(‘Guess Who Monday’ is a weekly feature here at nerdbastards, where we challenge you to take a look at the latest, grown up, former child star and see if you can guess who they use to be. )
Who is this damn dirty hippy? I’ll tell you one thing, he never needs to work again. He singlehandedly almost threw an entire franchise back to the stone age, and while granted he WAS a child star at the time, was hated by millions. The peachy, twinkle of youth has now left this lad and the awkwardness of adulthood has set in. Who he is now only matters to his parents, but who he was, is one of the most important parts of geek mythology. This weeks installment may be a gift to a true, blue blooded Nerdbastard.
Jake Lloyd! Probably the most hated man-child in sci-fi history right up next to Hayden Christianson and Jar Jar Binks. Now in his early 20’s, it looks like the 8 year old Anakin Skywalker has stopped acting and joined the Comic-Con circuit. Which is a fine way to make a living, but so soon, Jake??! What about the Arnold Schwarzenegger lead, holiday classic, JINGLE ALL THE WAY??! Oh, that’s right, you couldn’t act in that film either. I’m sorry Jake, we don’t mean to be so harsh, but you did nearly destroy the the most beloved movie franchise of all time. They did throw you into shark infested waters however, with actors of gleaming quality such as Liam Neeson, Ewan Macgregor, Samuel L. Jackson, and Yoda. So it ain’t entirely your fault that when asked if you were a slave, your response “I’m a person! And my name is Anakin.” Was balked at.
Sorry kid, but with those acting chops? We didn’t believe you.
We will however, here at NB, speak your name.