2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards
The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards was held on June 16, 2018, from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, U. S. and was broadcast on June 18, 2018. Similar to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, the event was not aired live and was pre-recorded on June 16 prior to its June 18 broadcast date, it was the second to jointly honor movies and television. The ceremony was hosted by Tiffany Haddish. MTV announced the first few performers on May 23, 2018. Chloe x Halle – "Warrior"/"The Kids Are Alright" DJ Mustard and Nick Jonas – "Anywhere" The first few presenters were revealed on May 23, 2018 with the performers. Michael B. Jordan and Mila Kunis – Presented “Best Scene Stealer” Lil Rel Howery & Kyrie Irving – Presented “Best Frightened Performance” Olivia Munn and Zazie Beetz – Presented “Best Hero” Francia Raisa and Yara Shahidi – Introduced Chloe x Halle Alisha Boe, Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford & Miles Heizer – Presented “Best Kiss” Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen – Presented “Best Comedic Performance” Charlamagne tha God, Halsey & Lil Yachty – Presented “Best Reality Series” Lakeith Stanfield & Tessa Thompson – Presented “Best Villain” Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin – Introduced DJ Mustard and Nick Jonas Common – Presenter “Trailblazer Award” to Lena Waithe Cast of Jersey Shore – Presented “Best On-Screen Team” Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch & Lili Reinhart – Presented “Best Performance in a Show” Bryce Dallas Howard & Aubrey Plaza – Presented “Generation Award” to Chris Pratt Zendaya – Presented “Best Performance in a Movie” Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg – Presented “Best Show” Lady Gaga – Presented “Best Movie” The full list of nominees was announced on May 3, 2018.
Winners are listed first, in bold. Chris Pratt Lena Waithe The following movies received multiple nominations: Seven – Black Panther Four – It, Girls Trip Three – Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman Two – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ready Player One, Thor: Ragnarok, Call Me By Your Name, Simon The following television series received multiple nominations: Seven – Stranger Things Four – Riverdale Three – Game of Thrones Two – 13 Reasons Why MTV Movie & TV Awards official site
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, film producer, screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and had minor roles before landing the role of Michael Bergen on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001. Reynolds starred in a range of films, including comedies such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Waiting... and The Proposal. He performed in dramatic roles in Buried, Woman in Gold, Life, starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern, Safe House. In 2016, he starred as the title character in Deadpool; the film received critical and commercial acclaim and set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy. For his performance, Reynolds received numerous accolades, including nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, he reprised the role in Deadpool 2. Reynolds was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010 and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
He is married to actress Blake Lively. Ryan Reynolds was born on October 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia, his father, James Chester "Jim" Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" Reynolds, a retail salesperson. His grandfather, Chester Ambrose "Ches" Reynolds, served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1940 to 1944. Reynolds was raised as a Roman Catholic; the youngest of four brothers, he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, until dropping out. Two of his elder brothers work as police officers in British Columbia, one of whom is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police member. Reynolds' career began in 1991, when he starred as Billy Simpson in the Canadian-produced teen soap opera Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. Between 1993 and 1994, he had a recurring role in The Odyssey as Macro. In 1996, he had a supporting role as Jay "Boom" DeBoom in "Syzygy", the thirteenth episode of the third season of the X-Files, co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In 1996 Reynolds played Bobby Rupp, boyfriend of murdered teen Nancy Clutter, in a two-part miniseries In Cold Blood, an adaptation of Truman Capote's nonfiction novel of the same name. He appeared in the anthology The Outer Limits episode "Origin of the Species" which aired on November 14, 1998. Beginning in 1998, Reynolds starred in Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen, throughout the show's four season run, he starred in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder in 2002 and appeared in The In-Laws, with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, in the Canadian production Foolproof in 2003. Although he had performed in comedies, Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity; the same year, he made a cameo appearance in Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse. Reynolds played George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror. In 2005, he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting... and appeared as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris.
Additionally, he played an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the 2006 crime action film Smokin' Aces. Reynolds played the protagonist in the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe, he appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "Douchebag in the City" of the TBS sitcom My Boys. Reynolds portrayed Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in a supporting role in the prequel X-Men film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in 2009, he had spoken of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S. Goyer as far back as 2005. 2009 saw Reynolds portray Andrew Paxton, opposite Sandra Bullock, in The Proposal, Mike Connell in Adventureland. In 2010, Reynolds starred in the Spanish and American thriller Buried, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. In June 2010, Reynolds was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Reynolds portrayed the Hal Jordan version of superhero Green Lantern in Warner Bros.'
Film Green Lantern, released on June 17, 2011. The film did not fare well either financially or critically, but his role made him one of the few actors to headline films based on both Marvel and DC characters. In 2011, he co-starred in the comedy The Change-Up, as well as narrating the documentary film The Whale. In 2012, he portrayed an agent alongside Denzel Washington, he had starring roles in two Dreamworks Animation feature films, The Croods and Turbo, both released in 2013. His next role was portraying Nick Walker in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' R. I. P. D. Which was released in 2013. Reynolds went on to star in low-budget films, The Voices and The Captive in 2014, as well as Mississippi Grind the following year; this was followed by a supporting role in the financially successful biographical film, Woman in Gold, before he returned to the thriller genre with Self/Less in 2015. In 2016, Reynolds found critical and commercial success with Deadpool, a movie, in development as early as 2000.
After portraying Wade Wilson / Weapon XI, without the name Deadpool, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he became involved in the development of a Deadpool film. Deadpool featured a reboot of the character, ignoring the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, establishing a new back
Polaroid is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2015 short film of the same name. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the vintage Polaroid camera she stumbles upon, but it does not take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic ending. Kathryn Prescott as Bird Fitcher Tyler Young as Connor Bell Samantha Logan as Kasey Keenan Tracey as TBA Priscilla Quintana as Mina Katie Stevens as Avery Davi Santos as Tyler Shauna Macdonald as Kim Fitcher Javier Botet as Entity Madelaine Petsch as Joanne Flame Steve Wohlmuth as Deputy VanPelt Dimension Films was announced to adapt the 2014 short film Polaroid and directed by Norwegian director Lars Klevberg. Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jake Wagner which produce in Benderspink, Roy Lee in Vertigo and Petter Onstad Løkke and John Einar Hagen in Eldorado Film, which produced the short film with Klevberg in Norway. Principal photography began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 9, 2017.
The film was scheduled to be released on August 25, 2017. It was pushed back from this original release date to December 1, 2017, before being pushed up to November 22, 2017, it was pulled from the schedule, with plans to release the film in 2018. In October 2018, Lantern Entertainment, which acquired The Weinstein Company's assets through its bankruptcy, 13 Films, an international distribution and finance company, struck a deal to co-distribute the film internationally. Polaroid on IMDb
Miley Ray Hemsworth is an American singer and actress. After playing minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood, she became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006, her father, Billy Ray Cyrus starred on the series, which aired for four seasons until 2011. Cyrus has earned three number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Meet Miley Cyrus and Bangerz, her releases The Time of Our Lives, Can't Be Tamed, Younger Now debuted in the top-five in the United States, while her album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz was released for free online streaming on SoundCloud. Further, Cyrus has attained an additional two number-one and three top-ten soundtracks credited as Hannah Montana, she has earned nine top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100: "See You Again", "7 Things", "The Climb", "He Could Be the One", "Party in the U. S. A.", "Can't Be Tamed", "We Can't Stop", "Malibu" and the chart-topping "Wrecking Ball".
Cyrus launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt, starred in the feature films Hannah Montana: The Movie and the coming-of-age film The Last Song. On television, she was the host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and has hosted Saturday Night Live three times since her first appearance in 2011. Cyrus has been featured as a coach on the singing competition television series The Voice. Cyrus has earned numerous awards and nominations, was recognized as "Artist of the Year" by MTV in 2013, was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in 2008 and 2014, respectively, her image has been the subject of significant media commentary and public controversy, including the transition from her wholesome image to a highly-sexual persona in the early 2010s. Cyrus is an outspoken animal rights advocate, adopted a vegan lifestyle in 2014; that year, she founded the non-profit Happy Hippie Foundation that focuses on youth homelessness and the LGBT community.
Destiny Hope Cyrus was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus was born with supraventricular tachycardia, a condition causing an abnormal resting heart rate, her birth name, Destiny Hope, expressed her parents' belief. Her parents nicknamed her "Smiley", which they shortened to "Miley", because she smiled as an infant. In 2008, she changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus. Against the advice of her father's record company, Cyrus's parents secretly married on December 28, 1993, a year after her birth, they had two more children together, son Braison and daughter Noah. From previous relationships, her mother has two other children and Brandi, her father has a son named Christopher Cody, who grew up with his mother, Kristin Luckey, in South Carolina. Today, all of her maternal siblings are established entertainers. Trace is a guitarist for the electronic pop band Metro Station. Noah is an actress, along with Braison, both are models and songwriters.
Brandi was a musician and songwriter for the indie rock band Frank + Derol and is a professional DJ. Cyrus's godmother is entertainer Dolly Parton. Cyrus attended Heritage Elementary School. While working on Hannah Montana, she enrolled at Options for Youth Charter Schools and studied with a private tutor on set. Raised a Christian, she was baptized in a Southern Baptist church before moving to Hollywood in 2005, she attended church while growing up and wore a purity ring. In 2001, when Cyrus was eight and her family moved to Toronto, Canada while her father filmed the television series Doc. After Billy Ray took her to see a 2001 Mirvish production of Mamma Mia! at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Cyrus grabbed his arm and told him, "This is what I want to do, daddy. I want to be an actress." She began acting lessons at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto. Cyrus's debut acting role was portraying a girl named Kylie in her father's television series Doc. In 2003, Cyrus received credit under her birth name for her role as "Young Ruthie" in Tim Burton's Big Fish.
During this period she auditioned with Taylor Lautner for the feature film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, although she was one of two actresses remaining, she chose Hannah Montana instead. Tish Cyrus became Miley's manager, worked to acquire a team to flourish her career. Cyrus signed with Mitchell Gossett, director of the youth division at Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty. Gossett is credited with "discovering" Cyrus, played a key role in her auditioning for Hannah Montana, she signed with Jason Morey of Morey Management Group to handle her music career, having been directed to him by Dolly Parton. Billy Ray's finance manager was hired as well. Cyrus auditioned for the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana when she was eleven years old, she auditioned for the role of the title character's best friend, but was called to audition for the lead role instead. Despite being denied the part at first because she was too "young and small" for the role, she was selected as the lead because of her singing and acting abilities.
The series premiered in March 2006 to the largest audience for a Disney Channel program, ranked among the highest-rated series on basic cable. The success of the series led to Cyrus being labeled a "teen idol", she toured with The Cheetah Girls as Hannah M
Twitter is an American online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Chinese and Korean. Registered users can post and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service or its mobile-device application software. Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and launched in July of that year; the service gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet"; as of 2018, Twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users.
Since 2015 Twitter has been a hotbed of debates and news covering politics of the United States. During the 2016 U. S. presidential election, Twitter was the largest source of breaking news on the day, with 40 million election-related tweets sent by 10:00 p.m. that day. It was a source of information on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and the 2018 United States midterm elections. Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Jack Dorsey an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group; the original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams ascribed to Noah Glass, inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. The decision was partly due to the fact that the domain twitter.com was in use, it was six months after the launch of twttr that the crew purchased the domain and changed the name of the service to Twitter.
The developers considered "10958" as a short code, but changed it to "40404" for "ease of use and memorability". Work on the project started on March 21, 2006, when Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time: "just setting up my twttr". Dorsey has explained the origin of the "Twitter" title:...we came across the word'twitter', it was just perfect. The definition was'a short burst of inconsequential information,' and'chirps from birds', and that's what the product was. The first Twitter prototype, developed by Dorsey and contractor Florian Weber, was used as an internal service for Odeo employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006. In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo, together with its assets — including Odeo.com and Twitter.com — from the investors and shareholders. Williams fired Glass, silent about his part in Twitter's startup until 2011. Twitter spun off into its own company in April 2007.
Williams provided insight into the ambiguity that defined this early period in a 2013 interview: With Twitter, it wasn't clear what it was. They called it a social network, they called it microblogging, but it was hard to define, because it didn't replace anything. There was this path of discovery with something like that, where over time you figure out what it is. Twitter changed from what we thought it was in the beginning, which we described as status updates and a social utility, it is that, in part, but the insight we came to was Twitter was more of an information network than it is a social network. The tipping point for Twitter's popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive conference. During the event, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000. "The Twitter people cleverly placed two 60-inch plasma screens in the conference hallways streaming Twitter messages," remarked Newsweek's Steven Levy. "Hundreds of conference-goers kept tabs on each other via constant twitters.
Panelists and speakers mentioned the service, the bloggers in attendance touted it." Reaction at the conference was positive. Blogger Scott Beale said. Social software researcher danah boyd said. Twitter staff received the festival's Web Award prize with the remark "we'd like to thank you in 140 characters or less, and we just did!"The first unassisted off-Earth Twitter message was posted from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut T. J. Creamer on January 22, 2010. By late November 2010, an average of a dozen updates per day were posted on the astronauts' communal account, @NASA_Astronauts. NASA has hosted over 25 "tweetups", events that provide guests with VIP access to NASA facilities and speakers with the goal of leveraging participants' social networks to further the outreach goals of NASA. In August 2010, the company appointed Adam Bain from News Corp.'s Fox Audience Network as president of revenue. The company experienced rapid initial growth, it had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007.
This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008. In February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day. By March 2010, the company recorded over 70,000 registered applications; as of June 2010, about 65 million tweets were posted each day, equaling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter. As of March 2011, about 140 million tweets posted daily; as noted on Compete.com, Twitter moved up to the third-highest-ranking social networking site
Instant Mom is an American sitcom developed by Howard Michael Gould and starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict as a stepmother of three children alongside her husband. The series airs on Nickelodeon and TV Land that aired from September 29, 2013 to December 19, 2015, it produced the block's best debut ratings in the channel's history. On November 22, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes; the series was renewed for third season on September 9, 2014. Nickelodeon announced on October 21, 2015 that Instant Mom would not extend beyond its third season and would end its run with the 65 episodes produced. Set in Philadelphia, Stephanie Phillips is a food blogger and party girl, who has to drastically tone down her lifestyle when she marries Charlie Phillips, an older man with three children, she now has to be a mother to Charlie's teenage daughter and his grade school-age sons James and Aaron. Stephanie has to learn how to be a full-time stepmom with the help of her overbearing mother, while attempting to keep her social life active.
Stephanie Turner-Phillips is the new step-mom and trying to be the best. She is a party girl. Charlie Phillips is Stephanie's older husband, a doctor and the father of three children by his first wife. Maggie Turner is Stephanie's mom who butts into her daughter's personal life with the explanation that she's trying to make the inexperienced Stephanie a better mother when there is a family crisis. Gabrielle "Gabby" Beatrice Phillips is the eldest sibling and only daughter of Stephanie and Charlie, she is 15 years old at the start of the series and, like many other teenage girls, she is fashion-conscious. She is a smart honor student, she is seen as the most unimaginably smart, popular, talented and stylish person ever. James Phillips is the middle sibling of Aaron, he is known as the trickster of the family, is pulling pranks on both his siblings and parents. He doesn't admit it, but he is envious of Gabby's superiority and popularity and tries to pull pranks on her having them redirected at him.
Aaron Phillips is the youngest sibling of James. He is seen as the child; when he comes to realize this, he starts trying to use it to his advantage. On August 3, 2012, Nickelodeon announced. Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane Martin, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Williams, Damarr Calhoun were cast on November 26, 2012. Michael Boatman would replace Duane Martin, it was announced on April 3, 2013, that Instant Mom was picked up for a 13-episode first season to air on NickMom in late 2013. On August 19, 2013, Nickelodeon ordered seven additional episodes bringing the series' first season to 20 episodes. On November 22, 2013, six additional episodes were added first season. Despite being announced that the series would air on NickMom, it was shifted to premiere episodes on Nick at Nite due to the former's ubiquitous distribution and NickMom's establishment struggles, it continued to premiere new episodes the same night on NickMom until the block was ended on September 28, 2015, becoming the only series to air through the majority of the block's run without being cancelled.
Filming took place at Paramount Studios in California. The series aired 65 episodes over three seasons, premiering on September 29, 2013, ending on December 19, 2015; the series outlasted the NickMom programming block by three months. Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5 stars. Brian Lowry of Variety said. Instant Mom on IMDb
Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Lautner began his acting career playing bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids, before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Danny Phantom. In 2005, he appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, he starred in the 2011 action film Abduction. Since 2013, Lautner has starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular main character. In 2016, he played a leading role, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, in the second season of FOX black comedy series Scream Queens; the late 2000s saw Lautner become a teen idol and sex symbol, after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, generating media attention for his looks. In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour's "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.
In the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood. Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner, his mother works for a software development company. He has one younger sister named Makena. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Lautner has Austrian, English, German and Swiss ancestry, has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry through his mother, he grew up in a town near Grand Rapids. He has stated, he commented, "I just had to tell myself'I can't let this get to me. This is, and I'm going to continue doing it.'"He took his first karate class at the age of six. A year he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of Los Angeles. Lautner trained with Chaturantabut for several years, earning his black belt by the age of eight, winning several junior world championships, he appeared in an ISKA karate event televised on ESPN in 2003, lampooned on the sports-comedy show Cheap Seats that first aired in 2006.
In junior high, Lautner—who was involved in karate and hip-hop dance—won the award for "Best Smile" and played in the school's Turkey Bowl American Football game. He went to public school in California at Valencia High School until his sophomore year. Chaturantabut, who once portrayed the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, suggested to Lautner that he take up acting. For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. Lautner balanced karate and acting with being on the football and baseball teams at his school, taking up jazz and hip-hop dance. After that became tiring and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, permanently in 2002. In his first months after moving to Los Angeles, Lautner appeared in small television roles, small film roles, ads and commercials. In 2001, Lautner first appeared in Shadow Fury.
He got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild. He appeared in small television roles on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, Summerland. Lautner earned voice-over roles in animated series such as Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, What's New, Scooby-Doo?. The same year, he earned his first breakout role, starring in the film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Lautner spent three months on location in Austin, Texas, to film the movie, received with negative reviews from critics, was a minor international success. However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. For the film, Lautner choreographed all of his fight scenes after director Robert Rodríguez learned of his extensive martial arts training. Months he played Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, panned by critics, being named one of the "Worst Films of the 2000s" by Rotten Tomatoes. After returning from Canada filming the latter movie, Lautner said he realized his newfound fame, from Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
In 2006 he appeared in the show Love Inc. and the TV special He's Charlie Brown. Two years Lautner appeared in a lead role in the short-lived NBC drama, My Own Worst Enemy, portraying Christian Slater's son, Jack Spivey. Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either "the popular kid, jock, or bully." In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of lead character Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Oregon. Lautner was urged by his agent to audition. At his audition, he read lines with Kristen Stewart, cast as Bella, they acted out scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; the film was a commercial success, earning $69 million its opening weekend, has grossed $392 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10. In describing the critical consensus, it stated: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big