Taylor’s Idols: Brad Pitt and Matt Damon

Monday, Aug 31, 2009

New Moon’s Taylor Lautner is ready to flex more than his muscles. The young actor would like to show off his acting chops by going up against the industry’s heavy hitters.

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“I really look up to Denzel Washington as an actor. I’d love to do a film with him one day in the future,” he told the magazine. “That would be my dream come true. And I love the action-drama films like Matt Damon and Brad Pitt do.”

Despite setting teen hearts fluttering in the Twilight series, Lautner keeps a grounded perspective on his new-found fame.

“I think fans would love anybody who played Jacob. I’m just lucky to be the one who got the chance.”

And what about that summer romance with Selena Gomez? Lautner stayed a gentleman and kept the details slim, only offering: “She’s a great girl.”