My Name is Not Edward: Meet Robert Pattinson Lookalike Ian Barnes

Meet Ian Barnes - a welder, musician...and Edward Cullen lookalike. Ian is such a dead-ringer for Robert Pattinson that even the actor's father did a double-take at a Twilight movie premiere that his son and his double attended!

What do you think?

Photo from TrueBloodTwilight.

So, how did Ian sink his teeth into this unusual opportunity? After the Twilight movie came out, a good friend (who was born and raised in Forks, oddly enough) told Ian that he resembled one of the actors, which he initially dismissed. However, once New Moon hit theaters, Ian knew he had to capitalize on his uncanny resemblance to RPatz. So, what did he do? Ian published the term "twi-dentified" in and headed to Forks, of course!

Ian recalls thinking, "I've got to go to Forks. That's where it's at!" And he was right.

Anointing himself "the world's most Twi-dentified man," Ian definitely turns heads while strolling down the town's Main Street, prompting photo-ops with visiting TwiHards. He's also partnered with Team Forks Twilight Tours to surprise passengers because, as Ian puts it, "That's actually the best part, making someone's day."

Last summer the Robert Pattinson doppelganger opened a photo op business in Forks. Not surprisingly, women happily paid Ian ten dollars to vamp it up in a picture with them.

Despite his "twi-dentified" success, once the sun sets on The Twilight Saga, Ian ultimately wants to pursue other interests as himself; specifically, published author. "It doesn't interest me to be a lookalike in an agency or some impersonator or tribute artist."

Find out more about Ian and his Forks store at and My Name is Not Edward.

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Comment by rpattzgirl on August 12, 2011 at 8:36pm
nope, sorry, not even close...
Comment by call_it_golden on August 12, 2011 at 8:51pm
yeah, no.
Comment by Stini on August 12, 2011 at 8:56pm
Comment by Jamie Morse on August 12, 2011 at 9:09pm
I met him in Forks last year! He's a terrible Edward impersonator, and in fact was obviously trying to do a ROB impression! He kept playing with his hair and walking like Rob and talking about how he played guitar and stuff, LOL. And imo, he looks nothing like Edward OR Rob...he wishes!
Comment by Bella Black+LHJake on August 12, 2011 at 9:09pm
That is an uncanny resemblance. And if women are paying him to snap photos with, then he must look somewhat -- if not a whole lot -- like Edward, or these fans wouldn't be paying him!
Comment by Sylvia Cullen on August 12, 2011 at 9:23pm
sorry, nothing looks remotely close as the pretty. Rob's look is unique.
Comment by seekingbecca on August 12, 2011 at 9:48pm
NO WAY!!!!
Comment by i'm_just_a_girl on August 12, 2011 at 10:01pm
I think he does resemble rob. Maybe if we saw a pic of him without the sunglasses.
Comment by Robertfanxxxx on August 13, 2011 at 1:00am
I agree with sylvia Cullen Robert is unique. I wish Robert Pattinson a long, healthy and happy life and successful career. Love you Robert Pattinson forever and always!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx <3 <3 <3
Comment by Eclipse on August 13, 2011 at 4:04am


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