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 ivy on August 13, 2011 at 1:37pm
No. Maybe he looks like Hugh Grand, but not like Rob.
Comment by Shirleegirl7 on August 13, 2011 at 5:05pm
Maybe the hair a little bit but I bet when he takes off the sunglasses any resemblance is gone.  Nobody has Robs beautiful eyes and I am sure the jawline is missing too.  He looks more like the actor on Hawaii Five O to me
Comment by Nene Pattinson on August 13, 2011 at 11:08pm
@The Mockingjay, that's a pretty raunchy comment to make about Robert.  I hate to break it to you, but there are those of us who have seen Rob in person and can honestly say he is one of the most beautiful men in the world.  Contrary to popular belief, Rob does shower and actually smells nice (he does smell slightly of cigarettes, but he does smoke).  His skin is smooth and gorgeous, and his eyes are large and clear blue/green.  His bone structure is breathtaking.   He is so much more handsome in person that many people have commented on that fact - fans, interviewers, costars, photographers, directors - the list goes on.  Even some of his detractors have admitted the same thing.  While watching the 2011 Golden Globes after party on E! Channel, they were talking about this exact thing.  And he may seem pale on film, but in real life, it just emphasizes how beautiful his complexion is.  Personally, I think he's the most beautiful man I've ever seen, and I know I'm not alone in my thinking. 
Comment by BB Cullen on August 14, 2011 at 6:47am
Rob's still hotter!! Sorry!! Lol
Comment by BB Cullen on August 14, 2011 at 6:50am
Here Here!! @Nene Pattinson!! Lol
Comment by Kristen Kimber Colichia on August 14, 2011 at 7:40pm
nope not even close sorry

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