Cameron Bright

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Cameron Bright
Born Cameron Douglas Crigger
(1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Other names Cameron Douglas Crigger
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Cameron Bright (born Cameron Douglas Crigger; January 26, 1993)[1] is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in the films Godsend, Birth, Running Scared, Ultraviolet, X-Men: The Last Stand, Thank You for Smoking and four installments of The Twilight Saga.

Life and career[edit]

Bright was born in Victoria, British Columbia, the son of Anne Bright and Jake Crigger.[2] He was given his middle name "Douglas" after his maternal grandfather. His first acting job was in a commercial for Telus, which was soon followed by a guest appearance on the television series, Higher Ground.[1] He subsequently appeared in several minor roles in made-for-television films, and was credited as "Cameron Crigger" for his roles (from the 2000 television movie, The Christmas Secret, to an episode of Night Visions).

After a supporting part in The Butterfly Effect, Bright's first major role was in Godsend, a horror film co-starring Robert De Niro; the film was released in April 2004 to mixed reviews. In his next film, Birth, he played a ten-year-old boy who claims to be the reincarnation of a woman's (Nicole Kidman) deceased husband. Two scenes within the movie sparked controversy and drew media attention to Bright. In one scene, Bright and Kidman's characters kiss; in the other, the two share a bathtub. The actors wore flesh-colored swimsuits in the bath scenes and were never naked or filmed together in the same room at the same time of the bathtub scene, although this was not public knowledge at first.[1]

Bright was cast in several Hollywood films, all of which were released in 2006, including Thank You for Smoking, Ultraviolet, and the action-thriller named Running Scared.

He starred in X-Men: The Last Stand, where he played the mutant Leech, who has the mutant antibody.[3] He also appeared on an episode of The 4400 (episode: "The Wrath Of Graham") as a high school student named Graham Holt who develops an ability after injecting himself with Promicin. He has also played a host carrier for a cure for humanity in more than one movie.[4]

Bright plays the Volturi vampire Alec, twin brother to Jane who is played by Dakota Fanning, in the Twilight films New Moon[5] (2009), Eclipse (2010), and Breaking Dawn, Part II (2012).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 My Brother's Keeper Young Ellis
2002 Lone Hero Kid
2004 The Butterfly Effect Tommy at 7
2004 Godsend Adam Duncan
2004 Birth Young Sean Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Nominated – Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2005 Thank You for Smoking Joey Naylor Nominated – Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor
2006 Running Scared Oleg Yugorsky Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
2006 Ultraviolet Six
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Jimmy the Leech Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
2007 Juno RPG Nerd
2007 Normal Brady Nominated – Leo for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama
2007 Christmas in Wonderland Danny Saunders
2008 The Talisman Jack Sawyer short
2009 An American Affair Adam Stafford
2009 Walled In Jimmy
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Alec
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Alec
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Alec
2011 Little Glory Shawn
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Alec
2013 Floodplain Duncan short
2013 Final Girl Shane Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Higher Ground Young Peter 1 episode
2000 The Christmas Secret Young Jerry TV Movie
2002 Dark Angel Johnny 1 episode
2002 Shadow Realm Tim TV Movie
2002 Night Visions Young Tim Malone 1 episode
2005–2006 Stargate SG-1 Orlin 2 episodes
2007 The 4400 Graham Holt 1 episode
2011 Earth's Final Hours Andy Streich TV Movie
2012 Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man Will TV Movie
2010–present Here Comes Fearless Justin Secren/Fearless Main Cast
2013–present Motive Manny Flynn Main Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ouzounian, Richard (2004-10-24). "Bright future". Toronto Star. p. D01. 
  2. ^ "Cameron Bright Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ Houlihan, Mary (2006-09-29). "New on DVD". Chicago Sun Times. p. NC52. 
  4. ^ Welsh, Greg (February 24, 2010). "7 Actors Typecast in Bizarrely Specific Roles". Cracked.com. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Summit Entertainment Starts Production on The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (Press release). Summit Entertainment. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 

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