The Improper – Robert Pattinson Sexiest Man On Earth
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Robert Pattinson Gets Haircut; Named Sexiest Man
Female fans recently named Rob one of the ‘Sexiest Men on Earth’
Twilight star Robert Pattinson debuted a new haircut on Dec. 20, trading in his signature tousled ‘do for a military-style buzz cut.
Pattinson, 22, had previously been ordered by studio executives not to cut his hair, for fear it would hurt the marketing efforts for Twilight, where Rob plays the unspeakably beautiful vampire, Edward Cullen (who’s supposed to have great hair).
But with Twilight tearing up the box office and the promotional efforts for the vampire romance well behind him, Pattinson was more than happy to get a new look.
“I cannot wait to cut my hair,” he told EW in October. “It’s so annoying! I was at a photo shoot the other day, and people were saying, ‘They say we can’t touch your hair. You have trademarked hair!’ No, I don’t.”
Rob doesn’t understand the fan hysteria surrounding his hairdo. “Nothing’s ever baffled me as much as this,” says Pattinson, adding, “I wanted to get a haircut today, but they wouldn’t let me. They were like, ‘You can’t ruin our marketing!’”
Meanwhile, female fans recently named Rob No. 2 on an online poll of the Sexiest Human on Earth. In a Fandango survey of 2,000 readers, women rated Pattinson the No. 2 sexiest man, although he was nowhere to be found among the top 10 male choices.
Topping the list (among female fans) was Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, 45. Also making the Top 10 were Hugh Jackman, 40, Brad Pitt, 45, Christian Bale, 34, Clive Owen, 44, and Keanu Reeves, 44.
Fortunately, Rob’s fans won’t have to wait too long to see him reprise his role as the irresistible Edward. In March, Pattinson will begin filming New Moon (2009), the highly anticipated sequel to Twilight.
New Moon will be shot back-to-back with Eclipse (2010), the third installment in the best-selling Twilight book series. Chris Weitz, who directed the 2007 fantasy epic The Golden Compass, was recently hired to shoot both movies.
New Moon hits theaters in November 2009.