17Robert Pattinson and Twilight
Robert Pattinson got on the map because of the Twilight franchise; he grew so big that he couldn’t leave his hotel room without getting mobbed. He described his crazy female fans screams to be "like the sound you hear at the gates of hell." He mainly
got the role because Kristen Stewart was so taken by him and went on about how great their chemistry was during his audition. These days, Pattinson can pick and choose his roles and has worked with some pretty big names, and he has Twilight to thank for it. But he’s not exactly doing that; he's often said in interviews that he hated playing the character of Edward Cullen. He said he couldn’t understand why a 108-year-old vampire would want to keep replaying high school repeatedly. He hated the character because of his controlling behavior. "The more I read the script, the more I hated this guy," Pattinson said. "So that's how I played him, as a manic-depressive who hates himself."