I'd contort, too, what with the chopped off hand and staring into a black respirator mask who just said he was my father. But, yeah, we're not trying to win awards with any of these films. Harrison was always the most obvious better actor of the new faces. Alec was always better than Peter Cushing, who I love but was a scenery-chewer from day one. I liked Hayden a lot and he showed improvement from AOTC to ROTS. Although, in reality, his character went from whiny selfish brat to arrogant brat. I have *no idea* what was with Natalie Portman. For two films, she just seemed to be running through the dialogue and reciting it without any faith in the source material. Someone like Christopher Lee, as a consummate professional, can do this. Anyone remember the superhero musical he did, where he taunts the good guy ( a recovering alcoholic) with a bar of liquor and women...in song? Yes, it's a real film. And, yes, he pulls that s*** off.