In 2010, he stated that "I finished high school and enrolled in my local community college".
The duo was nominated at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss.Although it received generally negative reviews, Lautner returned for the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in 2010.Lautner has stated that he does not want to be just known for his looks, as some have attributed his popularity to that and not his actual acting skill.In an interview, the actor revealed that he was originally supposed to have a baring scene in the movie Valentine's Day. He's gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it's written in the book that way.Several critics credit Lautner's physical characteristics for much of the success of the Twilight series, with critic Sharon Waxman stating, "as a tabloid teen idol, he certainly deserves some credit for New Moon's 0 million worldwide gross." Lautner's abs in particular have been subject to media attention, with The Wrap stating that companies bidding for the actor in movies in 2011 would "shell out for the young actor's much-on-display though mostly untried abs." Before the actor turned 18, his sexualized image was often critiqued, and subject to controversy.
In December 2009, Lautner appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in a wet T-shirt. Online said to wait a few months when Lautner would "be of age, which will make this whole operation you got going on completely legal." Brent Hartinger, a columnist for After Elton, blasted the magazine, calling the questioning "unimaginably irresponsible," commenting that Lautner was just "a 17-year old kid" and that while the rumors were baseless and speculation from certain blogs and fans, it was disappointing that a "legitimate media outlet" would print gossip.In 2001, Lautner first appeared in the made-for-television film, Shadow Fury.He then got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild.Lautner then earned voice-over roles in animated series such as Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, and What's New, Scooby-Doo? The same year, he earned his first breakout role, starring in the film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.which was received with negative reviews from critics, and was a minor international success. Two years later, Lautner appeared in a lead role in the short-lived NBC drama, My Own Worst Enemy, portraying Christian Slater's son, Jack Spivey.Lautner stated that when he was younger he was bullied in school because he was an actor.