"Kristen Stewart is a young and successful Twilight Saga superstar."

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Just what is it about Kristen Stewart that everyone loves so much? Could it be her "girl next door" good looks and charm? Or maybe it's the fact that she's often paired with fellow actor Robert Pattinson so much? Is it just possible (NO, it couldn't be!) that she's so popular for playing Isabella ("Bella") Swan in the oh so beloved Twilight Saga films?

We all know, despite her decent sized body of work from the tender age of eight, that Kristen Stewart has achieved her very high profile and teen idol status due to the Twilight Saga films, and that's pretty much all there is to it. The irony is that achieving this sort of success is not all it's chalked up to be. Sure, the money must be very comforting and fun at times, but constantly having to answer personal questions and never being able to roam anonymously about must take its toll on Kristen, and others in her shoes. You have to face the fact that once a person's anonymity is lost through "mega-fame" it most likely can never be regained, except through the aging process (which we all LOVE so much) and that's just a depressing thought, now isn't it.


Film Actress Kristen Stewart
(Now is she "the girl next door" or what?)
(I selfishly find myself wishing she lived next door to me.)

Admittedly, I am not what one would consider the "target market" for the Twilight Saga films, and therefore have not been a huge fan of Miss Stewart as so many have. As I researched her work in order to create this page I learned some things about this young and highly successful actress that I really liked however.

Right off the bat, I found it very interesting that she was cast to play young Joan Jett in the recent film, The Runaways (2010). (along with another teen idol, Dakota Fanning of War of the Worlds / Tom Cruise fame) Even more interesting is hearing just how fantastic she is in the role. As a child of the 80's I've always been fascinated by the Joan Jett phenomenon. She's always been known as a hard rocking, hard living sort of "chick" who obviously must have her very feminine side...a side quite hidden to most of her public. I've not seen this film yet, but I have it on order, so once I've seen it I will certainly update this page with my thoughts. (In other words, please check back often, this ain't done yet...)

Kristen Stewart Bio
Kristen Stewart was born in Los Angeles on April 9th, 1990. She is the child of father John Stewart, a stage manager and television producer for FOX TV, and mother Jules Mann-Stewart, a script supervisor who is originally from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia. Cameron Stewart is her older brother. Kristen attended school until grade seven, and then completed high school by correspondence.

The Career of Kristen Stewart
Another very interesting fact about this actress is that she got her start VERY young. She was actually discovered by an agent while performing in her elementary school Christmas play, and she was only eight years old at the time! This of course led to the many roles you see listed below. I suppose it's fortunate not only to be very talented and attractive, but to grow up in Los Angeles, CA where one can actually be "discovered". I doubt very much there are too many talented young eight year old actresses being discovered in Chelsea, MA (or anywhere else in New England for that matter) but who knows? Hopefully, I'm wrong at least some of the time for the sake of aspiring young talent everywhere.

First Films
At the tiny age of eight Kristen Stewart sets out on her impressive acting career. Her first role was in The Thirteenth Year (1999), a non speaking role which was also un-credited. (until now on most websites, of course. Hmmm...) The Thirteenth Year has an interesting premise dealing with a young adopted boy who is actually a "mer-man" (or male "mer-maid"). From there she's hired as the ring toss girl in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). As much I as LOVED the Flintstones as a kid growing up, I simply had no interest in these live action Flintstone films, so I apologize for I have absolutely nothing to say about this particular movie at this time.

In 2001 Kristen Stewart was hired to play Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects, a very complicated relationship overboard type of film. Despite her Twilight Saga success, her breakout role could easily be her portrayal of Jodie Foster's diabetic daughter Sarah Altman in Panic Room (2002). Any time you're performing in a mainstream film with an "a-list" actor such as Jodie Foster, THAT would most likely be your breakout moment. (even if it is only a character role, and not necessarily the lead) What's also very interesting is the fact that Jodie Foster herself is also a child star who rose through Hollywood's ranks very quickly to become the powerhouse she is today.

In sharp contrast to my breakout theory, Kristen Stewart sure has a way to go before even being old enough to play the teen heart-throb Bella Swan of vampire drama fame. It's now 2003, and our thirteen year old actress is invited to play Kristen Tilson in Cold Creek Manor (2003). Her character Kristen Tilson is the daughter of a family about to undergoe undue stress after moving to a country mansion. This American and Canadian psychological thriller was directed by Mike Figgis. (inventor of the "fig rig" camera steady-ing device...which basically sucks, as I've owned one, and had to sell it because my handheld footage was ALWAYS much better. It's expensive too...Yay!) I must also say, I adore Mr. Figgis' name. It's just fun to say over and over...Mike FIGgis, Mike FIGgis, yes...Mike FIGgis! That felt really good, thanks.

In 2004 she plays Melinda Sordino, a high school freshman who stops speaking after being raped by an upper classman. Suffice to say this is a strong independent film with a premise everyone wishes was only fantasy, but we all know it's all too real a scenario. 2004 continues to be a busy year for Kristen as she then portrays Madeline "Maddy" Rose Phillips in Catch That Kid. In this movie, Maddy's father is in need of a high cost experimental surgery, and the insurance company won't pay for it, so she and two of her friends decide to rob a bank in order to raise the needed funds. Also during 2004 was Undertow, where Kristen plays Lila. In this story of greed over some gold coins and family hatred, events become unpleasant very quickly.

2005 brings two different films. First there was Fierce People, where Kristen Stewart plays Maya, the beautiful love interest of protagonist Finn Earl. Also in 2005 was Zathura, where she plays Lisa, Walter and Danny's older sister. Zathura is basically "Jumanji in Space..." (...in space...in space...in space...there should definitely be an echo there)

With no movies listed for the year 2006, it looks as if our young movie star did a very wise thing and took a much needed break from filmmaking! If you've ever made a film, it's lots of fun, but it's also a hell of a lot of hard work.

2007 was a very busy year, with a hefty load of five separate films. First there was The Messengers, where Kristen plays Jessica "Jess" Solomon, a troubled teen who, along with her brother, are the only ones able to see the ghosts haunting the farm house they've just moved into. Then she plays Lucy Hardwicke in "In the Land of Women" - basically a huge love triangle from hell film. In The Cake Eaters (2007), Kristen plays Georgia Kaminski, a teenage girl who has Friedreich's Ataxia, a terminal illness.

At this point I must say, Miss Kristen Stewart has quite a knack for choosing extremely "heavy" (and I'm trying to be nice here) films to participate in. I'd also have to say, the next one "takes the cake" (and not the "cake eaters...") in my humble opinion. Into the Wild (2007) is Sean Penn's production of the Jon Krakauer novel which documents the life of Christopher McCandless. In this film Kristen plays Tracy Tatro, a young girl who flirts with Christopher during his many soul searching travels. The Christopher McCandless story portrayed in this film is both inspiring, soul explorative, and extremely sad and a bit depressing. I won't "spoil" it for you if you've not seen it, but it's certainly not "Blazing Saddles" by a longshot. I'm thinking I need to muster up a "soldier's dose" of Atavan and really watch this film. Seriously however, I have always loved Sean Penn's acting, from Spiccoli to "The Game" and I have to believe this is a "must see" film if he felt the need to produce it. Even though I tend to disagree with him politically, I adore his film work. (Weren't we talking about Kristen Stewart...oh yeah...)

Kristen Stewart's Love life
This is obviously a gossip central topic, but with such a young upcoming and coveted star, this is the type of information her fans are VERY interested in, so here's what we know...

Because of her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight films, and her onscreen romance with "vampire boyfriend" Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, it is always the question of the day whether or not the two actors are actually an item in real life. Well, according to their May 7th appearance on Oprah, the answer is yes! Apparently the two Twilight stars are dating, and that's nothing I'm able to confirm or deny, so you can take that with a grain of salt either way. At the time I'm writing this (July) it's obviously been a couple of months so anything is possible with young folks and their love lives. From what I can tell from many comments about this, a large majority of their fans hope this is so, and that it can continue. Either way, I wish them both the best.

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Kristen Stewart's Filmography

The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Girl waiting for drink
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Ring toss girl
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Sam Jennings
Panic Room (2002)
Sarah Altman
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Kristen Tilson
Speak (2004)
Melinda Sordino
Catch That Kid (2004)
Madeline "Maddy" Rose Phillips
Undertow (2004)
Fierce People (2005)
Maya Osbourne
Zathura (2005)
The Messengers (2007)
Jessica "Jess" Solomon
In the Land of Women (2007)
Lucy Hardwicke
The Cake Eaters (2007)
Georgia Kaminski
Into the Wild (2007)
Tracy Tatro
Cutlass (2007)
Young Robin
Jumper (2008)
What Just Happened (2008)
Twilight (2008)
Bella Swan
Adventureland (2009)
Emily "Em" Lewin
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Bella Swan
The Yellow Handkerchief (2010)
The Runaways (2010)
Joan Jett
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Bella Swan

a Shameless Plea for Content
One of the very cool new features of the web is the capability to allow all folks to add content to web pages. It's convenient and safe (as I have to approve all submissions) and it gives us all the ability to share ideas and common interests with each other through this "cool little film website".

As I'm a huge fan of this new technology, and extremely eager to hear what others have to say about all things film, I'm happy to provide this opportunity right here on this page. If you're a fan of Kristen Stewart, or any of the Twilight Saga actors, filmmakers...if you have trivia or anecdotal knowledge you'd like to share, please do! We're all ears on this end, and I'll get your contribution up on the site as soon as humanly possible.

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