Robert Pattinson: Happy birthday and thanks for the sicko 'Cosmopolis' pictures

robert-pattinson-premiere-france-1.jpg Robert Pattinson, who the world knows best as dreamy vampire Edward Cullen from "The Twilight Saga" celebrates his 26th birthday on Sunday (May 13). And since he's moving into his late 20s and coming up on the final "Twilight" installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Pattinson is already making moves to distance himself from the character.

In a new photo spread for Premiere France magazine, Pattinson appears unshaven and sporting a nasty gash on his abdomen in a picture inspired by the movies of David Cronenberg ("Eastern Promises," "A History of Violence"). Pattinson's first post-"Twilight" role will be as a decadent businessman in the Cronenberg-directed "Cosmopolis."

"Rob was sorry that they weren''t more daring, wanting to push all the limits with this shoot," reads the accompanying article. The magazine promises it will make any "Twilight" fan see Pattinson in a new light.

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Photo/Video credit: Premiere France
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