Top Stories

Taylor Lautner: $20 Million Movie Man

Taylor Lautner: $20 Million Movie Man

Taylor Lautner is taking home a huge payday for two projects he’ll shoot this year!

The 18-year-old Twilight actor will earn over $10 million for each of his projects at Fox 2000 and Regency, Deadline reports.

Casting is underway for Taylor‘s love interest in Incarceron – reported frontrunners are Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, and Emma Watson.

Taylor‘s second project is a still unnamed spy thriller – think “The Bourne Identity for the next generation”.

DO YOU THINK Taylor Lautner is worth such a hefty paycheck?

Just Jared on Facebook
Credit: Christopher Polk; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Taylor Lautner

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Pete Davidson is taking some time off from work after his split from Ariana Grande - TMZ
  • Ariel Winter opens up about the final season of Modern Family - Just Jared Jr
  • Keira Knightley won't let her daughter watch these Disney movies - TooFab
  • Solange could be dropping a new album any day - Lainey Gossip
  • Khalid promotes his new Hollister collection - Just Jared Jr
  • Shangela loved working with Bradley Cooper on A Star is Born - Gossip Cop
  • stroma

    jennifer lawrence, not jennifer morrison

  • Megan

    He will stay in the closet forever, just like Jake or Bradley.

  • banana?

    looks like a tarded monkey

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Hahahahahahahah monkey ?

  • Lilly

    I think Blake L. looks a little bit old to play Claudia so I hope for Emma W. I’m really happy for Taylor!

  • Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    Taylor is a good a ctor but outside of actors hes a di*k

  • karen

    lmao this kid.. looks like his pr team working so f@cking hard.. blah

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Hay hay hay

  • angie

    I don’t understand how the world goes nowadays: terrible actors = many projects and lots of money. Talented actors = no job.

  • Jime

    don’t like his acting, but he’s nice.
    I don’t think it’s gonna be blake, too tall for him

  • xxxxx

    “DO YOU THINK Taylor Lautner is worth such a hefty paycheck?”

    Um, no.

  • laverdadduele

    Overrated and overpaid.

  • fardous

    really ? what he did to get that ? untill now he didnt get any

    main role i hate Twilight shit i dont know what people like

    it on it

  • Michele

    REALLY?? it will be interesting to see if he has a fan base outside of that vampire schlock…

  • iris

    he can’t act.. this bussiness is so retarded.. talentless singers and actors get millions and real talent stays undiscovered and underpayed..


  • Iffy Miffy

    Horrible actor. He couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag. Oh … wish the Twilight bs would end already so that these nobodies would finally go away. So many talented actors around so hope it is soon.

  • Melanie

    Gees, that’s Jennifer Lawrence. She is going to get an Oscar nomination, show her some respect by getting her last name correct. Why do you care what his paycheck is? Is it coming out of YOUR pocket? Why the negative spin Jared? Studios execs are making BILLIONS off these actors, why shouldn’t they get their’s? Plus he is producing which means putting up some of HIS money too. I hope it’s Emma Watson picked for the role because I love her best. Since the part is for a girl of age 16 or 17, it’s safe to say Blake Lively is too OLD.

  • yeeee

    oh i love how everytime theres a big female role up blake lively manages to get her name squeezed in there. funny how she NEVER gets that role and NEVER will.
    i wonder who she’s banging to get that though…
    hmm i guess we’ll never know

  • yeeee

    oh i love how everytime theres a big female role up blake lively manages to get her name squeezed in there. funny how she NEVER gets that role and NEVER will.
    i wonder who she’s banging to get that though…
    hmm i guess we’ll never know

  • Lilie


    You’d be surprised Michele, he has a HUGE fanbase.. ;)
    But since all of you seem to bury him without even knowing “him” and his work, you’ll never know.. ;)

  • iris

    @Lilie: too bad that fanbase doens’t equal talent

  • hyoid

    then again, if producers are willing to give him that much, why shouldn’t he accept it? be real for a second and imagine it was you, would you say “I’m a bad actor, I really think you shouldn’t give me that much”?

    Don’t think so, it be more like “jeez, if you insist on giving that eventho I’m not that good, sure I’ll take it! Who knows how long this lucky streak is going to last anyway!”

    In any 9-5 job, there are many who are overpaid for what they do, but they don’t refuse the paycheck or ask for a demotion… So I say it’s the producers’ fault.

  • Tom

    He is a horrible actor and a bit funny looking. The kids today have bad standards.

  • Tom

    People like him get $20m!!!!! Kate Winslet doesn’t get that and she’s a flawless actress.

  • sharylmj

    we shall see what happens after twilight.. right now they are just riding that wave… EVERYONE from the studios to the producers to the actors.. time will tell. I think he’s an OK actor.. he’s just starting out and got lucky with that franchise. let’s see how things are in 5 years.

  • Oprah

    No, Alpaca is not worth it.

  • Melanie

    Yeah, these are the same people who ask their bosses for pay raises for no good reason but they don’t think rich people should demand more from their boss. It’s like jealousy and class warfare in this place.

  • Sherrie

    He’s not even as big as Rob Patz why would they give him $10 million dollars for 2 movies. He is funny looking, extra short and a bad actor. Hollywood is a very stupid place.

  • Jenni

    Kind of sad that someone who isn’t really known as anything more than just having good abs is making that much money. In my opinion, he’s not a good actor, but I guess movie studios think all the tweens will come out to see his movies. He seems like a nice kid though.

  • eternalozzie

    wow … so much hostility here … everyone saying he is a bad actor … keep in mind the only thing he’s done is twilight which is a melodramatic romance novel for 13 y/o girls written by someone who has no concept of how the male mind differs from the female mind …. not the best material to work from.

    taylor from everything i’ve seen and read is a very hardworking individual … what have you done lately besides bad mouth a 18 y/o on a celeb blog?

  • T

    I think Emma Watson and he would look good together.

  • T

    I think Emma Watson and he would look good together.

  • rhymes

    A resounding YES he is worth it!

  • nora

    @Lilly: Emma’s people said it’ not true!!!

  • nora

    wouldn’t it be super funny if Abduction flopped&then all these projects started to sink one after the other??? Plus…how can an actor who hasn’t been tested in…ANYTHING get so much money per film??? That sounds like totall PR bullsh*t to me!!!

  • yep

    congrats! taylor, i am happy for you!

  • fe


    It wouldn’t surprise me at all, considering how “well” his co-stars movies have done who everyone thought would do well, I guess that proves that few really care about the actors and really only care about the characters.

    I have only seen Taylor in Twilight and in the old Sharkboy movie and I’m still not very impressed, though I will wait to judge, though to answer the question, no I don’t think he is anywhere near on the level where he should earn that much, espcially when there are people who are way better and have way more experience that make less because they didn’t play some stupid little puppy in some stupid movie for horny teen girls, I do feel sorry for the people working on this film though if he will suffer the same fate as his co-stars, though I wouldn’t feel sorry for him, it seems as if his head along with all of this twilight co-stars heads are getting pretty big and it will only get bigger, and besides he does look like a 10 year old on steoroids though, and that’s not a good thing.

  • Tom Glee

    It’s like $2 million per ab and not a cent for talent.

  • Matt

    If he shows his ass, yes :).

  • Team Alcide

    You’ve got to be kidding!? “knowing “him” and his WORK?!”
    What WORK would that be? I think such a statement would be more aptly applied to someone like William H. Macy or Gary Oldman. Oh and his age and limited number of films have nothing to do with him displaying no discernible talent. (ahem Tatum O’Neal, Anna Paquin…) Perhaps you mean “working out.”

  • Ann

    wtf!!! he is so ugly!!!!!!!!

  • Penelope

    Good for you Tay, get yours baby. Haters are gonna hate. Ha, ha, ha. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. And it is a game ladies and gentlemen, the sooner you realize that the sooner you will get yours and stop being so jealous.

  • lmao

    i’m not sure. I have only watched him in the first twighlight movie. the acting is terrible from all actors in that movie so i’m not sure. is he the only one from twighlight making this amount of money? that would be funny because he’s like the least famous out of all the main characters

  • Jokergurl

    20 million? That’s in Johnny Depp territory (almost) well towards it JD gets 30 million or so. I don’t think ANYONE in The Twilight movies should be paid this much yet. He must have a good agent. I saw New Moon the other night flipping through stations and it got laughable how much he had his shirt off in it.

  • Voodoo

    Good for Taylor. He seems like a great, hard working kid. I think he had a great movie to start him off and I think he has a good head on his shoulders too. I think he will go far in this business. He seems to keep his personal life “personal”, and as of yet hasn’t turned his life into some sordid, embarrassing side show. No one cares whether or not he is gay, In reality what does that matter? It desn’t some people think that is a way to make him look bad or down play his celebrity. It only makes the name caller look like an asshole. He is a kid, let him be one. High salary or not he is just a kid, and it must be crazy dealing with all of the things he has to deal with. I know he makes a lot of money, but I’m sure there is a down side to it all as well. I think he must have great parents to keep it together the way he has so far.

    “There is nothing a hater, hates more than a winner” – Katt Williams

  • Nicole

    It would be great if he’ll look very sharp in those movies.

  • KrisKris

    Oh God, he is so not talented. He will end up playing on action movies only. And btw, Blake Lively? Omg she’s like the Eifel Tower and he’s like a lemon tree. She too tall and beautiful for this shortie! Duh..

  • december

    He’s adorable..seems like a good guy. Hoe he used the money for acting lessons. He worked hard to get the physical part of Jake..acting lessons….

  • Robert

    In a way he’s worth it and in another way he isn’t.

    I mean it’s show business.. They aren’t paying him $10 million dollars for his acting more so then his looks. He’s a terrible actor. But he’s good looking and girls will definitely go see his movies. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a part of the Twilight phenomenon.

    In a couple years his fame will die and he’ll have to start matching his pay with his acting ability. Needless to say, he won’t.

  • Ronnia

    Sure he’s worth it. Why would anyone lower their selfworth because of what a bunch of envious haters say. If the people he’s working around is anything like the bunch I have to work with, then their probaly worrying the hell out him and he needs a bigger raise. I can only imagine what actors have to put up with for that kind of paycheck. See this is the type of comment you’ll make when you actually have a job. SHOW ME THE MONEY!!