Happy 26th Birthday Robert Pattinson!

Posted Sunday May 13, 2012 10:04 AM GMT

Well ladies, your favorite vampire hunk turned 26 today and we’re here to take you back in time to remember a few of Mr. Robert Pattinson’s greatest moments.

The talented actor made his start in modeling at the ripe age of 12 and when looking back on his career he told Closer magazine, "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modeling career."

We were introduced to the hunky actor in 2005 when he portrayed Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” and he left fans begging for more.

He made his momentous break on the big screen in 2008 when he landed the role of Edward Cullen in “Twilight.” This is the moment when the world got to know and love the blood-sucking heartthrob and as the New York Times puts it, “the shy glances and furious glares of two unlikely teenage lovers who fall into each other’s pale, pale arms amid swirling hormones, raging instincts, high school dramas and oh-so-confusing feelings, like, OMG he’s SO HOT!! Does he like ME?? Will he KILL me??? I don’t CARE!!!”

In 2012, the British actor went on to executive produce and star in the September 11th inspired film “Remember Me,” alongside Emilie de Ravin and in 2011 he stared in the critically acclaimed film “Water for Elephants” with the blonde cutie Reese Witherspoon.

Richard Corliss for Time magazine called his performance star quality and added that the actor "radiates a slow magnetism that locks the viewer’s eyes on him."

Throughout his successful career, Pattinson has proved to critics and fans alike that he is more than just a pretty face; he’s a force to be reckoned with and he’s at it again with his new role in the thriller “Cosmopolis.”

Take a peek of the studly star below!

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