Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Pattinson, etc. commanding the screen

New still of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time".

-Was Jake Gyllenhaal his first choice to play the title character and what was it about him that got him the part?

-“You had to have someone of a certain age,” answers Newell. “The prince had to have a command of the screen, which Jake obviously does and is partly what makes Jake a very interesting actor. I looked around and Jake was the first name that came into my head. And though I did meet lots and lots of other actors, I kept coming back to him.”
Opening soon across the Philippines , “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International".
Source: www.mb.com

Robert Pattinson

Shrieking, ululating, OMG-ing teen girls aren't usually the best arbiters of men's style. (See: Cassidy, David; Mark, Marky; Boys, Backstreet.) So give the nearest tween a high five for freaking out over Robert Pattinson, the British sensation who stars in gossip columns, gossip sites, and oh yeah, a little billiondollar franchise called Twilight.
Young Rob's probably got the best head of hair since James Dean, and he lets it do the talking. He also lets it fly: no pompadour, no side part… As far as we can tell, he just runs his hands through it every five minutes. And the clothes? What clothes? A pair of jeans, a T-shirt, an unbuttoned and untucked plaid shirt…That's it. He dresses his age (23); he dresses to his strengths; he dresses so you don't give a damn about how he's dressed. —WILL WELCH

James Dean
There's a reason why young guys like Robert Pattinson and James Franco are still channeling James Dean: James Franco on the cover of "GQ" magazine.

The man was a master at the art of looking good while appearing not to give a damn. Sure, his efforts were aided by criminally good genes, but he also had an unparalleled gift for making learned actions—like flinging a jacket over his shoulder or dangling a cigarette from his lips—seem innate. And while his personal life was infamously chaotic, Jimmy, in his short twenty-four years, had his sense of style pretty well sorted out. His mumbled speech, his stumbling walk, his trademark slouch—they were all branded with the same pensive recklessness. In a T-shirt and jeans or decked out in a tux and chunky eyeglass frames, he brooded just the same. —ANDREW RICHDALE

Johnny Depp
After more than a quarter century in front of the camera, Johnny Depp has shown us everything but himself. Not an easy task when you've got those cheekbones, that tousled hair, and an unmitigated youthfulness, which Depp has worked hard to cloak by playing reclusive savants and rock 'n' roll pirates. Johnny Depp in "Benny & Joon" (1993).

But we keep searching, trying to nail down his hobo chic—a style that derives from a life spent kicking around the dusty South and the French countryside. "I don't think he's remotely interested in fashion. He's a complete instigator of fashion," says Penny Rose, the costume designer who collaborated with the actor to create Pirates of the Caribbean's randy Jack Sparrow. "His look is always eye-stopping, clever, and completely individual." Or, like the last two drags on one of his hand-rolled cigarettes, raw and unapologetically gratifying. —HILARY ELKINS
Source: www.gq.com

Chris Cooper and Emilie de Ravin in "Remember Me" (2010).

"Remember Me" Robert Pattinson's attempt to branch out from his trademark lovelorn-vampire role (to a lovelorn regular-guy role), was only a modest performer at the box office this weekend, earning $8.3 million. But the film offers several notable attributes; in addition to Pattinson's first turn as a leading man in a mainstream release not titled "Twilight", it's a mid-budget drama in a time when such films are an endangered breed. And it came from Summit, a company that has flirted with a number of genres, but never this one.
Kristen Stewart as Bella and Robert Pattinson as Edward in "Twilight" (2008).

-So this was before the 'Twilight' phenomenon took hold?
Kristen Stewart in Eva Magazine April 2010.

-NO: It was right around the time of Comic-Con, when they started to realize how big a movie they had on their hands. But we needed to get Rob interested too. He had read a lot of scripts. He was at the Oakwood Apartments and he would drive to the In-N-Out Burger every day and read scripts in the back of his car. And he eventually read ours and said he wanted to do it. Then we had to put together a budget that made sense [about $16 million] before we could get going.
-Do you think the fan frenzy ever gets to Pattinson?
NO: I have a great respect for him. The attention he's gotten over "Twilight" is incredible and he handles it with such grace. I've never seen him in a bad mood about it. The paparazzi do get to him a little, I think, going back to Britain has been a lot easier for him. He told me a story the other day that he was in a pub and after two hours of sitting there the bartender said, "You know, you look just like the kid from 'Twilight.' '' And then the bartender said, "Oh my God, you are that kid."' And then they kind of walked away. [We] Brits are like that. [We're] more self-effacing. A Brit sees a famous person and he almost crosses the street.
Did you see anything from Emilie or Rob that gives you the sense they have seriously bright acting careers ahead of them?
NO: They both take their craft so seriously. There's a soulfulness to them too. And I think Rob really wants to be a serious actor. The other stuff is just part of the job". Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com