Pardon me if anyone has already raised this question but this has been on my mind lately and I want to see if anyone has an explanation for this.
The database says that at the time of Ep1 Anakin is 9 yeas old. And it also says at the time of Ep2 he's 20 years old. Roughly an 11 year time difference between movies.
So, after Anakin left his mother, in that 11 year time period, Shmi was sold to Cliegg Lars who then freed her and married her. They then proceeded to have Owen Lars. Now given there's time for pregnancy, yadda yadda yadda,... Owen should be absolutely no older than 11 years old in Ep2.
All I can say is I wish I had that kind of facial hair when I was 11. Heck, I wish I had that kind of facial hair NOW, at 24.
Anybody heard any explanation for this?