PT Ewan McGregor should have been Anakin Skywalker

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Kamdan, Oct 21, 2013.

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  1. Kamdan Jedi Youngling

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    I think their resemblance is pretty close here.

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  2. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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  3. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    He could've been, I guess. Hayden nailed the part, though. He is Anakin.





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    - I'm Anakin Skywalker.

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  4. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    THIS.
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  5. Dinos4Ever Jedi Master

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    Eh, despite the physical resemblance, I think it's meant to be a purposeful stylistic resemblance. Remember, both are pretty much at the same level at this point and time in their careers. On the cusp of Knighthood awaiting their Great Trial. and the Dark Side beckons when it comes time to defeat the apprentice of a Sith Lord. In the end, I think that there was meant to be a resemblance here, but there shouldn't have been a familial one.
  6. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I heard a pretty convincing theory that Obi-Wan is Luke's real father.
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  8. Aaronaman Jedi Grand Master

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    He does look similar but I can only see Ewan as Obi-Wan....and Hayden did a great job as Anakin.
  9. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Uh no, he was great as Obi-Wan and Hayden was great as Anakin
  10. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    I heartily agree.
  11. Darth Eddie Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh great, yeah, have a whole Star Wars cast Chinese fire drill. Let's just have Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill trade characters, and get Ashley Eckstein to play Captain Rex while we're at it.
  12. Rauno Jedi Master

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    I don't see how someone could picture him as someone else in the SW universe. Besides he would've been too old.

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  14. DARTHLINK Force Ghost

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    How old is McGregor compared to Portman? It was creepy enough to watch Hayden say those lines, but imagine McGregor saying those?

    He was perfect for Obi-Wan.
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  15. son_of_skywalker03 Force Ghost

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  16. Rauno Jedi Master

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    Thanks!

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  17. Vaapad Master Daeg Tynan Jedi Master

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    It's really hard to even consider after three movies, several spinoffs... to trade characters for actors like that is just hard to fathom. Paradigms are set, faces irrevocably linked with characters...
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  18. AnakinColodin Force Ghost

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    Ewan would not have been a good Anakin.This is not a critique of Ewan as an actor he is great and perfect for Obi-wan, watch the making of ROTS web doc Becoming Obi-wan. He just would not have been right as the guy who ends up as Vader. Now having Anakin in TPM older say 16-17(and Obi-wan be a jedi knight already and in the Qui-gon role in that film) then I agree that movie would have would have been better.
  19. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    He was a good Kenobi, so I wouldn't mess with that. I'd sign up for another Anakin though.
  20. TX-20 Force Ghost

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    I wouldn't wish the role of Live Action Anakin on my worst enemy.
  21. Ananta Chetan Force Ghost

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    and....

  22. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    Ewan did not have the personality and acting skill needed to be Anakin. Hayden had the aggressive look. He had the whiny attitude. He had the douchey physique. Hayden will always be the better pick.
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  23. Vaapad Master Daeg Tynan Jedi Master

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    Why not just recast Jake Lloyd?!?!?!? [face_laugh]
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  24. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    He haaaaaates Star Wars. Watch an interview with him, it's hilarious.
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  25. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Liam Neeson should have been the "Gonk" droid.


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