Robert Pattinson vs. Zac Efron: You Decide!

Robert Pattinson vs. Zac Efron: You Decide!-photo

Did Robert Pattinson destroy Zac Efron's chances of becoming Young Hollywood's reigning heartthrob? According to several experts, it just might be so.

In light of the disappointing box office draw of Efron's new high-profile movie, Charlie St. Cloud (reportedly, it's raked in a mere $23 million since its July 30 release, compared to its $44 million budget), PopEater gathered a panel of authorities and asked if the former High School Musical hunk's star has dimmed.

The consensus? Yes—and R-Pattz is largely to blame.

According to relationship expert Matt Titus, Pattinson has overpowered Efron in the teen idol department with his superior understanding of how to play the fame game: 

"Robert is the new King of all the screaming girls at this moment and they have forgotten Zac. You only need to look at this year's MTV Movie Awards; when Zac entered the girls were excited but when Robert walked in the place went nuts. Twilight has changed everything and Robert Pattinson gets it. He says nothing, and acts mysteriously. This is what teenage girls really want right now."

But according to New York Times film critic Joe Neumaier, Pattinson isn't the only pretty boy cutting into Efron's percentage in the heartthrob market. The way Neumaier sees it, there's currently a glut of male celebs vying for teenage girls' hearts, and Efron has failed to adequately distance himself from the pack:

"I blame an overcrowded pin-up boy field. Yes, Rob Pattinson is in that jam-packed yearbook but so is Taylor Lautner, some Gossip Girl boys, Shia LaBeouf, the Glee guys and at least one Jonas brother. All these young dudes are now starting to cancel each other out. I think at this point, there's only so many dewy-eyed sulking guys [that] girls can keep track of."

What's your take? Has Pattinson trounced Efron, or are you firmly entrenched on Team Zac? Let us know by taking our poll below!


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  • cheka
    cheka

    i think it's a tie bouts are beutifuls

  • zac
    zac

    zac zac zac zac zac zac zac Zac Efron sweeter and more beautiful than Robert Zak Zak Zak

  • lola
    lola

    I hate all the zac/robert comparisons, it's not fair. I'm a rob fan actually, but they will do the same thing to rob when a new kid comes on the scene too, just wait. Zac's doing fine, he's a good actor and seems like a class act. And I think Robert has a future too. So there--sticks tongue out

  • fggfg
    fggfg

    rob of course he is damn hot love him zack is fake and wack

  • bigmich!
    bigmich!

    don't know what people see in Robert Pattinson. He's just a dude that sparkles. I personally Just like Robert pattinson he is not just Edward. He is NOt a real vampire. He is a human hot guy and doesnt sparkle in real life...get it?

  • lily
    lily

    When compared with above pics rob pat is good looking and has a beautiful smile.As long as he plays Edward,I don't think Zac will be in spotlight.When hsm is all over the world every liked zac.Now when it is over,everyone turned to rob pat(twilight).So when twilight will be over another new actor will emerge with new movie.But for now rob is much hotter than Zac though i like hsm very much

  • Pia
    Pia

    i actually LOVE the twilight saga but i'm not crazy about rob!he's really not good looking!but he can act! as for zac...well i like him but i don't think he has rob's popularity!high school musical was his big break then hair spray followed aand then 17 again came...and that's it!i mean he doesn't have huge movies coming up i mean let's face it zac hasn't lost his fans it's just that rob is kinda new to the fans so that's probably why he's got such a big success with the ladies!

  • gabriela
    gabriela

    el mas guapo sin duda es zac efron,aunque los dos son actores totalmente distintos.

  • twilight
    twilight

    robert of course worls sexiest man alive eeeewwww zac rob is freakin dam hot

  • twilightrobsten
    twilightrobsten

    robert forever eeewwww zac rob is freakin hot rob won

  • twilightrocks147
    twilightrocks147

    Robert All The Way!!!!!!!!!!! Love You Rob ♥♥♥♥3♥3♥♥♥33♥

  • Tintin Lundgren
    Tintin Lundgren

    rob all the way :)

  • tintin
    tintin

    rob all the way !

  • tintin
    tintin

    rob all the way !

  • tam-zin
    tam-zin

    wtf, man! he is not destroying zac's career. yeah, zac looks like a statue made of wax but i'de rather d8 zac, than go out with an ape. just saying.............. neat freak, or a hairy ape who doesn't wash his hair or goes to the gym. zac has abbs, man! not fake ones that are painted on for twilight. zac's fans have stayed with him and always will. rob hasn't dragged away any of his fans. at least he's getting more attention for his acting than rob 4 being a "sexy" (i think gross) vamp.....

  • patiencee
    patiencee

    thatsa hard choice . ! but rob looks sooo hot in twilight so rob . !

  • Daniela Ferreira
    Daniela Ferreira

    ZAC EFRON!! ZAC EFRON!! Robert pattinson sucks!! what do you see on him!! ewww

  • candyy
    candyy

    Robert sucks! ZE all the way

  • the truth
    the truth

    i dont know wats so special about robert pattinson..but girls just love him.zac efron is even much better looking than him.Rpattz has a common face and his teethfreak me out...Celebuzz has also made the poll a biased one..its obvious they prefer rpattz.

  • Nell DracoMalfoy Osoria-Pascual
    Nell DracoMalfoy Osoria-Pascual

    RPattz looks like a foot and he has girl-hands. I much prefer Efron. Pattinson can't even act. Ugh, get him off my computer screen with his chain-smoking habit. Gross

  • Abedul
    Abedul

    **** of course Rob!!! Something I really like of him, specially of his interviews is that it's very humbly person!!!! Rob rocks!!!

  • ruthi
    ruthi

    Robert es feisimo , cuando quiere la gente hacer algo famoso lo hace. Zac a evolucionado con el tiempo esta muchisimo mas guapo , y a mi personalmente me parece muy atractivo. a mi robert se me representa a javier b ardem mucho guapo guapo pero de eso no tienen ni un pelo.

  • uj
    uj

    i prefer zac.

  • Ranelle Sanders
    Ranelle Sanders

    I do not understand this you can look at the two of them and there is no doubt that Zac is the most perfect man, just look at his eyes and then you can tell me that Rob is better looking, someone is sick, sick, sick. There is no comparison in the two Zac is the top of the stack....

  • paola
    paola

    robert sucks

  • Andreea Diana
    Andreea Diana

    ROBERT!!!!! He has the best personality in the world. Hes soo handsome.

  • nichole
    nichole

    wow thats hard there both hot

  • nicki18
    nicki18

    i think all of them are great actors and can't wait to see what kind of movies they star in next

  • rsac3
    rsac3

    This.. this is a joke. I'm going to put it this way. Now a days, little kiddies who vote for Robert, Zachary, Taylor Lautner etc.. don't even look at their acting abilities, cause honestly.. Taylor can't act, they just look at how handsome or how sexy they are. There's no such thing as talent anymore in Hollywood. Its all about the looks and the popularity. On the other hand, I think both guys have natural acting skills. I was obsessed with Robert when I saw him in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' but then Twilight sorta ruined him. People who look at Robert will immediately think of 'Edward Cullen' and people who look at Zachary will immediately think of 'Troy Bolton' but remember, that's where their fame all started. They need to evolve out of their old characters.. especially Robert.. Zachary is getting there because he's doing a lot of movies that involve an older audience and I can't really see him as 'Troy Bolton' anymore but as for Robert.. I will still see him as 'Edward Cullen' for two more years.. even if 'Remember Me' was a good film, all I could think of was "He's a vampire.." I can't wait till the Twilight franchise is over. But good luck to their careers in the future. finally someone who's adding some common sense to this sh*t...

  • JonasFan
    JonasFan

    ZAC EFRON TOTALLY !

  • countlessrooftops
    countlessrooftops

    well...the thing is, zac efron did highschool musical - which is basically the opposite of anything that is sexy on tv. robert pattinson might also be staring in teen movies - but at least he doesnt sing.

  • sheryl1996
    sheryl1996

    dis kills me!!!! but i love robert pattinson and totally agree dat everyone has forgotten bout zac, but i still think hes bhum

  • Stella
    Stella

    Neither are that great, but I would prefer Robert to Zac. totally agree!

  • Merary
    Merary

    Are you crazy Zac is the most hotter, is so handsome with that eyes, delicate lips and amazing body. think about and vote.

  • Paris
    Paris

    People are so obessed with "Edward" that they just think Robert is him.. well he isn't! I can't even see how people can think he is good looking, honestly if he wasn't Edward NO ONE would care or even think he is hot. Zac Efron hands down wins when it comes to the two of them!

  • Hollywood
    Hollywood

    This.. this is a joke. I'm going to put it this way. Now a days, little kiddies who vote for Robert, Zachary, Taylor Lautner etc.. don't even look at their acting abilities, cause honestly.. Taylor can't act, they just look at how handsome or how sexy they are. There's no such thing as talent anymore in Hollywood. Its all about the looks and the popularity. On the other hand, I think both guys have natural acting skills. I was obsessed with Robert when I saw him in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' but then Twilight sorta ruined him. People who look at Robert will immediately think of 'Edward Cullen' and people who look at Zachary will immediately think of 'Troy Bolton' but remember, that's where their fame all started. They need to evolve out of their old characters.. especially Robert.. Zachary is getting there because he's doing a lot of movies that involve an older audience and I can't really see him as 'Troy Bolton' anymore but as for Robert.. I will still see him as 'Edward Cullen' for two more years.. even if 'Remember Me' was a good film, all I could think of was "He's a vampire.." I can't wait till the Twilight franchise is over. But good luck to their careers in the future.

  • ashleyy!
    ashleyy!

    i think zac efron is the best ..! i mean i like rob and twilight i think his handsome but.... zac is hotter je!

  • PruDee
    PruDee

    Robert Pattinson just seems more humble than Zac Efron. He likes to goof around and doesn't take himself too seriously. Zac Efron acts so arrogant and can't even crack a smile, not to mention his cheap girlfriend who can't seem to keep her clothes on.

  • tia
    tia

    * Over all I prefer Taylor Lautner. Ha! Okay, okay, l'll stop!*- .Don't like Rob that much but Zac is Wack. - Ha love it! same!

  • Marie
    Marie

    Let me think about it...ZAC EFRON! That didnt take too long!

  • Aly
    Aly

    ZAC ERFRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS THE BEST HE CAN SING DANCE AND ACT!!

  • Anon
    Anon

    ROB PATTINSON

  • Anon
    Anon

    ROB PATTINSON

  • Sam
    Sam

    ZAC EFRON IS SEXY!!!! PATTINSON DOES NOT EVEN COME CLOSE

  • Elena
    Elena

    I think Rob and Zac are NOT good looking men! Ewww...

  • rsac3
    rsac3

    IT'S A SHAME THAT MANY OF YOU WERE ZAC FANS TIL YOU SAW ROBERT.... WHAT IN THE HELL MAKES YOU THINK THAT YOU WON'T DO THE SAME TO ROBERT IF U SEE ANOTHER GUY IN ANOTHER ROMANTIC FRANCHISE????

  • Khayli Youcef
    Khayli Youcef

    zac is the best when twilight is over robert will be history

  • Cori Taylor Rogers
    Cori Taylor Rogers

    Clearly, it is Zac Efron!! ;) Zac Efron is the MORE AMAZZINGGG actor than Robert ..... but Robert is a prtty good Actor and Remember Me was a prtty good movie ... but Zac is the Better actor!!! I mean, u have to agree ... "Charlie St. Cloud" looks AMAAZINNGGG!!! I wanting to see Charlie St. Cloud sooo Bad!! (: .... And u cant deny tht Zac has True Talant!!! :D But I am a Twilight Saga Fann .. I Love the Twilight Saga movies & the books-definitely!!!(: I Love Zac Efron!!

  • Linda
    Linda

    Robert Pattinson is hotter, of course. There is no doubt that he is one of the hottest actors out there. But its not only his looks that can land him any woman in america. His "this is who I am, like me or not" way about everything is right on. He is sexy all the way to his messy hair style. Hopefully he stays the same and doesn't let the fame go to his head. Rpattz rocks!!!

  • lana
    lana

    zac who?? i think robert is better in all ways than efron. i love robert!!!

  • Justme
    Justme

    This is plain silly. Why the wierd competition? Its like comparing apples and oranges. Both are handsome in different ways. Both can act but are just starting out. Who will last... Now that is the key. They both have potential where Beiber... Oh, come on why even throw him in on the mix. He's a teeny bopper singer that will obviously soon be forgotten.

  • Aylin
    Aylin

    zac efron

  • passerby
    passerby

    what does it matter who's "reigning"? these actors dont even know theyre being compared and i honestly dont think they care who's more appealing to the fans. Theyre just trying to do their thing and if the fans like it then good; if not, then they'll try to do a better movie next time.

  • kami
    kami

    No puedo votar:( ROBERT PATTINSON ALL THE WAY

  • you are obsessed.....
    you are obsessed.....

    Rob is horrible he is just trying to steal Zacs career but he cant because zac is hotter has been acting longer and knows how to be something more than a vampire plus I dont even like twilight it sucks have you seen saga it was horrible kristen and rob were horrible but on charlie st cloud zac was awesome unbelievable more than words can describe he really stood out there he stands out on all his movies but rob cant dance sing or act he has talent but not like zacs and kristen oh my gosh please get a make over im getting tired of you and rob being mysterious about yoyr so called relationship you see zanessa they show there love for one another do mostly everything together but rob and kristen oh my gosh you need help and does rob smoke he looks old thats all I have to say but TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ZAC IS THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST NOT ROB HE SUCKS Just one thought..............PUNCTUATION!!!!!!

  • aiishaah
    aiishaah

    I used to be crazy over Zac when he was in 'High School Musical' and I was abt 12 years old then. Now I've grown older and I've started reading the romantic novels. Twilight was one of my favourites. I love Edward Cullen and when Rob portrayed it, he made me fall in love with Edward more. Rob is a better actor than Zac. But between Rob and Zac, I cant choose who is hotter. They're both hot in their own way. But I still like Zac though. =)

  • gabi
    gabi

    WTH..ZAC against Rob..Taylor against Rob..do you guys have nothing else to write about. Hollywood has room for all of them..Its up to theses actors to make the right choice in Movies. Rob is the Hottest right ..WE live in this SHALLOW society ...where you replace people like merchandise

  • jen
    jen

    Rob!! Rob is gorgeous, talented, down to earth, unhollywood... Love Rob! TEAM ROB!

  • commentor
    commentor

    zefron by a mile

  • Lara Cruz
    Lara Cruz

    I think Rob is the best. Zac's career was gone even before HSM 3 hit the theaters. PERIOD.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    If I must choose between Robert and Zac,I'll choose Robert.

  • Tamara
    Tamara

    Zac is hot , RPutzz is not. He has a big nose, catepillar eyebrows, bulging eyes and dirty hair. Zac looks like a real movie star with drop dead perfect looks. When twilight is over, Rputtz will be done. Zac would be a shining actor with serious roles.

  • kenna
    kenna

    Rob is horrible he is just trying to steal Zacs career but he cant because zac is hotter has been acting longer and knows how to be something more than a vampire plus I dont even like twilight it sucks have you seen saga it was horrible kristen and rob were horrible but on charlie st cloud zac was awesome unbelievable more than words can describe he really stood out there he stands out on all his movies but rob cant dance sing or act he has talent but not like zacs and kristen oh my gosh please get a make over im getting tired of you and rob being mysterious about yoyr so called relationship you see zanessa they show there love for one another do mostly everything together but rob and kristen oh my gosh you need help and does rob smoke he looks old thats all I have to say but TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ZAC IS THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST NOT ROB HE SUCKS

  • rsac3
    rsac3

    and the saddest thing about this is that all this girl who are obsessed with robert now, will be crazy til they see another guy in another romantic franchise, that's what happened to zac...

  • lola
    lola

    Are you insane? Why would you even mention that idiot Justin Beiber in the same poll as Rob or Zac? That kind of made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Just disgusting. I think Rob and Zac are both very nice and talented guys. I like Rob a lot more than I do Zac, but I wish them both the best. Please do not ever lower either of them by putting their names near that little girls'. Thanks!

  • pandora's box
    pandora's box

    rob rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lola
    lola

    Come on!!! Robert doesn't even showers eww!!!

  • Brittany Davis
    Brittany Davis

    I like both of them but I prefer Rob because he comes across as more ...ummm, soulful I guess? I don't know -- I think High School Musical is corny, and I thought Twilight was corny. Remember Me I loved and Hairspray was decent. But other than the fact that they're of a similar age, I don't think they are comparable at all: their acting styles seem completely different to me and I don't think they'd ever be in the position of being considered for the same role. Personally I don't think Charlie St. Cloud was much of an Efron-style movie -- I see him as more of a comedy guy. I read the book, but didn't see the movie, though, so maybe I'm not giving him enough credit. And let's not forget that the critics were rough on Remember Me, too, so obviously they're both having some trouble escaping the image they've been typecast in. I think they could both do well in later years, and though I typically prefer the films Robert Pattinson chooses to play in, I 'm not anti-Zac, or anything. I don't see why it's such a "competition" -- from what I've read in their respective interviews, the two seem to like and respect one another, so if the goal is to turn this into some sort of battle between them by publishing pieces like this, it isn't working.

  • pc09
    pc09

    I think this is the media PERPETUATING HATE SO THEY CAN EXPLOIT IT. THAT'S WHAT THEY DO BEST. They are a waste of oxygen. I like both actors for different reasons. They're both talented and they'll be fine.

  • Brittany Bolden
    Brittany Bolden

    I was never for zac even before rob came along. i'm against anything disney. besides charlie st cloud's trailer gave the plot away. a dude going off to college loses his brother and then hallucinates him and has to decide whether or not to move on with some chick in real world or stay behind and watch his life pass by. he either decides or there's some way where he gets to keep both and even some other ppl can see him or w/e not that hard. and i'm not a big taylor fan but i would see anything with taylor over anything with efron.

  • jenny,canada
    jenny,canada

    Couldn't take the poll, because you didn't give good options. Sorry. In no way has Zac's star dimmed. Sure teens are Twilight crazy right now, but Zac's fans haven't gone anywhere. The still love him and actually are growing up with him. He is even adding quite a few fans that are 10 - 20 years out of the teen demographic. RP seems nice, but Zac has staying power that gets stronger as the years go by. I am a huge fan of Efron and I find that in the beginning of his career i didn't like him, the fact that he has done some more serious roles is what i find way more attracting. I agree RPattz draws the eyes in with his mystery but seriously, how long do things really stay a mystery. If RPattz wants to be successful outside of Twilight he has to work really hard, i admit he is trying with Bel Ami, Remember Me and Water for Elephants but he has to keep doing that if he is going to stay in everyone's hearts. Zac has the ability to grow up and be beyond just an actor but to love films and that stuff

  • sjk
    sjk

    Couldn't take the poll, because you didn't give good options. Sorry. In no way has Zac's star dimmed. Sure teens are Twilight crazy right now, but Zac's fans haven't gone anywhere. The still love him and actually are growing up with him. He is even adding quite a few fans that are 10 - 20 years out of the teen demographic. RP seems nice, but Zac has staying power that gets stronger as the years go by.

  • becca
    becca

    Are you kidding me....there's only one World's Superstar....that would be Robert Pattinson. Shut out everyone at mtv awards. Two Acting awards TCA Remember Me and Eclipse.(won for NM twice MTV and UK national movie awards) TCA Best Chemistry and Best Liplock with Kristen Stewart...And Zac won WHAT?....I'm just sayin.....

  • Zach
    Zach

    NONE Justin Bieber Rules over all

  • maiara
    maiara

    Stop comparing Rob with everyone else, i thinks Zac is kind cute but Rob is #1 right now, and he's taller, he has these "i'll f*ck ya" stare and this killer smile, he is funny, ppl love be around him, he is humble. He got something that make us obsessed with him even if it's to be a lover or a hater

  • A
    A

    Why the competition? Both of them are up and coming actors that talented in their own way. There is enough roles between the two. I really don't see either of them going for the same roles anyways. Just in case your wondering. I love Robert Pattinson. He is a masterpiece. I am not a twihard either. Hate Twilight but have to see it for Rob. Can't not wait for "Water for Elephant" and "Bel Ami" to come out. Rob is going to knock those roles out of the park.

  • lulu
    lulu

    **mistake....meant i don't like twilight.

  • lulu
    lulu

    rob. i don't twilight, but what sold me on rob was remember me and the bad mother's handbook. i am really looking foward to seeing water for elephants. as for bel-ami bring it on, finally a movie teens wont be able to see since the rating. as for zac i dont really follow his career, but hope he has a good career.

  • Sydney
    Sydney

    Neither are that great, but I would prefer Robert to Zac.

  • sherlock
    sherlock

    robert creeps me out. need i say more?

  • chris
    chris

    There's no doubt that Rob is the reigning heartthrob and no one else really stands a chance. I don't necessarily see this as a good thing. Efron should be grateful that people aren't obsessing about him anymore because it gives him a better chance to be taken seriously as an actor. He needs to play with this. Efron has been a good sport about this and Rob is in no way a famewhore and would relinquish the title to someone like Taylor Lautner but as long as Rob is Edward Cullen, I don't think this will happen. He embodies Edward perfectly and people love Edward even the ones that hate him are fascinated. I don't think many people are even Team Jacob. I think most people who are Team Jacob are actually Team Not Edward which still means they are fascinated by Edward.

  • BunnyDobrev
    BunnyDobrev

    Robert Pattinson is absolutely beautiful he's very endearing and lets not forget people Rob Pattinson doesn't actually sparkle..... he does this thing called "Acting"

  • Danielle Gould
    Danielle Gould

    I think the response options on your poll are ridiculously narrow and I don't comprehend why it has to be a choice between the two.

  • whatever
    whatever

    don't know what people see in Robert Pattinson. He's just a dude that sparkles.

  • sym135
    sym135

    lame...its a tie

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * Over all I prefer Taylor Lautner. Ha! Okay, okay, l'll stop!* - .Don't like Rob that much but Zac is Wack. -

 
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