Prior to their casting, the young actors were relatively unknown and at the time of their split a source told E!
August 2009: A rather epic moment in the life of the Robsten chronicler.
While in school, he became involved in amateur theater through the Barnes Theatre Company.
Later, he played small roles in Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes.
He starred as surrealist painter Salvador Dali in the 2008 film Little Ashes.
His mother worked at a modeling agency and his father imported American-made cars. He began dating co-star Kristen Stewart while filming Twilight in 2008. He co-starred with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in the Twilight film series.
He later got the leading role of vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, which consisted of five films between 20 that combined grossed over .3 billion in worldwide receipts.