With "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson celebrating his 27th birthday on May 13, join us for a look at the actor on and off the set.
Actor Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London.
Besides acting, Pattinson is also a talented musician. He plays the guitar and the piano.
Pattinson began acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company when he was 15.
He went on to play roles in movies including "How To Be" and "Little Ashes," in which he portrayed Salvador Dali.
Pattinson's first major role was in 2005's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." He played Cedric Diggory.
Pattinson (far right) joins his "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" co-stars at a photocall for the movie in London on Oct. 25, 2005. Joining him are (from left to right) Stanislav Ianevski, Clemence Poesy, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung.
Pattinson arrives at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" in London on Nov. 6, 2005.
"Pattinson was one of thousands of men who applied for the role of Edward Cullen in "Twilight."
Pattinson secured the role when he and Kristen Stewart, who was already cast as Bella Swan, had chemistry during his audition.
He said during his audition he decided to portray Edward as sensitive and pained since he knew Bella was a strong female character.
Pattinson, seen here with his "Twilight" co-stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, saw his career explode thanks the the fan-favorite movie.
He went on to star in the second movie in the "Twilight" saga, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ….
... and also starred in "Eclipse," "Breaking Dawn: Part 1" and "Breaking Dawn: Part 2."
Pattinson didn't limit his roles to "Twilight" during the saga's run ...
He also starred in "Remember Me" in 2010, as seen here with co-star Ruby Jerins.
He landed a starring role in "Water For Elephants" as Jacob in 2011.
Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner put their handprints in cement during a hand and footprint ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 3, 2011.
Between the release of the final two "Twilight" movies Pattinson appeared in "Bel Ami" and "Cosmopolis" in 2012.
Here's a look at Pattinson, playing 28-year-old billionaire asset manager Eric Packer in director David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis."
Robert Pattinson attends news conference to promote "Bel Ami" at the Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 17, 2012.
Pattinson arrives for a panel discussion for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., on July 12, 2012.
Director David Cronenberg joins Pattinson to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to promote "Cosmopolis" on Aug. 14, 2012.
In the summer of 2012 Pattinson broke up with long-term girlfriend and "Twilight" co-star Stewart.
The two rekindled their romance in the fall of 2012.
Pattinson poses at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in Los Angeles on Nov, 12, 2012.
Pattinson arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2013.
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