TIME.com released today, January 18, “The Top 10 British Invasions” and Harry Potter and Rob Pattinson made their list.
On #8 Rob Pattinson:
“The 23-year-old actor, born and raised in London, thought he’d hit the big time when he landed his first blockbuster role-playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth installment in the Harry Potter series. But it wasn’t until Pattinson was picked to play seductive vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga that he got the chance to really sink his teeth into Hollywood. Since then, he’s sparked a Beatlesque frenzy among Twihard fans and written an alternative, dark and intense chapter in the annals of U.S. pop culture. Now if we could only figure out whether or not he’s single.”
On #2 Harry Potter:
“Merlin’s beard! Ever since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1997, each subsequent Harry Potter novel released in the U.S. has broken the sales record of the one that came before. The seventh and final entry in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was a landmark moment for British publishing, as 12 million advance copies were printed in the States alone, more than have been printed for any other book sold through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Critics believe the key to the global success of J.K. Rowling’s series has been its popularity in the U.S., where more than 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 12 claims to have seen a Potter movie. The books have been translated into 65 languages, with publishers everywhere trusting that if the formula works in the U.S., it can’t be wrong.”
To read the full list click here.
Ummm I really have no words for this.
What do you think of the list?