During his childhood, his father ran a car-importing business and his mother worked for a modeling agency.
Despite his sometimes shy personality, Robert Pattinson wanted to be a performer from an early age; first as a musician like his older sister Lizzy Pattinson.
If you're doing a vampire fantasy shot like Thirteen, then that would be interesting.
With his recognizable, angular face hidden beneath a bushy beard and tiny wire-rim glasses Pattinson looked—a little eerily—like steampunk John Lennon.
On her website, Stephenie Meyer endorsed the choice, saying, "I am ecstatic with Summit's choice for Edward.
There are very few actors who can look both dangerous and beautiful at the same time, and even fewer who I can picture in my head as Edward.
Prior to his lead role in the Twilight Saga films, he was known for his role as Cedric Diggory in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Summit Entertainment announced on December 11, 2007 that they had cast Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen.