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You may already be sitting in the theater watching Robert Pattinson‘s film Remember Me, but while you’re obsessing over him tonight before you head back to the theaters tomorrow you can enjoy reading his interview with MTV Radio! Rob confesses his love for James Dean, how he’s actually Edward in real life and how he was the one getting hit when he was younger!

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Some people have said Rob reminds them of James Dean and he takes that as a big compliment!

“I think James Dean was one of the most influential people on young guys — especially actors — definitely in the last 50 years,” R-Pattz explained to MTV Radio. “I’m not ashamed to say I am very much influenced by him.”

He’s also influenced by his character Edward Cullen in Twilight, but he’s working on moving away from that.

“I bit people in this! [Laughs.] No, I didn’t,” Rob joked. “It’s different. I feel like I’m missing out on something, but it’s a relief not having all that makeup on.”

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“Maybe I am brooding and wounded, and I’m just realizing it [laughs] No, I’m not,” Rob joked of how he’s like Edward. “You take little steps [as you go from role to role]. I’m always quite aware of how people are going to view things, and you have to go halfway. If I did something playing a 400-pound woman, people are going to judge it a bit more harshly than other people who’ve been doing character parts for 20 years.”

“All the projects I’m doing, I’m not doing in a calculated way, but they seem like little baby steps towards other things,” he added. “What I’m doing now is intensity — I like that. It’s what I like in characters.”

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And intensity is what he brought to Remember Me. Some scenes were so intense he was worried he’d be arrested!

“There was one take of that they had to cut out, because it looked like I’d not only be in jail for vandalism, but for child abuse as well!” Rob explained of a scene he filmed opposite a young actress in a schoolroom. “I spun the desk around and the desk fell over, and she literally ran away out of the classroom! I was supposed to continue on with the scene, but I was like, “Oh my God, I’m actually going to get arrested!” She looked absolutely terrified afterward.”

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But, Rob wasn’t the won who did the beating up in the classroom when he was school — it was the other way around!

“A lot of people, when I was younger, Rob said of who beat him up. “I was a bit of an idiot, always unprovoked — in my eyes, anyways.”

“It was after school, generally,” he said. “Like, after I first started acting and I liked to behave like an actor — or what I thought was an actor — it generally provoked a lot of people into hitting me.”

Well, he’s showed them all now!

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Rob’s film Remember Me is out in theaters today! Have you seen it yet? Thoughts?

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