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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?

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51 Responses to “Taylor Lautner: $20 Million Movie Man”

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  1. 26
    Oprah Says:

    No, Alpaca is not worth it.

  2. 27
    Melanie Says:

    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.

  3. 28
    Sherrie Says:

    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.

  4. 29
    Jenni Says:

    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.

  5. 30
    eternalozzie Says:

    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?

  6. 31
    T Says:

    I think Emma Watson and he would look good together.

  7. 32
    T Says:

    I think Emma Watson and he would look good together.

  8. 33
    rhymes Says:

    A resounding YES he is worth it!

  9. 34
    nora Says:

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

  10. 35
    nora Says:

    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!!!

  11. 36
    yep Says:

    congrats! taylor, i am happy for you!

  12. 37
    fe Says:


    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.

  13. 38
    Tom Glee Says:

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

  14. 39
    Matt Says:

    If he shows his ass, yes :).

  15. 40
    Team Alcide Says:

    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.”

  16. 41
    Ann Says:

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

  17. 42
    Penelope Says:

    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.

  18. 43
    lmao Says:

    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

  19. 44
    Jokergurl Says:

    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.

  20. 45
    Voodoo Says:

    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 *******. 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

  21. 46
    Nicole Says:

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

  22. 47
    KrisKris Says:

    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..

  23. 48
    december Says:

    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….

  24. 49
    Robert Says:

    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.

  25. 50
    Ronnia Says:

    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!!

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