The 2010 movie Life as We Know It makes fun of Taylor Lautner. It belittles him. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel play a mismatched couple who are god parents to an orphan. When someone says they make a cute couple, Heigl’s character says “She said the same thing about Taylor Swift and that Twilight kid.” She doesn’t use Lautner’s name. Is he doomed to just be “That Twilight Kid” who dated Taylor Swift?
No way! When I first saw Twilight I thought Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) picked the wrong guy. I found Lautner’s character Jacob Black way more attractive than Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Once I read the book this changed, but based solely on the actors’ performances in The Twilight Saga I say Taylor Lautner has the most star quality. He’s hansome. He smiles well. He emotes well. He worked out and got a chiseled body. Many fans agree: he won Choice Male Hottie at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
Born February 11, 1992, Taylor Lautner is young. Twilight was not the start of his career, though. He starred as Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D and he played Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 as well as Youngblood in three episodes of the TV show Danny Phantom. Lautner was also on TV as Tyrone in My Wife and Kids, Aaron in The Bernie Mac Show, the boy on the beach in Summerland and a mousketeer in The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour.
After Twilight? Lautner was on My Own Worst Enemy as Jack Spivey. He plays in the 2010 movie Valentine’s Day with Taylor Swift and he stars as Nathan in the 2011 film Abduction with Lily Collins, Alfred Molina and Jason Isaacs. Lautner is cast in future movie productions of Stretch Armstrong and Cancun. And of course he will be in two more Twilight movies due out in 2011 and 2012: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2.
This is not counting the more than forty TV appearances he has made on talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday Night Live and Oprah, as himself. Lautner told Clevver TV he did Valentine’s Day, a comedy, to challenge himself. He told Jimmy Fallon about all the work he had to do to get buff for the New Moon movie and Jimmy Fallon joked about his abs each having a line in the movie.
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