We were watching Star Wars: Phantom Menace last night and I was again struck by how bad little Anakin’s acting was. There are child actors who can bring a tear to your eye. Lucas had his choice of any of them and he picked that kid? At least he was consistent in picking a bad actor to play him in his later years, Hayden Christensen. Maybe when picking out and directing people, Lucas is like the really good developer who makes a really bad manager .the good starship captain who makes a bad admiral the good squad leader who makes a bad commander I’m outta cheese here. It seems like acting is somewhat like special effects. You usually only notice it when it’s bad. When the actors are doing their jobs well, you may not even notice. It just seems natural.