Taylor Lautner's Got the Power -- And Here's Why
The Twilight superstar, 20, joins our list of Hollywood power players under 30.
From Jacob the teenage werewolf in the The Twilight Saga film series to leading man opposite Sigourney Weaver in Abduction, Taylor Lautner's career is on fire -- so much so, it scored him a spot on Celebuzz's Hollywood Power Index at number 23.
The actor, with his charming good looks and legions of loyal fans, said g00d-bye to Twilight last year. In November, Forbes magazine reported estimated the global box office gross of the film franchise to equal $2.5 billion -- earning all three leading stars approximately $87 million in the last year-and-a-half.
Thanks to a new set of roles, Lautner's bank account will continue to swell post-Twilight. The actor will take a stab at comedy this summer as 'Frat Boy Andy,' alongside veteran funny guys Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, David Spade and Chris Rock in Columbia Pictures' Grown Ups 2.
Solidifying his action hero image, the star was most recently tapped as the lead in Tracers, a film that will reunite him with Twilight producers. In it, Lautner will portray a New Yorker that is introduced to the underground world of Parkour.
"Honestly, one of the reasons we went to him is that in New Moon, he does that thing where he goes up the tree, and that was something that I was there watching him train every day and realized how extraordinary he was athletically," Breaking Dawn - Part 2 producer Wyck Godfrey told MTV in June. "He almost doesn't need the wires."
Learn more about Lautner and his co-stars' film futures post-Twilight by launching the video below.