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Taylor Lautner, Gus Van Sant & Dustin Lance Black: Downtown Dinner!

Taylor Lautner, Gus Van Sant & Dustin Lance Black: Downtown Dinner!

Taylor Lautner grabs a bite to eat with an Oscar-nominated duo at Italian eatery Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 13).

The 19-year-old Abduction action star dined with 2008′s Milk director Gus Van Sant and Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2009. Looks like these three have an exciting film project in the works!

Abduction, which co-stars rising actress Lily Collins, is due out in theaters on September 23.

Taylor recently starred in a new Funny or Die sketch, “Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout”!

10+ pictures inside of Taylor Lautner‘s downtown dinner…

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62 Responses to “Taylor Lautner, Gus Van Sant & Dustin Lance Black: Downtown Dinner!”

  1. 1
    Lo Says:

    They see talent in him?! I haven’t seen him in an Oscar worthy performance ever… He must have talent locked up behind closed doors waiting to come out.

  2. 2
    elliott Says:

    yeah tay tay is totally straight!

  3. 3
    Anna Says:

    Gus Van Sant worked with Keanu Reeves. Taylor Lautner has potential. He’s still a kid but he isn’t any worse than the other bad actors in Twilight. He is the only one that can speak correctly. No one wants to listen to Kstew and Rpatz ramble through speeches. Taylor saves them from looking even more retarded.

  4. 4
    sweetness Says:

    I love it, Taylor Lautner is a young star on the rise. That’s show biz, accept it.

  5. 5
    TinyDancer Says:

    The only project these three could be working on is a threesome. I doubt this union will end in a film, even with Van Sant’s work with Keanu Reeves withstanding.

  6. 6
    doriiz Says:

    Wo0w asii o mas sexy..!! O0o0..!! L0o am0o i ♥ ! Taylo0r lautner…♥!!

  7. 7
    Hanne Says:

    @sweetness: His career will be non-existent once Twilight ends. Also, Dustin Lance Black is an Oscar WINNER.

  8. 8
    Gurl Says:

    Taylor out with the girls

  9. 9
    lissett Says:

    if by business dinner, you mean date.

    never seen such a grin on lautner’s face

  10. 10
    itziar Says:

    awww taylor with joe jonas’ ex. cute.

  11. 11
    B Says:

    i love how most of taylor’s haters like to pretend being gay is an insult. NEWSFLASH PEOPLE IT’S NOT AN INSULT! if he’s gay, he should be damn proud of that fact, if he’s straight or bi or a-sexual then that’s cool too. it’s not anyone’s personal business, anyway, and good for him for getting to hang out with those two.

  12. 12
    Redd Says:

    Ugh he is sooo fake I just can’t with him and his big fake Tom cruise over dramatic smile for the paps….look at me I’m with a big director and writer. That is the difference between him and rob/kristen

  13. 13
    B Says:

    @B: so yeah, remember people it’s his personal life not yours. get over yourselves.

  14. 14
    mrs butterworth Says:

    Taylor is starring in the gay remake of “Deepthroat” with his long alpaca neck LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. 15
    dore Says:

    So much haters but for what? He doesn’t care about your stupid comments. Some critisize him because he’s way better than you will ever be. Now face it, there are a lot of teens stars in hollywood actually: HE’S THE BEST OF THEM ALL. Good behavior and amazing talent.
    Jealousy speaks instead of you that’s all!!!!!

  16. 16
    Ronnia Says:

    @Anna: You are so right about that, it’s just so many people are in denial about it are operating on a lower level. The older you get you start wanting to hear manors and politeness. Taylor is the only one I would want to listen to when he starts speaking. He’s much more mature.

  17. 17
    Emily Says:


    There is nothing fake about him. He is a genuinely lovely person. Stop putting your insecurities on him. At least he actually smiles occasionally, unlike your precious Rob/Kristen.

  18. 18
    eliza Says:

    that beautiful smile! *—*
    the opinion of some who hate Taylor will not change anything in his life! I’m sure Taylor will have a very successful career.

  19. 19
    jj Says:

    oh man, the comments where soooooo funny and then… the twilight fans invaded this post… bummer

  20. 20
    may Says:

    I love Taylor. All these Rob/Kristen fans dissing him can gtfo. I get annoyed when people compare him to Rob and put him down. Truth is most girls only like Rob for his looks and the guy is a really lazy actor. Taylor is so much more dedicated to his work than Rob is. Taylor does his own stunts and works really hard. He is wellspoken and a sweet young man. Rob never does any preparation for his movies and is always making a fool of himself at events. Taylor deserves a good career.

  21. 21
    GagaisaSatanwhore Says:


  22. 22
    SarahC Says:

    People are so hateful these days. Taylors’ not the best actor but he’s still young and learning. He looks good by the way. I can’t wait to see Abduction.

  23. 23
    jenle Says:

    @Anna: i agree

  24. 24
    jenle Says:

    @Redd: hmm…looks like you’ve been drinking haterade. Taylor seems like a very thoughtful young man and was just raised well. He’s not like most 19 year olds these days who act like they have no sense.

  25. 25
    henri Says:

    i think taylor is gay

  26. 26
    Sabrina Says:

    Cool! Hope they make an awesome movie together :-)!

  27. 27
    American Dreamer Says:

    I got to admit I saw Taylor Lautner get interviewed on Leno and Letterman and he is incredibly effeminate–very gay.

    Its kind of ironic since so many girls are into him.

  28. 28
    RONTEX Says:

    Seriously guys, whether he is gay or straight doesn’t matter. He looks incredibly happy here, probably because he is going to work with a great director and have a great script to show the haters there is more to him than a pretty face. Either that or he won the toss and gets to be on top in the threeway : ) (oh wait, that’s my fantasy)

  29. 29
    RONTEX Says:

    P.S. He looks damn good here, finally growing into his looks and what a great jawline. He’ll get better with age, just like Matt Damon.

  30. 30
    sweetness Says:

    So haters you think these two accomplished men director and screenwriter need to go on a date with Taylor Lautner in a non professional manner? They just really need to be seen with TL for the public to think threesome? REALLY?

  31. 31
    sweetness Says:

    So haters you think these two accomplished men director and screenwriter need to go on a date with Taylor Lautner in a non professional manner? They just really need to be seen with TL for the public to think threesome? REALLY?

  32. 32
    max Says:

    i saw pre screening of Abduction .the movie was bad and the acting was worse am sory to say that but the kid cant act ,the movie will bad a lot of monet was put in this movie.and they say young tom cruis yeh hhhhhhhhhhh more like young rob shnider he cant act either

  33. 33
    Paulie Says:

    A gay director, a gay screenwriter and a gay actor. It really does get better.

  34. 34
    Mandy Says:


    Oh really? So, since you’ve seen the movie, perhaps you could talk us through it, scene by scene? I’m very interested to know what happens. And since you saw the movie not long ago, that shouldn’t be a problem for you. You should remember most of it.

  35. 35
    Chica Says:

    LOL! It really makes me laugh to see how so many people come on here to bash him. Why? Because he is talented, handsome, charming, nice and above all SUCCESSFUL?! Leave him alone! he is young and has the bones to build on. He may not be the best actor just yet but there are loads of actors that started young and were mediocre. Whether he is gay, straight, bi or a monk is his business!
    Oh and @max you must be one of the very few that thinks that because the movie was screened at Cannes and those who saw it gave it the thumbs up and by those I mean industry members, not teenage girls! :)
    He is doing something he loves and doing well, sad to see it bugs most of you.

  36. 36
    aquarius64 Says:

    Unless he’s banging every girl in sight, bragging about who he nailed, having a slew of baby mamas or catching a rape charge he’s gay. For those throwning the gay meme – you don’t question the sexual orientation of a guy who has ONE of the traits I mentioned. I’m glad he acts like he has a mama; and I think that’s part of his appeal to many females. He comes off as respectul.

  37. 37
    Kevin Says:

    I bet they can see themselves in Taylor…literally. Looks like the power gays just added one.

  38. 38
    denise Says:

    taylor is awesome, he’s the only one of the twilight actors that can speak incrediably well and is very intelligent but there is one thing>>Boyfriend need to change his shoes LOL..but other than that he has a brillant future ahead..Stay sweet TAYLOR.

  39. 39
    raven Says:

    How Many Cars Those This kid have?? Like Seriously??? I’ve Seen Four Already…What’s the Point???

  40. 40
    keller Says:

    He is 19 years old, works hard, doesn’t get drunk and do drugs. Why all the hate? I don’t care if he is gay, straight, bi, tri. He is a good kid working on being a better actor. Haters just got to hate cause they have miserable lives not Taylor’s fault that you’ll are losers.

  41. 41
    raven Says:

    @denise: LMAO… I gues He Likes Dem… Everytime i watch a pic of him i have to scroll down to see if he’s wearing them shoes…. and brava he is!!! LMAO

  42. 42
    robin Says:

    he looks great with facial hair.

  43. 43
    lo Says:

    @may: how do you know anything that rob does or doesn’t do for his movies?

  44. 44
    PIEL KOP Says:

    All the gays are out on the town tonight!

  45. 45
    Daniel Says:

    so damn tired of people saying he is gay he isnt if he was he would of said something by now. since when is it not ok for actors to eat or hang out with directors.

  46. 46
    vinny Says:

    i loooveeee tayyyloorr………….go tay go…….!!!!

  47. 47
    nguyen tran gia linh Says:

    I Hope Taylor Is Gay Very Sexy :D

  48. 48
    jj22 Says:

    And just like that let the gay rumors begin!

  49. 49
    just a question Says:

    wHo’s that guy in blue shirt :) maybe he is a new love interest of Taylor.

  50. 50
    Kitten Says:

    @may: Why do you assume it’s Rob and Kristen fans dissing him? All three of them are friends and show support to each other so it’s okay to like all three. By the way, I find Taylor adorable. He seems like he’s very refreshing to be around.

  51. 51
    daisy Says:

    TAYLOR IS GAY!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!


  52. 52
    CA Says:

    i dont mind if Taylor is gay , as long as hes happy its cool
    but why are all the cute/hot guys gay
    its not fair jk

  53. 53
    Are You Serious? Says:

    I have one question for all who think he’s gay…Why the hell do you think he’s gay? I’ve been trying to understand this for a long time and honestly the things people come up with like “gaydar” and all this crap are absolutely REDICULOUS . What set off your “GAYDAR”? Just because he’s polite? Because he actually CARES about making sure he looks presentable in public instead of looking like a slob? Because his hair always looks good? Because he isn’t making out with girls out in the open for the paparazzi to capture? None of that proves ANYTHING! People need to remember that Taylor isn’t a regular guy and NOT because he’s gay, but because he’s a celebrity who cares about his image because he strives for success! NOTHING about him has ever made me think that he’s gay! And he’s always been with girls. I’ve never seen any pics of him going out on dates with some gay dude. Dustin Lance Black is an academy award winning screenwriter and he’s gay BUT he’s 37 YEARS OLD! Do you think he was hitting on 19 year old Taylor? especially while with Gus Van Sant- a director? IS Gus even gay? i never read anything that said he is. and he’s ANCIENT anyway! you think they were talking about making porn videos or making a great film for the box office? All you haters are REDICULOUS! GIVE ME REASONS WHY HE MIGHT BE GAY? Besides that fact that you and many other jealous men out there aren’t as successful, handome or gracious! OR because YOU are gay so you come up with these rumors because you want him! IN YOUR DREAMS!

  54. 54
    dian Says:

    @are you serious….I agree with you regarding gay. Most of Hollywood plays that number anyway so what’s new? Gus Van Sant teamed with Dustin Black for the film, ” Milk. ” Years ago, Gus Van Sant also directed “Good Will Hunting” with Matt Damon/Ben Affleck. He usually works on subjects that are on “society’s fringes”. ( I have read on Wiki that Gus is gay also.) Sean Penn nor Matt do not admit to being gay and have worked with these guys. Some folks in this field play both ways. Thought of that? As for Taylor Lautner’s present “GF”, she is now busy filming in Montreal and so far, NO paparazzi has followed him nor his gf there or just followed her. He, like other stars, can travel when not on set during filming to personal places/hideaways and no one has followed up with this. His affection for her was VERY obvious on the Abduction set and soon both will be promoting this film.
    Now, he wants any positive attention to keep his young career going and always is searching for new material to develop his abilities AND his Taylor-made production company. Possible that he could be only a producer for this team?

  55. 55
    dian Says:

    And the guy with TL looks like MY agent…ha

  56. 56
    aquarius64 Says:

    @dian: Hi Dian. I, like many others, question the validity of the Taylor/Lily pairing, but because of questions of his sexual orientation. No initimate pictures of the two in over a year. I think there are no pap shots b/c even they think these two are not together and they are not going to waste their time or film.

    You said he was very affectionate with her on the set of Abduction. (Geez he’s a co-producer of the film as well. Annouce to the world you’re bedding the boss.) The operative word is “was”. What happened a year ago doesn’t define the current state of the relay. I agree he can make arrangements to see her on set; she certainly made sure she was on the Breaking Dawn set. Given what you have said Lautner may have burned hot for her in the beginning but now it has cooled down. Relationship questions are an unwanted distraction during promotional swings; so it’s better to keep the status quo and pretend to be solid for business reasons. To me, this is looking like an on-set hookup that tried but couldn’t go the distance. It’s humilitating as well-she dumped a boyfriend for him; if they are confirmed as done she looks like a fool. She will be bagged on as the latest location itch that has been scratched.

  57. 57
    aquarius64 Says:

    correction – I question the pairing NOT based on questions about his sexual orientation.

  58. 58
    BB Says:

    I’ll try to keep this relatively short.
    1) i agree, i don’t think they’re dating either
    2) The only reason why Lily was in Vancouver was to begin pre production of Snow White- or that’s everyone has said. Therefore, she didn’t fly to Vancouver just for taylor but it would make sense for her to visit him because i believe they are friends and that’s what you would do if you and your friend happened to be in the same city at the same time. I don’t believe they ever really tried to be an item. it seemed to me- again i’m no relationship expert- that she was interested in him but taylor didn’t feel the same. that’s my opinion.
    4) do you or anyone know if he’s dating anyone?

  59. 59
    Tamar Says:

    taylor launter is so…. hotttttttt
    I love him so much is so talented and amazing
    LOve u taylor

  60. 60
    Tamar Says:

    @jenle: you’re so right…

  61. 61
    mg100 Says:

    Threesome? Lucky them!


  62. 62
    manofsteelbuns Says:


    That’s redundant.

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