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KELLAN CHRISTOPHER LUTZ (born March 15, 1985) is an American model and actor. He is known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012), and has since played Poseidon
Poseidon
in the 2011 film Immortals , Tarzan in the 2013 animated film Tarzan , John Smilee in The Expendables 3 (2014), and Hercules
Hercules
in the 2014 film The Legend of Hercules
Hercules
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Charity work * 4 Personal life

* 5 Filmography

* 5.1 Film * 5.2 Television * 5.3 Web * 5.4 Music videos

* 6 Awards and nominations * 7 References * 8 External links

EARLY LIFE

Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota
Dickinson, North Dakota
, the son of Karla (née Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has one sister, Brittany and six brothers; Brandon, Tanner, David, Daniel, Brad and Chris. Lutz grew up in the Midwest and Arizona, and graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
, before deciding to pursue an acting career. He attended Chapman University
Chapman University
to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

CAREER

Lutz at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
San Diego Comic-Con International

Lutz has 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
Accepted
(2006), and Prom Night (2008). Additionally, Lutz has performed on the California
California
stage and was the host of Bravo 's Blow Out . He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff
's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff
, and in the 2007 music video for her single, "With Love ". In 2008, he appeared in another music video, Hinder
Hinder
's "Without You ". 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.

Lutz's 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). He also appeared as George Evans in the 90210 spinoff (2009) on The CW . Lutz also appeared the 2010 remake A Nightmare on Elm Street as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010. He reprised his role as Emmett Cullen in the third installment of the Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). He appeared as the feisty Poseidon
Poseidon
, God of the Sea in Immortals (2011). Lutz reunited with his Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene
Ashley Greene
, in the film A Warrior\'s Heart (2011). He was considered for the lead role in Conan the Barbarian (2011), but eventually lost out to Jason Momoa . He also reunited with his Immortals co-star Mickey Rourke in the action film Java Heat (2013), which was shot in Indonesia
Indonesia
. 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 . Lutz starred in the epic The Legend of Hercules
Hercules
(2014), but the film was a critical and commercial failure.

Lutz is signed with Ford Models . He is one of the models featured in the 2010 Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
X underwear campaign.

In 2012, Lutz made a special guest appearance on the TV show 30 Rock , playing a version of himself who is related to the character J.D. Lutz , played by actor John Lutz . Once again, he portrayed Emmett Cullen in the fourth and fifth Twilight installments, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 (2012).

In 2015, it was announced that Lutz will star in the thriller film Money with Jamie Bamber
Jamie Bamber
, Jesse Williams , and Jess Weixler directed by Martin Rosete and produced by Atit Shah.

In June 24, 2016, Lutz tweeted on his Twitter page that he had a meeting with both McG and Mary Viola about playing the role of He-Man.

CHARITY WORK

Lutz' primary charity is Saving Innocence (www.savinginnocence.org) which works to rescue and rehabilitate child victims of sex trafficking in the United States. Lutz was GQ magazine's Gentleman of the year for his work with this organization in 2014, and has been the organization's public ambassador since 2011. Lutz dedicates his birthday each year to financially benefit Saving Innocence, and runs campaigns for them on a regular basis. Lutz' latest campaign is a celebrity fitness challenge to benefit Saving Innocence.

Lutz supports the animal charity PETA
PETA
and stars in a video supporting the adoption of animals instead of buying them. 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 .

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

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

PERSONAL LIFE

Lutz enjoys numerous outdoors and fitness activities. He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films. Although Lutz enjoys watching horror movies, he prefers to star in action films. He is a devout Christian.

FILMOGRAPHY

FILM

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2006 Stick It Frank

2006 Accepted
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 Russell

2010 Twilight Saga: Eclipse, TheThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse Emmett Cullen

2011 Warrior's Heart, AA Warrior\'s Heart Conor Sullivan

2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage
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
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 Voice role

2014 The Legend of Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Actor: Action

2014 The Expendables 3 John Smilee

2015 Experimenter William Shatner
William Shatner

2015 Extraction Harry Turner

2016 Money Mark

2017 Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child Sy Lombrok

2017 Nest

( post-production )

2017 Adi Shankar\'s Gods and Secrets

( post-production )

TELEVISION

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2004 Model Citizens Himself Contestant

2004 Bold and the Beautiful, The The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful
Rob Episode #1.4409

2005 CSI: NY Alex Hopper Episode: "Tri-Borough"

2005–14 Comeback, TheThe Comeback Chris MacNess 14 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

2008–09 90210 George Evans 6 episodes

2012 Punk\'d Himself Guest host

2012 30 Rock
30 Rock
Himself Episode: " Unwindulax "

2015 Bullseye Host

WEB

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2009 Valley Peaks Kyle McBride 2 episodes

MUSIC VIDEOS

YEAR TITLE ARTIST

2007 "With Love " Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff

2008 "Without You " Hinder
Hinder

2012 "Put Your Hands Up" Matchbox 20

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY WORK RESULT

2010 Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Male The Twilight Saga: New Moon Won

2011 Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Won

2012 Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Won

2013 Choice Movie Scene Stealer The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Won

2014 Choice Movie Actor: Action The Legend of Hercules
Hercules
Nominated

Young Hollywood Awards Super Superhero Won

Hottest Body N/A Nominated

2015 Golden Raspberry Awards
Golden Raspberry Awards
Worst Actor The Legend of Hercules Nominated

Worst Screen Combo Nominated

REFERENCES

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Kellan Lutz
is a One-Woman Kind of Guy". Elle. Retrieved March 16, 2016. * ^ A B C D "Kellan Lutz". Yahoo Movies UK. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. * ^ "Charlie Ebersol\'s \'Charlieland\' Birthday Party And Charity: Water Fundraiser". * ^ Radish, Christina (August 8, 2008). " Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
And His High Profile Projects". MediaBlvd. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2008. * ^ Elliot, Stuart (December 18, 2006). "Woman of a Scent". The New York Times . Retrieved May 4, 2008. * ^ Carroll, Larry (November 4, 2008). "Twilight Tuesday: Kellan Lutz Talks "Hinder" Video, "Coolest Guy Ever" Emmett Cullen". MTV
MTV
. Retrieved December 17, 2008. * ^ Carroll, Larry (March 13, 2008). "Twilight Film\'s First Family Revealed: Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser Lead Cullen Clan". MTV
MTV
. Retrieved February 21, 2008. * ^ Carroll, Larry (March 9, 2009). "Twilight Actor Kellan Lutz Talks New Moon Casting Rumors". MTV
MTV
. Retrieved March 12, 2009. * ^ "90210 Adds Vixen, Lacrosse Jock". * ^ Vary, Adam (April 23, 2009). "\'Twilight\' star Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
in final talks to join \'A Nightmare on Elm Street\'". Entertainment Weekly . Time . Retrieved May 3, 2009. * ^ Dave McNary (March 22, 2010). " Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
is one of Relativity\'s \'Gods\'". Variety . Retrieved March 24, 2010. * ^ Carroll, Larry (December 19, 2008). "Twilight Siblings Ashley Greene And Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
Reunite As Love Interests In Warrior". MTV
MTV
. Retrieved December 19, 2008. * ^ New Moon Actor Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
Confirms Conan Consideration * ^ "As budding film location, RI eyes further tourism boon". November 15, 2011. * ^ "Could Some Twilight Kids Be Heading to the Forest for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters?". DreadCentral. * ^ "Kellan Lutz". MODELS.com. * ^ "X Mark Your Spot". March 26, 2010. Archived from the original on February 8, 2010. * ^ http://variety.com/2015/film/news/bamber-lutz-williams-weixler-set-for-money-exclusive-1201515227/ * ^ https://twitter.com/kellanlutz/status/746419550699163648 * ^ Burlingame, Russ (June 24, 2016). " Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
Met With McG About Masters Of The Universe Movie". ComicBook.com. * ^ https://app.maximuslife.com/KellanLutz/Index.html * ^ "Kellan Lutz". Peta Tv. Retrieved 2011-12-31. * ^ "TARZAN - Interview with lead actor Kellan Lutz". Movies.ie. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. * ^ " Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
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Kellan Lutz
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Kellan Lutz
Likes Making Movies His Mom Can\'t Watch". AMC. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2009-01-26. * ^ Solis, Jorge (2016-02-22). "Actor Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
Talks \'Extraction\' DVD, Working With Bruce Willis & Gina Carano! ". Mstarz. Retrieved 2016-02-23. * ^ Stransky, Tanner (August 9, 2010). "2010 Teen Choice Awards winners announced". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved July 13, 2013. * ^ "Winners of "Teen Choice 2011" Announced". Teen Choice Awards. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013. * ^ Mandell, Zack (July 23, 2012). "2012 Teen Choice Awards: The Show & the Winners". Yahoo! Voices . Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. * ^ " Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
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Teen Choice Awards
Nominees For 2014 Announced". The Huffington Post. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014.

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