Kristen Stewart Vs. Robert Pattinson: Who Broods the Best?

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Kristen Stewart Vs. Robert Pattinson: Who Broods the Best?

Round 1: Movie Posters

We’re not including any posters from the Twilight series because let’s be honest, that thing is just one hour-long broodfest after another. But don’t you fret: Robert and Kristen have found plenty of other opportunities to brood for money.

Kristen looks dramatically into nothing in this promo shot for Snow White and the Huntsman while Robert wrings his hands in serious contemplation for this Cosmopolis poster. While Snow White and the Huntsman did better in theaters (seriously, did anyone see Cosmopolis, and if so, can you explain what it was about?), this point goes to Robert because he looks like he’s going through some serious shit here.

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Round 2: Photocalls

Kristen seemed mildly irritated at the German photocall for Twilight: Eclipse while Rob looks like he's contemplating the very meaning of existence at an Australian photocall for Breaking Dawn: Part 2.  We've got to give this point to Rob -- Sorry Kristen, you just look more ill than broody.

Kristen: 0, Robert: 2

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Round 3: ComicCon

Kristen looks like she’s trying to decide between Jacob or Edward (we know, we can’t choose either Kristen!) at a 2011 ComicCon panel, while Rob seems to be pondering some seriously intellectual French philosophy. The point here has to go to Kristen because not only does she look broody, she also looks really sad.

Kristen: 1, Robert: 2

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Round 4: Sunglasses

Sunnies are going to inevitably make brooding a bit more difficult; without that withering stare, how are we to know if you’re being moody or just hungover?

Kristen hid her gaze on the Cannes photocall for On the Road with a pair of black shades (bonus points for the way she’s adjusting them). Robert was snapped by the paparazzi leaving the airport with his earphones on–judging by his expression, he’s probably listening to some really heavy, obscure band. We’re giving this point to Kristen, because Rob’s got an unfair advantage with those earbuds, and Kristen had the chutzpah to wear the glasses on the red carpet.

Kristen: 2, Robert: 2

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Round 5: Red Carpet

Kristen appears at the Australian premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman looking pretty but also like she’s got a lot of shit on her mind. Which, given the scandal that unfolded, she probably did. Rob popped up at a gala in LA just this month looking like he had better things to think about than whether or not his tie was on straight. (and again: He probably did). This one is a tie because we just can’t decide who is less thrilled to be on the carpet.

Kristen: 2, Robert: 2

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Round 6: Magazine Covers

Rob and Kristen have had their fair share of cover stories over the years, but we’ve picked two of their finest for this round.

Kristen covered Vogue for the first time in 2011 looking like photographer Mario Testino was going to throw the camera at her rather than snap her photo with it. Rob snagged the cover of Another Man, shot by Hedi Slimane while trying to solve the problem of global warming. Rob wins this round–you can’t beat that stare, and Kristen looks more awkward than brooding.

Kristen: 2, Robert: 3

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Round 7: Awards Show

Are there any two celebrities around today who hate the song-and-dance of an awards show more than Robert and Kristen? Nope.

Maybe you don’t find these particularly broody, but they are in their own way. Their faces say, “I have to be here so I’m going to make this as uncomfortable for everyone as possible!” Mission accomplished. Kristen is thrilled to be at the MTV Movie Awards while Rob is ecstatic to win the Golden Popcorn. Kristen wins this one for her high sass levels.

Kristen: 3, Robert: 3

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Round 8: Couples Edition

The couple that broods together… breaks up and eventually gets back together? We’re not entirely sure, but it seems like their broody dynamic was at it’s very best when paired up. Rob’s got that sultry-brood happening while Kristen has her best annoyed-brood on: it’s gotta be a tie. The real winner is Robsten fans everywhere!

Kristen: 3, Robert: 3

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While the Robert Pattinson Dior fragrance deal might still just be a rumor, we can't help but hope we'll see his brooding face staring back at us from the pages of Vogue. Because a) he's hot and b) it would make the perfect counterpoint to on-again off-again girlfriend Kristen Stewart's sulky stare in the Balenciaga's Florabotanica ads.

And that got us thinking: which of these former flames could out-brood the other? Would Rob's smoldering stare win the day? Could Kristen's awkward charm smash the competition? We put the two head to head in the most epic of all battles: a Brood Off.

Grab your popcorn and get ready: it's going to get broody up in here!

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