Cameron Bright

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Cameron Bright
BornCameron Douglas Crigger
(1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesCameron Douglas Crigger
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
 
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Cameron Bright
BornCameron Douglas Crigger
(1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesCameron Douglas Crigger
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present

Cameron Bright (born Cameron Douglas Crigger; January 26, 1993)[1] is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in the films Godsend, Birth, Running Scared, Ultraviolet, X-Men: The Last Stand, Thank You for Smoking and four installments of The Twilight Saga.

Life and career[edit]

Bright was born in Victoria, British Columbia, the son of Anne Bright and Jake Crigger.[2] He was given his middle name "Douglas" after his maternal grandfather. His first acting job was in a commercial for Telus, which was soon followed by a guest appearance on the television series, Higher Ground.[1] He subsequently appeared in several minor roles in made-for-television films, and was credited as "Cameron Crigger" for his roles (from the 2000 television movie, The Christmas Secret, to an episode of Night Visions).

After a supporting part in The Butterfly Effect, Bright's first major role was in Godsend, a horror film co-starring Robert De Niro; the film was released in April 2004 to mixed reviews. In his next film, Birth, he played a ten-year-old boy who claims to be the reincarnation of a woman's (Nicole Kidman) deceased husband. Two scenes within the movie sparked controversy and drew media attention to Bright. In one scene, Bright and Kidman's characters kiss; in the other, the two share a bathtub. The actors wore flesh-colored swimsuits in the bath scenes and were never naked or filmed together in the same room at the same time of the bathtub scene, although this was not public knowledge at first.[1]

Bright was cast in several Hollywood films, all of which were released in 2006, including Thank You for Smoking, Ultraviolet, and the action-thriller named Running Scared.

He starred in X-Men: The Last Stand, where he played the mutant Leech, who has the mutant antibody.[3] He also appeared on an episode of The 4400 (episode: "The Wrath Of Graham") as a high school student named Graham Holt who develops an ability after injecting himself with Promicin. He has also played a host carrier for a cure for humanity in more than one movie.[4]

Bright plays the Volturi vampire Alec, twin brother to Jane who is played by Dakota Fanning, in the Twilight films New Moon[5] (2009), Eclipse (2010), and Breaking Dawn, Part II (2012).

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002My Brother's KeeperYoung Ellis
2002Lone HeroKid
2004The Butterfly EffectTommy at 7
2004GodsendAdam Duncan
2004BirthYoung SeanNominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Nominated – Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2005Thank You for SmokingJoey NaylorNominated – Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor
2006Running ScaredOleg YugorskyNominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
2006UltravioletSix
2006X-Men: The Last StandJimmy the LeechNominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
2007JunoRPG Nerd
2007NormalBradyNominated – Leo for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama
2007Christmas in WonderlandDanny Saunders
2008The TalismanJack Sawyershort
2009An American AffairAdam Stafford
2009Walled InJimmy
2009The Twilight Saga: New MoonAlec
2010The Twilight Saga: EclipseAlec
2011The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1Alec
2011Little GloryShawn
2012The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2Alec
2013FloodplainDuncanshort
2013Final GirlShanePost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Higher GroundYoung Peter1 episode
2000The Christmas SecretYoung JerryTV Movie
2002Dark AngelJohnny1 episode
2002Shadow RealmTimTV Movie
2002Night VisionsYoung Tim Malone1 episode
2005–2006Stargate SG-1Orlin2 episodes
2007The 4400Graham Holt1 episode
2011Earth's Final HoursAndy StreichTV Movie
2012Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a ManWillTV Movie
2010–presentHere Comes FearlessJustin Secren/FearlessMain Cast
2013–presentMotiveManny FlynnMain Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ouzounian, Richard (2004-10-24). "Bright future". Toronto Star. p. D01. 
  2. ^ "Cameron Bright Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ Houlihan, Mary (2006-09-29). "New on DVD". Chicago Sun Times. p. NC52. 
  4. ^ Welsh, Greg (February 24, 2010). "7 Actors Typecast in Bizarrely Specific Roles". Cracked.com. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Summit Entertainment Starts Production on The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (Press release). Summit Entertainment. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 

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