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    Here's What The "Twilight" Cast Looked Like At The Beginning Of Their Careers Vs. In The Movies Vs. Now

    Listen, I never really left my Twilight phase.

    It's officially been 15 years since Twilight, which was directed by Catherine Hardwick and written by Melissa Rosenberg, hit theaters in 2008.

    closeups of bella and edward in the film

    So to celebrate, here's a look at the iconic cast in their first big roles vs. in the movies vs. now:

    1. Kristen Stewart's first role in The Thirteenth Year in 1999:

    closeup of her as a kid with hair in a bob and wearing a backpack

    Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of her in the first film in 2008 and the last film in 2012

    Kristen Stewart now:

    closeup of her wearing an embroidered jacket with short hair and sunglasses

    2. Robert Pattinson's first notable role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005:

    closeup of him at hogwarts

    Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of him in the first and last film

    Robert Pattinson now:

    closeup of him at an event

    3. Taylor Lautner's first role in Shadow Fury in 2001:

    him as a kid holding a knife

    Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga:

    him with long hair in the first film and with short hair in the last

    Taylor Lautner now:

    closeup of him in a suit for an event

    4. Billy Burke's first notable role in All-American Girl in 1995:

    closeup of him in a flannel for the role

    Billy Burke as Charlie Swan in The Twilight Saga:

    him wearing a cop uniform in the first movie and a closeup of him in the last film

    Billy Burke now:

    closeup of him wearing a polo with longer grey hair and a beard

    5. Ashley Greene's first role in Crossing Jordan in 2006:

    her character getting stabbed

    Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of her character with short hair in the first and last movies

    Ashley Greene now:

    closeup of her at an event

    6. Kellan Lutz's first notable role in Stick It in 2006:

    closeup of his character driving and sitting in the bleachers

    Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of him in sweaters for the first and last film

    Kellan Lutz now:

    7. Nikki Reed's first role in Thirteen in 2003:

    closeup of her as a teen

    Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of her character looking bothered in the first film and looking annoyed in the last film

    Nikki Reed now:

    closeup of her in a gem covered dress for an event

    8. Jackson Rathbone's first role in Beautiful People in 2005:

    closeup of him

    Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of him with long hair in the films

    Jackson Rathbone now:

    9. Anna Kendrick's first role in Camp in 2003:

    closeup of her as a teen

    Anna Kendrick as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga:

    sitting in the cafeteria in the first film and giving a speech in part one of the final films

    Anna Kendrick now:

    closeup of her in a strapless mini dress at the trolls movie premiere

    10. Christian Serratos' first role in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide in 2004:

    closeup of her as a teen in school

    Christian Serratos as Angela Weber in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of her character wearing small glasses

    Christian Serratos now:

    closeup of her in a lace short matching set with a long coat

    11. Michael Welch's first role in Frasier in 1998:

    him as a child wearing a suit

    Michael Welch as Mike Newton in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of his character in the first and last films

    Michael Welch now:

    closeup of him in a velvet blazer for an event

    12. Justin Chon's first notable role in Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior in 2006:

    his character eating and looking confused

    Justin Chon as Eric Yorkie in The Twilight Saga:

    him in the school cafeteria in the first film and then a closeup of him in a suit in part one of the final film

    Justin Chon now:

    closeup of him in a fuzzy sweater, smiling big with long hair at an event

    13. Peter Facinelli's first role in Law & Order in 1995:

    closeup of his character in a leather jacket

    Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen in The Twilight Saga:

    him wearing a doctor's coat in the first film and staring intently in a room in the last film

    Peter Facinelli now:

    closeup of him in a suit

    14. Elizabeth Reaser's first notable role in Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2002:

    her character meeting with detectives in a kitchen

    Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen in The Twilight Saga:

    closeup of her in the kitchen in the first and last films

    Elizabeth Reaser now:

    closeup of her in a coat

    15. Rachelle Lefevre's first role in Big Wolf on Campus in 1999:

    her character laughing in a diner

    Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in Twilight and New Moon:

    closeup of her in the woods for the first and second films

    Rachelle Lefevre now:

    16. Cam Gigandet's first notable role in The O.C. in 2005:

    his character on the beach and at a music venue

    Cam Gigandet as James in Twilight:

    his character with long hair in a ponytail

    Cam Gigandet now:

    closeup of him in a t-shirt with tattoos showing

    17. And finally, Edi Gathegi's first notable role in House in 2007:

    closeup of him with a shirt and tie

    Edi Gathegi as Laurent in Twilight and New Moon:

    closeup of his character with long locs and a jacket with no shirt underneath

    Edi Gathegi now:

    closeup of him in a suit