Stars: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Vader

Onscreen he's a Jedi knight with a very dark future. She's a galactic Senator with the worst taste in men in the universe. Offscreen Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman seem far less exotic. Unlike some of their Hollywood counterparts, neither has ever made news by trashing a hotel suite or getting arrested outside the Viper Room. Instead, they have become known for smart career strategies and finely tuned performances in films whose budgets wouldn't pay for the wigs in a Star Wars movie.

Portman, 20, gained the respect of critics as a low-key Lolita in The Professional (1994), Beautiful Girls (1996)...

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