him a job.”
THURSDAY: The 29-year-old actor had been at Paradigm, and before that at ICM, with Jim Osborne. He just co-starred in Sony’s Takers and will next appear in film Vanishing On 7th Street. But his career never took off — and it should have — after his turn as Anakin Skywalker in the second and third Star Wars prequels or his breakout role in the 2001 film Life As A House. Christensen and his brother Tove run the production company Forest Park Pictures, which has a 3-pic deal with Screen Gems. As for his acting, I don’t think Hollywood has really seen what he can do yet.
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