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Facinelli laughs off vampire rating

Published 26/08/2010 | 16:13

Peter Facinelli has been named the worst vampire of all time
Peter Facinelli has been named the worst vampire of all time

Peter Facinelli showed that he has a sense of humour after being named the "worst vampire" of all time.

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The actor, who plays Dr Carlisle Cullen in The Twilight Saga, topped the Worst Vampires On Film And TV list in Rolling Stone magazine, while Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula was deemed Best Vampire.

"YES! I finally came in number one in something!" he tweeted.

Critic Peter Travers, who compiled the list, wrote that "Facinelli is a solid actor, but playing Carlisle Cullen, the white-haired head of the fang-challenged Cullen vampire family, he looks about as terrifying as Project Runway winner Austin Scarlett, whom Carlisle closely resembles."

"Thank you Mr Travers," Facinelli penned in response on Twitter.

"As Carlisle is a compassionate humanitarian, and anti-vampire in nature, being the worst vampire was quite the compliment. Although, you had me at 'solid actor'. I did find the comparison to Austin Scarlett utterly ridiculous though... He has way better cheek bones."

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is expected to open in November next year.

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