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Taylor Kitsch is a Actor Canadien born on 8 april 1981 at Kelowna (Canada)

Taylor Kitsch

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Nationality Canada
Birth 8 april 1981 (37 years) at Kelowna (Canada)

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 series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011), Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and Lieutenant Alex Hopper in Battleship (2012).

Kitsch has also starred in John Carter (2012) as the eponymous lead character, Savages (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013), in which he portrayed Michael Murphy. He also starred as Officer Paul Woodrugh in the second season of the HBO series True Detective.

Biography

Taylor Kitsch a deux grands frères et deux petites sœurs. Taylor était en fait pendant longtemps destiné à une carrière de hockeyeur professionnel, jusqu'à ce qu'une grave blessure au genou ne l'empêche de réaliser ce rêve. Il profita ensuite de son physique pour, en 2002, intégrer l'agence de mannequin IMG et prêter son image à des marques comme Diesel et Abercrombie & Fitch. Taylor apparaît également dans le livre de table à café en édition limitée du célèbre photographe John A. Russo. Il obtint en parallèle un diplôme de nutritionniste et de coach sportif.

Sa carrière de comédien fut lancée sur le petit écran puisqu'il débuta avec des apparitions dans des séries comme Godiva's ou Kyle XY, avant d'être révélé aux yeux du grand public pour son interprétation du jeune footballeur Tim Riggins dans la série Friday Night Lights. Son rôle occupe une place des plus importantes dans la série, grâce à laquelle il reçut plusieurs distinctions lors de cérémonies de récompenses, telle que les Teen Choice Awards (deux nominations en tant que meilleure révélation et acteur le plus sexy). De ce fait, Taylor fait l'objet de plus en plus de propositions par le grand écran, et ne sera plus régulier au sein de la cinquième saison de Friday Night Lights.

Le cinéma intervint dans sa carrière en 2006, avec son premier rôle d'importance aux côtés de Samuel L. Jackson dans Des serpents dans l'avion. Il enchaîne ensuite avec Le Pacte du sang et John Tucker doit mourir, avant de recevoir la proposition du réalisateur Gavin Hood du rôle -très convoité- de Gambit dans X-Men Origins: Wolverine aux côtés cette fois de Hugh Jackman. Taylor fait forte impression et engrange beaucoup d'expérience sur le tournage. Il choisit notamment de tourner lui-même -sans doublure- le plus de scènes d'actions possibles, et apprit donc à utiliser les cartes et le fameux bâton du super-héros qu'il incarne. Il déclara d'ailleurs au sujet du personnage qu'il interprète : « Je connaissais le personnage, mais je ne savais rien de son histoire. Je savais que cela se verrait et donc que j'avais du travail. J'adore le personnage, j'adore ses pouvoirs, et j'apprécie ce qu'ils — l'équipe du film — ont fait avec lui. Je ne connaissais pas vraiment ce genre de film, mais avec du recul, ça a été une bénédiction d'y aller et de créer ma propre interprétation du personnage. En bref, je suis vraiment excité par tout ça ! »

Taylor a signé en 2009 pour The Bang Bang Club, réalisé par Steven Silver, dans lequel il joue le rôle d'un photographe de guerre pendant les derniers jours de l'apartheid en Afrique du Sud. Il a ensuite terminé le tournage de John Carter, un long-métrage d'heroic fantasy pour Walt Disney Pictures réalisé par Andrew Stanton (WALL-E), où il retrouve l'actrice Lynn Collins, avec qui il tourne dans X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

En 2012, Kitsch donne la réplique à Liam Neeson dans Battleship, l'adaptation cinématographique du jeu de la compagnie Hasbro, par Peter Berg. Il joue le rôle d'un commandant naval décrit comme un être « fougueux à l'extrême » et un « grand marin mais un piètre politicien ». La même année, il tourne sous la direction d'Oliver Stone dans Savages prévu pour juillet 2012, dans lequel il interprète un jeune dealer de marijuana devant secourir sa petite amie enlevée par un cartel mexicain. Il a l'occasion pour ce film de côtoyer des acteurs de renoms tels que Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek ou John Travolta.

En 2013 il incarne le Navy SEAL : Lieutenant Michael Murphy dans l'adaptation par Peter Berg du célèbre roman Lone Survivor (Du Sang et des larmes) de Marcus Lutrell . Au côté de Marc Wahlberg et Eric Bana, il retranscrit l'incroyable mission d'un groupe d'un Navy Seals en Afghanistan. Ce film, issu d'une histoire vraie, connaît encore aujourd'hui un succès le plaçant au devant de "Saving Private Ryan".
Une expérience qui lui a permis de se dévoiler d'avantage tout en nous faisant partager l'émotion de cette histoire.
Taylor a su se faire reconnaître dans un rôle pourtant difficile a interpréter, avec respect et talent.
“Il ne ressemblait pas a Mike, mais il a su capturer son essence même, ses expressions, ses mimiques, son sens de l'humour.” Maureen Murphy (bustle.com)
Un film patriotique, incroyable (@DNEIDERFER), mais surtout intense (A.O SCOTT- New York Times) tout comme son expérience.

D'autre part, en 2013 Taylor s'est vu confier le rôle du Dr Lewis dans la production canadienne de Don McKellar : The grand Séduction. Une comédie où il donne la réplique a Brendan Gleeson.

En 2014, Taylor prêtera sa voix pour le dessin animé d'animation "Almost Heroes 3D". Une nouveauté pour l'acteur qui désormais se prête au doublage.

Best films

Battleship (2012)
(Actor)
John Carter (2012)
(Actor)
Lone Survivor (2013)
(Actor)
Savages (2012)
(Actor)
The Covenant (2006)
(Actor)

Usually with

Peter Berg
Peter Berg
(2 films)
Xavier Dolan
Xavier Dolan
(1 films)
Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Taylor Kitsch (15 films)

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Actor

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, 2h10
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Jacob Tremblay, Taylor Kitsch
Rating61% 3.0819253.0819253.0819253.0819253.081925
Dix ans après la mort d’une vedette de la télévision américaine, un jeune acteur se remémore la correspondance jadis entretenue avec cet homme, de même que l’impact que ces lettres ont eu sur leurs vies respectives.
Granite Mountain, 2h13
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Films about the labor movement, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Miles Teller, Josh Brolin, James Badge Dale, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch
Roles Christopher MacKenzie
Rating76% 3.844993.844993.844993.844993.84499
En juin 2013, les Granite Mountain Hotshots, une unité de pompiers d’élite, doivent combattre un important incendie qui menace les environs de la petite localité de Yarnell, en Arizona.
American Assassin, 1h45
Directed by Michael Cuesta
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Scott Adkins, Sanaa Lathan, David Suchet
Roles 'Ghost'
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
Mitch Rapp est une nouvelle recrue de la CIA. Dévasté par la mort de sa petite amie lors d'un attentat, il est pris sous l'aile d'un vétéran de la Guerre froide qui lui fait subir un rude entraînement pour contrecarrer les attaques terroristes et traquer les criminels. Les deux hommes vont devoir collaborer avec un agent turc afin d'arrêter un dangereux terroriste qui souhaite déclencher une guerre au Moyen-Orient.
The Normal Heart, 2h12
Directed by Ryan Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Kitsch
Roles Bruce Niles
Rating79% 3.9502553.9502553.9502553.9502553.950255
It is summer of 1981. Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) is an openly gay writer from New York City who travels to Fire Island Pines on Long Island to celebrate the birthday of his friend Craig Donner (Jonathan Groff) at a house on the beach. Other friends in attendance include Mickey Marcus (Joe Mantello) and the charismatic Bruce Niles (Taylor Kitsch), who has recently begun dating Craig. Craig is young and appears to be in good health. While walking on the beach, however, Craig feels dizzy and collapses. Later, when blowing out the candles on his birthday cake, Craig begins to cough repeatedly.
The Grand Seduction, 1h53
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Peter Keleghan
Roles Dr. Lewis
Rating69% 3.498113.498113.498113.498113.49811
The story begins with Murray French as a young boy, narrating about his father, one of the fishermen in the small community of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. Murray feels that the community has a shared sense of purpose and an ethic of hard work, and notes his parents' domestic bliss.
Lone Survivor, 2h1
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig
Roles Lieutenant Michael "Mike" Murphy
Rating74% 3.749523.749523.749523.749523.74952
In Afghanistan, Taliban leader Ahmad Shah is responsible for killing over twenty United States Marines, as well as villagers and refugees who were aiding American forces. In response to these killings, a United States Navy SEALs unit is ordered to execute a counter-insurgent mission to capture Shah. As part of the mission, a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team is tasked with locating Shah. These four SEALs include team leader Michael P. "Murph" Murphy; snipers Marcus Luttrell and Matthew "Axe" Axelson; and communications specialist Danny Dietz.
Battleship
Battleship (2012)
, 2h11
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, American disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Tadanobu Asano
Roles Lieutenant Alex Hopper
Rating57% 2.898712.898712.898712.898712.89871
In 2005, scientists discover an extrasolar planet, which they name Planet G, with conditions similar to Earth. In 2006 NASA transmits a powerful signal from a communications array in Hawaii. Meanwhile, slacker Alex Hopper gets arrested while attempting to impress Sam Shane, daughter of U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Terrance Shane. Stone Hopper, Alex's older brother and a naval officer, is infuriated at Alex's lack of motivation and forces Alex to also sign up and earn a commission in the U.S. Navy.
John Carter, 2h13
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Viola Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Ciarán Hinds
Roles John Carter
Rating65% 3.296833.296833.296833.296833.29683
After the sudden death of John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a former American Civil War Confederate Army captain, Carter's nephew, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara), attends the funeral. Per Carter's instructions, the body is put in a tomb that can be unlocked only from the inside. His attorney hands Burroughs Carter's journal, which Burroughs reads in the hope of finding clues to Carter's cause of death.
Savages
Savages (2012)
, 2h11
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek
Roles Chon
Rating64% 3.2490053.2490053.2490053.2490053.249005
Best friends Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) are marijuana growers living in Laguna Beach, California. Chon, a former Navy SEAL, smuggled the seeds for the plants out of Afghanistan. They got help in cultivating them from Ben, a graduate of University of California, Berkeley in business and botany. These seeds yielded a particularly potent strain of marijuana that soon developed a wide customer base and made Chon and Ben very wealthy, and Ben began devoting time and money to doing charity work in Africa and Asia. They are both in a relationship with Ophelia Sage (Blake Lively).
The Bang Bang Club, 1h46
Origin South africa
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about journalists, Films about racism
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillippe, Malin Åkerman, Ashley Mulheron, Jessica Haines, Vusi Kunene
Roles Kevin Carter
Rating69% 3.498553.498553.498553.498553.49855
The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of four young men and the extremes they went to in order to capture their pictures in the days prior to the downfall of Apartheid in South Africa.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 1h47
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Liev Schreiber, Hugh Jackman, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Troye Sivan, Ryan Reynolds
Roles Remy LeBeau / The Gambit
Rating65% 3.297273.297273.297273.297273.29727
In 1845, James Howlett, a boy living in Canada, sees his father being killed by groundskeeper Thomas Logan. The trauma activates the boy's mutation: bone claws protrude from his knuckles, and he kills Thomas, who reveals that he is James's real father. James flees along with Thomas's son Victor Creed, who is thus James's half-brother. They spend the next century as soldiers, fighting in the American Civil War, both World Wars, and the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, Victor kills a senior officer. James defends Victor and the two are sentenced to execution by firing squad, which they survive. Major William Stryker approaches them in military custody, and offers them membership in Team X, a group of mutants including Agent Zero, Wade Wilson, John Wraith, Fred Dukes, and Chris Bradley. They join the team for a few years, but the group's disregard for human life causes James to leave.
Gospel Hill
Directed by Giancarlo Esposito
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Adam Baldwin, Tom Bower, Chris Ellis
Roles Joel Herrod
Rating54% 2.7081252.7081252.7081252.7081252.708125
Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist Paul Malcolm (Samuel L. Jackson). Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the white former sheriff who never officially solved the murder. Their paths begin to cross when a development corporation comes to town with plans to raze Julia's historic African-American community of Gospel Hill, now fallen into disrepair, to build a golf course. John Malcolm's wife Sarah (Angela Bassett), a schoolteacher, seems alone in her opposition to the project, which is being endorsed by Gospel Hill's prominent African-American physician, Dr. Palmer (Esposito). Meanwhile, a young white teacher (Julia Stiles) comes to town and falls for a handsome young landscaper (Taylor Kitsch), whose business is booming thanks to Dr. Palmer's patronage.
John Tucker Must Die, 1h29
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Jenny McCarthy
Roles Justin
Rating58% 2.900922.900922.900922.900922.90092
The movie begins with Kate (Brittany Snow) discussing her mother Lori's (Jenny McCarthy) series of bad relationships which always causes the family to move to a new town. She and her mother move to a suburb of Portland, Oregon and Kate gets a job as a waitress. While at work, she sees popular local boy John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) on dates with three different girls: Carrie (Arielle Kebbel), a chronic overachiever; Heather (Ashanti), who is head cheerleader; and Beth (Sophia Bush) a promiscuous vegan activist. Kate learns from a co-worker that he dates girls from different cliques at his school so that they never interact and convinces the girls he dates to keep their relationships secret.
The Covenant, 1h37
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway, Chace Crawford, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey
Roles Pogue Parry
Rating53% 2.650212.650212.650212.650212.65021
In the town of Ipswich, four popular teenage boys – Caleb, Pogue, Reid, and Tyler – are descendants of colonial witch families. Collectively, they are known as the “Sons of Ipswich,” and secretly possess magical powers passed down through their respective bloodlines.
Snakes on a Plane, 1h41
Directed by David Richard Ellis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Natural horror films, Films about snakes, Dans un avion, Comedy horror films, Reptile
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Bobby Cannavale, Kenan Thompson, Rachel Blanchard
Roles Kyle, a young man who boards the plane with his girlfriend.
Rating54% 2.749152.749152.749152.749152.74915
After witnessing gangster Eddie Kim brutally beat U.S. Prosecutor Daniel Hayes to death in Hawaii, Sean Jones is escorted by FBI agents Neville Flynn and John Sanders on a Boeing 747-400 to testify in a trial in Los Angeles. Despite increased security for the flight, Kim arranges for a time-release crate full of venomous snakes to be placed in the cargo hold in an attempt to bring down the plane before it reaches Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). To ensure the snakes attack the passengers without being provoked, he has one of his henchmen disguised as an airport ground employee spray the passengers' leis with a special pheromone which makes the snakes highly aggressive. The crate opens midway through the flight and the snakes make their way through the cabin. A couple having sex in the bathroom, and a man using the bathroom are the first killed. The plane's captain, Sam McKeon, investigates and fixes an electrical short, but is killed by the viper that caused it. Co-pilot Rick, unaware of the snake, believes Sam has suffered a heart attack and continues toward LAX.