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30th Aug '14 5:58:16 PM TheNewMattFisher
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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.

Lautner got his big break when he was cast as Jacob Black in [[Literature/{{Twilight}} The Twilight Saga film series]], beginning with the first film, ''Twilight'' (2008). Lautner returned for the following two movies, ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon'' (2009) and ''The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' (2010), and is set to appear in the last two films for the series, ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn''. Lautner has been nominated for several awards for his work in the Twilight series, including honors at the MTV Movie Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Scream Awards.

The late 2000s saw Lautner become a TeenIdol and rise as a [[MrFanservice sex symbol]], after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, and thereafter generating media attention for his good 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, among other honors. As of 2010, Lautner was considered the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown[=/=]MixedAncestry: He has both European and Native American ancestry.
* {{Determinator}}: Upon hearing that he might be [[TheOtherDarrin recast for New Moon]] ([[ExecutiveMeddling the studio producers were ''openly negotiating'' with other actors before the end of filming the first movie]]), he immediately hit the gym and [[HeroicBuild apparently never left]]. He gained an insane ''35 pounds of muscle'' to keep his role in the series.
* HeroicBuild: The end result of his [[{{Determinator}} pursuit to keep his role in the Twilight series]]. It's also the primary reason he's been cast in so many upcoming films (as of May 2011).
* MrFanservice: A big part of his appeal in the Twilight films... and pretty much anything else he's been cast in. Time will tell if, like Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio before him, he grows out of this into a genuinely talented actor.
** According to TheOtherWiki, he refuses to be just eye candy and wants to be famous for genuinely good acting.
* RetroactiveRecognition: He participated in the 2003 ISKA US Open Karate Championship, which was broadcast by ESPN. This very show was riffed by the Sklar brothers on ''CheapSeats'' in 2006...all before he had anything to do with ''Twilight''.

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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.

Lautner got his big break when he was cast as Jacob Black in [[Literature/{{Twilight}} The Twilight Saga film series]], beginning with the first film, ''Twilight'' (2008). Lautner returned for the following two movies, ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon'' (2009) and ''The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' (2010), and is set to appear in the last two films for the series, ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn''. Lautner has been nominated for several awards for his work in the Twilight series, including honors at the MTV Movie Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Scream Awards.

The late 2000s saw Lautner become a TeenIdol and rise as a [[MrFanservice sex symbol]], after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, and thereafter generating media attention for his good 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, among other honors. As of 2010, Lautner was considered the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood.
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!!Tropes
* AmbiguouslyBrown[=/=]MixedAncestry: He has both European and Native American ancestry.
* {{Determinator}}: Upon hearing that he might be [[TheOtherDarrin recast for New Moon]] ([[ExecutiveMeddling the studio producers were ''openly negotiating'' with other actors before the end of filming the first movie]]), he immediately hit the gym and [[HeroicBuild apparently never left]]. He gained an insane ''35 pounds of muscle'' to keep his role in the series.
* HeroicBuild: The end result of his [[{{Determinator}} pursuit to keep his role in the Twilight series]]. It's also the primary reason he's been cast in so many upcoming films (as of May 2011).
* MrFanservice: A big part of his appeal in the Twilight films... and pretty much anything else he's been cast in. Time will tell if, like Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio before him, he grows out of this into a genuinely talented actor.
** According to TheOtherWiki, he refuses to be just eye candy and wants to be famous for genuinely good acting.
* RetroactiveRecognition: He participated in the 2003 ISKA US Open Karate Championship, which was broadcast by ESPN. This very show was riffed by the Sklar brothers on ''CheapSeats'' in 2006...all before he had anything to do with ''Twilight''.
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25th Jul '14 9:33:17 PM BibsDibs
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has both European and Native American ancestry.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: AmbiguouslyBrown[=/=]MixedAncestry: He has both European and Native American ancestry.
30th Sep '13 6:44:10 PM TVRulezAgain
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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.

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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''DannyPhantom'' ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.
29th Aug '13 2:50:19 PM Tuckerscreator
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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.

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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.
9th Mar '13 11:52:17 PM Tuckerscreator
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* MrFanservice: A big part of his appeal in the Twilight films... and pretty much anything else he's been cast in. Time will tell if, like LeonardoDiCaprio before him, he grows out of this into a genuinely talented actor.

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* MrFanservice: A big part of his appeal in the Twilight films... and pretty much anything else he's been cast in. Time will tell if, like LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio before him, he grows out of this into a genuinely talented actor.
19th Nov '12 10:25:27 PM Dragonmouth
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has both European and Native American ancestry.
27th Oct '12 9:05:12 PM IlGreven
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** According to TheOtherWiki, he refuses to be just eye candy and wants to be famous for genuinely good acting.

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** According to TheOtherWiki, he refuses to be just eye candy and wants to be famous for genuinely good acting.acting.
* RetroactiveRecognition: He participated in the 2003 ISKA US Open Karate Championship, which was broadcast by ESPN. This very show was riffed by the Sklar brothers on ''CheapSeats'' in 2006...all before he had anything to do with ''Twilight''.
26th Oct '12 5:41:28 PM naruhinaluver15
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Taylor Daniel Lautner (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.

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Taylor Daniel Lautner ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced LOWT-ner]]) (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. As a child, Lautner took up martial arts and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner soon thereafter began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as ''TheBernieMacShow'' (2003) and ''MyWifeAndKids'' (2004), before having voice roles in television series like ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (2005) and ''DannyPhantom'' (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film, ''CheaperByTheDozen'' 2, and starred in ''TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' in 3-D.
19th Aug '12 3:04:28 AM AnCatDubh
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* MrFanservice: A big part of his appeal in the Twilight films... and pretty much anything else he's been cast in. Time will tell if, like LeonardoDiCaprio before him, he grows out of this into a genuinely talented actor.

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* MrFanservice: A big part of his appeal in the Twilight films... and pretty much anything else he's been cast in. Time will tell if, like LeonardoDiCaprio before him, he grows out of this into a genuinely talented actor.actor.
** According to TheOtherWiki, he refuses to be just eye candy and wants to be famous for genuinely good acting.
3rd Nov '11 12:40:38 PM Ktosza
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Subverted in that while his [[TheTwilightSaga most famous role]] [[DoggedNiceGuy isn't actually a bad guy]], he certainly is surly at times. This trope comes from the fact that, unlike his co-stars RobertPattinson and KristenStewart, he doesn't hold any contempt for his role and seems like the only one of the cast to genuinely appreciate the exposure.
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