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Jude Law Relieved Since Robert Pattinson Takes Over His Heartthrob Title

January 27, 2010 (7:45 am) GMT
The Jack Burden of 'All the King's Men' is glad he has shed his Hollywood heartthrob status to Robert Pattinson since he fells that it 'was always a restraint, a restriction.'

is happy to surrender his status as a Hollywood heartthrob to - insisting the young "" actor has already taken his place. Law, 37, is convinced he is now too old to be considered a pin-up, especially as so many young stars are breaking into the movie business and securing legions of loyal followers.

And the Brit is relieved he can finally shed his image as a Hollywood hunk - because he has always been uncomfortable with the title. He tells Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, "If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction."

"My goal was always to be recognized as a good actor but no one was interested in that, simply because society just wants to warm towards your appearance. This is the great blemish of society," the " actor reveals. "When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard."

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