Raised in Kelowna, B.C., Kitsch chased his dreams to New York to model and study acting, but spent a portion of that time homeless and sleeping on the subway. But things eventually turned for the better.
Kitsch had a breakout year in 2006, when he starred as Tim Riggins in the critically acclaimed television series Friday Night Lights. The show ran five seasons, and helped propel Kitsch into some big roles, including Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Then there's The Bang Bang Club, which is based on a true story and nominated for seven Genies tonight, including a Best Director nod to Steven Silver. The film chronicles the trials of a group of photographers who were present in South Africa during the fall of Apartheid.
His latest is the title role in John Carter, which opened in wide release just last week. In the film, Kitsch plays a Civil War veteran who's charged with saving Mars from the Martians - no easy feat, to say the least.
In May, Kitsch stars in the highly anticipated summer blockbuster, Battleship, which from all accounts looks like a wild ride.
So take a second and let us know, what part did you like Taylor Kitsch the most in?