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Taylor Lautner Was 'Perfect' as Porn Star Dirk Diggler

Taylor Lautner Was 'Perfect' as Porn Star Dirk Diggler

Taylor Lautner wears his favorite New York Yankees hat while leaving the Smith House Steak Restaurant on Saturday (October 19) in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old actor played the part of Dirk Diggler, originally played by Mark Wahlberg, in a live reading of the film Boogie Nights earlier this month and he received some glowing reviews for his role in the reading!

Lautner was perfect,” a reviewer for Entertainment Weekly wrote. “He captured Diggler’s earnestness, sweet stupidity and eventual megalomania with an easy grace that makes you wonder why he hasn’t been given more interesting roles in films. Or maybe Diggler is just the perfect part for him.”

Congrats on the success Taylor!

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25 Comments

# 1

I’D certainly like to see more of him!

# 2

i’d give that, he really wants to be taken seriously as a actor. its just whether that will happen because hes just viewed as eye candy. same goes for other young actors

# 4
justcheckingin @ 10/21/2013 at 4:52 pm

@pika: True and the fact that his team won’t let him venture out. They also demand too much money which will limit him on alot of gigs. Would love to see more of him too!

# 5
aquarius64 @ 10/21/2013 at 6:25 pm

@justcheckingin: Taylor can’t get that money until he can prove he can put butts in the seats at the multiplex and open a movie big – on his own. On one site someone tossed out Tracers doesn’t have a movie distributor yet and it may go straight to DVD.

# 6

Wow ~ he is clearly a GREAT actor to be able to perform a role that was already created, crafted and captured years before and that he could directly mimic!! So glad that Hollywood is brimming with such star power nowadays – totally makes me forget hacks like Gregory Peck or Jimmy Stewart.

# 7
justcheckingin @ 10/22/2013 at 12:14 am

@aquarius64: I think Tracers will go straight to DVD. It didn’t get good reviews and will over a year before it is even ready. I wish Taylor would break loose on his own, he has a lot of potential.

# 8
aquarius64 @ 10/22/2013 at 10:58 pm

@cjpasman: Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck HACKS?! Gregory Peck was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won for “To Kill a Mockingbird” – a classic. He was nominated several times for Golden Globes as well. Jimmy Stewart did “The Philadelphia Story” for which he won an Academy Award and did other classics like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. They were stage actors as well. Stewart serves in the US military; Peck was active in politics. And you spit on these men to build up some pretty boy who is only famous for being in a YA franchise, his body, BAD acting (see Taylor’s Razzie nominations and WINS), being one of Taylor Swift’s cast off boyfriends, dating his co-stars for publicity and having gay rumors swirl around him. Tell me, what Oscars, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild awards have Taylor won or been nominated for? NONE. (Don’t play the age card, Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar at 22; Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for an Oscar at NINE YEARS OF AGE. They were recognized for talent.) The MTV popularity contests do not count as acting awards. You insult two respected actors no longer with us to build up a guy who is now C list at best. Taylor Lautner will NEVER be in the same class as Peck and Stewart because he doesn’t want to put in the work and get rid of bad management that hindered him.

# 9

@aquarius64:
Why are you so angry? This young man is doing what he has always wanted and that is what matters. Most people don’t have the balls to really go for what they really want or step up to the plate.Sometimes b/c of people like you trying to critiquing them and being a bully. You are not God and you don’t know where anyone’s career or/and life is going…This young man doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone as long as he is happy and fulfilled in his life & career. I like this young man as an actor and will continue to watch b/c that is my choice. & there are many others that likes his work and will watch him too. I have seen your rants on a few TL articles. If he is so damn bad and you don’t too much care for him why are you so familiar with his work, ventures, and on this ad right now. Me personally I look up people I like…not those I don;t or think are bad actor or singer. Which lets me know what you say is BS and/or envy…you would love to be doing what he is doing but your too busy talking sh*t. I wish this young man all the success and happiness in the world…I can’t wait to see him win his first golden globe, sag, and academy award. I support ppl that go for their dreams & what they want no matter what haters and dream destroyers say!

@aquarius64:
Shut the f*ck up already. Anytime there is an article about Taylor, there you are always talking s*it on him. Grow the f*ck up already

aquarius64 @ 10/23/2013 at 7:13 am

@Be and @taylor – if you two will get pass his looks for 5 seconds you will see that MANY, that includes industry insiders, think Taylor is lacking in the talent department. Even the praise he got for that reading was a backhanded compliment – the critic thought he was good at playing the arrogant Dirk Diggler because he IS one, in that critic’s opinion. The level of work he’s getting now is proof of his lower status in Hollywood. He’s not getting a lead role now because he has not proven he can make money for a studio on his name alone. Studio execs are not going to wait on him; they’ll get someone who can deliver the goods now. Even in Grown Ups 2 the box office numbers didn’t increase because Taylor was in it; they were LOWER. You two can put as much lipstick on this pig, it’s still a pig. You want to cheerlead this guy, that’s your right. I have the right to say what I think.

justcheckingin @ 10/24/2013 at 12:33 am

@aquarius64: also @Be and @taylor-Nobody should be dissing Peck and Stewart! Those men are legends and accomplished so much. To try and compare them to Taylor was way out of wack. Maybe one day Taylor will have their status but he has a looooooooooooooong way to go, if he can.

@justcheckingin:
Why didn’t you just comment to me personally..Like I said before…I think he is good at what he does and will continue to watch his work. if Peck and Steward are such good actors go to their page. I don’t give a damn about looks that is second to talent, potential, and growth. This one has that in spades, I follow many actor that are not on mainstream media’s radar…b/c i appreciate their work and see their dedication. The key to an amazing actor is not instant fame, having your name out there constantly, or having big studios kissing your ass…Its longevity and the Big stars on top will say they went through some hard time and many scripts to find their way but in the end it all came together. & this young man will see the same happen for him. A pretty face will not get you as far as he has gotten. The # one reason grown ups 2 has done so well is b/c TL was in it and he did a great job. I went to see it had a great time and was impressed w/ his work. That movie kicked ass and is still kicking ass a t the box office. You dislike this young man for some reason , but why do you have the need to fabricate stories to try to make others dislike him as well. IDK but hey knock your self out, b/c as for me I make my own decisions and reviews, critics, hollywood gossip, and the media has never and will never sway my mind.

aquarius64 @ 10/24/2013 at 6:54 pm

@Be: You want people to respect your opinion about Taylor, then you show the same respect. Calling people haters and envious because they express an opinion differ than yours doesn’t accomplish that. Your comment ” if Peck and Steward are such good actors go to their page.” suggests you don’t know who they are, or that they are deceased. (For the record, the actor is Jimmy Stewart, not Steward.)

As for Grown Ups 2, it’s been out for 15 weeks, playing currently in 223 theaters and ranked 27 in the box office. For 15 weeks GU2 has made $133,123,820. Compared that to the 15 weeks Grown Ups was out. It made $161,645,861. It played in 230 theaters at that time, (7 more than GU2). (Stats from Box Office Mojo) But it still shows Taylor’s presence in the movie did not help the box office results. If Lautner is the big draw you believe he is, GU2 should have made more than what GU made for same number of weeks and the star power you think Taylor has should have overcome the 7 theater difference. If you want to make the argument that Taylor is a big star, try using stats to support your theory, not starry eyed admiration. Like it or not, studios, i.e. potential employers, look at these stats and take that into account in casting. Show business is that…a business. They won’t wait until Taylor gets it together. He has to show he has the goods NOW to establish he has longevity, he’s a good long term investment or they won’t bother.

@justcheckingin – thanks for the backup.

Poor @Aquarius she was looking so forward for Taylor to fail and the critics to ridicule him. All these good reviews and she can’t take that. Prob have a Jacob Black doll in her closet and stick pins&needles in it like a voodoo doll screaming “I hate you Taylor”! Lets all pray for her

Haha! Wow, I was being sarcastic…clearly this kid is a talentless hack and Hollywood is a vile septic tank where the dreams of the talented go to die, crushed under the weight of all of the pretty, vapid little cretins like whoever this guy is.

aquarius64 @ 10/24/2013 at 11:40 pm

@SMH: You’re kidding right? Guess what – critics have already ridiculed him. This read and this pap stroll photographed above shows Taylor’s low status. Seriously this picture screams I-called-the-paps-to-stay-relevant. Taylor, through planted stories in the press, was publicly begging to be considered for Fast and Furious 7, and he got passed over for that. When the press is reporting that you are asking a studio to hire you and not the studio approaching you to get in the movie, that’s bad.

@cjpasman – I didn’t know you were joking. You sounded like a lot of Lautner’s fans who think with their hormones when discussing his “talent”.

justcheckingin @ 10/25/2013 at 12:21 am

@Be: How did you get I don’t like him? I stated facts just like you did only yours are waaaay off! GU2 is not kicking ass because of TL, it’s because of Adam Sandler and Kevin James. TL got more publicity than he should have off it. They just threw him out there like the others on this because they can’t let go of Jacob Black. He has a lot of potential but is many years away from the likes of Stewart and Peck and my stories are not fabricated, yours are because you won’t let go of Jacob Black.

justcheckingin @ 10/25/2013 at 12:22 am

@aquarius64: You are spot on and you’re welcome!

aquarius64 @ 10/25/2013 at 7:40 am

@justcheckingin: Lautner was getting more publicity for GU2 because the studio may have thought any residual Twilight popularity he have (or had) would have boost the box office. As I have shown in a previous post, it’s the contrary.

justcheckingin @ 10/25/2013 at 11:37 pm

@aquarius64: HollywoodLife is running a story on him being cast as Jose in 50 Shades of Grey. It’s not a sure thing but he is up for the part. His paycheck would only bee $100k, not what his team will accept, I’m sure.

aquarius64 @ 10/26/2013 at 7:47 am

@justcheckingin: It’s a big comedown from $25 million for Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 (plus a cut of the box office on both movies). If that’s the pay ($100,000) it calls his finances into question (and possibly a need to get rid of that Fiskr he has.) Taylor’s still living at home right? Also, there’s the potential for backlash. Members of the Latino community could raise an issue for the studio not casting a Hispanic actor for the role. They got heat for the casting of Christian Grey; they don’t want another wave of bad press.

justcheckingin @ 10/26/2013 at 11:45 pm

@aquarius64: Not sure if he’ll part with that car since that’s the only kind he’s ever known (too good to dry a chevy or something cheaper) thanks to daddy. He will get backlash from the Hispanic people and I wouldn’t blame them, they should find someone of that heritage. He pulled of the native thing for Twilight even though he only has a pinch of it but looks to be a lot more than stated. That low paycheck though will be the obstacle.

aquarius64 @ 10/27/2013 at 5:36 am

@justcheckingin: Johnny Depp pulled the one drop card for playing Tonto in “The Lone Ranger”. Funny how these actors only own up to distant heritage where there this is negative press for playing an ethnic role that is not immediately seen as theirs. Besides this character in FSOG is Jacob 2.0.

justcheckingin @ 11/02/2013 at 12:19 pm

SO glad he didn’t get the part and that it went to an actual Hispanic dude! Try AGAIN later Tay, with team permission, of course!

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