Taylor Lautner: The $10 Million Man

Taylor Lautner: The $10 Million Man-photo
At this point, the only thing more impressive than Taylor Lautner's abs might be his paychecks.

Deadline Hollywood reports that the 18-year-old Twilight beefcake has entered the eight-figure salary range with his upcoming movie roles, with two separate studios ponying up at least $10 million for his talents in 2011.

According to Deadline, Fox 2000 will be forking over an eight-figure pile of cash for Lautner's starring turn in Incarceron, a big-screen adaptation of the Catherine Fisher novel about a young man trapped in a brutal, futuristic prison society. New Regency, meanwhile, will be laying a similarly princely sum on Lautner to star in an as-yet-untiled spy thriller that's being billed as "The Bourne Identity for the Next Generation."

And all of this is on top of the $7.5 million that Lautner is said to be raking in for the movie adaptation of the popular children's toy Stretch Armstrong.

The cumulative windfall puts Lautner in some pretty good company—according to Forbes' list of Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors, the Twilight star is now on the same tier as Leonardo DiCaprio, who earned $28 million in the period between June 2009 and 2010. Taylor still has a way to go before he catches up with Johnny Depp, who tops the list with $75 million for the same period, and Ben Stiller, who comes in second at $53 million, but hey—he's still barely old enough to vote.

Do you think Taylor Lautner's box-office draw will justify the massive paydays he's commanding? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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  • Michelle Boca
    Michelle Boca

    :)

  • anna
    anna

    Hoep he dies

  • Jacob
    Jacob

    lol, that's great, he's actually below average for an actor, you could even say bad, he brought the same character to Cheaper by the dozen 2 as he does in the twilight movies. His paychecks are so big because he is a very marketable asset. Studio heads think that because the Twilight movies are so successful, any movie hes in will have the same effect. They are trying the same thing with Zac Efron, and even though hes a great actor unlike Taylor Lautner, none of his solo movies have done well. Lets hope Mr Lautner surprises hollywood or he will have a short acting career.

  • Chanté Dap
    Chanté Dap

    Cant wait to see all these movies i freaking love TAYLOR LAUTNER !!!! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER IF YOU DO 2 www.twitter.com/LautnersAngels

  • g
    g

    Mimi.....Abduction is his new movie comeing out in September. It is already done filming. Wrapped filming this past September. It was fun to work on that movie and I think it will be good, considering the director IS Jon Singleton. OMG really???? Singleton is the director????? That's so cool! His greatest work is.... "Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory"! Oh wait.... :/

  • g
    g

    Mimi.....Abduction is his new movie comeing out in September. It is already done filming. Wrapped filming this past September. It was fun to work on that movie and I think it will be OMG really???? Singleton is the director????? That's so cool! His greatest work is.... "Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory"! Oh wait.... :/

  • Kara
    Kara

    Mimi.....Abduction is his new movie comeing out in September. It is already done filming. Wrapped filming this past September. It was fun to work on that movie and I think it will be good, considering the director IS Jon Singleton.

  • Eve
    Eve

    Taylor Lautner in Bourne Identity!!!!!? Yes baby!

  • Gelseyk
    Gelseyk

    Good for him!!! And WTF, you're an idiot! How much money do you make Jackass??

  • WTF
    WTF

    10 MIL FOR BEING GAY?? THIS WORLD IS DOMED

 

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