The Los Angeles Times has an article saying that Taylor Lautner wants to follow the same type of career path as Tom Cruise.
Taylor Lautner is currently shooting the final two films in the franchise that made him the most famous teen werewolf since Michael J. Fox put on a basketball uniform.
But despite no shortage of jokes about Lautner's abs and his lines as Jacob Black, the "Twilight" star has a more ambitious career, one filled with meaty and dramatic roles, on his mind.
To achieve that, he's looking at someone else who made the jump from teen pin-up to serious actor: Tom Cruise.
In 2011, Lautner will appear in his first major lead role with "Abduction," a film that, though a commercial thriller, gave the 18-year-old a chance to work with an auteur director, John Singleton of "Boyz N the Hood" fame.
Lautner already had admired Cruise, and Singleton coached him on how to follow in the A-lister's path (professionally). "I told him to watch the transition from 'Top Gun' to 'Rain Man' to 'Born on the Fourth of July,' " Singleton told 24 Frames of his sessions with Lautner. "To think about what he did as a young man and what he did later on. And then think about what you want to do."
Hollywood is rife with fresh faces who never become anything more. That's the far more common route, in fact. Can Lautner take the other path?
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