Twilight’s Robert Pattinson’s on-again, off-again beard–is back. He was first spotted nurturing an Edwardian look a year ago. It was back in Sept. Then, gone and now it’s back. Does it help disguise him?

Rob was spotted leaving Los Angeles and arriving at Roissy Charles de Gaulles Airport in Paris on Friday night (Oct. 21), where he met up with “Twilight’s” Ashley Greene.

Both are in the city of light doing promotional duties for the upcoming “Breaking Dawn, Part 1,” which hits theaters Nov. 18.

Both Greene and Pattinson where wearing sunglass and were quickly whisked past photographers. Unfortunately, Ashley doesn’t have the luxury of growing a beard to disguise her looks.

Check out Rob’s photos; click to enlarge.

But Rob seems to favor a beard when he’s not working on a film.

Since Rob’s girlfriend Kristen Stewart has been in Wales filming “Snow White and the Huntsman,” he’s opting to let his beard grow.

Filming “Breaking Dawn” and “Cosmopolis” also required him to be clean shaven. But now that both movies are in post-production, Rob is kicking back and enjoying his time off.

He was most recently spotted in September with a fairly full beard, but apparently had to shave it off to shoot some re-takes on “Cosmopolis.”

He was first spotted with advancing growth in London in January 2010 as he made his way for his appearance on George Clooney’s “Hope For Haiti” telethon.

He was spotted in the airport by ever present paparazzi, which is a fact of life for most celebrities, but particularly daunting for Rob, who is not a publicity hound. Other stars don’t envy him.

“I feel really, really, genuinely fortunate not to have to deal with that right now,” Anna Kendrick, told EW magazine, referring to Rob and Kristen.

“It’s like a prison. It’s a really nice prison, but so what? You still can’t leave your home. I feel happy that that’s not my reality right now.”

The beard may also help Rob low-key it, now that he is between films. But his distinctive looks are hard to mask, outside of wearing a mask.

Check him out in the video below and photos above.