Remember Eliot Murtaugh, one of the the many children in Cheaper By The Dozen 2? Or the young superhero Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl? These are just some of the movies Taylor Lautner starred in before he became a big Hollywood star.
At the mention of his name, you’re bound to have a battle rise up with members of Team Edward. Since his days as the ferocious yet gentle werewolf Jacob Black in the highly successful Twilight franchise, Lautner has kept us glued to the big screen in other lead roles.
What many people don’t know is that Lautner is a martial arts' champion. He was ranked first in his category by the Amercian Sports Karate Association, and won several world championships. His dedication to his art saw him pack on an extra thirteen kilograms to reclaim his role as Jacob in the second instalment of the Twilight series. The physical transformation also won him a few accolades, and he soon became a teen idol. His soft spot for his younger sister, coupled with his love for movies likeThe Notebook and A Walk To Remember, has kept his legion of fans growing.
Taylor Lautner is a man with a mission, one to be recognised for more than his appearance. In 2011 he put his martial arts skills to work in the action-packed Abduction. He is back on the streets again this week in your Sunday night movie Tracers. Watch it on 13 March at 20:05 on M-Net.