Robert Pattinson makes the 2010 TIME 100

By Tracy Rosenfield

On April 29th, announced the winners of its Time 100 poll – the 100 most influential people based on public vote.  Among this list was none other than “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson, ranked as the 6th most influential artist in the world and the #1 most influential actor among this group.  He is only surpassed by Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien, Kathryn Bigelow, Oprah Winfrey and Valery Gergiev.  Also of note is that Summit Entertainment has worked with both Pattinson and Bigelow.

Though Pattinson has collaborated with a number people in the film and music industry, it was “New Moon” director Chris Weitz who wrote Rob’s tribute.  Weitz is extremely attune to how his every move, really anything related to Rob, spreads like wildfire not only across the internet, but among print as well.  He stated as much in his article: “I have to be careful about what I write here because it will be tweeted the moment TIME hits the stands.”  For someone absent on Twitter, Weitz is quite familiar with how this fandom operates, having experienced it himself during “New Moon” filming.

Weitz took a humorous approach to writing about Rob  – something Rob would undoubtedly appreciate more than an article praising him for his massive influence over this generation.  As you well know, Rob is self-deprecating and would likely choose to stay out of the limelight if he could (and still keep his career):

“So how to write about someone who seems to answer Freud’s rhetorical question, What do women want? Perhaps it’s just worth pointing out that it’d be fun to have a beer with him even if he weren’t Edward Cullen. That we haven’t seen a tenth of what he can do onscreen. And that important things, beyond the veil of Hollywood, occupy his time too — music, conversation, ideas, a sense of the absurd. Which, maybe, explains why he never gets to my e-mails. I love you, Rob! Call me! “

Rob has definitely had an influence in my life since “Twilight”, and if you’re reading this article, likely yours as well…

Read the rest of Weitz’s tribute at

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One Comment

  • May 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    Time 100 includes Robert Pattinson of all people…and not Hillary Clinton? Oh yes, Pattinson’s sparkly pale skin will really influence foreign relations with the Middle East.

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