-> ''"This is made not for little girls who kiss posters goodnight, but for those who lick them."''
-->-- ''Empire Magazine'' on the ''Robsessed'' DVD.

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13th May, 1986) is an English actor who first rose to prominence with his role in the FilmOfTheBook, ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' as Cedric Diggory before achieving fame almost overnight as Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. He's since worked on a few other projects as well, some of which have been critically acclaimed such as ''Film/GoodTime'' and ''Film/TheLostCityOfZ''.

!!Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' (2005)
* ''Film/HowToBe'' (2008)
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series (2008-2012)
* ''Film/RememberMe'' (2010)
* ''Literature/WaterForElephants'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Cosmopolis}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/TheRover'' (2014)
* ''Film/MapsToTheStars'' (2014)
* ''Film/TheLostCityOfZ'' (2017)
* ''Film/GoodTime'' (2017)

!!Associated Tropes:

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: {{Invoked|Trope}} by himself.
** He views Edward as a creepy stalker that hates himself, and plays him as such.
** And related to the man himself, there are those that are convinced ''he'' was the one that leaked ''Literature/MidnightSun'', though he denies it.
* GroupieBrigade: A RealLife incident with one nearly ended his life: he made the mistake of dashing out into the street, upon which he was struck down by a car. He was ''not'' pleased with the mob.
* {{Hatedom}}: [[invoked]] Pattinson is the rare actor who is a member of the Hatedom of his ''own franchise''. It's common Tumblr wisdom that "nobody hates ''Twilight'' more than Rob Pattinson hates ''Twilight''." It's telling when he says that his interpretation of Edward is one of a [[NoSocialSkills socially maladjusted]] [[ThisLoserIsYou loser]]. Thanks to that, the demographic you'd expect to be his biggest hatedom, straight men, actually doesn't have a problem with him at all, agreeing with him about the franchise's quality and finding his reasons for starring in the series ([[MoneyDearBoy a big paycheck]] and a chance to repeatedly mack on an attractive actress) to be pretty easy to get behind.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Most people who hate ''Twilight'' still like him due to his constant snarky comments on the series and the fact that he is a lot more lively than his vampire alter ego.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He actually has a pretty decent American accent, but he does slip at times.
* SellingTheShow: Averted, with ''Twilight''. Out of the entire {{Hatedom}} of the series, he's one of the, if not ''the'', most glaring example, ragging on it constantly.
* ThisLoserIsYou: His interpretation of Edward is this trope, portraying him as a dysfunctional loser who has NoSocialSkills. Not that it stopped the fangirls.