He looks just like Luke Skywalker, to boot.
Six-year-old Max Page stole America’s hearts in one of the best commercials in this year’s Super Bowl, starring as a wannabe Darth Vader in a spot for Volkswagen. (Check out the ad here.)
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Max and his mother stopped by the Today show Monday to recount the experience. It turns out that Max has never seen a Star Wars movie, because they’re “too scary.” Still, he beat out hundreds of other kid actors to snag the spot, after quickly scanning a picture of Vader to see what he looked like.
Before the commercial, Max had already become quite the child star, with several commercial spots and a role on The Young and the Restless under his belt. All this despite having a pacemaker due to a congenital heart defect. And if George Lucas ever wants to film a new Star Wars movie, he’s found his childhood Luke.
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