Super Bowl's Pint-Sized Darth Vader Is OC Boy

New Volkswagen commercial goes viral days before the big game

By Olsen Ebright and Jack Noyes
|  Friday, Feb 4, 2011  |  Updated 11:17 PM PDT
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A pint-size Darth Vader tries to use the force.

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Super Bowl Pint Sized Darth Vader Is OC Boy

You've probably already seen the viral video, but did you know the star is from Orange County?
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A 6-year-old Children's Hospital Los Angeles heart patient is already a Super Bowl star, days before the actual big game.

Max Page, who may be know for his work on "The Young and the Restless," has been getting millions of page views online thanks to a new Volkswagen commercial entitled "The Force."

In the spot, Page tries to harness the power of the Force to manipulate objects around him. The young actor tips the cute scale while donning a miniature Darth Vader outfit.

Page, who lives in San Clemente, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at the age of 4, and currently has a pacemaker.

The spot is already the frontrunner for best Super Bowl ad of the year, according to Wired contributor Jonathan Liu:

Ok, so the Super Bowl isn't until Sunday but I've already picked my front-runner for the best ad this year. This ad for the Volkswagen Passat features an adorable pint-sized Darth Vader attempting to Use the Force.

By Friday afternoon, the YouTube clip had passed the 7 million page view mark.

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