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Taylor Kitsch is so five minutes from now

We tell you why ”The Covenant” star is the next big thing

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WHAT HE’S DONE
The 25-year-old former Abercrombie & Fitch model had one hot summer, costarring in The Covenant, dying in Snakes on a Plane, and playing a bit part in John Tucker Must Die.

HOW HE’S DOING IT
By finally resolving his work-visa problems. The Vancouver native had to decline a role in the movie Strangers With Candy because he didn’t have proper papers yet.

WHEN HE’LL BREAK BIG
On Oct. 3, when NBC’s Friday Night Lights debuts, featuring Kitsch’s brooding turn as high school footballer Tim Riggins, a loner who abuses alcohol. ”He’s struggling to find his purpose.”

WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR HIM
Determined to stay in L.A. for auditions, Kitsch spent three weeks of 2003 sleeping in his Pontiac Firefly.