Robert Thomas Pattinson, also commonly known as Rob (or Rpattz as fans call him) was born on May 13, 1986 in London, England. He is the youngest out of three children; with two older sisters, Lizzy and Victoria.
At the age of fifteen, Rob joined the Barnes Theatre Company after persuasion from his father after spotting a group of girls from the theatre company. He started out backstage before acting in such plays as Macbeth and Tess of the D’Urbervilles, where he was then discovered by an agent.
Rob landed his first film role as Giselher in Ring of the Nibelungs, before moving on to play the older Rawdy Crawley in Vanity Fair (his scenes were later cut and only shown on the DVD.)
In 2003, Rob landed one of the roles he’s most known for, Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. After the film premiered in 2005, Rob then moved on to play Toby Jugg in The Haunted Airman and Daniel Gale in The Bad Mother’s Handbook, both of which were made for TV movies.
Up next came the roles of Richard in the short film The Summer House, Art in How to Be, and Salvador Dali in Little Ashes.
In 2008, Rob was announced as the choice for Edward Cullen in the highly anticipated movie Twilight, based on the popular book series. Along with being cast in the movie, Rob also got the chance to record two tracks for the soundtrack, Never Think (written by Rob and Sam Bradley) and Let Me Sign (written by Bobby Long and Marcus Foster).
Rob also won two awards – the New Hollywood Award and the Best Actor Award at the Strasbourg Film Festival for his role as Art in How To Be.
In late 2008, Rob was announced to continue his role as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga: New Moon after Twilight became a box office hit.
In early 2009, Rob won several more awards. He won the First Glance Film Festival’s Best Actor Award for his role in How To Be as well as winning the Bravo A-List Breakout Award. At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Rob took home every award he was nominated for including, Best Make Breakthrough Performance, Best Kiss and Best Fight for his role in Twilight.
Along with filming The Twilight Saga: New Moon in early 2009, Rob signed on to star in Remember Me (he was also executive producer), and filmed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the Twilight Saga (which has a release date of June 30, 2010).
In late 2009, Rob won more awards at the Teen Choice Awards, as well as the Scream Awards.
In early 2010, Rob started filming Bel Ami, a film based off of the novel by Guy de Maupassant. He also filmed Water For Elephants, which is set to be released on April 22, 2011.
In 2011, Rob was announced to star in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, with filming being completed in the summer. He completed filming on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part One) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part Two), with Part One being released on November 18, 2011.
In 2012, The final Twilight film was released, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part Two).
In 2013, Rob was announced to join a few new projects, including: The Rover, Mission: Blacklist, Queen of the Desert, Maps to the Stars and Hold on to Me.