Lautner at the 2012 Comic-Con
Taylor Daniel Lautner
February 11, 1992
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
|Residence||Valencia, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, model|
Taylor Daniel Lautner // ; born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, and model. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.(
Jacob "Jake" Black is a character in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. He is described as an attractive Native American of the Quileute tribe in La Push, near Forks, Washington. In the second book of the series, he discovers that he can shapeshift into a wolf. For the majority of the series, Jacob competes with Edward Cullen for Bella Swan's love. In the films Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, and Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Jacob is played by Taylor Lautner.
The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The series has grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts. The first installment, Twilight, was released on November 21, 2008. The second installment, New Moon, followed on November 20, 2009, breaking box office records as the biggest midnight screening and opening day in history, grossing an estimated $72.7 million. The third installment, Eclipse, was released on June 30, 2010, and was the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX.
Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. Released annually from 2005 through 2008, the four books chart the later teen years of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella's point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf. The unpublished Midnight Sun is a retelling of the first book, Twilight, from Edward Cullen's point of view. The novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, which tells the story of a newborn vampire who appeared in Eclipse, was published on June 5, 2010, as a hardcover book and on June 7 as a free online ebook. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, a definitive encyclopedic reference with nearly 100 full color illustrations, was released in bookstores on April 12, 2011.
Lautner began his acting career playing bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show (2003) and My Wife and Kids (2004), before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2005) and Danny Phantom (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D . He also starred in the 2011 action film Abduction .
The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001, to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his sister's three kids: Jordan, Vanessa, and Bryana.
My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 to May 17, 2005. The series was produced by Touchstone Television. It starred Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle, the patriarch of a semi-dysfunctional middle class African-American family who rules his household with a unique and distinct parenting style. As he teaches his three children some of life's lessons, he does so with his own brand of humor. Wayans and veteran television writer/producer Don Reo co-created and co-produced the series.
Since 2013, Lautner has starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular main character. In 2016, he played a leading role, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, in the second season of FOX black comedy series Scream Queens .
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The late 2000s saw Lautner become a teen idol and sex symbol, after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, and generating media attention for his looks. 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. Also in the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood.
A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base. Teen idols are generally young but not always necessarily teenaged. Often teen idols are actors or musicians. Some teen idols began their careers as child actors, like Lindsay Lohan.
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Lautner was born on February 11, 1992,in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner. 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, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, and Swiss ancestry, and has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry (specifically Ottawa and Potawatomi) through his mother. He grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, a town near Grand Rapids. He has stated that 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.'"
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles (48 km) east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.
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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.
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, located in the northern region of the state, on the border with Indiana.
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In junior high, Lautner—who was involved in karate, baseball and hip-hop dance—won the award for "Best Smile" and played in the school's Turkey Bowl American Football game.He went to public school in Valencia, California at Valencia High School until his sophomore year. Chaturantabut, who once portrayed the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue , suggested to Lautner that he take up acting. For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, and returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. Lautner balanced karate and acting with being on the football and baseball teams at his school, and taking up jazz and hip-hop dance. After that became tiring, Lautner and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, California, permanently in 2002.
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. 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. However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. 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. In 2006 he appeared in the show Love Inc. and the TV special He's a Bully, Charlie Brown . 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 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. At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Lautner was nominated for Male Breakthrough Performance, which was won by co-star Robert Pattinson.
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. In January 2009, Weitz and Summit Entertainment announced that Lautner would continue to play the role of Jacob in the sequel. 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. Lautner won Favorite Breakout Movie Actor at the 35th People's Choice Awards.
Although it began after the release of the first film, upon release of New Moon, Lautner and his co-stars Stewart and Pattinson transitioned to teen idol status, with Lautner particularly admired by teens for his new physical characteristics, becoming a sex symbol. The trio appeared on many covers and televised appearances together.In between the second and third films in the Twilight series, Lautner was a part of the ensemble cast in the movie Valentine's Day as Willy Harrington, acting alongside his rumored girlfriend at the time, American country pop singer Taylor Swift. The duo was nominated at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss. Although it received generally negative reviews, the film grossed $213 million and had the second biggest opening in the United States for a romantic comedy film. Lautner presented at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and the 82nd Academy Awards. Lautner hosted Saturday Night Live on December 12, 2009, making him one of the youngest celebrity hosts in the show's history.
Lautner returned for the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse , in 2010. 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. – or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List".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. 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. In November 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Lautner as one of the young male actors who are "pushing
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 . It was released in September 2011 to universally negative reviews from critics and Lautner's performance was heavily criticised. He appeared in the remaining parts of the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn films, which were released over a two-year period from 2011–2012. Lautner then filmed Grown Ups 2 alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. It was released in September 2013.
In 2010, Lautner was considered to be the highest-paid teen actor in Hollywood.In February 2014, it was confirmed that Lautner would be joining the BBC Three comedy series Cuckoo , replacing Andy Samberg. Lautner has continued in this role, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series. From September to December 2016, Lautner co-starred on the Ryan Murphy comedy horror series Scream Queens .
Publications such as GQ , Rolling Stone , and People have referred to Lautner as a sex symbol, with the latter publication calling the actor a future epitome of pop culture. 30 pounds (14 kg) of muscle in order to bulk up for the role of Jacob Black in the remaining films in The Twilight Saga . Michelle Lanz of MSN Wonderwall said that Lautner's change may have saved his career. Several critics credit Lautner's physical characteristics for much of the success of the Twilight series, with critic Sharon Waxman stating, "as a tabloid teen idol, he certainly deserves some credit for New Moon's $700 million worldwide gross." 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." 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.He has been called the new young adult star that can "both woo the girls with his intensity and impress the boys with his rugged agility." According to Mickey Rapkin of GQ, the use of Lautner's physique in films has been compared to Megan Fox in her work. After his massive physical change following Twilight , Lautner became a tabloid teen idol with his co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Lautner, determined to stay in the series, worked out every day and gained over
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."In his interview with the magazine, after declining to talk about whether he was dating Taylor Swift, the magazine pressed Lautner on rumors of him being gay, which he brushed off. Brent Hartinger, a columnist for AfterElton, blasted the magazine, calling the questioning "unimaginably irresponsible," commenting that Lautner was just "a 17-year old kid" and that while the rumors were baseless and speculation from certain blogs and fans, it was disappointing that a "legitimate media outlet" would print gossip. Hartinger said the magazine reached a "new low" and did not have common decency, noting that the line between child and adult "is there for a good reason".
Lautner has stated that he does not want to be just known for his looks, as some have attributed his popularity to that and not his actual acting skill. In an interview, the actor revealed that he was originally supposed to have a baring scene in the movie Valentine's Day . 's "50 Sexiest Men of 2010 " list. Men's Health ranked him at third on their list of "Top 10 Summer Bodies." Additionally in 2010, he was ranked fourth on People 's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.He stated, "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." Lautner later said he would not bare his chest for any role that did not call for it. In June 2010, Lautner covered GQ magazine. 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 ranked number two on Glamour
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.[ citation needed ] 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, he stated that "I finished high school and enrolled in my local community college".
Lautner dated his Valentine's Day co-star, Taylor Swift for three months in 2009.He then started dating his co-star in Abduction , Lily Collins, in 2010 and broke up the next year. Lautner began dating his Tracers co-star, Marie Avgeropoulos in 2013 until their split in early 2015. He dated actress Billie Lourd, his Scream Queens co-star, in late 2016. They broke up after eight months of dating in August 2017.
|2001||Shadow Fury||Young Kismet|
|2005||The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D||Sharkboy|
|Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Elliot Murtaugh|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Willy Harrinton|
|The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Jacob Black|
|2011||Field of Dreams 2: Lockout||Iowa Farmer||Short film|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Jacob Black|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2|
|2013||Grown Ups 2||Frat Boy Andy|
|The Ridiculous 6||Lil' Pete|
|2016||Run the Tide||Reymond Hightower|
|2003–2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Aaron||Episodes: "Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope", "Being Bernie Mac"|
|2004||The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour||Mouseketeer||Unsold television pilot|
|My Wife and Kids||Tyrone||Episode: "Class Reunion"|
|Summerland||Boy on beach||Episode: "To Thine Self Be True"|
|2005||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Ned / Dennis||Voice role; 2 episodes|
|Duck Dodgers||Terrible Obnoxious Boy / Reggie Wasserstein||Voice role; 2 episodes|
|2005–2007||Danny Phantom||Youngblood||Voice role; 3 episodes|
|2006||Love, Inc.||Oliver||Episode: "Arrested Development"|
|He's a Bully, Charlie Brown||Joe Agate||Voice role, television film|
|2008||My Own Worst Enemy||Jack Spivey||Main role|
|2014–2018||Cuckoo||Dale Ashbrick Jr||Main role (series 2–4)|
|2016||Scream Queens||Dr. Cassidy Cascade||Main role (season 2)|
|2005||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Lead Actor||The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D||Nominated|
|2009||Scream Awards||Male Breakout Performance||Twilight||Won|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance – Male||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Fresh Face – Male||Himself||Won|
|2010||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Breakout Actor||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Won|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Won|
|Cutest Couple Shared with Kristen Stewart||Won|
|Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Screen Couple Shared with Kristen Stewart||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Lead Actor||Nominated|
|Best Kiss Shared with Taylor Swift||Valentine's Day||MTV Movie Awards||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Male Hottie||Himself||Won|
|Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Liplock Shared with Taylor Swift||Valentine's Day||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Chemistry Shared with Taylor Swift||Nominated|
|Scream Awards||Best Fantasy Actor||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Nominated|
|Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Fave Kiss Shared with Kristen Stewart||Nominated|
|Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Hottest Hottie||Himself||Won|
|2011||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Nominated|
|Favorite On-screen Team Shared with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart||Won|
|Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Actor||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse & Valentine's Day||Nominated|
|Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Ensemble Shared with the entire cast||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Nominated|
|2012||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Actor||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & Abduction||Nominated|
|Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Screen Couple Shared with Kristen Stewart||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Nominated|
|Worst Ensemble Shared with the entire cast||Nominated|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Buttkicker||Won|
|2013||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Supporting Actor||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Won|
|Worst Screen Couple Shared with Mackenzie Foy||Won|
|Worst Ensemble Shared with the entire cast||Won|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Shirtless Performance||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Actor Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Male Hottie||Himself||Nominated|
|2014||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Supporting Actor||Grown Ups 2||Nominated|
|Worst Screen Combo Shared with the entire cast||Nominated|
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Run the Tide||Nominated|
|Choice Scene Stealer||Scream Queens||Nominated|
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Gil Birmingham is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, best known for his portrayal of Billy Black in The Twilight Saga film series and his recurring role as Virgil White in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, model, and musician. After starting to act at the local theatre club at the age of 15, he began his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when he was 19. At 22, he went on to star as Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels, consisting of five films between 2008 and 2012, which grossed a combined total of over $3.3 billion worldwide. It brought Pattinson worldwide fame, and established him among the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. In 2010, Pattinson was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and he was featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is a 2011 American romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Constituting the first of a two-part adaptation of the novel, the film is the fourth and penultimate installment in The Twilight Saga film series, and was followed by Breaking Dawn: Part 2 in 2012. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprised their roles.
Abduction is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by John Singleton, produced by Roy Lee and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and written by Shawn Christensen. The film stars Taylor Lautner in the lead role alongside Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Nyqvist and Dermot Mulroney in supporting roles.
The 8th annual Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards was held on Friday 8 October 2010 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Nomination entries closed on 1 August 2010 and the nominees for this year's season, were revealed on 15 August 2010. It was also revealed that Jessica Watson received the Nickelodeon Platinum Achievement award. Nickelodeon Australia rebranded during these Awards.
The 2011 MTV Movie Awards were held on June 5, 2011 at the Universal Amphitheatre and were hosted by Jason Sudeikis.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic drama fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Constituting the second of a two-part adaptation of the novel, the film is the fifth and final installment in The Twilight Saga film series, following 2011's Breaking Dawn: Part 1. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles, with Mackenzie Foy portraying Renesmee Cullen. Alongside Pattinson, Lautner, Stewart, and Foy, the film also stars an ensemble cast including Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning.
The 2012 Teen Choice Awards ceremony, hosted by Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale, was held on July 22, 2012 and broadcast on Fox. The awards celebrated the year's achievements in music, film, television, sports, fashion, comedy, and the Internet, and were voted on by teenage viewers aged 13 through 19. Over 134 million votes were cast.
His father, Dan, is an airline pilot with a master's degree in clinical psychology. His mother, Deb, was a project manager at Herman Miller, the office-equipment manufacturer. They are still married, took Lautner regularly to their Catholic church, supported him from an early age and taught him a strong work ethic and a sense of morality.
Q: "Some people have said things about this being an Indian character and you're not Indian, are you?" Taylor Lautner: "I have some Native American in my distant background."|
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