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 UrbanDictionary.com 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 www.sirbuzzsaw.com and My Name is Not Edward.

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Tags: barnes, cullen, doppelgänger, edward, forks, ian, moon, new, pattinson, robert, More…rpatz, twi-dentified, twilight

Comment by Nanna Carlsen on August 13, 2011 at 4:07am
I just googled, and found this: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/5159234142_6ff831ac2a.jpg - Don't do any thinking to what they've put him in, though. JUST the picture of him. And there, I ddon't ti he looks like Rob - at all.
Comment by colleen parker on August 13, 2011 at 4:51am
dont think so
Comment by hadeel macuja on August 13, 2011 at 6:18am
No Way!!!
Comment by Nene Pattinson on August 13, 2011 at 8:26am

I looked at a few pics of this guy and he resembles Rob just slightly. 

Comment by Nene Pattinson on August 13, 2011 at 8:37am
I went to his Facebook page and watched a video of him.  He looks less like him than I originally thought.  Rob is truly unique and the best part is, Rob is even more gorgeous in person.  Rob has a definite presence, whereas this guy does not. 
Comment by 1234 on August 13, 2011 at 8:58am
yea he doesnt even look like him, nothing sorry lol
Comment by Kandy Escamilla on August 13, 2011 at 9:20am
jajajaja not even close
Comment by The Mockingjay on August 13, 2011 at 10:16am

Will you people relax? He's not claiming to be or look like either of them! The guy's hair looks like Edward's, but that's it. He's not out saying he is Rob's long-lost twin brother. Robert, if you ask me, is only handsome-looking as Edward - in real life Rob looks filthy and like he really is the walking dead.

 

You need to get a grip. Rob isn't the most lovely thing in this world, and the sooner that is realized the better if you ask me.

Comment by Meagan (maewolf) on August 13, 2011 at 11:02am
id like to see him with out the glasses, then i might be able to say yes, but right now, no
Comment by JoS on August 13, 2011 at 12:08pm
sorry but no way

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