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Taylor Lautner

From his debut movies and all the way to the super successful Twilight Saga and other projects, Taylor Lautner has proved he’s more than just a super handsome werewolf depicter with a great body and enchanting smile – he’s an actor, an martial artist, a romantic guy and a rising movie star that’s here to stay.
Want to know everything about Taylor? Details of his rise to fame, personal life, career and just fun facts are all here.

Background

Taylor Lautner's redcarpet style
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11, 1992 to Deborah and Daniel Lautner. He grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, and has a younger sister Makena. When Taylor was six he went into karate and a year later was taking part in the national karate tournament where he met Michael Chaturantabut aka Mike Chat (Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue), founder of extreme martial arts. Chat was training Lautner for several years with Taylor becoming the No. 1 martial artist in his category according to the American Sports Karate Association by the age of 11. Besides taking a particular interest in martial arts, young Taylor Lautner was also taking hip hop and jazz classes as well as playing for the school’s football and basketball teams.

But for his coach Mike Chat, Tay would have probably never tried his hand at acting. Chat suggeded he audition for movie roles and get an agent. By the age of 10 the Lautner family had permanently moved to Santa Clarita, California, so that Taylor could be closer to the movie industry and audition for TV/ movie roles and commercials on regular basis.

Juggling school and career wasn’t an easy thing to do and Taylor Lautner says he was bullied at school for being an aspiring actor: “I was never extremely confident. Because I was an actor when I was in school, there was a little bullying going on. 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.”

Getting famous

Taylor’s first ever audition was for a Burger King commercial. And though he didn’t get the part he never gave up his career plans assuring his parents acting was exactly the thing he wanted to in his life. From 2001 to 2005 Taylor got small parts in TV shows, movies and commercials, like made-for-television film Shadow Fury, The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, Summerland, as well as landed his voice for Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, and a Rugrats Go Wild commercial. In 2005 he appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 before finally landing the first starring role in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Though slammed by critics, the movie brought him his first award nomination at the 2006 Young Artist Awards.

According to the Rolling Stone, Taylor’s early roles were “the popular kid, jock, or bully” mentioning his other projects like He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown and My Own Worst Enemy (2008).

International success

Shirtless Taylor Lautner
In 2007 Taylor Lautner was cast to play Jacob Black in the first installment of the Twilight Saga, Twilight (2008). Tay’s agent insisted on going to the audition where Lautner met Kristen Stewart as they read lines and acted out scenes from New Moon and Eclipse together. Though getting mixed critic reviews, Twilight became a huge box office success and sky-rocketed Taylor Lautner to global fame and recognition, as well as brought him several award nominations. “Twilight is really unlike anything else. I know that over the past couple of years, I’ve had the time of my life and I’m very thankful, but it is different. It’s almost like you live two different worlds and you completely vanish and then you go back to your regular life,” Taylor said about Twilight’s phenomenal success.

In 2009 Taylor returned to Twilight Saga: New Moon to reprise his role as Jack Black. Initially director Chriz Weitz wanted to cast a new actor to play the bulked-up Jacob the werewolf. However, due to intensive training, diet and persistence, Taylor Lautner managed to gain 30 punds of muscles for the role and showed Weitz he deserved to return to the movie in the starring role. “If his character hadn’t been emotionally, not just physically, appealing, the movie wouldn’t have been as big a hit,” Chriz Weitz said about Taylor and New Moon’s box office success later (New Moon even outdid Twilight in the box office). “It’s completely understandable why they wanted to make sure he was right [for the part of Jacob in New Moon],” Kristen Stewart told the Entertainment Weekly. “He was so young, 16, so I got it. But I knew he had [to do] it. Just because of how I felt around him. I literally saw Jacob in him.”

New Moon brought Lautner even more fame and the Favorite Breakout Movie Actor award at 2010 People’s Choice Awards, as well as Moviefone’s Breakthrough Star Of The Year title. “Yeah, you definitely use a lot of back-entrances and exits, but I think for the most part we [Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart] just go along for the ride. We’re the same people that we were before and we have people behind us that kind of help us and think ahead and we’re just thankful to have that help…When we walk through hotels, we always walk through the kitchen or through the garbage room or the laundry room. It’s that not glamorous, trust me,” Taylor said about fame and crowds of paparazzi chasing him.

Also in 2009 Taylor Lautner became one of the youngest stars to host Saturday Night Live. “They tell you beforehand that ‘the cast is great, you’re not going to be nervous, you’re just going to have fun’ and I was like ‘yeah, okay’ and don’t get me wrong I had a lot of fun, but I was nervous,” Taylor said about the experience. “When I got the offer for it, I was like ‘Listen guys it’s such an honor, but I don’t sing, I don’t dance, and I don’t do accents and that’s pretty much what SNL is’ so I was really nervous, but it was a lot of fun.”

As a symbol of recognition of his new global star status, Taylor was invited to present at 2010 Oscars alongside his co-star Kristen Stewart. “I was freaking!” Taylor said. “It’s probably the most nervous I’ve ever been. Just standing up on that stage and looking down at the people that you’ve watched your entire life. It was crazy…I wouldn’t let myself lock eyes with any one person because I would have just stopped talking. If I would have locked eyes with Leo [Leonardo DiCaprio] or George Clooney or someone I would not have been able to speak so I was trying to avoid that.” “I would have passed out if [Kristen Stewart] wasn’t there!” Taylor told GQ.

Besides making another incredibly successful Twilight Saga installment, Eclipse, in 2010 Taylor also starred in Valentine’s Day where he met his girlfriend and country star Taylor Swift. Valentine’s Day failed to impress critics, just like Eclipse, though both were very popular with moviegoers. Eclipse became the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, werewolf and vampire movie of all time at the American and Canadian box office, and fans were absolutely fascinated with Taylor’s shirtless Eclipse scenes.

Tay said he loved playing Jacob in the franchise. “The opportunity to work with a character for years is phenomenal because usually you work with a character for two or three months and your done, you say goodbye and then you look back on it and your like ‘aaaahhh man, I wish I would have done this’. But with this franchise, we’re able to change things up and work with the character more and having the opportunity to work with different directors for each one gives us a new perspective on the character. And even though we’ve been playing these characters for a while, they bring something new every single time,” he gushed.

In 2010 Taylor was attached to several new projects – firstly, Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn part I and II, and to non-Twilight-related projects like Bourne Identity-esque movie Abduction with Lily Collins and Moving Lights (he later dropped out of the project). That year Lautner was also named the highest-earning teen actor in Hollywood.

In early 2011 it was revealed Taylor would star in the futuristic drama Incarceron with Emma Watson being allegedly cast as his love interest.

Filmography

Television

Year

Title

2003

The Bernie Mac Show

2004

My Wife and Kids

2004

Summerland

2005

Danny Phantom

2005

What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

2005

Duck Dodgers

2006

He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown

2006

Love, Inc.

2008

My Own Worst Enemy

Movies

Year

Title

2001

Shadow Fury

2005

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

2005

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

2008

Twilight

2009

Twilight Saga: New Moon

2010

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

2010

Valentine’s Day

2011

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part I)

2011

Abduction

2012

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part II)

2012

Incarceron

Awards & Nominations

Taylor Lautner at MTV Awards
Young Artist Awards

2005, Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Lead Actor (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D) – Nominated
2009, Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Lead Actor (New Moon) – Nominated

Scream Awards

2009, Male Breakout Performance (Twilight) – Won
2010, Best Fantasy Actor (Eclipse) – Nominated

MTV Movie Awards

2009, Best Breakthrough Performance – Male (Twilight) – Nominated
2010, Best Kiss (with Taylor Swift) (Valentine’s Day) – Nominated
2011, Best Male Performance (Eclipse) – Nominated
2011, Best Kiss (Eclipse) – Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

2009, Choice Fresh Face: Male – Won
2010, Male Hottie – Won
2010, Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male – Won
2010, Choice Smile – Won
2010, Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy (Eclipse) – Won
2010, Choice Movie: Liplock (with Taylor Swift) (Valentine’s Day) – Nominated
2010, Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Taylor Swift) (Valentine’s Day) – Nominated
2011, Choice Movie Actor: Sci Fi/Fantasy (Eclipse) – Nominated
2011, Choice Movie Liplock (with Kristen Stewart, Eclipse) – Nominated
2011, Choice Male Hottie – Nominated

Kids’ Choice Awards

2009, Favorite Movie Actor (New Moon) – Won
2009, Cutest Couple (with Kristen Stewart) (New Moon) – Won

Australian Kids’ Choice Awards

2010, Fave Kiss (with Kristen Stewart) (Eclipse) – Nominated
2010, Hottest Hottie – Nominated

People’s Choice Awards

2009, Favorite Breakout Actor (New Moon) – Won
2011, Favorite Movie Actor (Eclipse) – nominated
2011, Favorite On-screen Team (Eclipse) – Nominated

Golden Raspberry Awards

2009, Worst Screen Couple (with Kristen Stewart) (New Moon) – Nominated
2010, Worst Screen Couple (New Moon) – Nominated
2011, Worst Actor (Eclipse, Valentine’s Day) – Nominated
2011, Worst Screen Ensemble (Eclipse) – Nominated

Fun and interesting facts about Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner on a bike
1. Taylor Lautner doesn’t have accounts on Facebook or Twitter.
2. Lautner describes himself as a hopeless romantic. “I hope that I would be considered romantic. I don’t know…one of my favorite movies is The Notebook so I guess that would be considered romantic. But I think being romantic is more than the flowers and the gifts. It’s about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her,” he explained.
3. Taylor’s favorite quote from Twilight movies is: “Does my half being naked bother you?” “That quote just cracks me up. Because he’s always half-naked throughout the series, it’s just a good way to rock the fact that he’s always shirtless,” Lautner says.
4. By the age of 12 Taylor Lautner became a four time world champion in martial arts. He gave up sports at the age of 13 to pursue acting career.
5. Taylor Lautner likes to shoot music videos with his camera.
6. Taylor’s worst habit is tapping his foot.
7. Lautner appeared in Cassi Thomson’s music video ‘Caught Up in You’.
8. Once a Twi-hard asked him to sign her underwear. She was in her 40s. Taylor didn’t sign it because his manager called him to go.
9. Taylor Lautner is good friends with Dakota Fanning and Victoria Justice.
10. Taylor’s good at drawing.
11. He says he will date a fan if she looks like Jessica Alba because he’s a big fan of hers.
12. Taylor Lautner’s dream acting role is in the Bourne series: “I would love to do something like that!”
13. Taylor still lives with his parents and even “helps out with the lawn.”
14. According to the original scrip, Taylor Lautner was supposed to go shirtless in Valentine’s Day but he insisted on re-writing the episode: “Originally I was supposed to take off my shirt. The script said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out. He’s gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? No, no, no. The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it’s written in the book that way. And there’s reasons behind it.”
15. Taylor Lautner is a great kisser.

Taylor Lautner – the hottest teen idol

Taylor Lautner's girlfriends
Ever since appearing shirtless in New Moon Taylor Lautner is a regular on all kinds of sexiest celebrity lists. In 2010 he was ranked second on Glamour‘s list of top 50 Sexiest Men of 2010, as well as came fourth on People’s Most Amazing Bodies list, third on Men’s Health’s Top 10 Summer Bodies list, and topped Access Hollywood‘s list of Top 5 Hollywood Abs. In 2011 Glamour named him second most stylish male celebrity.

He’s also known for a string of celebrity girlfriends he’s been attached to. Though Taylor is reluctant to talk about his personal life, he famously dated Taylor Swift for a couple of months in 2009. The pair met on the set of Valentine’s Day and started dating in October 2009 breaking up later in December. Reports claim Swift’s song ‘Back To December’ is her way to apologize for the split. “[The song] is about a person who was incredible to me, just perfect to me in a relationship, and I was really careless with him,” Swift explained. At the time of the break-up, reports claimed Taylor was more interested in the relationship than Swift and they both decided they were better friends. “[Taylor Lautner is] one of my best friends. He’s wonderful, and we’ll always be close,” Taylor Swift told Glamour in November 2010.

Shortly after parting ways with Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner was spotted with his ex girlfriend Sarah Hicks. The couple had been dating before Taylor met Swift but the reconciliation was quite brief as in March 2010 the rumor had it Taylor was dating Emma Roberts. Neither of the two young stars ever confirmed the reports.

In summer 2010 Taylor started shooting Abduction where he met Phil Collins’ daughter Lily Collins. The couple tried to keep the relationship low-key for several months and were first seen together on a dinner date in April 2011.

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26 Responses to “Taylor Lautner”
  1. mahsa Says:

    hi i love Taylor sooooo much
    but i’m in Iran and so that i can’t come to USA but i wanna shout that Tayor :i love U

  2. PRANAY Says:

    coincidence…taylor

  3. rrr Says:

    wwwwoowwwwwwwwww loveeeeeeeeeeee taylor
    i lovve you taylor

  4. Thenya Says:

    I hope to have a career as successful as your in doing what I love (music)!!!! I really admire you Taylor for achieving all you have.

  5. Bacon!!!!! Says:

    I love taylor launter so much but i am too young for him!!!

  6. me Says:

    I <3 Taylor Lautner!!!! He is a sexy beast!

  7. saskia Says:

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  9. brittany fleegle Says:

    i think your so hot your like a daydream i think about all the time even while im not asleep.

  10. makaila slind Says:

    I LOVE Taylor Lautner sooooooooooo much I have a folder of pictures of him. And posters and even a book he is my future husband because he is only 6 years older than me.

  11. Destani Lewis Says:

    Taylor Lautner you are so hotte cuz i want to marry you so badly

  12. belinda c. Says:

    The moment i saw Taylor in twilight i was absolutely in love!

  13. taylor4eva Says:

    I love you taylor lautner SO much I’m planning on heading over to america

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Y LOVE YOU TAYLOR

  15. Love u sooooooooooo much taylor!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    Love you soooooooooooooooooooo much taylor!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. amber Says:

    Love him! Only problem is… I’m 5 years younger than him…

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOOOU!!! TAYLOR LAUTNER!!!!!!

    xxxxxxxxxxx,
    Amber

  17. morgan Says:

    I Luv u so freaking much u r my hole world I am only 4 years younger than you and all my friends say that I could b Jessica Alba’s sister u r awesome and I love you

  18. fallon Says:

    I lloovvee u but I am too young and I do dance and Iv’e done it since 2008.I don’t do any sports and I have all the movies of twilight saga.

  19. Calli Says:

    I LOVEEEEEEE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH TAYLORRRRRRRRRRR

  20. elizabeth Says:

    i love taylor lautner.soooooooooooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeeee really he is more cute when he is smalland too clever good in drawing,martial arts ancting and god knows what else.i love his cute smile………………….

  21. Lizette Says:

    Elsker dine Film…
    Love your movies

  22. tresa Says:

    I love taylor lautner forever and never and until I die

  23. streets Says:

    I love. You Taylor I’ve. Been. Loving You since I saw you

  24. swaetall Says:

    Taylor I love u so muuuuuuuccccccchhhhhh, I live in Slovenia, but i’m saving my money for plane to USA!! Love u so muuuuccch !!!!!

  25. tt Says:

    taylor i love u ur amazing i know everything about u and would love to meet u some day i woulld also love to be a actress and wondered if u would ive me some tips xxxxxxxxx <3

  26. Diane Says:

    Taylor I think you are a great actor & find you quite handsome


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