Robert Pattinson Included in Forbes' List of Breakout Stars of 2008

December 09, 2008 04:45:53 GMT

"Twilight" leading actor, Robert Pattinson, has been ranked at No. 5 on Forbes' list of Breakout Stars of 2008.

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Forbes has just named Robert Pattinson as one of the Breakout Stars of 2008. Ranked 5th in the list, he is praised for his leading role as Edward Cullen in vampire flick "Twilight."

"Once little known for his supporting role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series, Pattinson is now drawing big crowds--and drooling ladies--of his own," Forbes writes on its site about the high rising British actor. "In recent weeks, he's graced a slew of magazine covers and scored dozens of interviews for his starring role as Edward Cullen, the vampire in the silver screen's heavily hyped Twilight adaptation. Still more proof of his fan interest: The flick's opening weekend delivered a jaw-dropping $70 million at the U.S. box office."

Winning the 1st place on the list are Jonas Brothers. "Last year, the Jonas Brothers--Nick, Joe and Kevin--were merely an opening act for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus. Fast-forward a year, and now they are the Disney sensation," Forbes writes when chronicling the threesome's singing career. "Over the course of the year, they scored starring roles in the Disney Channel flick Camp Rock; released a chart-topping album, A Little Bit Longer; and hit the road for a sold-out concert tour. Next up, a 3-D concert movie, a Disney Channel series and many more swooning girls."

Beside Robert and the Jonas boys, there are also the likes of Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez who are at No. 6 and 7 respectively. The 10 Breakout Stars of 2008 are listed below, whereas the full description of each of them can be read on Forbes.com.

  1. Jonas Brothers
  2. David Cook
    David Archuleta
  3. Jon Hamm
  4. Rachel Maddow
  5. Robert Pattinson
  6. Demi Lovato
  7. Selena Gomez
  8. Shenae Grimes
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Whitney Port
  11. © AceShowbiz.com

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    posted by sasha on Dec 30, 2008
    Guys!!! Stop freaking about Robert's short hair!It's rediculous!It's none of your ... business what he does with his hair. Let him be himself, stop comparing him with Cullen. Edward is just a plot of imagination and Robert is a real man.
    posted by snap on Dec 23, 2008
    I think Robert is tired of beeing screamed at by his hoards of girl fans and maybe wants the adoration to settle down a bit by cutting off his beloved hair!
    posted by Michelle on Dec 13, 2008
    I LOVE Robert! Not only is he beautiful, but he's completely down-to-earth. He's such a sweetie to all his fans, and so humble. Stay that way, Robert! Do not let the Hollywood sharks eat you alive. 'Just say no' to Paris!
    posted by Liz;<3 on Dec 10, 2008
    Robert Pattinson is so good loooking, if you can't see that, you MUST be blind!!xx
    posted by TwilightCrazy on Dec 10, 2008
    Rob is HAWT!!

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