When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. After, he took
a screen role like Ring of the Nibelungs (2004) (TV) (Kingdom of Twilight) as Giselher.
In 2003, Robert took on the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He got his role a week later after meeting Mike Newell in late 2003.
He has since been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly-anticipated film, Twilight (2008/I). His music will also be heard in the film. Robert has also completed upcoming roles as Salvador Dali in Little Ashes (2008) and Art in How to Be (2008).
Robert Pattinson’s Filmography
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (2011) Edward Cullen Unbound Captives (2010) Phineas Water for Elephants (2011) Jacob Jankowski Bel Ami (2011) Georges Duroy The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Edward Cullen Remember Me (2010) Tyler Hawkins The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Edward Cullen Twilight (2008/I) Edward Cullen Little Ashes (2008) Salvador Dalí How to Be (2008) Arthur “Art” Freeman The Summer House (2008) Richard Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Cedric Diggory The Bad Mother’s Handbook (2007) (TV) Daniel Gale The Haunted Airman (2006) (TV) Toby Jugg Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Cedric Diggory Ring of the Nibelungs (2004) (TV) Giselher Vanity Fair (2004) (uncredited) Older Rawdy Crawley
Rob’s Awards & Nominations:
Empire Awards Nominated: Best Actor for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) People’s Choice Award Won: Favorite On-Screen Team, Twilight (2008) Nominated: Favorite Movie Actor, Twilight
Empire Awards Nominated: Empire Award’s Best Newcomer MTV Movie Awards Won: Best Fight, Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Cam Gigandet
Won: Best Kiss, Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart
Won: Breakthrough Performance Male, Twilight (2008) Won: Favorite On-Screen Team, Twilight (2008) Teen Choice Awards Won: Choice Hottie – Male Won: Choice Movie Actor: Drama, Twilight (2008) Won: Choice Movie Liplock, Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart
Won: Choice Movie Rumble, Twilight (2008)
Hollywood Film Festival Won: New Hollywood Strasbourg International Film Festival Won: Festival Prize Best Actor, How to Be (2008)
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From Yahoo! Movies:
In the tried and true nature of all movie magic moments, it only took one film to turn Robert Pattinson from featured player to the idol of millions of teenaged girls around the globe. The British actor, who prior to 2008 was best known as the doomed Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005), was cast as Edward Cullen, the romantic vampire hero of “Twilight” (2008). The news of the casting sent shockwaves through the young adult community that worshiped the novels by Stephanie Meyer on which the film was based, and who quickly elevated Pattinson to favored pin-up status. The buzz around Pattinson seemed to solidify what the British press had ordained him in 2005 – a “Star of Tomorrow.”
Born Robert Thomas-Pattinson on May 13, 1986 in London, England, he was raised in the suburb of Barnes by his parents, Clare and Robert Pattinson. Acting captured his fancy at an early age and soon supplanted schoolwork as his sole focus. As a teenager, he joined the prestigious Barnes Theatre Club, which gave him an education in classic drama. A casting agent saw him in a production of “Tess of the D’urbervilles” and encouraged him to pursue performing as a career. He made his screen debut in 2004 in a German TV production of the epic fantasy “Ring of the Nibelungs,” which aired in the United States as “Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King” in 2006. Pattinson also landed a minor role as a younger version of James Purefoy’s character in Mira Nair’s adaptation of “Vanity Fair” (2004), but his scenes were left on the cutting room floor.
Immediately after returning from the South African set of “Nibelungs,” he was awarded the role of Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” for director Mike Newell. Diggory, the hero of rival wizard school Hufflepuff, was Harry’s opponent on both the Quidditch field and in romance, as he trumped Harry’s two wins at the TriWizard Tournament by squiring the young hero’s beloved, Cho Chang, to the Yule Ball. Diggory’s moment in the sun was short-lived, as both he and Harry faced down the sinister Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). The villain’s henchman, Peter Pettigrew, dispatched Diggory, who was mourned by the entire school. The press, in its raves over Newell’s film adaptation, singled out Pattinson for his charismatic performance, and some went as far as to name him a “future Jude Law.” The Times Online also bestowed the “Star of Tomorrow” award upon him.
Pattinson’s sudden popularity afforded him some choice roles post-“Potter.” He was top-billed as a shell-shocked World War II airman in the supernatural thriller “The Haunted Airman” for BBC Four, and later played a nerdy student with a crush on his teacher (Catherine Tate) in the highly rated drama, “The Bad Mother’s Handbook” (2007) for ITV. That same year, he returned briefly to the wizard world with a flashback cameo as Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
The year 2008 saw Pattinson return to features with “How To Be,” which earned him critical acclaim for his portrayal of a depressed young man who attempts to wrest some control over his spiraling life. Pattinson also tackled the role of legendary surrealist Salvador Dali in the arthouse effort, “Little Ashes,” which explored the friendship between Dali, filmmaker Luis Bunuel and poet Federico Garcia Lorca, as well as the unusual romance that developed between the former and the latter. However, both were overshadowed by the high-powered spotlight that shone on Pattinson after he was cast as Edward Cullen in Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of “Twilight.” A century-old vampire trapped in the body of a 17-year-old, Cullen falls madly in love with a human girl, Isabella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and later runs afoul of a malevolent fellow bloodsucker with designs on his new girlfriend. Massively popular with teenage girls, the news of Pattinson being cast as Edward was met with almost equal excitement as the reaction to the book-to-film adaptation in the first place. Internet fan sites quickly sprung up to celebrate him and debate his crush-worthy status in great detail, including everything from his unique hairdo to his handsome profile.
- Also Credited As:Robert Thomas-Pattinson, R.T. Pattinson, R. Pattinson, Rob Pattinson,
- Born:Robert Thomas-Pattinson on May 13, 1986 in London, England, United Kingdom
- Job Titles:Actor, Model
- Parents: Richard and Clare Pattinson.
- Sisters: Lizzy Pattinson, Victoria Pattinson.
- Barnes Theatre Company, London, England
- Began acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company
- Appeared in a production of Macbeth at the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre in South West London
- 2004 – Cast in director Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair (scenes were deleted, but appeared on the DVD version)
- 2004 – First TV appearance, a supporting role in the German miniseries Ring of the Nibelungs (aired on the SciFi Channel in 2006)
- 2005 – Fired shortly before the opening night of the UK premiere of The Woman Before and replaced by Tom Riley
- 2005 – Played Cedric Diggory in the Mike Newell directed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- 2008 – Portrayed surrealist painter Salvador Dali in Little Ashes
- 2008 – Cast as Edward Cullen in the feature adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel Twilight
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