There’s a scene in BURLESQUE in which Cam Gigandet’s character, in an attempt to woo his crush, is completely nude except for a very strategically placed box of cookies. Who knew a box of cookies could be so desirable! ;p
Best known for his role as James, the evil vampire in the hit franchise Twilight, Cam won a legion of female fans who didn’t just want the choice of Edward or Jacob. Instead they wanted the shirtless vampire with the 6 pack abs. In apivotal scene, Edward tells Bella, “James is a tracker. The hunt is his obsession. I read his mind. My reaction at the field set him off. I just made this his most exciting game ever. He\’s never gonna stop.” Bella is naturally frightened, but my reaction was: a really hot vampire with 6 pack abs is tracking me and this is a problem because…?
Cam Joslin Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington and was bitten by the acting bug after moving to LA, when, on a friend’s suggestion, he took an acting class. He made his TV debut in 2003 on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and got his first big “albeit short” break as Daniel Romalatti, Jr. on the soap The Young & the Restless. The following year, he joined the cast of the shortlived series “Jack & Bobby” and then played bad boy Kevin on “The O.C.” who was the cause of Mischa Barton’s character Marissa’s death.
He began his movie career in 2004 with the short entitled MISTAKEN and made his feature film debut in 2007 in WHO’S YOUR CADDY. But it was his role in the 2008 movie NEVER BACK DOWN, co-starring Djimon Hounsou and Sean Faris, that garnered him attention and a MTV Movie Award for best fight. Cam also starred in THE UNBORN along with Gary Oldman, the sci-fi thriller PANDORUM with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster and THE EXPERIMENT with Forest Whitaker and Adrian Brody. Earlier this year, Cam played Amanda Bynes’ 22 year old boyfriend still in high school in the Emma Stone vehicle EASY A.
Next for Cam is a role in PRIEST based on the graphic novel of the same name, in which a priest, played by Paul Bettany, disobeys the church in order to track the vampires that kidnapped his niece. PRIEST is a post apocalyptic horror thriller blending Wild West elements with the supernatural. At an early screening of the movie, the mostly male audience didn’t appreciate Cam as the comedic sidekick. My suggestion: “What if he was naked!?” I’m hoping that in the final cut that there will be a scene with perhaps with a strategically placed cowboy hat! 😉
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