Twilight Actor Taylor Lautner’s 5 Favorite Movies Of All Time

Zehra Kabak

Before the release of his 2016 film ‘Run The Tide,’ Taylor Lautner discussed his movie taste in interviews with both Movie Fone and Rotten Tomatoes. During these chats, he gave a list of his top five favorite films. The names he shared, along with his thoughts about them, went as follows:

Man On Fire (2004)

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‘Man On Fire,’ adapted from A.J. Quinnell’s 1980 novel, depicted Denzel Washington’s John Creasy seeking revenge after the kidnapping of his young charge, Pita, played by Dakota Fanning. Lautner noted the relationship between Creasy and Pita as a primary reason for his love for the film and mentioned having watched it multiple times.

North By Northwest (1959)

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While Lautner revealed making people in his circle watch ‘Man On Fire’ due to his admiration for it, a name he worked with between 2010 and 2011 introduced him to Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller film in a similar way. According to his words, John Singleton watched the film with the actor while they were getting ready to film ‘Abduction’ around those years, which he described as a ‘cool moment.’

Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

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After some critics likened Lautner to Tom Cruise with the release of ‘Abduction,’ the actor revealed his love for the ‘Top Gun’ star in an interview. While talking about the 1989 film, he also said it affected his choice while making the list, as Cruise was ‘amazing’ in the anti-war project adapted from the 1976 autobiography of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam War veteran.

Braveheart (1995)

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Lautner added ‘Braveheart’ to his list, mentioning that he was introduced to it by his father when he was younger. Initially unwilling to watch the historical drama, the actor shared his admiration for it and its main lead, Mel Gibson, during his 2016 interviews.

Tommy Boy (1995)

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According to the ‘Twilight’ actor’s words, centering around the story of an underachieving son’s attempt to save the family business, ‘Tommy Boy’ became a favorite for him since his childhood. While Lautner explained that he loved Chris Farley and David Spades acting in the film, he described working with the latter in ‘Grown Ups 2’ as ‘surreal.’

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