Taylor Lautner for VMAN Magazine

Posted on September 01, 2011

Taylor Lautner got himself all greased up to be photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Nicola Formichetti. for VMAN magazine.

Taylor Lautner for VMAN Magazine

 

We’re not sure if it’s lighting, makeup, photoshop or a combination of all three, but this only barely looks like him to us.

On who he really is: “If I’m not filming, I’m promoting, and if it wasn’t Twilight, it was a different movie, so it got really busy. But yeah, no, I, you know, I hang out with my friends, family, and kind of just – I don’t even know. It’s like, when I am not filming, it seems like – I don’t even know what I do.”

On his pre-Twilight innocence: “I hadn’t explored much besides Michigan and California. When I am traveling the world promoting the films I say I am on vacation, but it’s not really true, I guess – because when I go to a beautiful city I spend the whole time in a hotel room and then I am back on a plane to the next place.”

On his Twilight family: “It was really helpful that all of us were going through the same thing at the same time. I think if we didn’t have that sort of relationship it would have been tough. It would have felt pretty lonely. Because when you are filming for these Breaking Dawn movies, we were filming for seven months – and if you’re there alone the whole time even with the cast members, like on a day off, or on weekends, you’d go nuts.”

He’s not obnoxious about it like so many of his contemporaries are, but whining about how hard it is to be an extremely well-paid movie star is tired. Then again, you can’t underestimate the Twilight fans. The more adamant among them will probably weep for Taylor and his many hardships.

As for the pics, well… this is more of a face-itorial than editorial. Forget about the clothes; these are just artfully produced Tiger Beat pinups.

Still, they’re pretty.

Taylor Lautner for VMAN MagazineJacket and t-shirt by Calvin Klein Collection.

Taylor Lautner for VMAN MagazineT-shirt by Calvin Klein Collection.

Taylor Lautner for VMAN MagazineJacket by Giorgio Armani. T-shirt by Emporio Armani.

Taylor Lautner for VMAN Magazine

[Photo Credit: Steven Klein for vman.com]

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      his nose is looking significantly smaller

      • Anonymous

        His nose looks very significantly Photoshopped. In almost every photo there’s a little blurred discrepancy between the “bulb” of his nose and where it starts to look angular.

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      I have boycotted all things Twilight – but I have to admit – his new movie Abduction actually looks good. He’s the hotter of the Twilight guys. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      I’ve never understood his appeal but obviously a lot do so what do I know?

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

        Yeah, I don’t get it either. 

        • Anonymous

          You must both be over 14.

        • Anonymous

          You must both be over 14.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you. The Miss Piggy nose, the squinty eyes, they just don’t attract me. And then there’s the vacuity….

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3HKIK7MIJMBDAQBDWEAQDTXUM theneva

          Yes, yes, yes times a thousand. I have no idea if he’s intelligent or not, or even just average, but something about his vacant eyes makes me suspect the boy’s dumber than grass in Phoenix.

    • Anonymous

      I have never seen Twilight nor have I finished even one of the books.   I live in Utah and the total Mormon Overtone of the thing made me curl up in the corner to weep.  This kid looks like he’s carved out of wax.   

    • Anonymous

      Now that last picture is genius. Features eyes and lips without the perennially-punched-face. Difficult look to sport on the street, though…

    • Anonymous

      Now that last picture is genius. Features eyes and lips without the perennially-punched-face. Difficult look to sport on the street, though…

    • Judy_J

      These photos made me think of G.I. Joe with the Kung-Fu grip….in other words, he looks like a plastic doll.  No humanity whatsoever.  If that was what they were aiming for, they succeeded big time.

    • Judy_J

      These photos made me think of G.I. Joe with the Kung-Fu grip….in other words, he looks like a plastic doll.  No humanity whatsoever.  If that was what they were aiming for, they succeeded big time.

    • Anonymous

      The second picture, real eye and a dead eye. 

    • Anonymous

      The second picture, real eye and a dead eye. 

    • Anonymous

      He’s cute.  But it’s all the same expression.  This has everything to do with selling magazines and nothing else.  Twilight fans will be buying this mag simply to hang these pics in their locker or on their ceiling.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I find him extremely odd-looking, and not in a good way.  

      • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

        Yeah, he doesn’t do anything for me either.

        • Anonymous

          Add me to the list.  There’s something creepy about his eyes in normal photos.  In these photos?  Maximum creepitude.

        • Anonymous

          Add me to the list.  There’s something creepy about his eyes in normal photos.  In these photos?  Maximum creepitude.

          • Pennymac

            Ditto. Totally creeped out.

      • Good Shot

        Yes, there’s something about his face that makes me want to punch it rather than look at – an ineffable quality that prohibits me from watching anything he’s in.

        (Same thing goes for Will Ferrell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Hudson…)

    • MilaXX

      Ew I don’t like these. They just look like over sharpened black/white photos. As for the interview, for some reason I don’t mind his comments. It doesn’t come across as whiny to me, more like this isn’t as glamorous as you think. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t read many interviews from him. Anyway, his movie reminds me of an updating of the Little Nikita starring River Phoenix.

      • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

        Totally agree. The third one of him at the fence doesn’t even look real it has been so sharpened and Photoshopped.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QWKRI2CKY5KXCQPX3XIZONWTE Michael

      Since it’s not about the clothes – then No Thanks. Mr Charlie Hunnman over this twink anyday

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      I actually really like him in the jacket pic.  The interview answers, though, you know, um… like, well, made me, um.. yeah, I don’t know.  Think he can read a script but not talk?  Gotta love word-for-word transcription!  

      • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ kristel

        I like the jacket pic too, and also just the jacket. Not sure it’s the jacket for him, but it works for the photo. (Looks a bit costumey on him.) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/sophia.kor Sophia Kor

      I just puked

    • http://www.facebook.com/sophia.kor Sophia Kor

      I just puked

    • http://www.facebook.com/sophia.kor Sophia Kor

      I just puked

    • Terence Ng

      Woah, the shot with his hair plastered down makes him instantly 30x hotter. Who would have thought.

      Anyway, he’s whining, but it seems like the real sort of whining you’d expect from a guy who’s not perceptive enough to think about how privileged he is. In that sense, it’s refreshingly real. No pretense. A little adorable. The responses sound like what I’d expect any boy his age to give, including how inarticulate the responses are.

    • Anonymous

      He is the very definition of a pretty boy.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, he does nothing for me.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, he does nothing for me.

    • Anonymous

      No, not pretty.  I’m a huge fan of black-and-white photography, especially for portraiture, but these are way too self-consciously arty and phonied up.  I particularly hate the way the photographer has made his left cheekbone appear as though it’s going to pop out of his face and stab someone.  It looks ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      He is very android or mannequin looking in these pics. Kind of creepy. I have this image of the photographer’s assistant picking Lautner up, physically moving him in front of a different prop, and adjusting his head and arms just so.

    • Anonymous

      that is some wispy stubble!  if he can’t grow a man-beard yet, maybe he should just stay clean shaven.

      • Anonymous

        He kind of looks like he can’t grow a beard, that stubble is so sad. Like his extra injections of testosterone have selectively focused work on his pecs and abs. 

    • Anonymous

      Ick!

    • Rand Ortega

      Smart kid. Knows to rely on pros who know how to handle his celebrity & career. His new film is the perfect vehicle to navigate the needs of the Twilighters yet give him legitimacy– a sympathetic action vehicle that surrounds him w/ veteran actors & director. He’s going to have longevity where the other 2 seem rudderless. Just stay way from photo shoots laden w/ this much grease.

    • sweetlilvoice

      I shudder to think of the obscene acts that will be committed with the last image of just his mouth.  I say this as a former NKOTB fan.

    • Anonymous

      it’s cute how he’s try to seem all manly with his “facial hair” 

    • Toto Maya

      Eew eew eew eeew. I’m sorry, that must sweat/grease grosses me the hell out. I’m eating lunch and now it’s threatening to come up.

    • Toto Maya

      Eew eew eew eeew. I’m sorry, that must sweat/grease grosses me the hell out. I’m eating lunch and now it’s threatening to come up.

    • Toto Maya

      Eew eew eew eeew. I’m sorry, that must sweat/grease grosses me the hell out. I’m eating lunch and now it’s threatening to come up.

    • Anonymous

      Yuck! The hair, the make-up, the poses, make it go away I’m scared.

    • http://www.facebook.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

      It’s like, you know, like I don’t know, I’m not like even sure who he is, but I,
      you know, think he’s attractive.   You know, like, a little greasy, but cute.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, no. It’s like, you know, he’s in those vampire movies, I’m like not even really sure. So, yeah, really, you know, it’s like his lips are like, you know, kind of sexy…I don’t know…really.

        • http://www.facebook.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

          LOL!  I think Mr. Lautner needs some coaching in how to put together a proper sentence.

        • http://www.facebook.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

          LOL!  I think Mr. Lautner needs some coaching in how to put together a proper sentence.

        • Anonymous

          my brain just broke. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, no. It’s like, you know, he’s in those vampire movies, I’m like not even really sure. So, yeah, really, you know, it’s like his lips are like, you know, kind of sexy…I don’t know…really.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, no. It’s like, you know, he’s in those vampire movies, I’m like not even really sure. So, yeah, really, you know, it’s like his lips are like, you know, kind of sexy…I don’t know…really.

    • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

      Having sat through one of the Twilight flicks (just to see what the deal was) it’s a good thing he’s pretty to look at, because that movie was TORTURE. I mean that, having sat through the original Solaris in Russian and Jean-Luc Goddard’s post-1968 films. And that’s the point of this pictorial. He’s pretty, and he dresses well for a young guy on the red carpet, and he sells magazines. So, take the money and run, I say, ’cause who knows where he’ll be in 5 years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      I still stand by what I said about him before, his face just doesn’t do it for me at all.  Alas because the abs do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      I still stand by what I said about him before, his face just doesn’t do it for me at all.  Alas because the abs do.

    • Anonymous

      That cover shot – if there were some lightening bolts and he was sneering it would look like a Grace Jones cover from the 80’s!

    • Anonymous

      That cover shot – if there were some lightening bolts and he was sneering it would look like a Grace Jones cover from the 80’s!

    • Anonymous

      Every time I see him, I think of Shark Boy & Lava girl. It’s hard to take him seriously as an adult (which he isn’t yet, is he?) with that mental picture.

      • Anonymous

        He’s 19.  I only know this because I remember reading in an article he was born in the year I graduated from high school (1992) and I thought, “I have no business going to see this movie.”

    • Anonymous

      Every time I see him, I think of Shark Boy & Lava girl. It’s hard to take him seriously as an adult (which he isn’t yet, is he?) with that mental picture.

    • Anonymous

      Um, I just don’t get this at all. Odd shots with odd lighting and the ever present over photoshopped pics. 

    • Anonymous

      that last set weirds me out.

    • Anonymous

      that last set weirds me out.

    • Anonymous

      that last set weirds me out.

    • Anonymous

      wtf, it doesnt even look like him.. i think he so adorable & this doesnt make sense to me?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442661135 Dominy Marveux-Garbeau

      Anyone who has seen a photo of his Dad should wish him well and cross their fingers…http://www.flickr.com/photos/edithavampiregirl333/3561621260/

      • Anonymous

        ….why, in case GOD FORBID he ever get fat? It’ll happen, it happens to plenty of us, and it’s only a ~tragedy~ because that many people act like it is. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

        OMG, was he the milkman’s son?

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      The lighting is just plain strange. Are all of the Twilight cast completely devoid of personality?

    • Anonymous

      Why is this even a post?

    • Anonymous

      Ew, awfully greasy.  I think I need to go wash my hands.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty? No.

    • Anonymous

      Boy should wear collars more often.  He has a disproportionately long neck and they help a lot.  I’m loving the lighting in these photos.

    • Anonymous

      These photographs make him look more interesting than usual.

    • Anonymous

      These photographs make him look more interesting than usual.

    • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

      his face does nothing to me. Hes a perfect example of a butterface.

    • http://profiles.google.com/angela.is.pretentious Angela Rodriguez

      He looks plastic. Like a Ken doll.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGDG5WUYES2QXPNC7BIDINE3W4 Brian

      Not even B/W pics could tone down the excess bronzer.

    • Anonymous

      He looks way too greasy.  Some can do greasy (Tony Ward, anyone?), but he cannot.  I do like the Armani jacket, just not on him.

      He sounds as not-bright as I’ve always figured him to be.

    • Anonymous

      Boy, somebody is selling him – hard. He’s a cutie, though.

    • Anonymous

      I think he is a really unattractive man.  He looks better here because he is greasy and covered with shadows.  So basically I’m saying he looks pretty good because he doesn’t look like himself.  I could see him more as a character actor than the romantic lead that he apparently is cast as.  Sorry.

      • Anonymous

        Is it his browbone? Personally I think his looks are pretty good, like he’s not the hottest man on earth but he’s above average. Brown men almost always get pushed into side roles like that anyway. 

        (I hate Twilight no matter what form it comes in though)

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      When I saw the tagline I got all excited then I saw this and went away.

    • Anonymous

      Why did they grease up his hair like that? :/ It’s so… late 90s. All it needs is frosted tips. 

      I don’t know why people are saying he’s unattractive under all the product they slathered on him, though. If he weren’t a famous actor, he could pass off as an amateur male model; same kind of bone structure, same range of facial expressions lol. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      Nice to see and editorial that doesn’t just default to him taking off his shirt.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like a wax figure.

    • Margaret WV

      Grace Jones.

    • Margaret WV

      Grace Jones.

    • Anonymous

      nice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Taylor, shut the fuck up. Here in Los Angeles where unemployment is 12.5 percent, people have real problems beyond hearing you whine that you’re “not really on vacation.”

    • Lisa

      If I may paraphrase “Legally Blonde 2″: “He’s so…. shiny.”  The greasiness plus the chiseled features make him look like a plastic action figure.  He barely looks human.

    • Anonymous

      so. not. pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Anybody else seeing Grace Jones on that cover shot?

    • Jeremy Rueger

      he has never done anything for me so i totally don’t get the appeal.

    • Anonymous

      That Armani jacket is definately covetable.  I can’t tell if the button is pulling or it’s supposed to be like that, but I like it. And the texture is amazing.

    • Anonymous

      hee hee! tiger beat..

    • Anonymous

      hee hee! tiger beat..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLWC67NZ5SMGEFVS2INWPKI2M4 darrel

      he just looks really really sweaty in all of the photos

    • Dave Hodapp

       Grace Jones his mama?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Ghastly amount of Photoshop for someone who is barely old enough to pee standing up.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Ghastly amount of Photoshop for someone who is barely old enough to pee standing up.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      He looks like an android.  Why do they go to the trouble of hiring a celeb when every bit of humanity is going to be photoshopped out?

    • Anonymous

      Kind of boring, isn’t it? Although I see the hair stylist tried to add interest with 3 completely different hairstyles: Spikey, Sort Of Spikey, and Not At All Spikey. Never mind, hairstylist. You did your best.

    • Anonymous

      He looks all greasy and dirty, if you didn’t tell us the photographer I’d assume this was Mike Ruiz work.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Definitely don’t like this….

    • http://twitter.com/elialger Eliana Alger

      Ok…Im 24..I read the books, I watched the films…He is cute and hot. (Period)  

    • Anonymous

      I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

    • Shawn Hill

      Finally his cheekbones will get some of the attention his abs always steal!

    • Anonymous

      His face looks all dirty and stuff, and not in a sexy way – just like I want to take a washcloth to his mug. Poor Taylor. I hope he can go exploring soon and find his personality, or maybe just a brain. He seems to have a very empty little head, and it shows in these photos. All the artsy lighting in the world can’t hide the dumb.

    • Anonymous

      Is that his real face? 

    • hans anggraito

      to me, he always looks like a video game character… Down to the static face. like that guy from tekken (there’s another role for you, wolfie. you’re welcome)

    • Anonymous

      These pictures look like charcoal Anime “art.” Yeah, no – nothing to see here folks, just keep walking.  Just what type of ‘zine is VMan? or do I want to know?

    • Anonymous

      These pictures look like charcoal Anime “art.” Yeah, no – nothing to see here folks, just keep walking.  Just what type of ‘zine is VMan? or do I want to know?

    • Anonymous

      These pictures look like charcoal Anime “art.” Yeah, no – nothing to see here folks, just keep walking.  Just what type of ‘zine is VMan? or do I want to know?

    • Anonymous

      These pictures look like charcoal Anime “art.” Yeah, no – nothing to see here folks, just keep walking.  Just what type of ‘zine is VMan? or do I want to know?

    • Anonymous

      These pictures look like charcoal Anime “art.” Yeah, no – nothing to see here folks, just keep walking.  Just what type of ‘zine is VMan? or do I want to know?

    • Anonymous

      He looks to have crawled out of the same neandarthal cave as Kris Humphries.

    • Anonymous

      He looks to have crawled out of the same neandarthal cave as Kris Humphries.

    • Anonymous

      ew

    • Rachel Gick

      The Giorgio Armani look is very adam lambert, no?

    • Anonymous

      I see a little bit Grace Jones here.

    • Anonymous

      I love his eyebrows on the cover.

    • Michael Colvin

      Gross