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There's something about Rob

Published: 12:24PM Friday May 22, 2009 Source: ONE News/Reuters

Many girls out there would have spent countless hours daydreaming about the wonder that is Robert Pattinson. Whether a Twilight fan or not, no one can deny this man has it made.

At just 23 years old he has managed to achieve phenomenal amounts of fame in a strikingly short period of time. So who is Robert Pattinson, or Rpattz as he has been dubbed? And why is it that we are all so madly obsessed with him?

Appealing to a wide range of people (from tweens to those with one foot in the grave), Robert Pattinson is not just a pretty face.

Cooper Lawrence, author of The Cult of Celebrity, said Pattinson is an icon to young women because he seems like the perfect boyfriend.

"He's edgy but not too edgy, he's someone you can still bring home to mom, but he's a little down and dirty so you think he's cool. And he's so nonthreatening, and that's a big part of it," she said.

In London, England on May 13, 1986 the powers that be blessed us with Pattinson.

He originally started out as a model when he was 12 but was quick to move over to the acting side of things appearing in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company when he was 15. He made his first mark on the world of film as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

But the phenomenon that is Harry Potter wasn't enough and it was Pattinson's casting as beautiful vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight that turned him into the apple of every girl's eye.

From the moment he first entered the school cafeteria in Twilight, the brooding Brit, made us all wish we lived in a small rainy town with vampires running rampant.

Adding to his sex appeal is the fact that he is a talented musician playing both guitar and piano and has music featured on the Twilight movie.

Pattinson has caused chaotic levels of hype in mall appearances across America with one girl even suffering a broken nose when the vamp-loving crowd got particularly rowdy.

So is the attraction with Pattinson or him as Edward Cullen the super-hot vampire?

Well time will tell when his upcoming roles in Little Ashes, in which he plays a young Salvador Dali,  and How to Be hit the screens.

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  • nesian said on 2010-03-12 @ 20:46 NZDT: Report abusive post

    I am a Twilight Addict for sure! I am Team Jakeward all the way, lol. I reckon Eclipse should be the best version of all for movies... but the books kick butt much more! But if you've read the books, I don't think it matters at all whether this one will live up to expectations, cause the stories have already captured our hearts!

  • becvault said on 2010-02-08 @ 17:45 NZDT: Report abusive post

    im totally addictive to the twilight sequals. i love Edward!!! breaking dawn would be better in to movies so thay can make the movies more detalled. Cant wait for elipse and breakingdawn to come out!!!

  • RetroTakeover said on 2010-01-13 @ 08:21 NZDT: Report abusive post

    Well what can I say, I am a total Twilight addict! I love the two films so far- but love the books a whole lot more! They NEED to make Breaking Dawn into 2 films. There are just sooo many amazing parts to it that so many [important] things will end up getting missed out! It is kinda essential that it's made into two films! Please, make two films!

  • Princess_Starlet said on 2010-01-13 @ 00:49 NZDT: Report abusive post

    Well breaking dawn

  • Twilight luva said on 2009-11-16 @ 20:02 NZDT: Report abusive post

    I ahve to say that Jacob is who I would go with because of his looks but he hasn't got the personality that Edward has. If I were Bella and Jacob had the personality of Edward you would have the best guy in the world!!