Kellan Lutz

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Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz, 2012.jpg
Lutz at 7th Annual Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner, April 2012
Born Kellan Christopher Lutz
(1985-03-15) March 15, 1985 (age 29)
Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2004–present
Website
kellanlutz.com

Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American fashion model and actor. He is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012). Lutz has since played Poseidon in the 2011 film Immortals, Tarzan in the 2013 animated film Tarzan and Hercules in the 2014 film The Legend of Hercules.

Early life[edit]

Lutz was born on March 15, 1985 in Dickinson, North Dakota, the son of Karla (née Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz.[1][2] He has one sister and six brothers.[1] Both of his grandfathers were of German ancestry, while his paternal grandmother was of German and English ancestry and his maternal grandmother is of English and German ancestry.[3] Lutz grew up in the Midwest and Arizona,[1] and graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona,[1] before deciding to pursue an acting career.[4] He attended Chapman University to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

Career[edit]

He has acted on a number of television shows. He had recurring roles on Model Citizens (2004) and The Comeback (2005), and smaller roles in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes. He was also in the films Stick It (2006), Accepted (2006), and Prom Night (2008). Additionally, Lutz has performed on the California stage and was the host of Bravo's Blow Out. He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Hilary Duff's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff, and in the 2007 music video for her single, "With Love".[5] In 2008, he appeared in another music video, Hinder's "Without You".[6] In the same year, Lutz also appeared in the miniseries Generation Kill, based on the book by Evan Wright and had a starring role in the film Deep Winter.

His big break came when he played Emmett Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight (2008) saga by Stephenie Meyer and reprised his role for the sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).[7][8] He also appeared as George Evans in the 90210 spinoff (2009) on The CW.[9] Lutz also appeared the 2010 remake A Nightmare on Elm Street as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010.[10] He reprised his role as Emmet Cullen in the third installment of the Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). He appeared as the feisty Poseidon, God of the Sea in Immortals (2011).[11] Lutz reunited with his Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene, in the film A Warrior's Heart (2011).[12] He was considered for the lead role in Conan the Barbarian (2011), but eventually lost out to Jason Momoa.[13] He also reunited with his Immortals co-star Mickey Rourke in the action film Java Heat (2013), which was in Indonesia.[14] In 2012, Lutz was one of the candidates for the lead role in the film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a role that ultimately went to Jeremy Renner.[15] Lutz starred in the epic The Legend of Hercules (2014), but the film was a critical and commercial failure.

He is currently signed with Ford Models.[16] He is one of the models featured in the 2010 Calvin Klein X underwear campaign.[17]

In 2012, Lutz made a special guest appearance on the TV Show 30 Rock, as himself, where he pretended to be related to the character J.D. Lutz, who is played by actor John Lutz.

Charity work[edit]

Lutz supports the animal charity PETA and stars in a video supporting the adoption of animals instead of buying them.[18] He is also a supporter of West African primate conservation charity Ape Action Africa, and used the Dublin premiere of the film Tarzan to raise funds for the charity's work to save endangered gorillas and chimpanzees.[19]

He is also a supporter of rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, in particular with the St. Bernard Project.[20]

Lutz endorsed the documentary film The Paw Project, which focuses on the declawing of exotic and domesticated cats in America.[21]

Personal life[edit]

He enjoys numerous outdoors and fitness activities.[22] He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films.[23] Alike when filming the Twlight Saga, he didn't have a stunt double. Lutz is a devout Christian.[24]

Relationships[edit]

Lutz was in a relationship with actress Kayla Ewell from September 2006 to July 2008.[25][26] He dated 90210 co-star AnnaLynne McCord on and off from January 2009 to May 2011.[27][28][29]

In August 2011, Lutz began dating Australian actress Sharni Vinson. They split up in May 2013 after almost two years of dating.[30]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Stick It Frank
2006 Accepted Dwayne
2007 Ghosts of Goldfield Chad Direct-to-video
2008 Prom Night Rick Leland
2008 Deep Winter Mark Rider
2008 Twilight Emmett Cullen
2009 After Dusk They Come Jake Direct-to-video
2009 Twilight Saga: New Moon, TheThe Twilight Saga: New Moon Emmett Cullen
2010 Meskada Eddie Arlinger
2010 Nightmare on Elm Street, AA Nightmare on Elm Street Dean Russel
2010 Twilight Saga: Eclipse, TheThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse Emmett Cullen
2011 Warrior's Heart, AA Warrior's Heart Conor Sullivan
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage Charlie
2011 Arena David Lord
2011 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Emmett Cullen
2011 Immortals Poseidon
2012 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Emmett Cullen
2013 Java Heat Jake Travers
2013 Syrup Sneaky Pete
2013 Tarzan Tarzan
2014 The Legend of Hercules Hercules Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Actor: Action
2014 The Expendables 3 John Smilee
2015 Experimenter William Shatner
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Model Citizens Himself Contestant
2004 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Rob Episode #1.4409
2005 CSI: NY Alex Hopper Episode: "Tri-Borough"
2005 Comeback, TheThe Comeback Chris MacNess 8 episodes
2005 Six Feet Under Critter Episode: "Hold My Hand"
2005 Summerland Fordie 2 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chris Mullins Episode: "Empty Eyes"
2007 Heroes Andy Episode: "Five Years Gone"
2008 Generation Kill Cpl. Jason Lilley Miniseries
2008–2009 90210 George Evans 6 episodes
2012 Punk'd Himself Guest host; episode: "Kellan Lutz"
2012 30 Rock Himself Episode: "Unwindulax"
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Valley Peaks Kyle McBride 2 episodes
Music Videos
Year Title Artist
2007 "With Love" Hilary Duff
2008 "Without You" Hinder

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Male[31] The Twilight Saga: New Moon Won
2011 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer[32] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Won
2012 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male[33] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Scene Stealer[34] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Won
2014 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Action[35] The Legend of Hercules Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Super Superhero The Legend of Hercules Won
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Hottest Body N/A Nominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Charlie Ebersol's 'Charlieland' Birthday Party And Charity: Water Fundraiser". 
  3. ^ Kellan Lutz Triva at imdb July 28, 2014
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  5. ^ Elliot, Stuart (December 18, 2006). "Woman of a Scent". The New York Times. Retrieved May 4, 2008. 
  6. ^ Carroll, Larry (November 4, 2008). "Twilight Tuesday: Kellan Lutz Talks "Hinder" Video, "Coolest Guy Ever" Emmett Cullen". MTV. Retrieved December 17, 2008. 
  7. ^ Carroll, Larry (March 13, 2008). "Twilight Film's First Family Revealed: Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser Lead Cullen Clan". MTV. Retrieved February 21, 2008. 
  8. ^ Carroll, Larry (March 9, 2009). "Twilight Actor Kellan Lutz Talks New Moon Casting Rumors". MTV. Retrieved March 12, 2009. 
  9. ^ "90210 Adds Vixen, Lacrosse Jock". 
  10. ^ Vary, Adam (April 23, 2009). "'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz in final talks to join 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  11. ^ Dave McNary (March 22, 2010). "Kellan Lutz is one of Relativity's 'Gods'". Variety. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ Carroll, Larry (December 19, 2008). "Twilight Siblings Ashley Greene And Kellan Lutz Reunite As Love Interests In Warrior". MTV. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  13. ^ New Moon Actor Kellan Lutz Confirms Conan Consideration
  14. ^ "As budding film location, RI eyes further tourism boon". November 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Could Some Twilight Kids Be Heading to the Forest for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters?". DreadCentral. 
  16. ^ Kellan Lutz
  17. ^ "X Mark Your Spot". March 26, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Kellan Lutz". Peta Tv. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  19. ^ "TARZAN - Interview with lead actor Kellan Lutz". Movies.ie. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Kellan Lutz And The St. Bernard Project In New Orleans-Gossip Teen". Gossipteen.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  21. ^ Singer, Lisa (10/01/2013). "Twilight Star's Purr-fect New Cause For Cats". Global Animal. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  22. ^ "Official Kellan Lutz Website". 
  23. ^ Tom Blunt (2008-06-10). "Twilight's Kellan Lutz Likes Making Movies His Mom Can't Watch". AMC. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  24. ^ "Kellan Lutz talks losing his virginity". USA Today. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
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  27. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1325906/AnnaLynne-Mccord-Kellan-Lutz-split-nearly-years-dating.html
  28. ^ http://fr.eonline.com/news/208720/annalynne-mccord-and-kellan-lutz-split
  29. ^ http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-05-19/kellan-lutz-confirms-annalynne-mccord-split-again/
  30. ^ Lily Harrison (May 10, 2013). "First Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, Now Kellan Lutz: Is It Breakup Season in Young Hollywood?". E! News. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  31. ^ Stransky, Tanner (August 9, 2010). "2010 Teen Choice Awards winners announced". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Winners of "Teen Choice 2011" Announced". Teen Choice Awards. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  33. ^ Mandell, Zack (July 23, 2012). "2012 Teen Choice Awards: The Show & the Winners". Yahoo! Voices. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2013: Second Wave Of Nominations Announced". The Huffington Post. July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Teen Choice Awards Nominees For 2014 Announced". The Huffington Post. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 

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