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By the age of 12, Lautner had won three Junior World Championships.Taylor Lautner got his show business start at the age of seven, when he auditioned for a part in a Burger King advertisement in Los Angeles, which he did not get.
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." 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.Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lautner is best known as an actor in the role of Jacob Black in Stephenie Meyer's Lautner began studying karate at the age of six, and began winning tournaments within a year.After, Lautner began training with seven-time world karate champion Mike Chat.It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10.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.Lautner has Austrian, English, German, Swiss-German, French, Irish, and Dutch heritage, and has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry (specifically Ottawa and Potawatomi), through his mother.
Lautner stated that when he was younger he was bullied in school because he was an actor.
into turnaround, and the leading-man offers dried up.
"His first movie just wasn't very good, and it didn't justify what he was asking for at the time," says one producer.
which was received with negative reviews from critics, and was a minor international success. 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.
However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. The film was a commercial success, earning $69 million its opening weekend, and has grossed $392 million worldwide.
He then got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild.