Robert Pattinson based his enigmatic TWILIGHT character on movie icon James Dean.
The British actor shot to international fame when he took on the role of heart-throb vampire Edward Cullen in the hit bloodsucker movie.
Pattinson did a lot of research before he started shooting the film, and admits he used Dean's performance in Rebel Without A Cause as the basis for his character.
He tells USA Weekend magazine,"Rebel Without A Cause was a big influence on the first (Twilight film) - it influenced the hairdo and stuff. In lots of ways, it has a very similar character arc: an everyday girl brings this relatively strange individual out of his slump."