3. Introducing The World To Hayden Christensen
We were perfectly fine with never knowing that Hayden Christensen existed, but when George Lucas cast him as Anakin Skywalker in Episodes II and III of the Star Wars prequels, the world was forced to endure his wooden acting and painfully awkward facial expressions for over four hours. Christensen’s lack of acting talent made every frame that he appeared in uncomfortable to sit through as he fumbled his way through ill-timed dramatic pauses and romantic scenes that didn’t even rival a pre-pubescent grammar school’s rendition of Romeo & Juliet.
Lucas is infamous for his lack of understanding when it comes to the art of acting; in fact, his only words of advice to Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher during the filming of the first Star Wars movie were to read their lines “faster and more intense.”
And because of Lucas’ ignorance on the subject, millions of fans were left shell-shocked after hearing Christensen spout pick-up lines like this one from Attack Of The Clones, “I don't like sand, it's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth." And yes, Lucas wrote that garbage.