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It would seem that Robert Pattinson has caught up with the half-shaved/half-long hair trend of recent years. Us Magazine reports that the generally preppy heartthrob was seen at an impromptu autograph session on Thursday rocking a new asymmetrical 'do.

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It turns out, though, that the haircut was not of his own accord, but for a role: in the film adaptation of Don Delillo's Cosmopolis, Pattinson's character Eric Parker leaves a barber shop midway through his haircut, throwing his entire head off kilter.

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To see a shot of R-Patz looking arbitrarily coiffed, check out Us' post.