But they said there were better actors who should've played the part. These were the nominees :(and my commentaries).
GASPARD ULLIEL: french actor who I think is a little too boyish (and constipated) for the part
Tom Sturridge: Except for the fact that he looks like a hotter Brad Renfro, I have to agree he would've been a nice Edward.
Hayden Christiansen: Cast only if your character needs zero emotional breadth and depth.
Much as I love him, Zac Efron is not beautiful. He's just cute.. and it's hard to dissociate him from the rolickin' roles he played in High School Musical and Hairspray. He will make a great Jesse for the Mediator series though (if they'll be making a movie at all).