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Entertainment Weekly names Edward Cullen among the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years

By Kim Palacios It must be the new rage—popular magazines supplementing talk of real people with discussion of fictional characters. Entertainment Weekly is the most recent publication to rank one of Stephenie Meyer’s brood, having named Edward Cullen as one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years as part of this week’s cover feature.

“Who says vampires are scary?” the section headline reads, “Sometimes they’re just dreamy teen idols.” All this after it announces that Stephenie Meyer’s most beloved vamp ranked in at #53. Though the write-up isn’t shy about suggesting that Robert Pattinson the actor may be responsible for the memorability of Edward Cullen the vampire, both Twi-hards and Twi-haters would agree that certain aspects of his character (e.g., being brooding and mysterious, gentlemanly but unattainable, unfailingly devoted to Bella) hold the most appeal to women.

Said Pattinson of Edward Cullen “If you played it straight-out manic-depressive, every young girl watching it would have been like, “Um, I don’t know about that.’ So I tried to make it as much as possible like a 17-year-old guy who had this purgatory inflicted upon him.” One thing’s for certain—however Rob decided to approach the role, he got it right.

The Entertainment Weekly ranking comes in the wake of a recent Forbes Magazine feature naming Carlisle Cullen the wealthiest fictional character in the world. What could be next for Meyer’s characters? A Vogue feature naming Rosalie Hale the most beautiful?

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • May 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    Edward Cullen is certainly an iconic character and no one – I mean absolutely no one could be more perfect and bring his beauty, emotion and charisma to life than ROBERT PATTINSON. I’m so thankful for him as Edward and even more thankful to see him go on to portray other interesting and diverse characters ( like Tyler Hawkins in Remember Me ) in other movies. I can’t wait for Bel Ami and Water For Elephants and for always swooning over Edward Cullen.

  • May 30, 2010 | Permalink |

    This is cool and all but who are the rest? or do you have to buy the mag to find out?

  • June 1, 2010 | Permalink |


    Thanks for your comment. I think you have to buy the mag to find out :)

    Kim Palacios
    Twilight Blogger – Hollywood News

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