Robert Pattinson Landed His 'Harry Potter' Role After He Was Cut From Another Movie

Before he became Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter franchise, Robert Pattinson struggled to get his footing in Hollywood. But the future Twilight star only scored that gig after another one fell through. Here’s how Pattinson landed his iconic role.

Robert Pattinson didn’t know he wasn’t in the final cut of ‘Vanity Fair’

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Robert Pattinson attends a special screening of The Batman at BFI IMAX Waterloo on February 23, 2022, in London, England. | Lia Toby/Getty Images

Pattinson’s first film role had all kinds of potential. With only small stage gigs to his name at the time, the actor was cast in Mira Nair’s 2004 adaptation of Vanity Fair. Pattinson landed the role of the son of social climber Becky Sharpe, played by Reese Witherspoon.

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