He's actually a really good actor, who has been in some decent to pretty good films.
However, he is best known for staring in Twilight.
Despite getting more money than god for playing this role, he understandably hates playing it, and probably cries himself to sleep at night wondering why the hell he signed that fucking contract, all while cuddling with a big pile of cash.
"When I read it I was convinced Stephenie was convinced she was Bella and it was like it was a book that wasn't supposed to be published. It was like reading her sexual fantasy, especially when she said it was based on a dream and it was like, 'Oh I've had this dream about this really sexy guy,' and she just writes this book about it. Like some things about Edward are so specific, I was just convinced, like, 'This woman is mad. She's completely mad and she's in love with her own fictional creation.' And sometimes you would feel uncomfortable reading this thing."