How Childhood Fame Turned Jake Lloyd's Life Into Hell!


Jake Lloyd. We all know from with his role of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Childhood fame brings so many lifelong problems in itself, and many famous people suffered from it. Jake Lloyd is the latest actor to have a downfall after achieving worldwide fame.

1. Back in 1999 young actor earned his fame with Star Wars and was considered a future-star.

2. Just like the movie, it didn't take long before dark side got him.

3. It was hard for a child to endure all those burdens that come with fame.

60 interviews per day, bullying at school... These are some hard things, even for Anakin Skywalker.

4. Things didn't go as expected. There was no movie career waiting for him.

The only role he had after Star Wars was in 2005 movie Madison.

5. After 2005 he blamed George Lucas for making a movie which didn't live up to expectations.

Many consider The Phantom Menace as the weakest link in the Star Wars series.

6. He quit acting. He started studying psychology and film in college.

He dropped out after a semester.

7. Things were going bad for Jake.

He was quite aggressive against a reporter when asked about Star Wars and his career.

8. He kept a low-profile until last July.

9. He was arrested after a car chase, due to excessive speed. The chase ended when he crashed into trees.

He had minor wounds and was sent to jail afterwards.

10. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia and transferred to a psychiatry clinic from prison.

His mom announced his condition is improving. He is under treatment for some time.

11. It's a hard knock life, even for celebrities.

We hope Jake gets well soon.

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