The Cast Showoff: He's also a musician and contributed a couple songs to the Twilight soundtrack. He also had composer Carter Burwell teach him the piano piece "Bella's Lullaby" so he could actually play it instead of faking playing while that scene was filmed.
He seems to have mellowed out somewhat recently based on this interview. He implies the only reason he disliked working on the Twilight movies was because he didn't like playing the same character for 5 films, which ended up typecasting him, leaving him no variety in between movies.
I Am Not Spock: 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.
Money, Dear Boy: He has made no secret of the fact that the pay check was half the reason he did Twilight at all. The other half was the chance to hit on Kristen Stewart.
Name's the Same: No, he doesn't work for the Southport Visiter. That's another one, not the Twilight actor!