Nov 04,2010

Hayden Christensen takes it all in “Takers”

Posted by DHN Editor with 12 Comments

After portraying a thief who can teleport himself anywhere in the 2008 hit “Jumper,” Hayden Christensen now plays a more earth-bound bank robber in Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller “Takers.”

A recent No. 1 box-office  hit in the U.S., “Takers” also stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Chris Brown.

In the film, a group of high-living young criminals bankroll their extravagant lifestyle with a series of painstakingly planned bank robberies while a dedicated police officer makes it his personal mission to stop them. After years of meticulously planned heists, the crew is convinced by one of their own to risk it all for one last big score, but pulling off the job of a lifetime with a dogged detective and a vicious rival gang on their tail is a tall order, even for these seasoned pros.

Hayden Christensen as AJ, an Ivy League golden boy with a taste for classic jazz and blues and a pivotal member of the heist crew. “Hayden brought in so many good ideas,” says director John Luessenhop. “He was always very thoughtful about what he was working on and how he wanted to do things. And in fact, he was usually right. He’s got great judgment and really brought the character to life. Right now, I can’t imagine anyone but Hayden as AJ.”

Christensen is probably most famous for his role as Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” series, which garnered him some unwanted attention while shooting. “People in L.A. try to be very cool about seeing actors and watching films shot,” says co-star Paul Walker. “But, you know, the kid in all of us can’t help but get a little excited sometimes. ‘Oh, Anakin’s over there!’ It happened a couple of times and we never let him live it down.”

Hayden recently starred in Doug Liman’s sci-fi action film “Jumper,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Rachel Bilson. Christensen played David Rice, a man with the power to teleport himself around the globe who finds himself relentlessly pursued by a secret organization sworn to kill all “jumpers.” The film grossed more than $220 million worldwide. Christensen was next seen in “New York, I Love You” opposite Orlando Bloom, Julie Christie, Robin Wright, Kevin Bacon, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson and Shia LaBeouf. The film is an anthology that joins several love stories set in one of the most beloved cities in the world, New York.

Christensen first gained critical acclaim for his role as a troubled teenager in Irwin Winkler’s 2001 drama “Life as a House,” costarring Kevin Kline. For his performance, Christensen was nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. Christensen also received the award for Best Breakthrough Performance from the National Board of Review.

Other film credits include George Hickenlooper’s “Factory Girl,” Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides,” Sarah Kernochan’s “All I Wanna Do” and John Carpenter’s “In the Mouth of Madness.” Additionally, he starred in Billy Ray’s “Shattered Glass,” which was the first feature film produced by Christensen’s production company, Forest Park Pictures.


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12 Responses to “Hayden Christensen takes it all in “Takers””

  1. Comment by ATLqueen in November 4, 2021 @ 10:31 pm

    Lol! I’m here. Showing my SUPPORT,,,,

  2. Comment by Mandy in November 5, 2021 @ 11:40 am

    Why is everyone so mean to Rachel? She seems like shes a nice person. Everybody needs to quit saying he shouldn’t be with her, if he’s happy let him be happy. It’s not up to you.

  3. Comment by admin in November 5, 2021 @ 11:46 am

    Let’s keep the gossip links and blogs outta of the site please. :) Appreciate it!

  4. Comment by Rita from Rome in November 5, 2021 @ 4:28 pm

    I think that our Angel is a sort of little GENIOUS!!! FANTASTIC HAYDEN!!!

  5. Comment by iizaaa in November 5, 2021 @ 10:11 pm

    Oh soorry for the links D: and for mandy i never say that i hate Rachel ¬¬ the only i say is i want Hayden single u.u

  6. Comment by ATLqueen in November 5, 2021 @ 11:30 pm


    Now why would u want Hayden to miss out on such a blessing? How would you feel if someone wished something like that on you cuz they had a crush on you and they couldn’t have you?

  7. Comment by Scorpion in November 6, 2021 @ 1:26 am

    I don’t get the hate on Rachel Bilson? Especially when Hayden and Rachel are not together.
    Rachel does seem really sweet. I guess their will always be haters. :(

  8. Comment by ErinO in November 6, 2021 @ 2:07 am

    Uhhh… meanwhile, Hayden’s had a badass list of roles and it should only get better. Hehehe, “Oh, Anakin’s over there!” Too cool. I wonder if it’s something he doesn’t mind not being able to live down.

  9. Comment by iizaaa in November 7, 2021 @ 2:52 am


    i don’t wish and is only an opinion you know? I do not hate Rachel if he is happy that it is the only thing that matters

  10. Comment by Ruth in November 9, 2021 @ 12:14 am

    Erino- I wonder that too, I wonder if HAYDEN really does or does not mind his cast mates saying, “OH Anakin’s over there!” Ha ha! I really LOVED HAYDEN in Takers, he was truly great and when he took that shot and you kind of knew he wasn’t going to make it out with the others… When he said to Jake, “GO! I’m comin” I wish they had freeze framed that for about 3 minutes…God he was so handsome in that shot! Ha ha! I’m SO glad I get to go see all his movies, what a joy!!

  11. Comment by Erino in November 9, 2021 @ 3:46 pm

    Haha, I guess it’s hard to gauge cuz Hayden’s chill and easy going - but also human and notariety can drive anybody crazy… but it’s not like he didn’t know it would happen when he got the part. *shrugs* All speculation, lol. As for Takers, my favorite scene was when he was beating those 2 goons for some C4, haha. And playing the piano in the beginning of course <3.

  12. Comment by Scorpion in November 9, 2021 @ 6:18 pm

    @ Atlqueen,
    No worries. I was not talking about you in anyway..I know your intentions are good. Just other blogs I have read all the hateful comments. I guess I should aviod reading those. Sorry if I offended anyone.

    Whatever happens with Hayden and Rachel in the future?? I do wish them both well. Peace out! :D