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Taylor Lautner: The Next Leo DiCaprio & Mark Wahlberg?

Taylor Lautner: The Next Leo DiCaprio & Mark Wahlberg?

Taylor Lautner has some high profile fans – including Mark Wahlberg!

“I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me,” Mark told Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday (August 4) at the HFPA’s annual luncheon (via E! Online). “So, we’re both out of a job, dude. Taylor Lautner! We’re screwed.”

“It’s over, dude,” Mark added. “Titanic and Boogie Nights were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run and on to the next.”

DO YOU THINK Taylor Lautner will have a successful post-Twilight career?

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79 Responses to “Taylor Lautner: The Next Leo DiCaprio & Mark Wahlberg?”

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  1. 26
    Ali Says:

    no way. odd looking; can’t act; short; no charisma.

  2. 27
    steve Says:

    Not if he keeps on doing chick flick films like Twilight. Problem with Hollywood is about looks even if one can’t act. He’s got a lot to prove. Take mature rolls and do away with teen movies.

  3. 28
    cute Says:

    Depending on the projects he may be a box office draw like Leo but a critically acclaimed actor? **shrugs** Nope.

  4. 29
    trala Says:

    Well, you know, Mark kind of gets on his high horse sometimes. Sure, he may feel like it’s getting hard to keep up with the muscles anymore, and I think the DiCaprio thing was just a little stab. Mark is kind of a working-class type personality, whereas DiCaprio is a bit more refined and posh, and Mark doesn’t naturally like that as much. I think that part was just a bit of a stab. Obviously, the Lautner kid does not have the range either Mark or DiCaprio does, nor the intelligence. He’s just a pup compared to those two.

    DiCaprio is being hailed as a great actor, I have a difficult time with that. I usually see him in roles where he lets his arteries pop out of his forehead and neck, and looks really serious and whether his life depends on it. I personally don’t see an enormous range to him, and I find his acting a bit forced. I did like him a lot in Gilbert Grape, I thought that was actually fantastic. But further I can’t recall ever being impressed anymore.

  5. 30
    tlfan Says:

    Umm, why all the hate? Why all the no, no, no, no!!??

    If super big & super talented mega stars like Mark & Leo could praise him, whether joking or not, why cant you? If they’re that big & they could compliment him like that, why is it that readers of this board must argue so strongly against it.

    Sure, he may not have shown serious acting so far, because all he’s been in is Twilight. How do you know he wont surprise you in other movies?

  6. 31
    Angela Says:

    @Betty: You’re right. If Mark can make it after his past….anyone can. I also think this post is kind of cruel. Mark was being friendly, kidding around and trying to start a thread to bring the kid down is not cool.

  7. 32
    VictoriaGirl Says:

    The next dicaprio/mark wahlberg? Are you serious Jared? This little douche cant act his way out of a paperbag. Dicaprio and Wahlberg are clearly better actors. This kid is not going to have a huge career like these 2.

  8. 33
    chantal Says:

    @Laura: and whats wrong with teeange cruch???

  9. 34
    What? Says:

    @trala Are you drunk? Forced acting? Has each movie critic here. I think you drank in the same cup that Mark… because you two are delirious.

  10. 35
    bryan Says:

    I think he will have an excellent carreer

  11. 36
    Elise Says:


  12. 37
    trala Says:

    Lautner is young, it’s just speculation at this point. But I think it’s fair to say that right now he’s kind of riding that Twilight wave still and adjusting to stardom. He’s not in any place in his career of really focusing and getting down with the acting work. He right now belongs to the ‘celeb’ actors that made it big on the back of a big movie, not on their own merit and reputation. It doesn’t mean that’s impossible, but having been in Twilight doesn’t make that likely or anything. He’ll have to really get in serious roles and build his skills, etc. The celeb thing isn’t going to do that for you.

    Wahlberg knows this, he was just talking. Plus I don’t think DiCaprio flattered Lautner about anything, I’m sure he finds himself much more handsome than Lautner, because if you hadn’t noticed yet DiCaprio is quite the ego. Which is why I suspect Wahlberg made that comment in the first place.

  13. 38
    fan Says:

    Many people don’t think Wahlberg is all that. If you want to see how he made it in Hollywood just start from episode 1 of Entourage which is his biography and he produced it.

  14. 39
    bibimandingo Says:

    no chance in hell he will be the next big star

    he can’t act, he looks odd, he may be gay

    so not a chance

  15. 40
    lynn Says:

    Leo started out as a teenage crush also. Some still think he’s Jack Dawson from Titanic.

  16. 41
    trala Says:

    Yes, forced acting. I have never truly enjoyed movies with DiCaprio in the leadroles. I don’t think it has anything to do with critical acclaim. When people make music, act, or do anything really, you always feels it comes from some place. That’s why you like some artists and don’t like others. But with DiCaprio I don’t even consider him to be a great craftsman at acting. I just really don’t, because he never seems to lose himself in the role. He tries, but he tries too hard. It does not feel natural to me. I don’t think that qualifies for ‘delirious’, it’s just a personal opinion.

  17. 42
    Alyssa Says:

    I think Taylor Lautner is a great actor but no one can replace Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio.

  18. 43
    lynn Says:

    Taylor Lautner: The Next Leo DiCaprio & Mark Wahlberg?

    Doesn’t make sense. He’s Taylor Lautner. He has an identity/image already. The question is who’s gonna be the next Taylor Lautner? He’s come a long way.

  19. 44
    Abbi Says:

    Am I the only one who is not taking this too serious and just think that what Mark said was funny?

  20. 45
    yes Says:


    In a weird way, I think it was Mark’s way of “welcoming” Taylor into the “club”. He’s arrived!

  21. 46
    Abbi Says:

    @yes: Exactly! And I thought it was done in Mark’s funny of humor, but still being sincere.

  22. 47
    Lilie Says:

    Damn, so much hate for nothing ! If you really despise that kid, just don’t bother wasting your time commenting huh ?! ;-) Or else.. you don’t hate him that much, or at least, you’re interested !
    Plus, why don’t you wait a little bit and see how he does after Twilight before killing him ? Have you ever watched Twilight in the first place or are you just “He came from that Twilight ****, of course he can’t act” ?
    I’m sure everybody will be surprised and in a few years, when he’ll be everywhere, thanks to all the good movies he made and thanks to his talent.. we’ll talk about it again !!! ;-)
    Oh.. and you’ll be surprised too to see that a lot of people (and not only screaming teeenagers) are, actually, really liking him, and not only for his 6-pack !

  23. 48
    sweetness Says:

    Exactly what was Mark Wahlberg doing as an actor at the age of 19. As I recalled Mark Wahlberg was a rapper…OMG! That made him the next Al Pacino, no…but now he’s “respected” as an actor. Oh btw, wasn’t Markie Mark famous for his abs and being Calvin Klein’s poster boy. Some of you are too young and foolish and ignorant to do some research. Mark was no Oscar winner but bit by bit, went from rapper poster boy to serious actor.

    therefore why can’t Taylor Lautner. Get over it…his name is out there and TL is not going to disappear. Accolades from Mark Wahlberg and attending this prestigious luncheon means he’s in this business for the long run. The kid is young but is Leo the only guy on the planet who can succeed at acting..please!

  24. 49
    agronnie Says:

    Publicity is key to having your name in the media, but longevity in the acting field depends on your passion, talent, and CONNECTIONS. Mr. Lautner’s acting future depends on HIS DECISIONS. The days of having a private, personal life are over, unless you want to quit this business. His personal relationships/appearances are carefully scripted and guarded. Lily Collins is a Beverly Hills-moneyed connection he has known for years and her texts report this. She is proof that actors can be MADE. HFPA’s luncheon in BEVERLY HILLS was a planned publicity stunt & appearance- for -charity- tax break. Wahlberg was jokingly referring to how fickle and how “youth-oriented” the film industry is AND this has always been the case.

  25. 50
    glue Says:

    walhberg’s a crook. and a racist, but hollywood loves those types.

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