Robert Pattinson Career Milestones
Born: Robert Pattinson
Birth Date: May 13th, 1986
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Robert Pattinson is best known for his portrayal of the vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as well as in the upcoming 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.
Earlier this year, Pattinson starred in Water For Elephants, joining director Francis Lawrence and co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in bringing the New York Times bestselling novel to the screen. Currently, Pattinson is at work on his next film Cosmopolis directed by David Cronenberg.
Recently Pattinson starred opposite Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Emilie De Ravin in the drama Remember Me, directed by Allen Coulter. He also shot Bel Ami, a film based on the novel of the same name written by Guy de Maupassant. Pattinson 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 also 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.