07:05 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 03/09/2012 10:20AM
With Disney's sci-fi adventure John Carter opening Friday, Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch is primed to vault onto Hollywood's action hero A-list.
And sure, he looks every inch the rugged and impossibly buff star set for galactic battle. But with starring roles in two more big films hitting screens over the next four months – the action epic Battleship and Oliver Stone's thriller Savages – Kitsch, 30, is ready to prove he's more than a one-blockbuster wonder.
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