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By Vadim Newquist Jan 9, 2014

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Jake Lloyd

Confused as to just who this Jake Lloyd guy is? Well, Lloyd came to fame as young Anakin Skywalker in George Lucas’ often maligned Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. In spite of its box office success, the film is despised by most fans, and perhaps because of this, Lloyd was the victim of quite a bit of bullying from his classmates as he grew up. As a result of this and the stress of life as a celebrity, Lloyd quit acting and eventually destroyed all of his Star Wars memorabilia, and has been quoted as saying that he can’t even watch the films anymore because he finds them too “creepy”. Fortunately, Lloyd hasn’t quit the business entirely; he graduated from Columbia College Chicago film school in 2012, and makes frequent appearances at sci-fi festivals.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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