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Name: Robert Pattinson                                                                 
Born: 13 May 1986 London, England                                                     
Robert "Rob" Pattinson (born 13 May 1986 in London, England) is an English actor       
and model, best known for playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet       
of Fire. He has been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly anticipated film             
adaptation of Twilight, a novel by Stephenie Meyer.                                   
Pattinson names Jack Nicholson as his acting inspiration. He is sometimes             
credited as Robert Thomas-Pattinson.                                                   
He became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. After       
some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the               
attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and         
began looking for professional roles.                                                 
Since then he has performed in an amateur version of Macbeth at the Old Sorting       
Office Arts Centre (also in West London), as well as trying his hand at               
modelling, for which he was sometimes credited as Robert Thomas-Pattinson.             
He had supporting roles in the made for television film Ring of the Nibelungs (2004), 
and in director Mira Nair's 2004 Vanity Fair, although his scenes in the latter       
were deleted, and only appear on the DVD version.                                     
He was slated to appear in a the UK premiere of The Woman Before in May 2005,         
but was fired shortly before the opening night. He was replaced by Tom Riley.         
In late 2005, Pattinson appeared as the character Cedric Diggory in the film           
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Consequently, he was named that year's           
British Star of Tomorrow by Times Online and has more than once been touted as         
the next Jude Law. He was considered for the 2007 membership list for The             
Coterie as an honorary member.                                                         
Pattinson appeared in the advertising campaign for Hackett's Autumn 2007               
collection. He has a role in the as-yet unreleased short The Summer House, and         
the film Little Ashes (in which he plays Salvador Dali).                               
On December 11th, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Pattinson will play       
Edward Cullen in the upcoming movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's               
bestselling vampire/romance novel of the same name.