How Old Is Anakin Skywalker in Each Star Wars Movie?

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, as well as a key antagonist in the original trilogy. Here is how old Anakin was in each Star Wars movie he appeared in.

Star Wars MovieAnakin Skywalker’s Age
The Phantom Menace9 years old
Attack of the Clones19 years old
The Clone Wars (film)22 years old
Revenge of the Sith23-24 years old

Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 BBY)

Anakin Skywalker is introduced in Episode I as a young slave boy on Tatooine. He is approximately 9 years old.

Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 BBY)

In Episode II, Anakin is now a young adult Padawan learner to Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is 19 years old.

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 BBY)

Episode III sees Anakin’s fall to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader. He is 22 years old at the beginning of the movie and 23 years old by the end.

Episode IV: A New Hope (0 BBY)

Anakin appears in Episode IV as Darth Vader, now a powerful Sith Lord and enforcer for the Galactic Empire. He is 41 years old.

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 ABY)

In Episode V, Darth Vader continues to serve the Empire and hunt down the Rebel Alliance. He is now 44 years old.

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 ABY)

In the final instalment of the original trilogy, Darth Vader is redeemed and ultimately sacrifices himself to save his son, Luke Skywalker. He is 45 years old.

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