Twilight, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner pose for the cameras as they get their hand and footprints set in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Novemeber 3. (Splash News)

A big problem actors face when they become attached to a successful film franchise is escaping its long shadow. Mark Hamill will forever be Luke Skywalker, Christopher Reeve's greatest success was as Superman, and we have yet to see if moviegoers will accept Daniel Radcliffe as anyone other than Harry Potter. The "Twilight" cast have similarly all made films outside the series, but how have they fared? With "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" about to hit theatres, let's see if the cast has been eclipsed by the "Twilight" phenomenon.