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

'''Robert 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 working on a few other projects as well, notably ''Film/TheRover'' and ''Film/MapsToTheStars''.

!!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.
* TheCastShowoff: He's also a musician and contributed a couple songs to the ''Twilight'' soundtrack. He also had composer Creator/CarterBurwell teach him the piano piece "Bella's Lullaby" so he could actually play it instead of faking playing while that scene was filmed.
* FakeAmerican: His role as [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]].
* {{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''." Thanks to that, the demographic you'd expect to be his biggest hatedom (straight dudes) actually doesn't hate him at all, agreeing with him about the franchise's quality and finding his reasons for starring in the series to be pretty easy to get behind.
** It's telling when he says that his interpretation of Edward is one of a socially maladjusted loser.
* IAmNotSpock: Twice! First as Cedric in ''Harry Potter'', but then that was eclipsed by his role as Edward in ''Twilight''. Notably, he is the only child actor from the former franchise to avert this so far.
* 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.
* MoneyDearBoy: Half the reason he's doing ''Twilight'' at all. The other half is the chance to hit on Creator/KristenStewart.
* NamesTheSame: No, he doesn't work for the ''Southport Visiter''. That's another one, not the ''Twilight'' actor!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He actually has a pretty decent American accent, but he does slip at times.
* SellingTheShow: Averted, with ''Twilight''.
* ThisLoserIsYou: His interpretation of Edward is this trope, portraying him as a socially maladjusted loser who has NoSocialSkills. Not that it stopped the fangirls.