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Mark Wahlberg anoints Taylor Lautner as his heir apparent: Surely, you chest!

Better looking than Leonardo DiCaprio? More ripped than Mark Wahlberg? Leaps tall trees in a single lycanthropic bound? Look, at Table 6, blushing like a schoolboy! It’s Taylor Lautner! The Twilight star was anointed by Wahlberg himself at yesterday’s Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon that donated more than $1.5 million in grants to arts programs. The Entourage godfather quipped to his Departed co-star, “I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me. So we’re both out of a job, dude. Taylor Lautner! We’re screwed. It’s over, dude. Titanic and Boogie Nights were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run, and on to the next.” Watch the clip below:

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Lautner’s only 19 years old, so it remains to be seen if he can eventually build a career as successful and as varied as the two not-so-ugly and not-so-flabby Oscar nominees. DiCaprio earned his first Oscar nomination at 19, for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, while Wahlberg was just getting rolling with his Funky Bunch at that age. Seems like Lautner’s doing okay for himself. Maybe we’ll know more on Sept. 23, when Lautner stars in his first major film, Abduction.

What kind of career does Lautner seem destined to have?

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