Rob is #8 of Time's Top 10 British Invasions

As former tabloid editor Piers Morgan slides into Larry King's slot on CNN with his new talk show Piers Morgan Tonight, TIME takes a look at some other British exports that made it big across the pond

8. Robert 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.

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