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Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is best known for his portrayal of the vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. This year, Pattinson appears on screen in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, as well as the final installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

He gained industry notice at 19 years of age when he joined the Harry Potter franchise in Mike Newell's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, playing Cedric Diggory, Hogwarts' official representative in the Triwizard Tournament. Last year, Pattinson starred in Water For Elephants, joining director Francis Lawrence and costars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in bringing the New York Times bestselling novel to the screen. Prior, he headlined the drama Remember Me, directed by Allen Coulter, appearing opposite Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Emilie De Ravin. Pattinson also can be seen in Bel Ami, a film based on the novel of the same name written by Guy de Maupassant in which he plays a young journalist in Paris who betters himself through his connections to the city's most glamorous and influential women, played by Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.

Pattinson began his professional career with a role in Uli Edel's Sword of Xanten, opposite Sam West and Benno Furmann. He also appeared in director Oliver Irving's How to Be, winner of the Slamdance Film Festival's Special Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature.

Pattinson played the lead role of Salvador Dali in Little Ashes, directed by Paul Morrison. His television credits include The Haunted Airman for the BBC.

As a member of the Barnes Theatre Group, Pattinson played the lead role in Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Other stage credits include Cole Porter's Anything Goes, Tess of the D'Urbevilles and Macbeth at the OSO Arts Centre.


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Robert Pattinson Facts

Birth NameRobert Thomas Pattinson
OccupationActor
BirthdayMay 13, 1986 (31)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Robert Pattinson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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