'Twilight' past: Edward Cullen is a vegetarian vampire trying to blend in with the kids at Forks High School, along with blood-sucking siblings Alice, Jasper, Rosalee and Emmett. Although he looks 17, he was actually born in 1901. His adoptive father reluctantly turned him into a vamp in 1918 on his deathbed. With a gift for reading minds, Edward is especially taken by a new girl at school, Bella Swan, when he can't read hers. Love and marriage soon follow. Hollywood future: Next up, Pattinson will star as scoundrel Georges Duroy in the new film adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's "Bel Ami," about a former soldier turned journalist who climbs the social ladder by seducing influential women in Paris. He will follow the period piece with David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," playing a millionaire on a limo ride through Manhattan to get a haircut.
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