At the age of 11, he was ranked number one in the world in NASKA's Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms.
The following year, he won the Junior World Championships.
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. The popularity of Lautner and his cast members continued to summit, especially via the "Team Edward vs. Lautner continued in this role for two years, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series.
It ranks as the 36th highest-grossing film of all-time in the U. On June 23, 2016 it was announced that Lautner had been cast in the Ryan Murphy comedy horror series Scream Queens.
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 0 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." 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. 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." Brent Hartinger, a columnist for After Elton, 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.
He stated, "The script said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. And there's reasons behind it." 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.
Taylor Lautner (11.2.1992) Taylor Lautner is an American actor and martial arts practitioner, who is perhaps best known for his role in Twilight, the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's vampire novel series.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.The duo was nominated at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss.Although it received generally negative reviews, Lautner returned for the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in 2010.Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of California, Los Angeles.