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Is Robert Pattinson Pulling A Leo With ‘Little Ashes’?
By Nicole Guanlao
Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Pattinson’s hotness levels on a scale of 1-10 are pretty even at about 15.2. I’m not a big fan of hotness comparisons, especially when dealing with these two actors, but RPattz’s transition on the big screen from swoon-worthy vampire with the perfectly messy hair to a haughty painter with a curlicue mustache in “Little Ashes” reminded me of Leo’s first post-Titanic career move.
We all remember him as dreamy Jack Dawson, and we all cried when he let go of Kate Winslet’s hand and sank deeper into the ocean. Most of all, I’m sure you remember buying every biography about him, going to see “Titanic” five more times in the theater and then eagerly buying the VHS. Sound familiar, Twilighters?
I was 11 years old when “Titanic” was released, and sadly, I’ve found that I have not grown up one bit as I swoon over RPattz with the same intensity (my co-workers and anyone who passes by my desk can vouch for this).
Leo followed up the mega-hit with “The Man in the Iron Mask,” in which he played King Louis XIV and his twin brother, Philippe. In this flick, Leo sported long locks, 18th-century attire and was a huge jerk. (Gozde: But he was a very pretty jerk!The long hair made him indistinguishable from the Christine who had really thick eyebrows :))When he wasn’t playing a womanizer, he wore a metal mask (boo!). Although I didn’t want to admit it at the time, I didn’t think Leo was very hot in this film, and I yearned for Jack. I wondered, “Where is the messy hair and the sweet smile?!?”
“I’ll never let go, Jack!” I cried.
I got the same feeling when I snuck a peek at Rob in “Little Ashes.” Don’t bite my head off, fellow Twilighters, because I still think Rob is a hottie in this film, but I don’t really think he’s H-O-T. I longed for Edward Cullen, but I guess I just have to learn that RPattz can’t be a sparkling vampire forever. Like Leo, Rob’s next character looks less swoon-worthy than his blockbuster counterpart and far from the perfect BF.(Gozde: I don't think this is a very good comparison. Leo played a pretty, albeit evil, king and his imprisoned twin was oh so innocent and, well, pretty. Rob is playing a very eccentric artist with a seriously unfortunate mustache:))
It looks like Rob and Leo’s careers are taking similar turns. They both starred in huge blockbusters that shoved them into the media spotlight, and they followed them up with more serious movies that are meant to show off their acting chops.(Gozde:News Flash! The man in the iron mask was a serious movie?!? Are we talking about the same movie? You know the one with 3 1/2 musketeers and Gérard Depardieu's naked ass (my retinas are still damaged from that)? :)) Of course, “Little Ashes” was shot before the release of “Twilight,” but I doubt it would be garnering such media attention if it weren’t for Rob’s recently acquired star power.
When “The Man in the Iron Mask” was first released, I remembered fans (i.e. me) exclaiming that this was the film that was going to show all those critics that Leo was more than just Jack Dawson. I remember arguing with my father and screaming, “He’s an actor, and he’s here to stay!”
Of course, I ended up being right, but I would’ve never walked into that theater to watch “The Man in the Iron Mask” if it weren’t for him. My crush on Leo meant that I would support him through the end and watch all his movies.
The same goes for RPattz. Many of you commented that it’s great that Rob took the role of Salvador Dalí, because it will show how great of an actor he is — and I hope you’re right! Hopefully, his acting skills will distract viewers from his Yosemite Sam mustache.
Leo’s career is a great one to mirror, and I hope Rob will be just as successful and respected in this industry. It also wouldn’t hurt if he remained just as H-O-T as Leo at age 34.(Gozde: Agreed. I just think you chose a wrong Leo movie to compare:))
P.S.: Sorry (Kim:)), I had no idea who Leo was before Titanic and I never thought he was HOT. I think he is a very very good actor though! I do. He is just not "I want to rip your clothes of" hot. :)