Being dead has been very good to English actor Robert Pattinson, who was catapulted into international superstardom after playing vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight films opposite his real-life love interest Kristen Stewart.
While Pattinson had performed in several films prior to Twilight, the book and movie's frenzied fan base–coupled with the romantic link to K.Stew–elevated the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire star (RIP Cedric Diggory) to Hollywood heartthrob status.
By 2009, the previously unknown Cosmopolis hunk became one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, and its most salivated-after. For three years in the row, E! crowned him Celeb of the Year. In 2008, Pattinson was named Yahoo's Top Movie Heartthrob, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive and Rolling Stone's Hottest Actor. The following year, Glamour magazine named Pattinson the Sexiest Man Alive and Vanity Fair named him The Sexiest Man in the World.
Even the boys have paid attention to this debonair Water for Elephants star: GQ named Pattinson its Best Dressed Man in 2010 and 2012.
Pattinson's good looks and his relationship with Kristen Stewart have made him as common a sight on the newsstands as at the movies. Speculation that Robsten were an item emerged during the filming of the second Twilight installment in 2009, but it wasn't until news that Kristen had stepped out on her leading man in 2012 that the two had ever confirmed their status.
After an initial split, the couple reconciled. Stewart held hands with her man and joked with People magazine before the Breaking Dawn, Part 2 premiere, "I feel like every scene in this movie culminates with a kiss. We always really, really prepare."
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