Name: Tyler Hoechlin
Known for: Losing out to Robert Pattinson for the part of Edward Cullen!
He's way good looking, there's no denying that,
He's too "pretty boy". I imagine he was probably one of the guys who strolled into the audition, whipped his shirt off, and struck a macho pose.
Thank you, whoever is in charge of casting, for chosing Rob.
I mean, face it, Rob has such a dangerous beauty to him. His features are striking, but they're also unique. Maybe I'm just biased, but when I look at Rob, I see something behind the face, a spark of intelligence and thoughtfulness in the eyes. And the whole mysterious air he's got going for him. And, and, and I could go on...
AND JUST LOOK AT THIS BROODING FACE AND TELL ME HE'S NOT A HOT VAMPIRE:
Tyler should play a werewolf. He has that happy-dog-that-could-snap-at-any-second kind of look. =]
Oh, oh! OR he could play one of the Volturi. Maybe Felix. Because he also has that grrr-look-at-me-i'll-bite-your-head-off-*wink* kind of look. XD
And LOL at people arguing over the Robert vs. Tyler issue.
It's not even an issue because, um, Robert is Edward whether people like it or not.
I think that if Tyler had been chosen to play Edward and Robert was the second runner-up, we would probably be defending Tyler and booing Robert.
But basically what I'm saying is that we've associated Robert's face with the name Edward Cullen for so long, we've seen him in the movie, and now most of us just can't picture anyone else as Edward.
I love Robert and I'm glad he was chosen as Edward. If Tyler had pale makeup on, golden contacts in, and his hair died bronze and we put his picture next to one of Robert in character, I THINK (I don't know for sure, but I think) that I would have looked at Robert and gone "Well, he looks more like a vampire and while both of these guys are beautiful, Rob's features are something you don't see in Hollywood every day."
The guy has something special about him that no one can seem to describe.
And Edward's character is not all about the "OMG he's HAWT!" Seriously, he's not even supposed to be "hot". "Hot" is the term you use for boys like Tyler, boys who are damn good looking, but not necessarily unique. For an angry superhuman vampire who has been around for a hundred years, the word "beautiful" comes to mind. Beautiful and haunting and frightening and mysterious all at the same time. When you put Rob in makeup, that's what he looks like. And though Edward is supposed to be very good looking, he's also scary. He's one of those people you glance at, shudder, and look away. He's not one of those guys you look at and start batting your eyelashes.
And yay Tyler for trying?
*RECENT EDIT: TwiCrack went hunting for more info on this Edward Cullen wannabe. And guess what they found out? Tyler Hoechlin is currently a baseball player! Ah, the irony...and just plain silliness. XD Read about it here!
Thanks to Kelly for the news. ^-^