One-sheet poster for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, released in November, 2011.
 
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The Twilight Saga
Footprinting Ceremony
held on Thursday, November 3, 2011
 
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World Premiere, Wednesday, October 30, 2011, in Rome, Italy
 
The films which have been made from author Stephanie Meyers Twilight novels first apopeared in 2008. Becoming a runaway hit, Twilight starred a trio of actors, pretty much new to the screen, who connected with the young adult crowd in a way that has not happened since.

Twilight was enbraced by its fans and excorciated by everyone else, and this has made moving on difficult if not impossible for the actors who etched their characters so sharply.

Watch them, as they flee from their bete noirs! Be careful what you wish for!
 
 
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Robert Pattinson. Date unknown.
 
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Robert Pattinson
 
Born: May 13, 1986, in London, England
Age at the time of the ceremony: 25

 
Robert Pattinson grew up in the Barnes section of London, attending the Tower House School and then The Harrodian School. He took to the stage in school and at a local theatre, playing in Guys and Dolls, Our Town, Anything Goes and Macbeth. Encouraged, he began thinking about working as an actor.

He played an "older" Rawdy Crawley in Vanity Fair (released in September 2004) with Reese Witherspoon as Becky Sharp, but his role was cut. He was cast to play Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (which played the Chinese in November 2005) with Daniel Radcliffe.

Pattinson co-starred in the television movie of The Bad Mother's Handbook aired over ITV in February 2007 with Catherine Tate, and played Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes (released in October 2008) with Javier Beltrán.

Going in, Pattinson didn't think he could do justice to the character of Edward Cullen in Twilight (released in November 2008), but he shouldn't have worried. The success of the film made him a worldwide star overnight. The second installment, The Twilight Saga: New Moon (released in November 2009), broke records by taking in $143 million its opening weekend.

In the meantime, he starred in and co-produced the drama Remember Me (released in March 2010) with Emile De Ravin. And then, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (released in June 2010) was released to great business. He then co-starred in Water for Elephants (released in April 2011) with Reese Witherspoon.

In November 2011, Pattinson came down to the Chinese with his fellow Twilight stars, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to make their imprints just prior to the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (released in November 2011); the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (released in November 2012) brought the series to a conclusion.

Taking a grittier turn in the post-apocalypse Australia of The Rover (released in June 2014) with Guy Pearce gave everyone a different glimpse of the actor. He worked with director David Cronenberg in Maps to the Stars (released in February 2014) with Julianne Moore, and played T.E. Lawrence in director Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert (released in April 2017) with Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell.

The Childhood of a Leader (released in July 2016) with Bérénice Bejo, came off well, so Pattinson joined up with Brad Pitt's company to star in The Lost City of Z (released in April 2017) with Charlie Hunnam. Switching gears slightly, he starred in the comedy western Damsel (released in June 2018) with Mia Wasikowska, and starrs in the sci-fi film High Life (released in September 2018) with Juliette Binoche.
   
Kristen Stewart at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London, England, November 14, 2012. Photo by Richard Goldsmith.
 
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Kristen Stewart
 
Born: April 9, 1990, in Los Angeles, California
Age at the time of the ceremony: 21
 
Kristen's parents are both in the entertainment biz; dad is a stage manager and mom is a script supervisor. A talent agent saw the young girl in her school's Christmas play, and she began getting small parts here and there. Quitting school during the seventh grade, Kristen played Jodie Foster's daughter in Panic Room (released in March 2002).

She played another daughter in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor (released in September 2003) with Dennis Quaid, and caught a lot of attention in Catch That Kid (released in February 2004) with Jennifer Beals. She had the lead in Zathura: A Space Adventure (released in November 2005) with Josh Hutcherson. Her performance in In the Land of Women (released in April 2007) with Adam Brody, puzzled many, but her short turn in Into the Wild (released in October 2007) with Emile Hirsch, continued to have people wondering: Can she act, or not?

With her being cast as Bella Swan in Twilight (released in November 2008), didn't exactly answer the question with some thinking Bella's detactment a good thing. She played the love interest in Adventureland (released in April 2009) with Jesse Eisenberg, before returning to The Twilight Saga: New Moon (released in November 2009).

In the indie film, Welcome to the Riley's (released in November 2010) the great James Gandolfini tried to straighten out Stewart's stripper character. She surprised many by playing Joan Jett in The Runaways (released in March 2010) with Dakota Fanning.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (released in June 2010) brought in more money, and in November 2011, Stewart came down to the Chinese with her fellow Twilight stars, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner to make their imprints just prior to the release ofThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (released in November 2011). In between the two sections of Breaking Dawn, Stewart had time to play Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman (released in June 2012) with Chris Hemsworth.

Stewart was on hand when someone got the guts to make a film of Jack Kerouac's On the Road (released in May 2012) with Sam Riley, which was followed by the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (released in November 2012) which brought the series to a conclusion.

Stewart plays assistant to a movie star in Clouds of Sils Maria (released in August 2014) with Juliette Binoche; Stewart became the first American to win the French César Award for Best Supporting Actress for this film.

Woody Allen invited Stewart to be in the cast of Café Society (streaming on Amazon in Augsut 2016) with Jesse Eisenberg, and director Ang Lee placed her in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (released in November 2016) with Chris Tucker.

Lizzie (released in September 2018) with Chloë Sevigny, is a telling of the Lizzie Borden murders, while the publishing industry is the subject of JT LeRoy (released in April 2019) with Laura Dern.
   
Taylor Lautner. Date unknown.
 
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Taylor Lautner
 
Born: February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Age at the time of the ceremony: 19
 
Taylor Lautner proves that we are no longer in Kansas: his mom was a software engineer, and dad was an airline pilot. He grew up in Hudsonville, not far from Grand Rapids. In school, he was bullied for wanting to become an actor, so he learned karate, beginning at age six.

Training with Michael Chaturantabut, Lautner became a black belt at age eight, and won several junior championships, which is how he found his way to Los Angeles, where he practiced his martial arts, basketball, dancing. Before long, offers of small parts started rolling in, beginning with the Japanese action film Shadow Fury (released in July 2002) with Sam Bottoms.

Lautner guested a couple of times on The Bernie Mac Show aired over the Fox Network in September 2004, and did the voice for several characters in What's New, Scooby-Doo? aired over Kids' WB in March 2005.

For director Robert Rodriguez, Lautner played Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (released in June 2005) with George Lopez. Meantime, he played one of the Murtaugh's in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (released in December 2005) with Steve Martin.

Lautner's agent got the young actor to try out in an open casting call to play Jacob Black. Reading scenes with Kristen Stewart, who had already been cast as Bella Swan, got Lautner the part in Twilight (released in November 2008). While that mega-hit was in post, Lautner did seven episodes of My Own Worst Enemy with Christian Slater, aired over NBC in October 2008.

In The Twilight Saga: New Moon (released in November 2009), the producers wanted to dump Lautner for a bigger actor who could play Jacob Black, who had changed into a werewolf. Lautner weight trained like mad, gained 30 pounds and was allowed to retain his part, which had grown also.

Lautner was in the lineup for another of director Garry Marshall's "holiday" films, this one being Valentine's Day (released in February 2010) were he woos (but does not screw) Taylor Swift. How many times do a couple, both christain named "Taylor" come along?

On Wikipedia, it says that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (released in June 2010) is "the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, werewolf and vampire movie of all time." Faint praise, indeed. Lautner was such a deal that his Twilight studio, Lionsgate, hired John Singleton to guide him through the action movie Abduction (which had its U.S. Premiere at the Chinese on September 15, 2011) with Lilly Collins. It didn't really click.

In November 2011, Stewart came down to the Chinese once more with his fellow Twilight stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stweart to make their imprints just prior to the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (released in November 2011). The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (released in November 2012) which brought the series to a conclusion.

With Tracers (released in March 2015) with Marie Avgeropolous, Lautner made a small budget action thriller for a tiny studio, far from Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible franchise. Lautner plays Lil Pete in one of the worst-reviewed films we have seen in some time: The Ridiculous 6 (streaming on Netflix beginning in December 2015) with Adam Sandler.

Lautner took the lead in the family drama Run the Tide (released in December 2016) with Nico Christou, but the film got panned. Lautner did ten episodes of Scream Queens with Emma Roberts aired over the Fox Network in December 2016, and has taken over a role in 20 episodes of Cuckoo with aired over the BBC and Netflix in August 2018.
 
 
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Twilight Saga ceremony, Thursday, November 3, 2011. From left to right: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Twilight Saga ceremony, Thursday, November 3, 2011. Robert Pattinson gives the crowd a glimpse of his muddy paw.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Twilight Saga ceremony, Thursday, November 3, 2011. Kristen Stewart bares down on the cement with an assit from Chinese Theatres LLC president Alwyn Hight Kushner.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Twilight Saga ceremony, Thursday, November 3, 2011. Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are amzed at how dirty one gets.
 
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