Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
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Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures

Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures

Robert Pattinson is one busy guy. Since landing the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, the actor seems to have done nothing but hone his craft by appearing in a diverse array of films.

Let’s take a look at some of his more memorable projects so far.

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Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Starting in the late ‘90s, Pattinson (seen here in 2008) spent his tween and early teen years as a male model -- a gig that might have been made all the easier since his mom Clare worked for a modeling agency.

Pattinson’s acting career began with roles on British TV. His 2004 film debut -- in Reese Witherspoon’s costume drama “Vanity Fair” -- ended up on the cutting room floor, but can be seen on the DVD extras.  (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson, left, first cast a spell on fans in a supporting role in 2005’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, right. The fourth film in the series, it earned more than $290 million at the domestic box office.  (Murray Close / Warner Bros. Pictures)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“Twilight” fans knew what they wanted in Edward Cullen -- a handsome, brooding type with a sweet side -- and Pattinson did not disappoint. The Brit landed the role of a lifetime when Summit cast him as the vegetarian vampire who falls for the new girl at school, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart).  (Deanna Newcomb / Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson explored artistic and sexual freedoms as Salvador Dali in 2008’s “Little Ashes.” The 1920s drama is the story of three college friends, the famous surrealist painter Dali, poet Federico García Lorca (Javier Beltran) and aspiring filmmaker Luis Buñuel (Matthew McNulty). A romance, rumored to have happened in real life, develops between Dali and Lorca, while Buñuel begins to feel left out. (Regent Releasing)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson has also been known to dabble in the music business. He performed three songs for the soundtrack of his 2008 indie “How to Be” (pictured). He also recorded songs for the first “Twilight” movie.

Pictured: “How To Be” stars Michael Irving, Pattinson and Rebecca Pidgeon. (IFC Films / IFC Films)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“Twilight” was just the beginning for Pattinson and Stewart, who reprised their roles in 2009’s blockbuster sequel, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” (Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” -- with Kristen Stewart, left, and Pattinson -- topped both of its predecessors at the box office, earning over $300 million domestically.  (Kimberley French / MCT)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson was romantically linked to his “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart (seen together here at the 2010 premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”). Their courtship was breathlessly covered by both the media and online fans. The romance, however, wouldn’t last forever. (Matt Sayles / AP)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
In 2010, Pattinson co-starred with “Lost’s” Emilie de Ravin in the romance “Remember Me.” Pattinson also executive-produced the feature, and picked up a Teen Choice Award for choice movie actor in a drama. (Nicole Rivelli / Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“Water for Elephants” marked one of Pattinson’s first successful departures from his pack of wolves and vampires.

In the 1930s-set film, he plays an aspiring veterinarian opposite circus star Reese Witherspoon. The film was released to mixed acclaim, but showed he had more than an appetite for the underworld. (David James / AP)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson made an appearance at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson, left, joined co-star Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” to accept the award for best movie at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. (Matt Sayles / AP)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“Breaking Dawn,” the final tale of the “The Twilight Saga,” was split into two films. “Part 1" was released on Nov. 18, 2011, while “Part 2" followed on Nov. 16, 2012. From left: Kristen Stewart, MacKenzie Foy and Pattinson. (Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“Twilight” mania grew by courting fans at events such as the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, where Pattinson, center, joined Stewart and Lautner on a “Breaking Dawn” panel. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
“Twilight Saga” stars Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, from left to right, placed their handprints in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Nov. 03, 2011.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson and Stewart experienced a very public break-up, with the actor taking the heartbreak in stride and maintaining a busy promotional schedule. Here, he’s seen joking with Jon Stewart over ice cream on “The Daily Show.” Around the same time, he told “Good Morning America” that he wasn’t looking to cash in on his latest romantic follies.  (Comedy Central)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Eager to get some distance from the completed “Twilight” franchise, Pattinson began diversifying his leading roles, starring in David Cronenberg’s bleak 2012 adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel “Cosmopolis.” (Caitlin Cronenberg / Prospero Pictures)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson, right, continues to work in smaller, darker films, such as David Michod’s grim post-apocalyptic tale “The Rover” (2014), co-starring Guy Pearce, left. (AP)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson re-teamed with “Cosmopolis” director David Cronenberg for the 2015 release “Maps to the Stars,” which impressed the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (where co-star Julianne Moore won the actress award), but failed to connect at the box office.  (Dan McFadden / eOne Films)
Robert Pattinson: Life in Pictures
Pattinson is reportedly engaged to British singer FKA Twigs. They’re pictured at a Surface Magazine event at Miami’s Edition Hotel on Dec. 4, 2014. (Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images for Surface)
Life - Photocall - 65th Berlin Film Festival
Pattinson has several high-profile films in the can, including Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” and Anton Corbijn’s “Life.”

Here, he poses with Corbijn, center, and “Life” co-star Dane DeHaan, right, at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival in February. (Tim Brakemeier / EPA)
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