Made in deepfake, a video from the Collider site embeds Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars saga.
Leonardo DiCaprio admitted to turning down the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prelogy. This real anecdote is the starting point of this “deepfake” video placing the face of the actor within the images of the film, replacing Hayden Christensen and little Jake Lloyd, who played him in episodes I, II and III of the saga.
The technique of deepfake, consisting of placing the faces of other actors in the place of those who had the role or just for the joke, of putting a very different actor in the place of another in a film to create a mismatch , is more and more pushed.
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Thus, the YouTuber Shamook so impressed Lucasfilm with his Mark Hamill deepfake in The Mandalorian that he was hired by the firm. The opportunity for him to prove himself on one of the next Disney projects like why not Indiana Jones 5, to rejuvenate Harrison Ford? To be continued !
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