Robert Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in a suburb of London, England. His mother Clare worked for a modeling agency, and his father, Richard engaged in the export of vintage cars from the US. Pattinson attended school for boys Tower House School, a 12-year-old - Harrodian School. He has two older sisters, Victoria engaged in advertising, and Lizzie sings the British band Aurora.
Robert's acting career began in amateur theater at the age of about 15 years. Then he received an invitation to the Barnes Theatre Club. The first for Robert experience in film was a supporting role in the movie "The Ring of the Nibelungen" in 2004. In the same year, he starred in "Vanity Fair", but his scenes were later deleted and only appeared in the DVD-version.
In late 2005, Pattinson played the role of Cedric Diggory in the film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." And in 2007, it was announced that Pattinson will play Edward Cullen in the new project "Twilight," based on the eponymous "vampire" bestseller by Stephenie Meyer. The film was released in 2008, and for his role as the young vampire vegetarian, fell in love with a simple girl, Pattinson's popularity has grown incredibly. Continuation of the "New Moon" was released in the fall of 2009, then it was "Eclipse" - in June of 2010, and in 2011 released "Breaking Dawn".
In spring 2010 in rolling out drama "Remember Me", in which Pattinson not only starred but also was one of the producers. In 2011, Pattinson can be seen in the film "Unbound Captives", "Bel Ami" and "Water for Elephants".