Celebrity Birthday of the Day – April 8

British Columbia-born Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch has only appeared in a handful of roles at the time of this writing, but it looks like he’s set to become a big-time Hollywood star in the very near future. Kitsch grew up in B.C., but moved to New York in 2002 to pursue a career in modeling and study acting. He was, in fact, homeless for a while during this time and slept on subway trains late at night. In 2006, Kitsch landed his first acting role on an episode of the TV series Godiva’s, and followed it up with a role on the series Kyle XY in the same year, as well as the role he’s probably best known for: as Tim Riggins on the TV series Friday Night Lights. He also began acting in movies in 2006, with early roles in John Tucker Must Die, Snakes on a Plane, and The Covenant. In 2008, he played a role in the movie Gospel Hill, and in 2009 he attracted a lot of attention with his role as Gambit in the somewhat horrendous X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In 2010, Kitsch played a prominent role in The Bang Bang Club, and now, in 2012, he’s starring in two big deal movies: John Carter and Battleship. With a third film – Savages – also slated for a 2012 release, and another film slated for 2013, it looks like Taylor Kitsch is being fast-tracked to fame. And y’know, after John Carter, I’m kinda rooting for the guy to succeed. He turns 31 today.

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