Twilight will finally get to see the whole saga comes to an end with this week's release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. But before you catch Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the film's stars acting out the highly anticipated scenes, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the red-hot actors were doing before they were cast in the series. Some were unknown, others were child stars, so let's take a look back at their careers.
Kristen made waves as Jodie Foster's daughter in
Panic Room, and I also remember her as the older sister in Zathura. She appeared in Into the Wild and In the Land of Women too, before her big break as Bella Swan.
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You probably all know by now that
Harry Potter fans actually had initial claim over the Pattinson name — he starred as Cedric Diggory in the fourth installment of the Potter franchise. It was his biggest pre- Twilight role, but Pattinson can also be seen in Vanity Fair and The Summer House. Now excuse me while I adjust my Netflix queue . . .
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It's hard to believe this scrawny little kid turned into beefy Taylor Lautner, but it's true. The actor now known for his portrayal of Jacob Black had a role in
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and also played a boy on the beach in an episode of Summerland. Showing off those abs at a young age, I bet.
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Before he was breaking hearts as Edward Cullen's vampire bro, Kellan showed up in episodes of
Six Feet Under, Summerland, and The Comeback. He was also in Accepted, and somehow I managed to miss his appearance on Heroes!
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Before she chopped off her air to play Alice Cullen, Ashley appeared in episodes of
Crossing Jordan and MADtv. She also starred in the short-lived TV series Desire.
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Dakota Fanning is no stranger to the big screen, scoring her first big role in
I Am Sam when she was only 4 years old. Her impressive resume includes War of the Worlds, Uptown Girls, and Charlotte's Web, to name a few.
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Who can forget Peter Facinelli's breakout role as Mike Dexter in
Can't Hardly Wait? That's not all though — if you want to school yourself in Facinelli 101, you can also catch him in Six Feet Under, Riding in Cars With Boys, and Damages.
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Nikki is also one of the
Twilight-ers to have appeared on The O.C., but she was more than just an extra, starring in six episodes as Ryan's girlfriend Sadie. She also starred in Thirteen with Evan Rachel Wood, a movie she wrote with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.
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Before he was Jasper, Jackson Rathbone made appearances on
The O.C. (will have to go back and check that out), The War at Home, and The Cleaner. Now he's sharing the red carpet spotlight with Robert Pattinson.
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Most remember Esme Cullen as Rebecca/Jane Doe from
Grey's Anatomy, but she also had starring roles on the short-lived TV series Saved and The Ex List.
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Before They Were Twilight Stars
originally posted on POPSUGAR Entertainment