Taylor Kitsch was most recently seen in ‘The Grand Seduction,' alongside Brendan Gleeson, which made its debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2012, Kitsch was seen in Oliver Stone's ‘Savages,' which tells the daunting story of a fight against Mexican drug cartels. Kitsch starred alongside the riveting Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro. Earlier that year, he starred in Peter Berg's ‘Battleship,' alongside Liam Neeson, Rihanna, and Alexander Skarsgård, and Disney's 2012 live-action film ‘John Carter,' directed by two-time Academy Award winner Andrew Stanton (‘WALL-E,' ‘Finding Nemo').
Kitsch previously starred in Steven Silver's ‘The Bang Bang Club' as Kevin Carter, one of four young photojournalists whose graphic images drew the world's attention to the last stages of apartheid in South Africa. Based on a true story, this gripping drama portrays the stresses, tensions and moral dilemmas of working in situations of extreme conflict. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was screened on April 21, 2011, at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically the following day.
‘Lone Survivor' marks Kitsch's second film directed by Berg. In addition, Berg directed him on NBC's critically acclaimed sports drama ‘Friday Night Lights,' in which Kitsch played the role of Tim Riggins, a troubled Texas high-school fullback who struggles to find his identity while wrestling with personal demons. The fifth and final season of the series premiered on April 15, 2011, and ran throughout the summer season.
During a ‘Friday Night Lights' summer hiatus, the prolific actor filmed the 2008 feature ‘Gospel Hill,' alongside Julia Stiles, Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by actor/director Giancarlo Esposito, the story focuses on a bigoted former sheriff of a Southern town and a civil-rights worker whose intersecting lives are still haunted by events that took place decades before.
Kitsch, who grew up in British Columbia, Canada, began his career in 2002, when he moved to New York to study with renowned acting coach Sheila Grey. He landed his first major feature film back on familiar ground, in Vancouver, the very next year in David R. Ellis' cult classic ‘Snakes on a Plane,' starring Samuel L. Jackson.
His additional feature film credits include Renny Harlin's horror flick ‘The Covenant,' Betty Thomas' comedy ‘John Tucker Must Die,' and Gavin Hood's 2009 sci-fi action-adventure ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' in which he starred as Gambit alongside Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, and his ‘John Carter' co-star Collins.