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Hollywood’s Hot New Leading Men

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Clad in black, Robert Pattinson looked like a real-life vampire. - Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

I caught up with Robert Pattinson and Chris Pine -- two of Hollywood's upcoming stars -- at the afterparty for the Hollywood Film Festival Awards.

Robert, who plays Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of "Twilight," was honored with the New Hollywood Award. Clad in a black suit and matching skinny tie, the pale 22-year-old looked like a real-life vampire. He lurked around the outskirts of the party, but warmed up
during our chat. Robert seemed to be unfazed by all the attention, but admitted he doesn't watch TV. That might be a good thing, considering that his face has been featured on every entertainment show!

Chris Pine, on the other hand, was right in the middle of the action. With his good looks, it's easy to see why he was cast as Anne Hathaway's love interest in "The Princess Diaries 2" and Lindsay Lohan's in "Just My Luck." But it's his upcoming turn as Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" remake that has fanboys and fangirls buzzing. The industry has taken notice too; Variety just named him one of the "10 Actors to Watch."

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Chris Pine was named by Variety as one of the "10 Actors to Watch." - Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com

Chris told me he was more anxious about the upcoming presidential election than the movie, which will bow next summer. But the 28-year-old also knows he's stepping into some pretty big shoes (or boots in the case of Captain Kirk), and hopes the fan reaction will be positive.

Considering the success of the "Harry Potter" franchise and the "Batman" remakes, I'm sure Robert and Chris will cement themselves as Hollywood's hot new leading men.

Click here to see more photos of Robert in "Twilight," and here for shots of Chris and the new "Star Trek" crew.

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