Are you wondering to yourself, "How did Robert Pattinson become an actor?" Robert Pattinson did not start out at an early age dreaming of becoming an actor. It was almost an accident that Robert Pattinson became an actor at all.
With his father's encouragement, Robert Pattinson reluctantly joined an acting school. His father even offered to pay him to attend (a smart man). Robert Pattinson started modeling at around twelve years old, and then became an actor in plays working with the Barnes Theatre Company. He initially worked backstage with the company but then began acting. His role in "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" got Pattinson noticed as an actor, and was his breakout role for seeking professional acting jobs.
Robert Pattinson's first film acting appearances were in a made-for-television movie called "Ring of the Nibelungs." He also appears in "Vanity Fair," although he is only seen in the DVD version. From there he went on to his first prominent role as Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." After his role in the Harry Potter movie, Pattinson was named as the British Star of Tomorrow by "The Times." He then auditioned against almost 5,000 other actors for the role of Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" series, which he was given. This film has catapulted Pattinson's career, giving him the opportunity for many future roles.
Although Robert Pattinson has only been seen in limited acting roles up until this point, his career is undeniably growing. You can also catch him in the film "Remember Me." He is slated to be featured in several other roles as well.