The Little Boy Who Was Almost Anakin Skywalker

In the late 1990s, the whole world was excited about the return of the Star Wars franchise. Three thousand young actors tried out for a part in the upcoming Star Wars prequel trilogy. Devon Michael was one of three finalists for the coveted role of little Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace. Michael tells us about what led him to that adventure, and about the process of auditioning for the part.

Although Jake Lloyd ultimately got the role, Michael later ended up in a documentary about it and he was exposed to his classmates as a loser for not getting the part. But considering how Lloyd was treated after the movie came out, maybe that was a blessing in disguise. -via Digg 

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