The first time I heard Taylor Lautner was for his voiceover role as Dennis/Ned on What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (2005). The first time I saw Lautner was for his role as Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005). The first time I noticed Lautner was for his role as Jacob Black in Twilight (2008).
Yes, I was a Twi-Heart. I didn’t intend to get involved with the Twilight saga, but I ended up watching The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) when it came to my school’s cinema, and once I watch even one movie in a franchise I have to watch the other movies as well. It’s the same way I got involved in the Saw (2004) franchise.
Born Taylor Daniel Lautner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lautner has Australian, English, Swiss-German, French, Irish, Native American and Dutch ancestry. Lautner caught the acting bug at a very tender age. He made his first acting appearance in the made-for-television movie, Shadow Fury (2001).
He would continue to land roles in television and movie, including Summerland (2004), The Bernie Mac Show (2003-2004), My Wife & Kids (2004), Danny Phantom (2005) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).
It wasn’t until Twilight when he had his true claim to fame. After extensively changing his physique for the role of Jacob, he instantly became a teen sex symbol.
In 2010, Glamour ranked Lautner second on “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” list. People ranked him fourth on their “Most Amazing Body” list.
However, since the finale of the Twilight saga, Lautner has appeared in some very low-quality movie roles. In 2011, in between The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011), he appeared in the box office bomb, Abduction (2011).
In 2013, Lautner starred in Grown Ups 2, which was a box office hit, but his role was uncredited. After you’ve made a name for yourself, why would you even take an uncredited role?
Now, I love Lautner as an actor and I do believe that he may win some award for his acting one day – – maybe not an Academy Award, Golden Globe or Emmy – – other than a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, but if he keeps picking bad movies he will not win anything. He did win several MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards, so I will give him that; however, he should shoot for the big boys now, or at least just start acting better so he can continue a professional acting career.
Until that happens, here are a few reasons just why we fell in love with Lautner so much.
He’s not bad to look at from behind either.