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Taylor Lautner loved taking a beating in "Breaking Dawn 2"!

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As the other “man” in the “Twilight” triangle, Taylor Lautner can be counted on to shed his shirt at some point in every new movie. In “Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” he doesn’t disappoint.

“It’s always uncomfortable for me when I take off my shirt,” Lautner says, laughing. “No one else is taking their shift off. Why is everyone else in these movies bundled up in layers of clothing and I’m taking my clothes off all the time?”

Lautner reflects on his final turn as werewolf Jacob:

Q. Kristen Stewart beats you up in this movie. Was that fun to shoot?

A. That’s my favorite scene in “Breaking Dawn 2.” It was hysterical because when she finds out I’ve imprinted on her daughter, she doesn’t take it well. This is the first time Bella goes into vampire mode. Believe me when I say Kristen had a lot of fun bashing me around.

Q. What happened to your Jacob wig from the first film?

A. One of my biggest regrets. I hated that wig. At the wrap party, they asked me if I wanted it. I said, “No, burn it.” Now, it’s such good memorabilia and it’s gone because they really did burn it.

Q. What are you doing next?

A. I’m reteaming with the producers of “Twilight” on an awesome script. It’s very serious, dramatic and different for me. I’m excited to see what’s next. I love all aspects of film and all genres.

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EW reviews 'Breaking Dawn' : lol, why you so mad EW?

Bella Swan has had the benefit of my doubt for the previous three installments of The Twilight Saga. But in Breaking Dawn — Part 1, this perpetually sad/sullen/wincing young woman — played as if every scene gives her cramps by the otherwise interesting Kristen Stewart — is a big drip. She's maddeningly inarticulate. She's distressingly passive. She's a bad role model for girls. So, I say enough. Enough with Bella's depressed, ragdoll posture and her eternal gloom. And a pox on Breaking Dawn, the movie, for its contented complicity with Stephenie Meyer's ultimately awful message to millions of readers.

What we learn in this all-pain/no-pleasure episode is that marriage feels like a life sentence, weddings are miserable events, honeymoon sex is dangerous and leaves a bride covered in bruises, and pregnancy is a torment that leads to death in exchange for birth. Also, during pregnancy, families fight like werewolves and vampires. Way to go, YA message. At least Bella's wedding gown is pretty. Ooh! Cue the fashion blogs.

Yes, I know, Twilight fans love The Twilight Saga. But they (you?) deserve something better to love.

Nothing goes right for our resigned heroine. She hates the foot-squishing, wobble-inducing high-heeled pumps urged on her by her stylish vampire sister-in-law-to-be Alice (Ashley Greene) — Alice is the designated wedding planner — but Bella doesn't even know how to put her foot down to demand an alternative. She has incapacitating, panic-attack-sized wedding jitters. (Could she could be panicking because she's ridiculously young to be getting married to a vampire instead of, oh, furthering her education or pursuing a career or finding out what she really wants out of life? Nah, that's just the liberal-elite feminist in me talking.) Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella's fancy-haired, blood-sucking groom, is solicitous. But since Bella doesn't know how to speak to her beloved — you know, with words — the two just gaze into each other's eyes in the shared romantic agony of a young couple in over their heads.

Jacob the werewolf (Taylor Lautner, shirtless within 15 seconds of his first appearance) shows up at the wedding, never missing an opportunity to be really, really angry. Bella shows her pleasure at Jacob's appearance by looking fetchingly stricken — she still loves him, naturally, just not in that way. Jacob responds by being angry.

Bella has the haggard look of a prisoner on her honeymoon with Edward in Brazilian paradise. Director Bill Condon and his production team use every dollar of their big budget to make a very handsome picture, but what's the fun of luxe scenery (or a fairytale wedding) under such circumstances? Countless blog posts can and will be written about the couple's honeymoon sex life — ''I'm hurting you!'' Edward groans with guilt. ''No. It's. Good,'' says Bella, wincing.

Perhaps I'll add my own blog post to the ephemeral literature in a few days. Just know this: The overall message of Breaking Dawn is that humans must suffer on this earth. Especially women. Jeez, pregnancy and childbirth, staged with exorbitant production-design attention to gyno-catastrophe, look like scenes of full-on, fright-night horror.

As The Twilight Saga grinds to its conclusion with the upcoming Breaking Dawn — Part 2, neither the trendiness of vampires and werewolves, nor the playful vox pop fun of declaring allegiance to Team Edward and Team Jacob are enough to justify the prim sermon of fleshly punishment that is Twilight's eternal, hooey-filled message of damnation. C-

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Anyone of you has seen the movie yet? What did you think of it? I'm not planning on watching it at the theatres. I enjoyed reading the books but the films are just not that good..
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Dianna Agron & Taylor Lautner to be in a movie together?

An insider tells HollywoodLife.com Taylor Lautner and Dianna Agron met last night for dinner to discuss an upcoming film Taylor is producing! Do YOU think Dianna makes a good leading lady?
Taylor Lautner, 19, is on the hunt for his next on-screen love interest and from the sounds of it, he has his eye on the beautiful and talented 25-year-old Dianna Agron! The two went out to dinner in Venice Beach, Calif. at Gjelina’s restaurant Oct. 27 and although they seemed to be in high spirits, the conversation stuck mainly to work.

“They were talking about an upcoming project that Taylor is producing — some sort of spy thriller that doesn’t have a title yet,” an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, adding that the pair was joined by two “agent types” and dined for about two hours.

“Even if they weren’t on an official date, they seem to have great chemistry. I think they would be amazing on screen together,” the source says. “Both Taylor and Dianna were in really good moods. They seemed really chatty and happy.”

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Taylor Lautner is 'so gracious to the fans, it was really refreshing,' says co-star Tim Griffin!

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Abduction is the latest action movie to hit theaters, starring Taylor Lautner as a young man pursuing his real identity while also being pursued by both good and bad people. One of those people is played by "Prime Suspect's" Tim Griffin, who would not tell us which side he is on.
"I'm playing a character, you don't know if I'm good or bad. Everybody's in relentless pursuit of Taylor, you don't know for what ulterior motive. Everybody's after him," says Griffin. "I liken myself to Robert Patrick in the 'Terminator' movies, just relentlessly pursuing. I'm working with Alfred Molina, he's sort of my leader, my boss. I won't say what side we're playing for."

The characters in the movies aren't the only ones pursuing Taylor Lautner. Griffin tells us during filming there were legions of fans waiting to get a glimpse of Taylor.

"You know what's funny, I tell people when I showed up to film 'Abduction' - I filmed most of my stuff on location in Pennsylvania - you know, I've worked with Matt Damon and [George] Clooney, I've seen fame that I thought, 'Well, this is is probably the highest level of fame you could achieve.' When I saw the mass hysteria behind Taylor, it was [laughs] wow," says Griffin.

But he says Lautner handles his massive fame and throng of adoring female fans with aplomb.

"He handles it with such effortlessness. He's gracious to the fans, it was really refreshing. He's so young, you just don't know. I don't know, I think I would lose my mind if I had that level of fame that early," says Griffin.

"When I knew that we were pulling out of a location and then the circus was moving on, I was like, 'What is going to happen to all these people who have been waiting for 48 hours to get a glimpse' and we're going to pull up stakes and leave," Griffin continues. "But Taylor would come out and he would shake hands and he would sign every autograph. It's overwhelming."

It was a great experience, though.

"It was a really fun project to be a part of. It was physically exhausting, it's one of those great sort of pursuit movies," Griffin finishes.

"Abduction" opens nationwide Friday, Sept. 23.
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Taylor Lautner lists his five favourite movies, do you agree with him?

Not too many actors get to headline an action thriller while still in their teens, but then career trajectories can be a little different when you're an alumnus of a certain billion-dollar vampire franchise. Still just 19, Taylor Lautner was always the most likely of the Twilight triangle to embrace the action genre: his chiseled physique and Cruise-junior profile suggest a screen life of tangling with bad guys, which is precisely what he does in director John Singleton'sBourne-like paranoid escapade, Abduction. (Also useful action credentials: Googling "Taylor Lautner Abduction" yields as many or more hits for "Taylor Lautner abs" -- let no one say we don't do our hard research here.) In the film, Lautner plays a high school student who discovers his entire life has been fabricated -- and swiftly finds himself on the run from various sinister agencies out to use him as the bait in their game of espionage. Hey, it's not that far-fetched when you consider his previous job involved shape-shifting into a wolf.

With Abduction in theaters this week, we had the chance to chat with the personable Lautner about working on the film, where he sees his career heading, and his experience living inside the crazy celebrity bubble of the Twilight series. But first, he talked about his five favorite films. Take it away, Team Jacob.



- 1. Braveheart:
My all time, classic favorites come down to Gladiator and Braveheart. Those are definitely my top two. Braveheart might even get the edge. I've seen those movies so many times. I've probably seen Braveheart like 10 or 15 times. It's just, it's classic; Mel is amazing in it -- and I believe he directed it as well, right? Braveheart is absolutely unbelievable, and the ending of that movie is the best part.


- 2. Gladiator:
And then Gladiator, I mean -- Russell's just a stud in that movie. [laughs]


- 3. Man on Fire:
This one I am so obsessed with. This is the movie I've seen the most out of any movie. I've probably seen it 25 or 30 times. Anybody I meet that has not seen this movie, I force them to sit down with me and I show it to them: Man on Fire. I don't know why; it's a weird obsession. I just think Denzel [Washington] is great in it and I think Dakota [Fanning] is amazing in it. It's a brutal one. You know, it's Denzel out for revenge, and their relationship -- Denzel's and Dakota's -- is so touching. And the ending of that movie is by far the best part, too. Tony Scott is one of my favorite directors. Everything they do together is gold.


- 4. Iron Man:
My favorite superhero movie: Iron Man. I loved The Dark Knight, but Iron Man... I just think Robert Downey's character -- and him -- in the movie is so cool. I'm a little jealous because I would've definitely loved to have been Iron Man. It just seems like it'd be so much fun to film.


- 5. The Notebook:
Number five... oh, I just thought of another one and I'm having a hard time thinking if I wanna switch it. I'm gonna go with The Notebook. So that's my romance; that's my love story. Gosling is amazing in it and I love Rachel McAdams. I love that movie.

Did you see Drive?

Yes. I loved it. People need to see that movie. I love that director, Nic Refn.


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I liked 'The Dark Knight" better than "Iron Man" tbh.
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Taylor Lautner wants to direct films?

The 19-year-old star insists he is currently happy with his acting career but has always had an interest in the movie-making process and was thrilled his own production company were involved in his latest work ‘Abduction’.

He said: “Maybe I’ll direct, down the road. I’m definitely loving what I’m doing right now, and that’s what I’m focusing on. But, I’ve always been super interested in all aspects of film. Ever since I was in video production class in high school, it was a dream of mine to be involved in movie-making, not only in front of the camera but behind the camera as well.

“That’s why this movie was such a dream come true for me. It’s my production company’s first movie, and being able to be involved from the ground up, in developing the story and creating the characters and the journey that they go on, it was a lot of fun for me.”

Taylor says his biggest acting goal is to continue to challenge” himself by tackling a wide variety of films.
He added: “That is a good question. If you had asked me that question two years ago, I would not have guessed that I would be sitting here today. But, my goal is to continue to challenge myself to do a wide variety of roles and genres. Another thing that attracted me to this was that it was different than anything I had ever done before, and I had a great experience with it. I love it, but now I am definitely looking forward to doing something completely different.”

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Taylor Lautner Responds to Brad Pitt’s ‘Sharkboy’ Comments!


Brad Pitt certainly has made waves this week with his Jennifer Aniston remarks, but one of Hollywood’s original vampires also admitted to Entertainment Weekly he didn’t know much about Twilight.

“Listen, because of my kids, I see only movies for 10 and under. I’ve seen them all, and I’ve seen them 10 times over.” But, Brad does know Taylor Lautner from a certain kid-friendly movie that’s in the Brangelina household.

“Sharkboy and Lavagirl? That’s a great movie,” Brad told the magazine. “Which one is he? Sharkboy? The guy that’s always photographed with his shirt off—is that the guy? That’s Sharkboy? Wow. I had no idea.”

Celebuzz caught up with Lautner at the Abduction junket Friday and told him that Pitt is a fan of his work…but not as Jacob from Twilight! Here was his reaction:


“I’m picturing Brad Pitt watching this and dying,” Lautner told us laughing. “It’s a fixture for his kids, I’m assuming.”

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'Hollywood News' reviews Abduction (not really)!

As a film critic, I’m not supposed to want to see this one. I’m supposed to recoil in horror and the genuinely bad acting on display in the two trailers from lead Taylor Lautner. I’m supposed to roll my eyes at the apparent cynicism that comes with giving this untested (as in ‘open it yourself’) actor several action franchises on the strength of a supporting role in a popular series.

After all, I’ve complained about the same circumstances in regards to Jeremy Renner. But come what may, the film itself looks like a glorious throwback to the trashy, borderline exploitative cheese ball action thrillers that went away at the beginning of the last decade. And I do miss this stuff with a passion. If someone other than Lautner were in the lead (or if the previews made it apparent that Lautner gave a better performance), I’d be rather jazzed to see it. Without a lead actor I can endorse, it’s still probably going to be worth seeing.

Even if we omit Lautner from the cast list, we still have a film that features (roll call…) Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, and Michael Nyqvist (the jury is still out on Lily Collins as the token love-interest/probable third-act hostage). So we’ve got an all-star cast of character actors and B-level stars, just like the Paramount stuff from the 1990s. Plus, we’ve got one of the best action directors alive. John Singleton may be hit-and-miss in terms of the overall quality of his films, but he is one of the best American action directors currently working today.

The second-act shootout in Four Brothers was the best modern-day shootout of the last decade. The second act running gun battle in Shaft was pretty high on the list as well. And while it may be the silliest and most disposable of the franchise (though not the worst per-se), 2 Fast 2 Furious has some of the most impressive car chases and stunts this side of Fast Five. We can argue that it’s unfortunate that he no longer makes socially-relevant dramas about race and class, but his skills as an action director put him on a very short list alongside (or perhaps just below) James Cameron, Martin Campbell, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and John Woo. So at the very least we’ll be getting some high-quality action set-pieces from someone who knows how its done.

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Doesn't really look to me like he's reviewing the movie... He 's just basically saying he can't stand Taylor because he's in the Twilight franchise.


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Why was Taylor Lautner hanging out with Gus Van Sant?

Taylor Lautner has been spotted in the company of director Gus Van Sant a number of times in the past few weeks. What’s that all about? Is there a film deal in works here?

According to a report from Hollywood Life, Gus Van Sant–director of the new film Restless and also of the 2008 award-winning film Milk–is well aware that he’s been seen all around Hollywood with the Twilight star, and he’s willing to dish on why.

“There’s a film that he wanted to put together, but I’m not working on it … yet. It’s possible I may work on it,” Van Sant says of Taylor Lautner and his film idea.

Van Sant did take the opportunity to plug Restless while chatting about Taylor Lautner. And who can blame him? The subject of Lautner ensures a positively attentive audience, you know.

“I hope [filmgoers] get into the love story,” Gus says of Restless. “And they feel like they want to fall in love.”

So now back to Taylor Lautner. He’s already starring in Abduction, and will be once again thrust into the limelight as Jacob Black when Breaking Dawn Part 1, the latest in the Twilight films which premieres in November. Exactly what kind of film idea has he been pitching to Gus Van Sant?

Unfortunately Gus stayed mum on the specifics, however film buffs can only imagine the caliber of a movie starring Taylor Lautner and directed by Gus Van Sant. It seems film buffs and Lautner fans have only one thing they can do in their efforts to find out.

They can wait–at least until a bit more info is leaked! (Not what you wanted to hear, for sure–but it’s really the only option for right now!)

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Taylor Lautner admit Stretch Amstrong is still being written!

Taylor Lautner admits a ‘Stretch Armstrong’ film won’t be out for some time. The ‘Twilight Saga’ actor has long been rumoured to play the toy-character in a forthcoming big-screen story, but he admits other projects are on his mind before that movie comes to fruition.

He said: “‘Stretch Armstrong’ is still in the scriptwriting process at the moment, so we are waiting to hear. There are a couple of other things I’m really excited about that haven’t been announced yet.”

The 19-year-old star will next be seen in thriller ‘Abduction’, where he displays his particularly muscular frames many times, and he admits it is hard to get to a large size and keep it up.

He told Movie Hole: “It was very hard to put on, and then it was just as hard to maintain it.” Taylor has recently revealed he would love a career similar to ‘Mission Impossible’ star Tom Cruise. He said: “The most important thing I did was sit down beforehand and watch a lot of movie and study actors that I look up to.

“We studied Tom Cruise in ‘Minority Report’, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington .
“I would love [to follow in their footsteps]. That would be an honour, to be compared to people like that. I look up to Tom Cruise and Matt Damon. I would kill to have the careers they’ve had.”

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