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The Story Of What Happened To The Kid From "Jingle All The Way" Will Make You Wonder If He's Cursed

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I think we can all agree that watching Arnold Schwarzenegger dress up as "Turbo Man" is a key part of the Christmas season.

Whether you watch it with your kids, a group of friends of just need to make sure it plays at one point during the holidays, Jingle All The Way has made itself a staple on the must-watch Christmas movie list.

Watching Arny run through the streets trying to get his hands on the hottest toy of the year, right before Christmas is something we can all relate to as adults now.

But what ever happened to his son, Jamie Langston? You know, the kid who was fooled by his dad wearing a silly suit of his favorite TV superhero.

Good Housekeeping

Jake Lloyd played the kid who wanted this Christmas gift so badly that he drove his father to extreme lengths for him to get it. After his 1996 role in the much-watched Christmas movie, he went on to play Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace.

Daily Mail

His performance was heavily criticized, and the role that many thought was a blessing, soon became a curse for him.

Daily Mail

Mark Hamill defended the boy, and even got angry at the backlash the young actor faced.

“I’m still angry about the way they treated Jake Lloyd. He was only ten years old, that boy, and he did exactly what George wanted him to do. Believe me, I understand clunky dialog,” he said.

In 2001, Jake decided to retire from acting and from here on out his story became rather sad.

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