Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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Star Wars Episode II:
Attack of the Clones
Directed by George Lucas
Produced by George Lucas (executive producer)
Rick McCallum
Lorne Orleans (IMAX producer)
Written by George Lucas (Story & Screenplay)
Jonathan Hales (Screenplay)
Starring Ewan McGregor
Natalie Portman
Hayden Christensen
Christopher Lee
Samuel L. Jackson
Music by John Williams
Cinematography David Tattersall
Editing by Ben Burtt
George Lucas
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 2002
Running time 142 min
Country USA
Language English
Preceded by Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Followed by Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a 2002 Lucasfilm movie. The story deals with the start of the Clone Wars, as well as the conflict between Anakin Skywalker's place as a Jedi, and his new-found love for Padme Amidala.


  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Natalie Portman as Senator Padmé Amidala
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
  • Christopher Lee as Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu
  • Frank Oz as Yoda
  • Ian McDiarmid as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
  • Pernilla August as Shmi Skywalker-Lars
  • Rose Byrne as Dormé
  • Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett
  • Daniel Logan as Boba Fett
  • Jimmy Smits as Senator Bail Organa
  • Jay Laga'aia as Captain Gregar Typho
  • Jack Thompson as Cliegg Lars
  • Joel Egerton as Owen Lars
  • Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun
  • Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2
  • Ayesha Dharker as Queen Jamillia

Box office performance

It held the top box office position for two weeks, and grossed $302,181,125 in the U.S. alone.[1] Critically, it received mixed reviews, much like Episode I. However, the reviews for Episode II were more positive. Two of the biggest criticisms of the film were Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and the love story between Anakin and Padme. Critics said Christensen came off as too whiny and the love story being very wooden.


  • Many actors in their late teens to early twenties auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Philippe, and Jonathan Jackson.
  • It was one of the first films to use digital cameras.
  • Reportedly, boy band N*SYNC had a cameo appearance in the Geonosis arena battle, but it was cut from the film.
  • This was the first of the films to use a CGI Yoda.
  • George Lucas designed the costume that Padme wears during the fireplace scene when she is talking to Anakin.
  • It is the only movie in the Prequel Trilogy to feature both C-3PO and R2-D2 in the closing scene.