Taylor Kitsch Actor

Taylor kitsch

Taylor Kitsch (born April 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor and model. He is best known for his role as Tim Riggins in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights and for his role as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He also starred in big-budgeted films John Carter and Battleship. Kitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. His mother worked for the BC liquor board and his father in construction. He has two older brothers and two younger half sisters, and was raised by his single mother. He played junior ice hockey for the Langley Hornets in the British Columbia Hockey League before a knee injury ended his career. Kitsch moved to New York in 2002 after receiving an opportunity to pursue modeling with IMG and studied acting there as well. While in New York, he became a nutritionist and a personal trainer. For a time in New York he was homeless and took to sleeping on subway trains in the middle of the night. In 2004, he relocated to Los Angeles where he modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch. He also appears in the limited edition coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 8th, 1981
Nationality
Canada
Places lived
New York , United States of America
pop. 19,651,127 (2013)
Vancouver , Canada
pop. 603,502 (2011)

Family

Siblings

Education

1. University of Lethbridge Colleges/University

The University of Lethbridge (also known as the U of L and Uleth) is a publicly funded comprehensive academic and research university, founded in the liberal education tradition, located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, with two other urban campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. The main building sits among the coulees on the west side of the Oldman River. The university press, The Meliorist, is a member of CUP.

Type Public university
Endowment
2009. 147 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1967
Headquarters
4401 University Drive West, T1K 3M4 - Lethbridge, Alberta
Undergraduates
2011. 8,631
Postgraduates
2011. 519
Official web page www.uleth.ca
Wikipedia article

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Action66.27
Adventure36.4
Sci-Fi26.3
Drama56.92
Fantasy25.9
Thriller26.1
Comedy26.35

1. Lone Survivor (2013)

Action, Biography, Drama
played Michael P. Murphy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
, ,
Norton Herrick
,
Randall Emmett
,
Sarah Aubrey
8 Show list 3 Show list $40M

Lone Survivor is a 2013 American war film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. The film is based on the 2007 nonfiction book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor dramatizes the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Berg first learned of the book Lone Survivor in 2007 while he was filming Hancock. He arranged several meetings with Luttrell to discuss adapting the book to film. Universal Pictures secured the film rights in August 2007 after bidding against other major film studios. In re-enacting the events of Operation Red Wings, Berg drew much of his screenplay from Luttrell's eyewitness accounts in the book, as well as autopsy and incident reports related to the mission. After directing Battleship for Universal in 2012, Berg returned to work on Lone Survivor.

Awards

2014 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture
2013 BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie
2013 Critics Choice Award for Best Action Film

Top cast

Marcus Luttrell
Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen
Matthew Axelson
Danny Dietz
Shane E. Patton
Peter Musselman
Taraq
Gulab
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Michael P. Murphy
United States special operations forces
Marcus Luttrell
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Explosions in the Sky
,
Steve Jablonsky
Tobias A. Schliessler
Pashto language, English
United States of America

2. The Grand Seduction (2013)

Comedy
played Dr. Lewis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
,
Barbara Doran
,
Ken Scott
4 Show list 1 Show list $12.7M

The Grand Seduction is a 2013 Canadian comedy film directed by Don McKellar and written by Ken Scott and Michael Dowse. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban and Gordon Pinsent. It is based on a 2003 French-Canadian film, La Grande Séduction. The film was nominated in four categories for the Canadian Screen Awards, with Pinsent winning the award for Actor in a Supporting Role at the March 2014 ceremony.

Awards

2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Murray French
Kathleen
Tripp's Assistant
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Francois-Pierre Lue
,
Maxime Barzel
,
Paul-Étienne Côté
Douglas Koch
Denis Sperdouklis
English
Canada

3. Savages (2012)

Crime, Drama, Thriller
played Chon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
141.0
,
Eric Kopeloff
21 Show list $45M

Savages is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It is based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow. The screenplay was written by Shane Salerno, Winslow and Stone. The film was released on July 6, 2012, and stars Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Demian Bichir, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Emile Hirsch.

Awards

Top cast

Motorcycle Cop
Elena
Dolores, Lado's Wife
El Azul
Bad Ass Biker
'O' Security, Hayes
Beach Guy #2
Dennis' Wife
Beach Girl #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Polyandry
Cannabis
Drug cartel
Adam Peters
Cindy Evans
English
United States of America

4. Battleship (2012)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
played Lieutenant Alex Hopper
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
131.0
, , ,
Bennett Schneir
,
Duncan Henderson
,
Sarah Aubrey
Jon Hoeber
,
Erich Hoeber
27 Show list 3 Show list $209M

Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction war film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was also the only Hasbro property to be produced in association with Dentsu Inc., which left NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan before being spun off as a separate company in February 17, 2014. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, John Tui, Brooklyn Decker and Tadanobu Asano. The film was originally planned to be released in 2011, but was rescheduled to April 11, 2012, in the United Kingdom and May 18, 2012, in the United States. The film's world premiere was in Tokyo, Japan, on April 3, 2012.

Awards

2012 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star
2012 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female
2012 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

Top cast

Admiral Shane
Combat Systems Coordinator
Soccer Announcer #1
U.S. Navy Captain
Air Force Chief of Staff
British Newscaster
JPJ OOD
Captain Yugi Nagata
JPJ 2nd Gunner
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Dr. Nogrady
Regent Land Commander
Commander Stone Hopper
Secretary of Defense
Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord
BIP HQ Controller #2
Cal Zapata
Commander Meldman
Sampson JOOD Strodell
Ensign Chavez
Samantha "Sam" Shane
Fat Guy at Bar
Naval Officer #1
Chief Petty Officer Walter 'The Beast' Lynch
Singer at Bar
Sampson Helmsman
Reagan CO
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Naval battle
Alien invasion
Steve Jablonsky
Tobias A. Schliessler
Kimberly A. Tillman
,
Louise Mingenbach
English
United States of America

5. John Carter (2012)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy
played John Carter of Mars
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0
,
Jim Morris
,
Lindsey Collins
18 Show list $250M

John Carter is a 2012 American fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on A Princess of Mars, the first book in the Barsoom series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film chronicles the first interplanetary adventure of John Carter, portrayed by actor Taylor Kitsch. The film marks the centennial of the character's first appearance. The film is the live-action debut for writer and director Stanton; his previous directorial work includes the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo and WALL-E. Co-written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, it was produced by Jim Morris, Colin Wilson, and Lindsey Collins. The score was composed by Michael Giacchino and released by Walt Disney Records on March 6, 2012. The ensemble cast also features Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Haden Church, Dominic West, James Purefoy, and Willem Dafoe. Filming began in November 2009 with principal photography underway in January 2010, wrapping seven months later in July 2010. John Carter explores extraterrestrial life, science fiction and civil war.

Awards

Top cast

Tars Tarkas
Thark Bookie
Matai Shang
Tardos Mors
Sab Than
Dejah Thoris
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Young Thark Warrior
Kantos Kan
Zodangan General
Sarkoja
Dix the Storekeeper
Spotter #2
Bodyguard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mayes C. Rubeo
English
United States of America

6. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

Drama
played Kevin Carter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
,
Adam Friedlander
,
Lance Samuels
5 Show list

The Bang-Bang Club is a 2010 Canadian-South African film written and directed by Steven Silver and stars Ryan Phillippe as Greg Marinovich, Malin Åkerman as Robin Comley, Taylor Kitsch as Kevin Carter, Frank Rautenbach as Ken Oosterbroek and Neels Van Jaarsveld as João Silva. They portray the lives of four photojournalists active within the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994, from when Nelson Mandela was released from prison to the 1994 elections. It is a film adaptation of the autobiographical book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War co-written by Greg Marinovich and João Silva who were part of the group of four photographers known as Bang-Bang Club, the other two members being Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek.

Awards

Top cast

Robin Comley
Greg Marinovich
Alf Khumalo
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bang-Bang Club
Photography
Social apartheid
Philip Miller
English
Canada, South Africa

7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
played Gambit
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
, , ,
Bryan Singer
,
John Palermo
28 Show list 3 Show list $150M

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Gavin Hood, written by David Benioff and Skip Woods, and produced by and starring Hugh Jackman. It co-stars Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a prequel/spin-off focusing on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The plot details Wolverine's childhood as James Howlett, his early encounters with Major William Stryker, his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program. The film was mostly shot in Australia and New Zealand, with Canada also serving as a location.

Awards

2010 People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Star
2009 Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Movie: Action Adventure
2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure/Thriller

Top cast

Wolverine
Professor X
Deadpool
William Stryker
Chris Bradley
Sabretooth
Weapon XI
Silver Fox
Vietnam Army Officer
African Businessman
Carnival Girl
Tank Soldier
Phelan
Travis Hudson
Hunter #2
David North
Vindicator
Woman of the Night
Poker Player
John Howlett
Thomas Logan
Dr. Carol Frost
Emma Frost
Van Mier
Wolverine
Sabretooth
Cyclops
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vietnam War
Logging
Transhumanism
American Civil War
Louise Mingenbach
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
English
United States of America

8. Gospel Hill (2008)

Drama
played Joel Herrod
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
5 Show list $6M

Gospel Hill is a 2008 film directed and produced by Giancarlo Esposito, who also stars in the film. The film was released on February 10, 2009 on DVD in the United States after being at numerous film festivals.

Awards

Top cast

Paul Malcolm
Rosie
Sarah Malcolm
Carl Herrod
Mrs. Palmer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. The Covenant (2006)

Action, Fantasy, Horror
played Pogue Parry
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
14 Show list $20M

The Covenant is a 2006 American action supernatural thriller film written by J. S. Cardone, directed by Renny Harlin, and starring Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway, Chace Crawford, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, and Jessica Lucas. The film was a critical failure, with a 3% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards

Top cast

William Danvers III
Chase Collins
Provost Higgins
Evelyn Danvers
Kate Tunney
Reid Garwin
Kira Snider
Sarah Wenham
Aaron Abbot
Caleb Danvers
Tyler Simms
Patrolman Byers
Fireman
Party Kid
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
tomandandy
April Napier
The Covenant
English
United States of America

10. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Action, Thriller
played Kyle
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
,
Craig Berenson
,
Don Granger
Sebastian Gutierrez
,
John Heffernan
26 Show list $33M

Snakes on a Plane is a 2006 American action thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and starring Samuel L. Jackson. It was released by New Line Cinema on August 18, 2006, in North America. The film was written by David Dalessandro, John Heffernan, and Sheldon Turner and follows the events of hundreds of snakes being released on a passenger plane in an attempt to kill a trial witness. The film gained a considerable amount of attention before its release, forming large fanbases online and becoming an Internet phenomenon, due to the film's title, casting, and premise. In response to the Internet fan base, New Line Cinema incorporated feedback from online users into its production, and added five days of reshooting. Before and after the film was released, it was parodied and alluded to on television shows and films, fan-made videos, video games, and various forms of literature. Released in the United States and United Kingdom on August 18, 2006, the film received mixed to positive reviews with 68% of reviews positive and an average normalized score of 58%, according to the review aggregation websites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively.

Awards

Top cast

Neville Flynn
Grace
News Anchor
Dr. Steven Price
Emmett Bradley
Chen Leong
Hank Harris
Dell Girl
Autograph Girl
Driver
Captain Sam McKeon
Maria
Mercedes
Claire Miller
Ashley
Tyler
Sean Jones
Three G's
John Sanders
Tiffany
Eddie Kim
Airport Worker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Karen L. Matthews
Snakes on a Plane: The Album, Snakes on a Plane
English
Canada, Germany, United States of America

11. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

Comedy, Romance
played Justin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Michael Birnbaum
,
Robert M. Cooper
Jeff Lowell
7 Show list 2 Show list $18M

John Tucker Must Die is a 2006 American high school comedy romance film, directed by Betty Thomas. The film is about a trio of girls who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and pledging each is "the one". They recruit cute wallflower Kate in their scheme to publicly humiliate the cad. Released in North America on July 28, 2006. The film reached number 3 in the US and number 1 in Australia.

Awards

2007 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
2007 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female

Top cast

Hallway Girl
Volleyball Girl
John Tucker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Basketball
Revenge
Alexandra Welker
John Tucker Must Die
English
Canada, United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Friday Night Lights

Drama, Sport
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Audience Network
NBC
2
October 3rd, 2006 February 9th, 2011 6
Stacey Oristano
Gil McKinney
Blue Deckert
Brad Leland
English

2. Friday Night Lights

Drama, Sport
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Tim Riggins
Audience Network
NBC
4, 5
2006-10-03 2011-02-09 October 3rd, 2006 February 9th, 2011 6
Stacey Oristano
Gil McKinney
Blue Deckert
Brad Leland
English

Guest TV appearances

Godiva's

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Comedy

External resources

Godiva's is a Canadian television comedy-drama series created by Michael MacLennan with Julia Keatley of Keatley Entertainment. It debuted on Bravo! and Citytv in 2005 and was celebrated for its intelligent, fast-paced depiction of young Canadians in the restaurant industry. The series was nominated for numerous Gemini Awards including Best Series.nThe series was critically well received but after a completing a successful two-season run in 2006, it was not renewed for a third season by CHUM broadcasting.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 February 21st, 2006 Colm

Kyle XY

Program genre

Science Fiction
Teen drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

Kyle XY is an American science fiction television series produced by ABC Family. The central character is a teenage boy who awakens naked in a forest outside Seattle, Washington, with no more knowledge or abilities than a newborn and no belly button. He is taken in by a family and given the name Kyle. The series follows Kyle as he tries to solve the puzzles of who he is and why he has no memory before that day. Although set in present-day Seattle, the series was filmed in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area.nThe show premiered June 26, 2006, on the ABC Family cable channel. Episodes were also broadcast on the ABC network the first season, but only for part of the second season, after which it could only be seen on ABC Family.nAfter the 10-episode debut season on ABC Family during summer 2006, news reported a total of 23 new episodes were ordered for the second season, which started on June 11, 2007, with rebroadcasts on ABC beginning on June 15, 2007.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 June 26th, 2006 Male Camper

Wikipedia

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