Date of Birth: May 13th 1986
English actor and model, best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise.
He became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Club. After some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and began looking for professional roles.
In late 2005, Pattinson appeared as the character Cedric Diggory in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Consequently, he was named that year's British Star of Tomorrow by Times Online and has more than once been touted as the next Jude Law, and was considered for the 2007 membership list for The Coterie as an honorary member.. He names Jack Nicholson as his acting inspiration. He is sometimes credited as Robert Thomas-Pattinson.
On December 11th, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Pattinson will play Edward Cullen in the upcoming movie Twilight based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire/human romance of the same name. Since then, he has been known as R-Patz.
Robert has been on-off dating actress Kristen Stewart since meeting on the Twilight set in 2008.