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Radcliffe, Pattinson Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List

By Hanako M. Ricks Forbes has released its annual Celebrity 100 List and included two stars with ties to the Harry Potter franchise: Daniel Radcliffe, who has portrayed the title character during the film franchise’s ten-year history; and Robert Pattinson, who was known as doomed Tri-Wizard champion Cedric Diggory long before Twilight was a blip on his (or anyone’s) radar.

Of Pattinson, who was ranked #50 on the list, Forbes has this to say:

Everyone’s favorite vampire may be on the verge of becoming a true movie star. Pattinson earns most of his money from the Twilight films where he stars as Edward Cullen. But he’ll break out of the Twilight rut with next year’s Like Water for Elephants, based on the popular novel and costarring Reese Witherspoon.

According to Forbes, Pattinson made $17 million dollars (it doesn’t specify whether this was total, or per film), which puts him as #86 on the list, in terms of pay rank.

Although Radcliffe ranked lower on the list in terms of “power ranking” (he was number #8 on the list), his earnings of $25 million puts him slightly ahead of his former co-star in terms of pay rank, at #68. Forbes says of Radcliffe:

Radcliffe will soon have a chance to prove he’s more than Harry Potter. The series is slated to come to an end in 2011 with the second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So far the Harry Potter films have earned a total $5.4 billion at the global box office.

It will be interesting to see just how these two star players rank next year, with both staying actively busy careerwise. Pattinson still has two movies to complete in The Twilight Saga series (Eclipse comes out tonight at midnight), and he has two films in the works: the aforementioned Elephants, and the drama Bel Ami – both scheduled for release in 2011.

Radcliffe recently finished production on the final two Harry Potter movies; his next project is The Journey is the Destination, a film based on the life of artist/photojournalist Dan Eldon. In the spring, he is scheduled to return to Broadway in the revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”; following up that stint with the recently announced film All Quiet On the Western Front, which is due for release in 2012.

However the ranking, it seems fairly obvious that both young men will continue to make a big impact in Hollywood in the years to come.

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