Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor/model mostly known for his role in X-men Origins: Wolverine as Remy LeBeau/Gambit. Taylor has also shared the screen with significant actors like Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Despite all his role in various movies, this handsome hunk faced significant career downfall.
Let know his rise and fall journey of Hollywood.
Taylor was born on April 8, 1981, in Kelowna, British Colombia to Drew Kitsch and Susan Kitsch. His mother, Susan, worked for BC Liquor Board while his father Drew worked in construction. His parents hot separated when he was only one. Her and his two older brothers, Broody and Daman, were raised by their mother in a mobile home park.
Apart from his biological brothers, Taylor also has two younger maternal half-sisters.
After his parents got separated, Taylor lived in Port Moody and Anmore.
As a child, Taylor was very interested in ice hockey. He started playing ice hockey when he was just three years old. He even played junior ice hockey for Langley Hornets in British Colombia Hockey League. But during those times he suffered a major injury in his knee which ruined his dream as an ice hockey player. Following his injury, he took nutrition and economics courses at the University.
Taylor received an opportunity to pursue his career in modeling with IMG in 2002, following this opportunity he moved to New York, where he studied acting and became a nutritionist and personal trainer as well. Taylor moved to Los Angeles in 2004 where he modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch. He also appeared in the limited edition coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo.
Taylor for his breakout role on NBC sports teen drama television series Friday Night Lights, where he played the role of Tim Riggins. The series was premiered in October 2006 receiving critical acclaim from critics and over 7.7 million viewers.
In 2006 Taylor played as Pogue Parry in the movie The Covenant. Taylor got his breakthrough in the film industry when he signed to play Gambit in the X-men franchise in 2009. In 2010, he starred in Steven Slivers’s The Bang Bang Club where he had to lose 35 pounds in two months.
In 2012 Taylor got to play the lead role in Disney film John Carter which played average in box office receiving a mixed review from critics. Apart from that Taylor starred in Oliver Stone Savages and Peter Berg’s Battleship in 2012. In 2013 Taylor starred in The Grand Seduction. He was also starred in Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart.
Taylor’s career went backward when his two most expected movies John Carter and Battleship failed to do its magic in both the box office and critics section. Savages, a 2012 Oliver Stone film that mostly required Kitsch and Blake Lively to be sweaty and hot together, barely broke even; Lone Survivor did well, but Kitsch was secondary to both Mark Wahlberg and Eric Bana. His attempts at small-indie counterprogramming — like The Grand Seduction, whose primary appeal was Kitsch in wool cowl-neck sweaters — barely made a blip outside Canada.
Kitsch was praised for his performance as Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart (2014), but his film career had effectively disappeared. Even a turn on the second season of True Detective in 2015 — a series whose first season was responsible for the so-called McConnaissance — couldn’t change the narrative that had collected around Kitsch’s career, in part because the entire season was universally acknowledged as overwrought garbage.
All these flops and his bad luck pulled him backward of his career.
Taylor has a long history of dating. Back in 2006, he dated Jessica White and ended relations with her in 2007. Then again in 2007, he dated Minka Kelly. However, the couple broke their relationship three years later.
In 2015 Taylor was rumored to be dating, Rachel McAdams, an American actress as they were seen together many times. But addressing the rumors, Taylor denied of any relationship with Rachel.
As of today’s date, Taylor is single.
Though the Taylor Kitsch has been forgotten by the current generation, back in his days, he was very popular, mostly to his female fans. This irritably handsome actor has $ 8 million net worth.
Kitsch purchased 3.64 acres of land on Lake Austin, Texas in 2012 and began building the house in 2015. Currently he is living in the house which price is above $ 1.3 million.