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Creator / Robert Pattinson

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"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.

He first rose to prominence with his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Cedric Diggory, before achieving fame almost overnight as Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of Twilight.

He's since worked on a bunch of other projects as well, some of which have been critically acclaimed such as Good Time and The Lost City of Z. In early 2019, he snagged a much coveted lead role (along with John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki) in Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film, Tenet.

He is rumored to be on the shortlist to play Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves film.


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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Invoked 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 Midnight Sun, though he denies it.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Many of his post-Twilight roles are due to him wanting to work with directors of movies that impressed him. With Good Time, he was enamored after seeing a banner ad for the directors' previous film Heaven Knows What and even went as far as offering to cover catering.
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  • Groupie Brigade: A Real Life 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.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: He actually has a pretty decent American accent, but he does slip at times.
  • This Loser Is You: His interpretation of Edward is this trope, portraying him as a dysfunctional loser who has No Social Skills. Not that it stopped the fangirls.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Pattinson is known for his rather unkempt appearance with his messy hair and usual permastubble, but that hasn't stopped him from being a hot, highly attractive man.


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