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PT Ewan McGregor should have been Anakin Skywalker

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

  1. Kamdan

    Kamdan Jedi Padawan

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    I think their resemblance is pretty close here.

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  2. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  3. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

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





    - And who might you be?
    - I'm Anakin Skywalker.

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  4. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    THIS.
     
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  5. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I heard a pretty convincing theory that Obi-Wan is Luke's real father.
     
  7. SithStarSlayer

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  8. Aaronaman

    Aaronaman Jedi Knight star 4

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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. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    DRush76 Jedi Master star 4

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    I heartily agree.
     
  11. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Rauno Jedi Knight star 1

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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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  13. SithStarSlayer

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    Welcome to the Boards, Rauno!
     
  14. DARTHLINK

    DARTHLINK Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    son_of_skywalker03 Jedi Master star 4

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    No. Absolutely not.

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  16. Rauno

    Rauno Jedi Knight star 1

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    Thanks!

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  17. Vaapad Master Daeg Tynan

    Vaapad Master Daeg Tynan Jedi Knight star 3

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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. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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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

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

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

    Ananta Chetan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    and....

     
  22. Darth Dominikkus

    Darth Dominikkus Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Vaapad Master Daeg Tynan Jedi Knight star 3

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

    Darth Dominikkus Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Liam Neeson should have been the "Gonk" droid.


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