He starred as a villainous vampire in Catherine Hardwick’s hugely successful “Twilight.” Now, Cam Gigandet plays a Bible-quoting student who may have dark secret, in Columbia Pictures’ new teen comedy “Easy A.”
For Gigandet, the role of Micah was a far cry from his portrayal of the vampire who hunts humans for sport in “Twilight.” “I think if there’s anything that connects the two characters,” offers Cam, “is that at the end of the day, they both make decisions that are not very nice, and they might have somewhat of the same morals.”
The actor was already involved in Columbia’s production of “The Roommate” when he heard about the “Easy A” production. He read the script, and instantly knew it was something he wanted to be a part of. “The script was absolutely hilarious, and comedy in general isn’t something that I’ve really gotten to play a lot of,” says Gigandet. “I knew I could have a ton of fun with it.”
A talented up and comer, Gigandet is earning recognition and accolades for his strong performances. In 2009 he received the “One to Watch” award from Movieline’s Young Hollywood Awards and was named as one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation Talent” in their annual 35 under 35 issue. He won an MTV Movie Award for “Best Fight Scene” for his performance in the action film “Never Back Down,” and followed that the next year with another win in the same category for his role in “Twilight.”
Cam recently wrapped production on several films including the musical “Burlesque” with Christina Aguilera and Cher, “Priest” opposite Paul Bettany and “The Roommate” opposite Leighton Meester.
His film “Five Star Day” premiered at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival. Cam was most recently seen starring alongside Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster in the sci-fi thriller “Pandorum” and before that played opposite Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman in Rogue Pictures’ horror story “The Unborn.”
Cam made a name for himself as bad boy ‘Volchok’ on Fox’s huge teen drama “The O.C.” He was also a recurring character on the WB’s “Jack and Bobby”.
Originally from Auburn, Washington, He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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