Taylor Kitsch
Canadian actor and model
Taylor Kitsch
Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model. He is best known for his role as Tim Riggins in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
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SOCHI SCENE: Taylor Kitsch's great seat
Fox News - about 3 years
Taylor Kitsch had one of the best seats in the house to witness the U.S. beat Russia 3-2 in a heart-pounding shootout Saturday at the Sochi Games.
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'Ride Along' arrives in top position at box office
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
'Ride Along' arrives in top position at box office LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Ride Along" sped past box office records. The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a hefty $48.6 million, marking the biggest debut for a film released in January. "Ride Along" rolled past the record set by the $48.1 million opening of the monster movie "Cloverfield" in 2008. In second place, Universal's Navy SEAL drama "Lone Survivor" — starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster — earned $25.9 million in its fourth weekend. Open Road Films' animated film "The Nut Job," featuring the voices of Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser, opened in third place with $25.7 million. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Rentrak, are: "Ride Along," Universal, $48,626,380 ...
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Truth and Power
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
The brutalities and falsehoods of Lone Survivor. by Marjorie Skinner IT HASN'T BEEN that long. Moreover, Operation Redwings—the 2005 operation against an insurgent leader in Afghanistan that killed 19 Navy SEALs and Special Ops forces and inspired Peter Berg's Lone Survivor—is part of a conflict that hasn't fully resolved. Society hasn't processed this war, so to take liberties with it now feels, at best, premature. Lone Survivor is based on the true story, as told by... lone survivor Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg). One of four SEALs up against a larger number of attackers (estimates vary, landing somewhere between 10 and 200, with Berg tending toward the latter), these men put up a staggering fight, the action of which the film is primarily preoccupied. Though comparisons to The Passion of the Christ are overblown, the bullets, broken bones, and brutal tumbles down steep, rocky ravines are nail bitingly riveting. Knowing how poorl ...
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Why ‘Lone Survivor’ Cast, Director Took Significant Pay Cuts
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
"It was fine by me eating lunch outside of a tent in 30 degree weather on top of a blustery mountain with no bathrooms -- that was that attitude on this film," said Sarah Aubrey, director Peter Berg's production partner on Film 44. The film, "Lone Survivor," tells the true story of Marcus Luttrell (played by Mark Wahlberg), a former Navy SEAL who was ambushed by an alleged terrorist leader in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, and along with his team (Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsh), had to fight his way down the mountain in an effort to survive. Directed by Peter Berg, the film was shot in the mountains of New Mexico where "everyone came to really work. The actors were carrying pieces of equipment down the mountain to get a shot before we lost light," said Aubrey. "There was a camaraderie I'd never experienced."
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Long Hair, Full Boners, Can't Lose
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Breeze past any lady magazine and you'll see that female celebrities are chopping off their high-maintenance locks by the dozens. While most of us fall into the "don't give a crap" camp, one man in particular has been so deeply affected by the trend, he took key to Internet and did the unthinkable -- he penned a tirade on TotalFratMove.com titled "Why Girls Should Not Cut Their Hair Short." The piece is written by Roger Sterling Jr. -- not John Slattery or Matthew Weiner -- but a nom de plume for another person who is too brave to give his actual name. In his article, (fake) Roger Sterling Jr. breaks down his very specific reasons why girls should think twice before handing a photo of Michelle Williams to a hair care professional and saying "me have that." (I'll discuss in detail, but if you want a spoiler, it's because all the boners will dry up, forcing all the surviving boners out of Boner Town, leaving nothing but abandoned boner husks and tumbleweeds.) (impostor) Roger Sterli ...
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'Catching Fire' Star Sam Claflin On Eating Sugar Cubes & This One Party At Jennifer Lawrence's House
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Sam Claflin wears nothing but a fish-netting during his first scene as Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but it's what the 27-year-old English actor had in his mouth that was a real problem. "We did that scene for a whole day. When we first started shooting, I was actually eating two sugar cubes," Claflin told HuffPost Entertainment about the eye-opening introduction he has to the blockbuster franchise. During the sequence, Finnick uses a seductive tone and those miniature sweets to rattle "Catching Fire" protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). "There were two per take. Then I toned it down a bit, like, 'You know what, is this necessary?' There were a lot of sugar cubes consumed," Claflin said. "I remember they only had one box, and we nearly got to the end of the box. When we were done, I immediately brushed my teeth." Sam Claflin in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Finnick Odair is one of a handful of major characters added to the "Hunger Games" ...
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'Escape Plan' No curtains for old men
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The film's only-in-the-movies plot follows Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), a structural-security expert wrongfully convicted and sent to serve time in the most secure facility ever built - which, ironically, he also helped design. To escape, he must call upon the help of fellow inmate and international criminal mastermind Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Sagging waistlines and fading eyesight be damned, in Hollywood the dreaded inevitability of age is no roadblock for hair-raising action. Counterintuitive as it may be, as newer and much younger stars flail in the action genre, Stallone and Schwarzenegger are deep into their fourth decade on screen with no suggestion of retirement. "Rocky" sequels and the "Rambo" franchise were huge business for Stallone, and with "Conan," "The Terminator," "Commando" and "Predator," Schwarzenegger couldn't miss in 10 years. Schwarzenegger played a pregnant man in Junior, and Stallone's Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot - about a detective whose ...
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Channing Tatum Busts Out A Cajun Accent To Prove He's The Perfect Gambit
MTV News - over 3 years
by Brett White In a new interview with Total Film, "White House Down" duo Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum both open up about a few comic book movies. Yeah, Jamie Foxx does have a few words to say about the possibility of the Sinister Six popping up in a later "Amazing Spider-Man" film, which is something that co-star Paul Giamatti has mentioned as well. "They actually talked about doing the Sinister Six, so fingers crossed," says Foxx. But maybe this shows my X-bias a bit, but the real interesting part of the clip involves Channing Tatum and the charismatic X-Man, Gambit. "I would like to play Gambit," said Tatum. "Gambit's my favorite, cause I'm from New Orleans—or around that area, my dad's from New Orleans—and I like to do the Cajun accent, and I can do it for real." Tatum goes on to say he enjoyed Taylor Kitsch's portrayal of the character, as seen in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and added that he's always been around Cajun culture and would enjoy bringing that sensib ...
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John Carter Who? Taylor Kitsch Tries Again With Tiny Canadian Comedy
Best Week Ever - over 3 years
View Photo Gallery <a href="http://www.vh1.com/celebrity?mtvn_plugin=VMNFlipbookViewer&mtvn_action=flipbook_preview&uri=mgid:wordpress:mtvn_gallery:vh1.com:391812&index=0"> <img src="http://www.thefablife.com/files/2013/09/taylor-featured.jpg" alt="Taylor-Kitsch-2"> </a> 2012 was a tough year for Taylor Kitsch, headlining big movies that bombed spectacularly at the box office. (Don’t remember John Carter? That’s okay, no one else does either.) But the extraordinarily handsome actor, who sucked fans in with his angsty portrayal of Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, is back on the big screen in a movie you’ve probably never heard of. The Grand Seduction is a Canadian comedy that tells the tale of a small Newfoundland town, whose residents try to charm a big city doctor  who relocates to the neighborhood. It’s filled with Canadian specifics but “you can rela ...
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Grand Seduction — starring Gordon Pinset, Taylor Kitsch — to kick off CIFF
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
The 14th annual Calgary International Film Festival will run Sept. 19 through 29.
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Mark Wahlberg: 'Lone Survivor' Poster & Trailer!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Check out Mark Wahlberg looking intense for the newly released poster for his upcoming film Lone Survivor! The 42-year-old is joined in the film by Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, and Eric Bana. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Wahlberg Lone Survivor centers on “the failed mission “Operation Red Wing” which tasked four members of SEAL Team 10 on June 28, 2005 to kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. They were quickly compromised and under attack, Marcus Luttrell being the only member to survive and evade capture.” Mark your calendars, Lone Survivor hits theaters on January 10, 2014! Bigger poster inside… Mark Wahlberg – ‘Lone Survivor’ Trailer
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Moving First Trailer For 'Lone Survivor' Debuts
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You are never out of the fight: HuffPost Entertainment and sister site Moviefone are happy to premiere the first trailer for "Lone Survivor," a new drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana and Emile Hirsch. Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights") directs the film, which is due out in limited release on Dec. 27 before a nationwide bow in January. "We have seen the first cut of 'Lone Survivor' and it is soulful, gritty, tough, emotional and, quite frankly, remarkable," Universal chairman Adam Fogelson said at CinemaCon back in April. Watch the "Lone Survivor" trailer in the window above. Based on the book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10," Berg's film focuses on an elite unit of Navy SEALs who encountered an army of Taliban forces in the Afghanistan mountains during a raid in 2005. As the title indicates, the events end with tragic consequences for most of the heroic soldiers; Berg's film d ...
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Anna Torv's New (Lesbian) TV Role
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Fringe" star Anna Torv has joined Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot, "Open," EW reports. Torv will play Windsor, “a yoga instructor in a long-term relationship with Holly (Jennifer Jason Leigh), but upon meeting Grace feels an instant connection.” Leigh's character is described as an actress intensely committed to her career, per The Hollywood Reporter. The role of Grace -- a gynecologist whose marriage and sexuality comes into question after a lesbian encounter with Windsor -- has yet to be cast, but Scott Speedman was previously announced as Grace's husband, Jonathan, a sports marketing executive. Wes Bentley also stars as Evan, "a handsome blowhard who loves espousing his theories on human sexuality." "Open" is described as as a "a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships," and the pilot centers on five lead characters. If "Open" makes it past the pilot stage, it will be Murphy's third series currently airing, along with "Glee" and "American ...
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8 Signs A Movie Will Be A Big Flop At Theaters
Business Insider - over 3 years
"White House Down" landed in theaters this weekend with a thud. Blowing up much of the Beltway cost $150 million, but the film only eked out a $25.7 million opening despite boasting the triple threat of Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and "Independence Day" director Roland Emmerich. And this week sees the debut of "The Lone Ranger," which rides into theaters on a flurry of bad reviews and damaging reports about a bursting budget and production snafus. Of course, like "World War Z," another film that was plagued by trouble on the set stories, "The Lone Ranger" could overcome the bad buzz to be a solid box officer earner. Also read: 'Lone Ranger' Battling Bad Buzz and 'Despicable Me 2' Minions at Box Office It's just that not every film is so lucky. Just ask Will and Jaden Smith's whose father-son adventure "After Earth" crash landed with audiences and critics or poor Taylor Kitsch, who had the ignominious distinction of starring in not one, but two back-to-back bombs with "Battleshi ...
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Julia Roberts' Kids Have Gotten So Big
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Julia Roberts' husband Danny Moder and the couple's three kids visited the Oscar-winning actress on the set of "The Normal Heart" yesterday (June 29) in NYC. Twins Phinnaeus "Finn" and Hazel, 8, and their younger brother Henry, 6, stood close to their dad as they watched their famous mom prepare to shoot the TV movie, which co-stars Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Mark Ruffalo. Can you believe how big Finn, Hazel and Henry have gotten? See pictures below:
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Jonathan Groff Is Getting Intimate With Taylor Kitsch On HBO
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"The Normal Heart" has added Jonathan Groff and Joe Mantello to its cast, according to Deadline. The actors join Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch in Ryan Murphy's adaptation of the Tony award-winning play. Mantello will appear as Mickey Marcus, "an instrumental member of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis," while Groff will play the closeted banker Bruce Niles' (Kitsch) lover. "The Normal Heart," which is being adapted for HBO, centers on the HIV-AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. "We are so proud to be involved with this monumental project,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said when the project was announced in January. “Ryan has assembled an extraordinary cast to bring Larry Kramer’s landmark theatrical achievement to the screen for the first time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this important film to HBO.” "The Normal Heart" is set to debut on HBO in 2014.
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Taylor Kitsch Goes Gay For Ryan Murphy Project
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Taylor Kitsch has joined "The Normal Heart," according to Entertainment Weekly. The "Fright Night Lights" alum will appear in Ryan Murphy's HBO movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play, which tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early '80s. In "The Normal Heart," Kitsch will play Bruce Niles, "a closeted banker who becomes a big-time AIDS activist," Deadline reports. The role was originated by David Allen Brooks and revived by "Pushing Daisies" star Lee Pace. The "Friday Night Lights" alum joins the impressive "Normal Heart" cast, which includes Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and ... In more casting news ... Jim Parsons will revive his "Normal Heart" role. The "Big Bang Theory" star made his Broadway debut as gay activist Tommy Boatwright in the 2011 revival and will bring back the role in Ryan Murphy's HBO movie version. [Deadline] Dermot Mulroney will return to "New Girl." The so-called "Fancy Ma ...
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Christopher Rosen: The Most Influential Star Maker Of The Last 25 Years?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In the March issue of GQ, the great Mark Harris debunks one of the most prevalent theories in Hollywood today: that movies stars are dead, replaced by recognizable characters like superheros, YA heroines and even pirates. As Harris writes: "We still need movie stars. And perhaps more surprisingly, we still have movie stars -- lots of them, and arguably a more talented and interesting variety than at any time in the past thirty years. But they play by new rules, and they have to navigate an industry that often seems hostile to their very existence." Harris brings up the ships-passing-in-the-night careers of Channing Tatum and Taylor Kitsch, two nouveau stars who were everywhere in 2012. Last year, Tatum was the focal point of three wildly different genre films -- "The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike" -- all of which overperformed at the box office and with critics; Kitsch, meanwhile, starred in two blockbusters ("Battleship" and "John Carter"), both of which faile ...
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Scott Mendelson: 2012 in Film: The Year's 'Worst' Films
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Almost to the end, folks.  But before we finally recap the best (or, err, my favorites) of 2012, let's take a pit stop to discuss what are arguably the worst films of 2012.  Now as always, I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there (I generally avoid Adam Sandler comedies and didn't catch Parental Guidance in time), but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.  As always, the films below are in alphabetical order.  So, without further ado, let's dive in! Alex Cross: To William Hurt in A History of Violence, "How to do you f*** that up?!"  You have a long-running detective series filled with larger-than-life villains and often insanely over-the-top violence.  You have Tyler Perry, if perhaps cast against type than at least hungry to prove that he can do something different.  You have Matthew Fox theoretically willing to chew up every bit of available sce ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Taylor Kitsch
  • 2014
    Age 32
    He plays alongside Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart, which aired on HBO on May 25, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Kitsch is in negotiations for the lead role in the American remake of The Raid. Kitsch starred in the sophomore season of True Detective, opposite Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Colin Farrell. Kitsch will write, direct and star in the drama Pieces. Kitsch purchased 3.64 acres of land on Lake Austin, Texas in 2012 and began building a house there in 2015.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    In 2013, Kitsch starred in The Grand Seduction, remake of Jean-François Pouliot's French-Canadian La Grande Séduction (2003) directed by Don McKellar, and another Peter Berg film, Lone Survivor, based on Marcus Luttrell's book.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    In July 2012, he starred in Oliver Stone's Savages with Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
    More Details Hide Details HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny was positive of Kitsch's bond with Johnson which he described as "not only credible but lived in and authentic throughout the film". McWeeny wrote that Kitsch was used the right way in this film with an ensemble that pushes him or challenges him in scenes which resulted in his playing hard, playing intense.
    In May 2012, Kitsch starred in Peter Berg's Battleship, based on Hasbro's toy game, as Lieutenant Alex Hopper.
    More Details Hide Details It, too, failed at the domestic box office, boasting the worst opening in history for a film that cost more than $200 million. Again, international revenues are expected to help mitigate its performance. The film marked his reunion with Berg and former Friday Night Lights co-star, Jesse Plemons.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Kitsch as one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List".
    More Details Hide Details In the Disney film John Carter, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's sword-and-sandal novel A Princess of Mars, he played the title character, a Confederate soldier who is transported to Mars. Released in March 2012, it made back less than a third of its budget domestically, and worldwide grosses barely recouped its production and marketing costs. Despite this, Kitsch has said, "I'm very proud of John Carter. Box office doesn't validate me as a person, or as an actor."
    In 2010, Kitsch starred in Steven Silver's The Bang Bang Club, an historical drama set in South Africa which documents the final bloody days of the apartheid.
    More Details Hide Details He had to lose 35 pounds in two months to play the role of photojournalist Kevin Carter, alongside Ryan Phillippe and Malin Åkerman.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    He played Pogue Parry in The Covenant alongside Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas, and Chace Crawford. In February 2008, he signed on to play Gambit in the X-Men franchise spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in May 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Of the fan-favorite character Gambit, Kitsch states, "I knew of him, but I didn't know the following he had. I'm sure I'm still going to be exposed to that. I love the character, I love the powers, and I love what they did with him. I didn't know that much, but in my experience, it was a blessing to go in and create my take on him. I'm excited for it, to say the least."
  • 2006
    Age 24
    In 2006, Kitsch was cast in his breakout role on the NBC sports teen drama television series Friday Night Lights, based on Peter Berg's 2004 film of the same name and set in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details For five seasons, Kitsch portrayed the role of Tim Riggins, a high school student who is the fullback/running back of the Dillon Panthers. The series premiered in October 2006 to universal critical acclaim from critics and over 7.7 million viewers. Kitsch has ruled out reprising his role in a potential film sequel to the television series.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    In 2004, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in the limited edition coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Kitsch moved to New York in 2002, after receiving an opportunity to pursue modeling with IMG; he studied acting there as well, and became a nutritionist and personal trainer.
    More Details Hide Details For a time in New York he was homeless and took to sleeping on subway trains in the middle of the night.
  • 1981
    Born on April 8, 1981.
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