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    Robert Pattinson

    The “Twilight” hunk may have found stardom as a vampire, but his roles have ranged from fantasy prince to Salvador Dali and beyond.

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    Supporting the arts -

    Robert Pattinson attends the LACMA Art Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2012.

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    Fan pleaser -

    Pattinson greets fans during a "Breaking Dawn Part 2" event at Fox Studios on Oct. 22, 2012, in Sydney.

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    Sneak peek -

    Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, director Bill Condon, Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Jackson Rathbone attend the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on Sept. 6 to promote the final installment of "The Twilight Saga" by revealing a trailer for "Breaking Dawn Part 2."

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    Forever love -

    Pattinson and Kristen Stewart both play vampires in the final "Twilight" film, "Breaking Dawn Part 2." Stewart's character, Bella, transformed at the end of the previous film after giving birth to their child.

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    Sign of the Times -

    Robert Pattinson attends TimesTalks Presents: David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson at TheTimesCenter on Aug. 15, 2012, in New York City.

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    For whom the bell tolls -

    Director David Cronenberg and actor Robert Pattinson ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 14, 2012.

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  • "Cosmopolis" New York Premiere - Inside Arrivals

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    Opening night -

    The actor attends the "Cosmopolis" premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on Aug. 13, 2012, in New York City.

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    Robert Pattinson in a dramatic moment in the thriller "Cosmopolis."

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    Surf's up -

    Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson accept the Ultimate Choice award onstage during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on July 22, 2012, in Universal City, California.

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  • "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" At San Diego Comic-Con 2012

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    'Con' artists -

    Actors Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart speak onstage during Comic-Con on July 12, 2012, in San Diego.

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  • "Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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    Yes we Cannes -

    From left, actors Paul Giamatti, Emily Hampshire, Robert Pattinson, director David Cronenberg, and actors Juliet Binoche and Sarah Gadon depart the "Cosmopolis" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2012.

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  • "Cosmopolis" Photocall - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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    Say 'fromage' -

    Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the "Cosmopolis" photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2012.

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    On the road again -

    Robert Pattinson attends the "On The Road" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2012.

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    Sprechen sie Deutsch? -

    Christina Ricci and Robert Pattinson pose at the photocall for the film "Bel Ami" in Berlin on Feb. 17, 2012.

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    Man of the people -

    Robert Pattinson accepts Favorite Drama Movie award for "Water for Elephants" from actress Ashley Greene at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Jan. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" - Red Carpet

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    'Dawn' patrol -

    Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrive at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" on Nov. 14, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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    TODAY's the day -

    Pattinson is interviewed by Ann Curry on the TODAY show.

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    Cementing their fame -

    Actor Robert Pattinson, left, poses with his "Twilight Saga" co-stars, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner after the trio were immortalized in a hand and footprint ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, calif., on Nov. 3, 2011.

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    Like water for ... -

    Pattinson and Stewart go deep for a chilly scene in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1."

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    Another world tour -

    Pattinson is all smiles while promoting "Breaking Dawn" at the start of a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct. 26, 2011.

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    Shirts on, for now -

    Pattinson and Lautner speak at a "Breaking Dawn" news conference at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 21, 2011. pattinson told fans not to get their hopes when seeing him with his short off. "I look like an inflatable frankfurter in some of those [scenes]."

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    What a bruiser -

    Pattinson, left, Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard accept the award for best fight at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on June 5, 2011.

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    'Elephant' man -

    Pattinson arrives at the "Water for Elephants" Sydney premiere at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on May 6, 2011.

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    He's a little bit country -

    Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon present the award for best female vocalist at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2011.

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    Packing his trunk -

    Pattinson stars as a veterinary student who hops a train and finds himself working at a Depression-era traveling circus in "Water for Elephants," based on the bestselling book by Sara Gruen.

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    Golden boy -

    Pattinson arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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    Dynamic trio -

    "Twilight" stars Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner accept the award for favorite movie at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Los Angeles.

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    Back with more bite -

    A pale Pattinson and Kristen Stewart star as a vampire and his human love in "The Twilight Saga."

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    De-fanged -

    Pattinson hits the red carpet in the U.K. for the premiere of his latest film, "Remember Me," which was released March 12, 2010, to lukewarm reviews. The film allowed the actor to try new things onscreen. "I had never played a normal guy. I've always done period stuff or fantasy stuff," he said.

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    Father-son act -

    Pattinson stars in "Remember Me" alongside "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin, who plays his love interest, and Pierce Brosnan, who portrays his father. The film is a romantic drama about overcoming tragedy to find new meaning in life.

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    Stealing hearts and records -

    In the second installment of "The Twilight Saga," "New Moon," released in November 2009, Pattinson's Edward breaks Bella's heart when he breaks up with her, thinking it will protect her from vampires. The film broke the midnight box-office record, which was previously held by 2008's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," as well as the opening day record, with a $72.7 million haul that overtook "The Dark Knight's" previous record of $67.2 million.

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    Team Edward -

    The "Twilight" films sent Pattinson's popularity skyrocketing around the world. In this photo, a fan makes clear she's on Team Edward at a screening of "New Moon" in Munich, Germany, in November 2009.

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    Kisses for a cause -

    Pattinson appears with movie producer Harvey Weinstein, right, during a benefit for the AmfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit during Cannes in May 2009. The actor came up with an impromptu auction item: a kiss on the cheek for the highest bidder's daughter. He sold two smooches for $27,600 each.

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    Going all artsy -

    In the film "Little Ashes," Pattinson portrays a young Salvador Dali who finds sexual freedom with poet Frederico Garcia Lorca, played by Javier Beltran. Pattinson told GQ magazine that while filming a graphic interlude, the crew members giggled.

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    A role with some bite -

    2008's blockbuster "Twilight" catapulted its actors to megastardom.

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    Are they or aren't they? -

    Pattinson and Stewart are honored with the best kiss award for their smooch in "Twilight" at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards in May. The couple has dated offscreen as well, though they try to keep their relationship quiet.

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    Not just a pretty face -

    In the 2008 coming-of-age comedy "How to Be," Pattinson plays a struggling young poet and musician who invites the author of a self-help book to live with him and his parents. The actor, who plays guitar and piano and composes his own music, had three of his original songs included in the soundtrack for the film.

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    Before the luxurious locks -

    In 2007, Pattinson starred in the made-for-TV drama "The Bad Mother's Handbook," which was based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Kate Long. The actor played Daniel, an awkward teenager with bad hair who latches onto a quirky teen girl.

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    Early brooder -

    2006 found Pattinson in the made-for-TV film "The Haunted Airman," based on "The Haunting of Toby Jugg" by Dennis Wheatley. The actor stars as the young pilot Toby Jugg, who is sent to a mansion in Wales to recuperate after being injured in action. But once there, he begins to to suspect the methods of his psychiatrist as he attempts to cling to sanity.

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    Magical role -

    Pattinson got his big break in the 2005 film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," in which he played Cedric Diggory. U.K. daily paper The Times named him British Star of Tomorrow for his role as the young wizard, which he reprised in 2007's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

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    The beginning -

    Pattinson's first acting job was a supporting role in the Nordic legend that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The actor plays Giselher, the king's brother in "The Ring of the Nibelungs," a 2004 TV movie.

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