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Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in “Twilight”
Despite the fact “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson rose to fame playing Edward Cullen, a vampire who remains in the body of a 17-year-old, in real life Pattinson is neither a vampire, nor a teenager, and was actually 22 when the first film in the “Twilight” franchise was released in the fall of 2008. Whatever his age, girls everywhere – and his castmate Kristen Stewart – have fallen for the brooding Brit.

TV and Movie Teens Who Weren't

Robert Pattinson may be turning 26 on May 13, but his “Twilight” character, vampire Edward Cullen, is still 17. In honor of RPattz’s big day, we’re taking a look at other actors who struck it big playing high schoolers even though they left lockers and exams behind years earlier.