Robert Pattinson  turned 29 on Wednesday, and what better to way to celebrate his milestone than by looking back at his beginnings? He was born in London on May 13, 1986, to mom Clare and dad Richard. The acting bug bit Robert early, but it wasn't until his role in 2004's Vanity Fair that things really started happening. Robert landed a big role in the Harry Potter series as Cedric Diggory, and then became a household name as Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. And the rest, as they say, is history. Keep reading to see his early years and start as an actor!
Rob was under a watchful eye while playing at an English park as a kid.
Rob played on a slide with one of his sisters.
He took to the streets of London on a scooter as a child.
Robert had a taste for dressing up in costumes as a kid.
Rob made friends with a policeman as a kid.
In early 2004, he filmed a role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
He was too cute at the May 2005 London premiere of House of Wax.
Rob and his Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire costars Katie Leung, Stanislav Ianevski, Clemence Poesy, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe , and Emma Watson  were together for an October 2005 photocall.
Robert linked up with Clemence Poesy, his Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire costar, at their premiere in London during November 2005.
In November 2005, Robert was in Tokyo for a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire press conference.
Robert suited up for a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire premiere in November 2005.