Robert Pattinson has taken Hollywood by storm since “Twilight” hit movie screens in 2008, but for the third time since then Vanity Fair magazine has chosen to ignore the British actor for its iconic Hollywood issue.
The 17th annual Hollywood Issue, the magazine said, “went back to the basics–no teenagers, no penguins, no (full-on) nudity, just the most exciting actors and actresses of the moment.”
Well there was a virtually naked Olivia Wilde in the group, but there was more age and gender diversity in the ’30s themed photo.
The magazine typically features a cross- section of A-List tinseltown, although there doesn’t seem to be a discernible pattern in this year’s choices.
Check out the Vanity Fair cover; click to enlarge.
Last year, “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart made cut in an all female fold-out cover that drew its own criticism for its lack of diversity for the second year in a row.
“Anchoring the front panel are Oscar co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco (himself a best-actor nominee), along with Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, two of the most versatile, likable (and, yes, good-looking) leading men in Hollywood,” the intro said.
“The two inside panels feature 11 more stars, from newcomer best-actor/actress nominees Jesse Eisenberg and Jennifer Lawrence to Noomi Rapace, who starred in the Swedish cult hit “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
Among other featured stars were “The Hurt Locker’s Anthony Mackie and Rashida Jones, Mila Kunis, Robert Duvall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield and Garrett Hedlund.
But this year’s group include no representation from the “Twilight franchise,” despite such signature young actors as Rob, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene and Kellen Lutz, among others.
The latest installment in the franchise, “Breaking Dawn, Part I” will likely be one of the biggest box offices hits of the year when it’s released in November.
It’s not like Rob needs the cover or the publicity. But VF should give credit where credit is due.