Taylor Lautner
Actor
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts in Holland, Michigan and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids (2004), before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2005) and Danny Phantom (2005).
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The dreary 'Run the Tide' is no place for likable Taylor Lautner
LATimes - 3 months
Still struggling to find his place in a post-“Twilight” universe, likable Taylor Lautner tries a family drama on for size, but the bland, incessantly mopey “Run the Tide” will make you pine for his pouty Jacob the werewolf days. Lautner plays Rey, a quietly resentful gas station employee who has...
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Taylor Lautner talks new movie, 'Run The Tide'
Reuters.com - 3 months
Taylor Lautner talks the responsibility he felt to give a strong performance in new movie, 'Run The Tide.' Simon Thompson reports.
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Hedwig Still Angry, Still Brilliant Extended thru 27th At Pantages
Huffington Post - 3 months
Darren Criss at the Pantages Curtain Call Opening Night, Photos by Chelsea Lauren The world is not new to being in shock on November 9th. In 2016, the worldwide shock was that Donald Trump could garner over 59 million votes and even though getting less votes than Hillary Clinton, seal the Electoral College and become President Elect. In 1989 the world sat with mouths open as one symbol of communism, oppression, of dictators fell, the Berlin Wall. Yes, the irony of Trump claiming victory on the day the Berlin Wall fell is not lost on me, nor would it be on Hedwig. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is currently on tour and has stopped at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood until November 27th. In fact, I have seen deals at various outlets giving as much as 30% off tickets for the rest of the extended run, so there's no time like the present if you're in Southern California. I almost didn't want to see it. My history with Hedwig is long and meaningful; and the play holds a very dear pl ...
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 4 months
We’ve got a fresh selection of movie trailers for you this week, including a brand new Wonder Woman clip. Vin Diesel’s next xXx film also has a new trailer you should check out. Finally, there’s a trailer for the Trainspotting sequel that you need to see, and a new trailer for Life , a space movie we’ll certainly want to see. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything 20th Century Women We talked about 20th Century Women in the past. It’s the story of three women living in Southern California in the late 1970s. The picture opens on Christmas Day and stars Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Laura Wiggins, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnFaltqnAY All We Had All We Had is a new Katie Holmes movie hitting cinemas on December 9th. It’s a family drama about a mom, her daughter, and making the best life you can. Let’s call it 21st century women? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa1lBKEDnY Gifted In Gifted we have a different family drama. Rather th ...
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25 More Celebrities (And Counting) Who Totally Nailed It With Their Halloween Costumes This Year
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Taylor Lautner confirms he is a part of Taylor Swift's inspirational heartbreak cabal
LATimes - 6 months
If nothing else, Taylor Swift has achieved astounding success by making the most of tired cliches. When it comes to love, she takes her lemons and makes lemonade, regularly going platinum while writing what she knows. And what she knows, like so many young adults her age, is heartache.  But not...
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PHOTOS: Taylor Lautner Hits the Beach
ABC News - 6 months
When they're not on set, stars kick back at the beach and pool.
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Watch: Taylor Lautner Goes 'Cuckoo' in New Series
ABC News - 11 months
The "Twilight Saga" star chats with Jesse Palmer about his role on the new season of the hit sitcom, "Cuckoo."
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Taylor Lautner’s bizarre March Madness game with Fallon
Houston Chronicle - 11 months
“What You Missed”: In honor of March Madness, Jimmy and Taylor shot it out with the most random objects “The Tonight Show” staff could come up with. Things like a ukulele filled with Fruity Pebbles and an old school boom box. Taylor struggled in the beginning, but Jimmy was on fire. You can tweet our
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Photographer Mario Testino's new focus on men
CBS News - almost 2 years
Best known for his work with women, his new book, "Sir," features Brad Pitt and Taylor Lautner, and even shows Orlando Bloom kissing David Beckham
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Exclusive: Lautner's insane 'Tracers' escape
USA Today - almost 2 years
Taylor Lautner shows his parkour moves in his new film 'Tracers.'           
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Review: In ‘Tracers,’ Taylor Lautner Joins a Shady Parkour Gang
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Part urban crime film, part romantic fantasy, Daniel Benmayor’s film shows love not just for stunts but for the dynamic surfaces of the city.
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<i>Mommy</i>'s Boy: Xavier Dolan Explains Why Women Are Like Gay Men
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The former boy wonder, Xavier Dolan, who is now 25, sauntered into New York about a week or so ago with a new movie, Mommy -- his fifth -- for which he won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and received a 13-minute standing ovation. Well, truthfully, he shared the prize with Jean-Luc Godard (Goodbye to Language), which is inarguably like winning a second award. After all, having one's name forever linked with a kingpin of La Nouvelle Vague is nothing to sneeze at. (Who will ever forget Streisand and Hepburn sharing a Best Actress Oscar? New guard joining old guard.) Talking about the Oscars, Mommy was Canada's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category, and Dolan had been politicking on the West Coast -- to no avail, apparently -- to get it a final nomination. So, this afternoon, the French-Canadian was a bit zonked because, on top of flying over Utah and Iowa after his fruitless campaigning, he had been giving interviews since nine in the morning, and the c ...
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The Crap We Missed – Friday 1.24.14
The Superficial - about 3 years
Welcome to Friday’s The Crap We Missed, your lightest selection of the week, but probably the highest butts to coke faces ratio if I’m doing this math correctly. carry the one, divide by the acockocalypse in sweatpants, which leaves a remaind– You know what? I’m not gonna lie, in the only math course I was required to take in college, we did origami, so I’ll just move on. We’ve got Paris Hilton trying out the window dress, which means it’s airborne now, Kirstie Alley and Cedric the Entertainer talking about the new three-cheese stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut, and Rutger Hauer wearing that and doing that, because you’re not cool and neither am I. I’m sure this face is just Taylor Lautner straining not to get all up on those chicks. He would just love to touch their boobs and butts and then high-five the guys and crack some Buds after, - Photo Boy Click Here To Start The Gallery Photo: Fame/Flynet, Getty, INFphoto, Pacific Coast News, Splash News, WENN
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Razzie nominations 2014: The worst movies and performances of the year
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
Oscar nominations have had us thrilled, but for until March 2, we can focus instead on the worst performances of the year. The Razzie Foundation has awarded Grown Ups 2 with an astounding eight nominations, including acting nods for Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Taylor Lautner and Nick Swardson. First-time nominees include Johnny Depp, Naomi Watts for her role in Diana, Jaden Smith and Selena Gomez. Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone earned his 31st nomination; scoring three nods for this year alone. The nominations for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and the list included some new names as well as some old favourites, such as Sandler, Lohan and Sylvester Stallone. Sandler’s Grown Ups 2 led all films with eight nominations. Great cast! Great director! Why did that movie flop again? Stallone picked up a worst actor Razzie nomination for three 2013 films; Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match. It’s h ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Taylor Lautner
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 23
    On the 23rd of June 2016 it was announced that Lautner had been cast in the Ryan Murphy comedy horror series Scream Queens.
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  • 2014
    Age 21
    In February 2014, it was confirmed that Lautner would be joining the BBC Three comedy series Cuckoo, replacing Andy Samberg.
    More Details Hide Details Lautner continued in this role for two years, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2011
    Age 18
    Lautner's abs in particular have been subject to media attention, with The Wrap stating that companies bidding for the actor in movies in 2011 would "shell out for the young actor's much-on-display though mostly untried abs."
    More Details Hide Details Mickey Rapkin of GQ said, "the film's marketing issues were solved when Lautner's "abdominal muscles became New Moon's main talking point, not to mention his calling card." He was named number one on Access Hollywood's "Top 5 Hollywood Abs" list. Before the actor turned 18, his sexualized image was often critiqued, and subject to controversy. In December 2009, Lautner appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in a wet T-shirt. Jennifer Cady of E! Online said to wait a few months when Lautner would "be of age, which will make this whole operation you got going on completely legal."
    He appeared in the remaining parts of the Twilight series, the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn films, which were released over a two-year period from 2011–2012.
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    It was released in September 2011 to universally negative reviews from critics and Lautner's performance was heavily criticised.
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    He also starred in the 2011 action film Abduction.
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  • 2010
    Age 17
    On November 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Lautner 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 Lautner was initially supposed to be in two films, Northern Lights and a movie based on Max Steel, but pulled out of both films due to scheduling conflicts and better offers. Other planned projects were the lead in a movie about Stretch Armstrong and a hostage thriller, Cancun. Lautner filmed a Bourne Identity-esque spy film with Lily Collins, entitled Abduction.
    Lautner won Best Fantasy Actor at the 2010 Scream Awards, and he is nominated for Favorite Movie Actor for his role in Eclipse at the 37th People's Choice Awards.
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    Lautner returned for the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film surpassed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing film of the franchise and the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, werewolf and vampire movie of all time at the American and Canadian box office. It ranks as the 36th highest-grossing film of all-time in the U.S. and Canada. The popularity of Lautner and his cast members continued to summit, especially via the "Team Edward vs. Team Jacob" campaign that promoted the film. Lautner's fanbase also began to expand to older audiences.
    In 2010, he stated that "I finished high school and enrolled in my local community college".
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    Additionally in 2010, he was ranked fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.
    More Details Hide Details Lautner has an intricate workout plan, which was covered by Men's Health, and has a specific diet after developing his body for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In addition, he still practices and trains in martial arts regularly. He has stated that he is drug and alcohol free. Lautner resides with his parents and younger sister in Valencia, California, which he says he prefers because of the paparazzi. Lautner has said that he has never thought of moving out on his own, stating, "The thing I love is that my home life hasn't changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn." He owns a BMW 5 series, with dark-tinted windows intended to provide anonymity. The boost given to his career by the success of the Twilight films made him too busy to attend school, so he took the California High School Proficiency Exam to graduate from high school in 2008. He has stated on Late Show with David Letterman that if he does not have work, he would like to go back to school.
    In 2010, Lautner was ranked number two on Glamour's "50 Sexiest Men of 2010 " list.
    More Details Hide Details Men's Health ranked him at third on their list of "Top 10 Summer Bodies."
    In June 2010, Lautner covered GQ magazine.
    More Details Hide Details The actor was lampooned in conservative writer Laura Ingraham's satirical The Obama Diaries, commenting to have Lautner as a mascot for the White House Easter Egg Roll, to fit their health-conscious theme, and have Lautner don a furry bunny head and appear shirtless.
    In 2010, Lautner was considered to be the highest-paid teen actor in Hollywood.
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    In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour's "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, and fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.
    More Details Hide Details Also in the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood.
  • 2009
    Age 16
    Lautner hosted Saturday Night Live on December 12, 2009, making him one of the youngest celebrity hosts in the show's history.
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    Lautner presented at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and the 82nd Academy Awards.
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    In January 2009, Weitz and Summit Entertainment announced that Lautner would continue to play the role of Jacob in the sequel.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview, fellow cast member Kristen Stewart talked about Lautner's transformation saying, "He's an entirely different person physically." Stewart later said, "He gets a lot of attention because he's buff, but I think as soon as the movie comes out, people are going to realize that's not why he got the job." Co-star Robert Pattinson said after seeing Lautner's body, "I saw him and thought 'Jesus, I'm going to get fired." In an interview with The Wrap, Weitz said Lautner deserved a lot of credit for the movie's box office, stating, "If you look at the movie, it should have been the weakest in the franchise, because Robert Pattinson doesn't play as big a role." Weitz said Lautner had to "pick up that slack, and if his character hadn't been emotionally, not just physically, appealing, the movie wouldn't have been as big a hit." The commercial performance of the film outpaced the first film, setting several box office records including the biggest midnight opening in the United States and Canada and the biggest single-day opening. The opening weekend of New Moon is the third highest opening weekend in domestic history with $142,839,137. The Twilight Saga: New Moon also has the sixth highest worldwide opening weekend with $274.9 million total. Critical reception was less favorable, with the movie getting a 4.6/10 average from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 44 on Metacritic.
    At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Lautner was nominated for Male Breakthrough Performance, which was won by co-star Robert Pattinson.
    More Details Hide Details Initially, director Chris Weitz wanted to recast the role of Jacob Black for Twilight's sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, due to the major physical changes that occur in Black between the two novels, and have an actor that would accurately portray "the new, larger Jacob Black." Black's role in the novel also increases significantly, with him falling in love with Bella and becoming a werewolf, putting the actor in a starring role. Representatives for Weitz had stated that they were make a full effort to recast the "high-profile gig," and MTV News confirmed that Weitz was looking at Michael Copon to take on the role; however, Summit Entertainment said a decision had not been made. In an attempt to keep the role, Lautner weight-trained extensively and gained approximately 30 pounds of muscle.
  • 2008
    Age 15
    In 2008 he appeared in the show Love Inc. and the TV special He's a Bully, Charlie Brown.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, Lautner appeared in a lead role in the short-lived NBC drama, My Own Worst Enemy, portraying Christian Slater's son, Jack Spivey. Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either "the popular kid, jock, or bully." In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of lead character Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in the The Twilight Saga film series. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Portland, Oregon. Lautner had not heard of the Twilight series before, but was urged by his agent to audition. At his audition, he read lines with Kristen Stewart, who had already been cast as Bella, and they acted out scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The film was a commercial success, earning $69 million its opening weekend, and has grossed $392 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10. In describing the critical consensus, it stated: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated." On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 reviews from film critics, it has an average score of 56 from the 37 reviews.
  • 2006
    Age 13
    However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor.
    More Details Hide Details For the film, Lautner choreographed all of his fight scenes after director Robert Rodríguez learned of his extensive martial arts training. Months later, he played Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which was panned by critics, being named one of the "Worst Films of the 2000s" by Rotten Tomatoes. After returning from Canada filming the latter movie, Lautner said he realized his newfound fame, from Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 8
    In his first months after moving to Los Angeles, Lautner appeared in small television roles, small film roles, and ads and commercials. In 2001, Lautner first appeared in the made-for-television film, Shadow Fury.
    More Details Hide Details He then got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild. He then appeared in small television roles on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and Summerland. Lautner then earned voice-over roles in animated series such as Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, and What's New, Scooby-Doo? The same year, he earned his first breakout role, starring in the film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Lautner spent three months on location in Austin, Texas, to film the movie, which was received with negative reviews from critics, and was a minor international success.
  • 1992
    Born
    Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah and Daniel Lautner.
    More Details Hide Details His mother works for a software development company, while his father was a Midwest Airlines pilot. He has one younger sister named Makena. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Lautner has Austrian, English, German, Swiss-German, French, Irish, and Dutch heritage, and has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry (specifically Ottawa and Potawatomi), through his mother. Taylor grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, a town near Grand Rapids. Lautner stated that when he was younger he was bullied in school because he was an actor. He commented, "I just had to tell myself I can't let this get to me. This is what I love to do. And I'm going to continue doing it." He took his first karate class at the age of six. A year later, he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of California, Los Angeles. Lautner trained with Chaturantabut for several years, earning his black belt by the age of eight, and winning several junior world championships. He appeared in an ISKA karate event televised on ESPN in 2003 that was later lampooned on the sports-comedy show Cheap Seats that first aired in 2006.
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