Monday, September 14, 2009

Kristen, Robert, Taylor, and Dakota make Hollywood's Hottest 25 Under 25 Young Stars List

The actors on this list have been combined for numerous Oscar nominations, hundreds of magazine covers, and billions of box office earnings -- all before reaching the quarter-century mark. They're preteen wunderkinds and proven veterans. They've been acting for a dozen years, or just landed their biggest role yet. They all get the vote as Hollywood's most exciting young stars, hot today with the potential to be even hotter tomorrow.

Robert Pattinson

Age: 23
Years on List: 2007, 2008, 2009

What he's done: You don't have to be a 'Twi'-hard to appreciate R-Pattz's smoldering gaze in the first film adaptation of the teen-vampire love story 'Twilight.'

What's Next: The 'Twilight' saga continues; 'New Moon' will hit theaters later this year, and 'Eclipse' --already filming--is set for summer 2010. If that's not enough Pattinson for you, also look for him in the 2010 indie romantic drama 'Remember Me.'

Industry Buzz: "Pattinson could have a tidy career for the next few years as a hunky British heartthrob...Don't hold the 'Twilight Saga' against him; he's willing to play against type with roles like Salvador Dali in 'Little Ashes,' and the willingness to take roles like that means he could be working for a long time to come." - Matt Atchity, Rotten Tomatoes

Dakota Fanning

Age: 15
Years on List: 2008, 2009

What She's Done: This year Hollywood's youngest veteran actress starred in the thriller 'Push' and voiced the lead in the animated hit 'Coraline,' seamlessly transitioning from child star to adept teen actress.

What's Next: She'll spice up 'Twilight"s second installment 'New Moon' (as an evil Volturi vamp who has it in for K-Stew's Bella), then appear in 2010's coming of age music biopic 'The Runaways.'

Industry Buzz: "In all of her performances, there's a genuine commitment and honesty that always comes across. You believe in the people she plays, and you empathize with them... Beyond her acting talents, she's also blossomed into a respected pop culture icon. Fans of 'Twilight' are more than excited." --Chuck Walton Fandago

Kristen Stewart
Age: 19
Years on List: 2007, 2008

What She's Done: She'd already garnered acclaim as a child actor ('Panic Room') and an extaorinarily mature teen actor ('Into the Wild') before being cast in the career-changing role of headstrong, lovestruck Bella Swan in 'Twilight' and its future sequels.

What's Next: She'll play Joan Jett in the biopic 'The Runaways' and hopes to be able to do her own singing in the movie. And then, of course, there are enough 'Twilight' sequels to keep her going until she's almost too old for this list

Industry Buzz: "I have no fear that Stewart's career will outlive 'Twilight.' Her resume is already packed with talented directors (David Fincher, Sean Penn) and character-rich indies ('Undertow'). Stewart has haunting features that make her perfect for vampire films, but so much more. 'Twilight' has given her fame and fortune; what the 19-year-old does with it will be the real challenge." --Dave McCoy, MSN Movies

Taylor Lautner

Years on List: 2009

What he's done: The family flicks 'Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl' and 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2' put him in position to land the iconic role of Jacob Black (you know, star of Team Jacob) in 'Twilight.'

What's next: Lautner had to fight a public battle to keep the role of werewolf Jacob for November's sequel 'New Moon,' putting on 30 pounds in the process. Fan reactions to his shirtless publicity stills say the studio made the right call. In between 'Twilight's, he'll appear in 2010's star-studded rom-com 'Valentine's Day.'

Industry Buzz: "In theory, he should stay close to the 'Twilight' formula of teen-friendly romance. As he gets older, college comedies, romantic comedies and even an action flick or two might work, but he's got to show some real staying power with his fanbase. At this point, he really hasn't shown he can handle serious dramatic work. But who knows, an indie here or two might change all that." --Gregory Ellwood,

To see who else made the list click here

Source: Moviefone

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