Robert Pattinson Admits to Copping James Dean's Style

Robert Pattinson Admits to Copping James Dean's Style-photo

If you've ever had the feeling that Robert Pattinson's sex appeal seems a little familiar, there's a reason.

The Twilight heartthrob admits in the latest issue of USA Weekend that he drew more than a little inspiration from tragic cinema icon James Dean—who perished in a car crash at the height of his fame at the age of 24—in crafting his image for the vampire franchise.

Recalling how he researched outcast roles while preparing to play Edward Cullen, Pattinson says, 

"Rebel Without a Cause was a big influence on the first [Twilight film]—it influenced the hairdo and stuff. In lots of ways, it has a very similar character arc: An everyday girl brings this relatively strange individual out of his slump."

Pattinson also admits that he was ill-prepared for the onslaught of female attention he's received since adopting the Edward Cullen character:

"I'm not entirely sure what it is. I'll probably realize afterward how I could have controlled it a little bit more. But I am still like a deer in headlights."

As far as problems go, it's not a bad one to have.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Robert Pattinson will eventually achieve the iconic status of James Dean?

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  • Michelle
    Michelle

    I can see that. When he walks away from her in the hallway at school, he is all James Dean right there. The slumped shoulders are a james dean thing. I can see it completely. When he slurrs his words also. You know who is good at BEING James Dean though, James Franco.

  • godess
    godess

    That's odd, I would have thought that he drew his style inspiration from a piss-stained hobo he saw wandering around in front of the local library. OMG, I am laughing my ass off...

  • auberi
    auberi

    HAHAHAA !! Rob is UGLYYYYYYYYYYY ;) !!

  • Launa
    Launa

    I think Rob will go far if he doesnt get fet up with hollywood and quit but as for being the next James Dean no one ever will be he's James Dean for pity's sake he's at that level that no one no matter how hard they try can achieve Dean was better than the best of the best

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    Holy $#!+ !!!!!!!!!! ROB-PAZZ is HOT, if Kristen doesn't want him I do!!!!!!!!

  • arieal grayson
    arieal grayson

    robert pattinson i dont care whos style it is you look way to good. i love you to much love arieal you and kristen stewart make a great couple get married

  • jena
    jena

    [quote=YOUR MOTHER]YOU LITTLE GIRLS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT JAMES DEAN SO OF COURSE YOUR GOING TO SAY "OF COURSE HE HAS" LOL THIS TOOL WILL NEVER REACH THE SUCCESS THAT WAS AND STILL IS JAMES DEAN. 'Little girls'?!!? Okaay.. I'm 23 and i do know alot things about James Dean.. I'm a big fan of him.. So guess your theory is shot to hell..

  • marlena
    marlena

    [quote=YOUR MOTHER]YOU LITTLE GIRLS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT JAMES DEAN SO OF COURSE YOUR GOING TO SAY "OF COURSE HE HAS"LOLTHIS TOOL WILL NEVER REACH THE SUCCESS THAT WAS AND STILL IS JAMES DEAN. I love JD, and do know alot about him...and Rob is right there with him. And by the way, Rob is no tool(from another mom)

  • YOUR MOTHER
    YOUR MOTHER

    YOU LITTLE GIRLS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT JAMES DEAN SO OF COURSE YOUR GOING TO SAY "OF COURSE HE HAS" LOL THIS TOOL WILL NEVER REACH THE SUCCESS THAT WAS AND STILL IS JAMES DEAN.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    James Dean is so cool that it is sick. But everyone copies everyone. How would you know what to wear, or how to live, if you didn't see someone else doing it first?

  • Marlena
    Marlena

    This 46 year old woman loves Rob alot....he's the sexist man on the planet. He's a great actor, singer and musician. What's not to love. He does have the same JD look...I also noticed it right away....I'm with you itsgwen2u, I too worry about Rob's safety too. Don't want to see any harm come to such a wonderful guy.

  • reene
    reene

    Keep in mind too that RPattz was seen tooling around Los Angeles in a Porsche a month or so ago. Will history repeat? We shall see... Shut Up B*tch!!!!

  • emmaxoxo
    emmaxoxo

    That's odd, I would have thought that he drew his style inspiration from a piss-stained hobo he saw wandering around in front of the local library. i know totally agree

  • Hanna Hanafiah
    Hanna Hanafiah

    HIS still HOT and sexy. I dont care if he copied it, he LOOKS way better anyways. G

  • angela
    angela

    As a 42-year-old Twimom, I've noticed the similarity to James Dean from the beginning. But that scares me because the JD story is so very tragic. Combine that with the angst that Rob appears to feel regarding his HUGE fanbase, and the MOM in me gets a little worried. I guess I'm just saying that I hope the similarity begins and ends at the looks. As long as the paps calm the freak down!!! than everyones safe, have you seen how they jump at him and run after him with their cameras? Freakin scary!! Wonder why they haven't made any laws against that kind of apallingly dangerous behaviour!! You can't really blame some actors for going off at the paps remeber britney and her umbrella, they gotta put an end to such behaviour from the paps

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    As a 42-year-old Twimom, I've noticed the similarity to James Dean from the beginning. But that scares me because the JD story is so very tragic. Combine that with the angst that Rob appears to feel regarding his HUGE fanbase, and the MOM in me gets a little worried. I guess I'm just saying that I hope the similarity begins and ends at the looks. Keep in mind too that RPattz was seen tooling around Los Angeles in a Porsche a month or so ago. Will history repeat? We shall see...

  • itsgwen2u
    itsgwen2u

    As a 42-year-old Twimom, I've noticed the similarity to James Dean from the beginning. But that scares me because the JD story is so very tragic. Combine that with the angst that Rob appears to feel regarding his HUGE fanbase, and the MOM in me gets a little worried. I guess I'm just saying that I hope the similarity begins and ends at the looks.

  • april
    april

    tell you hobo comments to all his million fans.you have a lot of convincing to do

  • adi
    adi

    Der. Hasn't he already reached the James Dean Iconic status?

  • youngdro
    youngdro

    That's odd, I would have thought that he drew his style inspiration from a piss-stained hobo he saw wandering around in front of the local library. Just because he wears ordinary clothes and doesn't dress up the way a typical celebrity does, it makes him a piss-stained hobo?? That makes more than half of the worlds population piss-stained hobos! Acting is his job, he doesn't have to look and dress like a sparkling celebrity 24/7! At least hes still dressing like hes always been, and not all of a sudden walking around with makeup, fake tan and stilletos just because hes become a big celebrity! LOL!

  • random stranger
    random stranger

    And you too....Stupid And you, three!

  • Maggie
    Maggie

    I'm guessing by the way you write, your around 12....because you don't see Rob's sex appeal......

  • nipplez
    nipplez

    douchebag

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  • katia
    katia

    I see alot of Rob photos and I think he has the sex appeal and look of James Dean. although, it's Rob that I love the most.

  • katia
    katia

    And you too....Stupid

  • katia
    katia

    That's odd, I would have thought that he drew his style inspiration from a piss-stained hobo he saw wandering around in front of the local library. you're so STUPID

  • refaxxas
    refaxxas

    GO GO!!!

  • jenny
    jenny

    I think RPattz is sooooo next Johnny Depp!

  • alize
    alize

    who cares? he's still f*cking hot and famous. so you haters can go suck it. i so totally agree with you!!! Go ROB!

  • Mary
    Mary

    Being that I'm 45 and a big dean fan...I could see this....I see alot of photos of Rob and think he has the sex appeal and look of James Dean. Both men are extremly hot with great hair,lol.... I hope Rob, that you'll be around for many many years. Your a welcomed asset to the cookie cutter Hollywood style actor.

  • dancedance
    dancedance

    i love that picture of him.....

  • Nina
    Nina

    who cares? he's still f*cking hot and famous. so you haters can go suck it.

  • obsessed
    obsessed

    he has way to much icon status! and i love it

  • guest
    guest

    That's odd, I would have thought that he drew his style inspiration from a piss-stained hobo he saw wandering around in front of the local library. LOL

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    That's odd, I would have thought that he drew his style inspiration from a piss-stained hobo he saw wandering around in front of the local library.

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