Getting to Know … Taylor Kitsch

If I weren’t acting, I’d be:“A professional hockey player or doing something involving nutrition for kids.”

My first pet was:“A black cat named Kid .”

On a Friday night, you’ll find me:“Catching a movie or watching live music. The Alamo Drafthouse [Cinema] in Austin is a lot of fun.”

On a Sunday morning, you’ll find me:“Riding on my motorbike.”

On my iPod, you’ll find:“Lately, [the late] John Lee Hooker and tons of blues.”

My favorite workout is:“Running outside and then boxing.”

My must-have gadget is: “My [Magic] Bullet [Express]. It’s a smoothie maker. I get people to buy it when they are over at my house.”

In five years, I hope I’ll be:“Working with amazing people, creating quality work with my mates -- writing and directing, specifically. Right now, a good friend of mine and I are thinking about going to Montreal and doing just a half-hour short. I’ll write it, and he’s probably going to direct it.”

My favorite book is:Shantaram. It’s an unbelievable story of this guy’s perseverance in life. That and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. I’d murder for those movie rights.”

The actors I most admire are:“Tough question! Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, and Kate Winslet."