Robert Pattinson is going from supporting actor to leading man.
"Twilight" fans can't wait to take a bite out of Robert Pattinson! - Charley Gallay/WireImage.com
The 22-year-old first caught our eye as the ill-fated Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
The "Potter" films made Daniel Radcliffe an international superstar, and we predict Robert will follow in his footsteps.
The British-born actor plays the lead in the film adaptation of a successful fantasy book franchise: Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight."
Robert portrays Edward Cullen, a vampire who appears to be 17 years old but has been living for over a century. Edward falls in love with Bella Swan, a human girl, and must protect her from being hunted by rival vampires. Their relationship forms the foundation of "Twilight" and the consequent novels "New Moon," "Eclipse," and "Breaking Dawn."
Robert is perfect for the role! He's handsome in a brooding, Johnny Depp-kind of way, with just a hint of danger in his eyes. Like his fictional counterpart, Robert is very musical. In fact, his songs will be featured in the "Twilight" soundtrack. He's also athletic, which helped him film action scenes, including a high-speed chase through the forest.
Since wrapping up "Twilight," Robert's been able to explore the Hollywood scene in relative anonymity.
Enjoy it while it lasts Robert, because soon you won't be able to go anywhere without screaming fans and paparazzi wanting to sink their teeth into you!
"Twilight" comes out in theaters on November 21, 2008, but you can get a sneak peek at the teaser trailer right here:
- Robert Pattinson
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Edward Cullen