Catherine Hardwicke Reveals Rob Pattinson’s Competition

By: Betsy Waldman / August 16, 2009

It’s hard to imagine Edward Cullen of Twilight as anyone but Robert Pattinson.

But, as director Catherine Hardwicke revealed at the Twilight Lexicon in Phoenix, AZ, he was up against three other extremely attractive men for the role!

Hardwicke spilled “that the 4 finalists (who she called bachelor 1, 2, 3, 4) for the part of Edward Cullen were [Robert Pattinson,] Jackson Rathbone, Ben Barnes, and Shiloh Fernandez. She said to watch for Shiloh because she predicts that he’s going places.”

As we all know, Jackson did make it into the flick and as a member of the Cullen clan.

Which of these actors could you imagine as Edward Cullen, if any? Dish your thoughts below!