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MSNBC: ‘Can Pattinson Put a Stake Through Edward with ‘Water for Elephants’?   3 comments

Robert Pattinson is a vampire. He may be a London-born model, actor and musician. He may have been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World last year. But to most of the general public, he is a pale, brooding, blood-sucking denizen of the netherworld who is in love with one human girl and has millions of others swooning.

For most vampires, there is no hope of ever hanging up the fangs. It has something to do with fate and doom and whatnot. But in Pattinson’s case, there could be a light at the end of the “Twilight” tunnel.

Pattinson’s turns as Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Stephenie Meyer “Twilight” series of novels has made him wealthy (a reported $27.5 million in 2010 alone) and famous. Now comes the hard part: Establishing himself as a respected thespian beyond his signature role as the toothy blood-sipper. Next he stars opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Depression-era circus drama “Water for Elephants,” which opens March 22.

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