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Name: Robert Pattinson

Birth date: 13 of May 1986 (32 y.o.)

Place of birth: London, England, U.K.

Height: 185 cm Weight: 72 kg

Birth Sign: Taurus

Chinese zodiac: Tiger

Occupation: actor, musician

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Robert Pattinson’s Biography

Robert Thomas Pattinson is a British actor, most famous for his role in a vampire saga “Twilight”. He started his acting career at the age of 14, when he got a part in “Ring of the Nibelungs” and later played Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.
A star of “Twilight” Robert PattinsonA star of “Twilight” Robert Pattinson

Robert’s Childhood

Robert is the youngest child in the family and has two elder sisters – Lizzy and Victoria, who by no means are connected to the film industry. Lizzy is a musician and composer; Victoria is in advertising business.
Robert’s elder sisters – Lizzy and VickyRobert’s elder sisters – Lizzy and Vicky
When Robert was born, his mother, Clare, worked for a modelling agency and his father, Richard Pattinson, imported vintage American cars.
Pictured: Robert Pattinson’s parentsPictured: Robert Pattinson’s parents
Robert attended a private school for boys – Tower House School, from which he was expelled at the age of 12. After becoming famous, the actor preferred not to talk about this, but a girl, who he was close with at school, once shared that Robert was just trying to save snails from his classmates, who loved to step on their crunchy shells. One teacher, in particular, didn’t like the fact that the boy was always carrying a carton box full of snails around. After the expulsion Robert transferred to The Harrodian school in Barnes.
Robert’s childhood pictureRobert’s childhood picture
When he was a boy, Robert Pattinson was extremely shy, nevertheless he dreamed of becoming an actor. He got lucky to some extent as when he was 12 years old he received his first invitation to work with a modeling agency. Pattinson’s modeling career lasted only for four years: “When I started out I was really tall and actually looked like a girl. Everyone liked it and I had loads of offers. But later, I guess, I became too manly and that is why I was left with no work”.
Robert Pattinson used to model when he was youngerRobert Pattinson used to model when he was younger
At the age of 15 Robert made his debut on the stage of Barnes Theater Club. On the same stage he appeared three more times in three different plays: “Anything goes”, “Macbeth” and “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”.

First roles

First Robert’s role in cinema came in 2004 when a 16-year-old portrayed Giselher in a fantasy movie “Ring of the Nibelungs”, and soon after that he made an appearance in “Vanity Fair” alongside Reese Witherspoon. Although the director decided to cut all Pattinson’s scenes, so the actor can be seen on the DVD-version of the film. {Robert Pattinson's debut role (in “Ring of the Nibelungs”)} The next year was far more successful for Robert as he was cast for the role Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The young actor became acquainted with the film director Mike Newell in 2003 and it helped him become the front runner for the role of a Hufflepuff student. His character, brave and hard-working Cedric, chosen by the Goblet of Fire to compete in the Triwizard tournament, was well-loved by the audience.
Robert Pattinson playing Cedric DiggoryRobert Pattinson playing Cedric Diggory
Interestingly enough, Pattinson did not read a single book about “the boy who survived” before he joined the cast, but afterwards he became a big fan of J.K. Rowling’s books. He got along with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson on the set.
Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory («Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire»)
But not only the potterheads acknowledged Pattinson’s performance in “Harry Potter” and soon he was cast as a lead in a TV movie “The Haunted Airman”. Robert portrayed a former Royal Air Force pilot, confined to a wheelchair. Soon after, a comedy “The Bad Mother's Handbook” was released.

As his popularity grew, Rob was invited to model again and in 2007 he walked on the runway for «Hackett's» fall collection.
Robert Pattinson's photoshoot for Hackett’s catalogueRobert Pattinson's photoshoot for Hackett’s catalogue

“The Twilight Saga”: Robert Pattinson is a vampire Edward Cullen

The 2008 was a real breakthrough year in Robert Pattinson’s career. After the release of “Little Ashes”, where the Englishman portrayed Salvador Dalí and a comedy “How to Be”, he starred in a young adult romantic fantasy film “Twilight”. The role of a pale aristocratic vampire Edward Cullen, who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl, became his trademark for a long time.
Robert Pattinson and his iconic role of Edward CullenRobert Pattinson and his iconic role of Edward Cullen
Initially Stephenie Meyer had Henry Cavill in mind for the role of Edward, but by the time the pre-production began, the actor was way too old and manly to play a high-school student. In the end it was Robert, who was chosen among more than a thousand candidates, partly due to his delicate features.
Robert Pattinson with Kristen Stewart on the set of “Twilight”Robert Pattinson with Kristen Stewart on the set of “Twilight”
The commercial success of “Twilight” was truly phenomenal. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who portrayed his on-screen love interest Bella Swan, became internationally famous overnight. After the release of the sequel (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”), the ratings of which were just as good as the first part’s, Taylor Lautner joined the cast and got the role of a werewolf, who, just like Edward, fell for Bella. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (third part of the saga) premiered in 2009 and according to the plot Bella couldn’t make up her mind and choose between a beloved vampire and a werewolf best friend, and her decision could even start a war among these two tribes.
A snapshot from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”A snapshot from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”
The final part, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” was divided into two movies, which came out in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Robert basically lived in the gym for half a year before the shooting of the final movie began, as he wanted to look as ripped and manly as possible in the wedding-night scene.

Recognition

For the next couple of years Pattinson tried to get rid of the image of a romantic vampire that stuck with him after “The Twilight Saga”. Perhaps that is why the actor was more careful and selective when choosing his following roles. He managed to prove to the audience that he was no stranger to meaningful dramatic roles and, portrayed a misfortunate student Tyler in a drama “Remember Me” (2010) and a young veterinary Jacob in a romantic drama “Water for Elephants” (2011).
A snapshot from “Water for Elephants”A snapshot from “Water for Elephants”
In 2012 the actor starred alongside Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci in a movie, based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant “Bel Ami”, where he portrayed a cynical journalist who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted.

That same year Pattinson had the opportunity to collaborate with a famous director David Cronenberg while working on a film adaptation of a novel “Cosmopolis” by Don DeLillo. The film is distinguished by, so to say, a particular intimacy where everything that happens is confined to one location – a limo, which a young billionaire is riding across Manhattan.
Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman «Bel Ami»Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman «Bel Ami»
In 2015 Robert Pattinson had a small appearance in “The Childhood of a Leader”, a drama about a young boy Lucien who grows up to be a true dictator.
A snapshot from “The Childhood of a Leader”A snapshot from “The Childhood of a Leader”
In 2016 Robert was cast in an adventure drama “The Lost City of Z” alongside Tom Holland and was also a part of a thriller “The Trap” that still awaits its premiere.
Robert Pattinson in “The Lost City of Z”Robert Pattinson in “The Lost City of Z”

Music Career

Robert enjoys playing the guitar and keyboard. Before becoming a rising Hollywood star, he played in a rock band “Bad Girls” and also ventured into solo singing under the name of Bobby Dupea.
Robert Pattinson enjoys playing the guitar and singing
By the way, the actor loved music from the early childhood and reportedly began taking piano lessons at the age of 3-4 and later took on the guitar. As an adult he remembered his childhood hobby and started playing blues.

It is worth mentioning that Robert Pattinson has written and performed the ballads “Let Me Sign” and “Never Think” for “The Twilight Saga”, and the former was included in the official soundtrack of the movie.
Robert Pattinson – Let me Sign

Personal Life of Robert Pattinson

Robert first fell in “love” at the age of 12 and it lasted for three weeks only, but as he grew older he took relationships far more seriously.

“Of course I’ve been in love, but there was never a time when I said something like: “I would die for you”. Perhaps everything is still ahead. I’ve been on the move constantly for the last couple of years and in every city I stay for two weeks tops. I have to go as soon as I come in and there’s absolutely no time for a serious relationship” – the actor commented.
Robert Pattinson knows what true love isRobert Pattinson knows what true love is
In the beginning of 2010 the “Twilight” cast was invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show, where Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart publically came out as a couple, although their confession never got on-air. The bystanders said that the couple told Oprah everything backstage and the couple’s friends confirmed their romantic involvement in the studio. But when Winfrey tried to get some details, Kristen cut her off, saying that her personal life is off limits.
Interview with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
In the meantime, Pattinson opened up and started jokingly saying that he was in love and that Kristen was in fact pregnant. He also added that this wouldn’t be his first child. Perhaps that was a hint to his alleged relationship with a singer Kelly Blackwell and her pregnancy rumors. Some even believed that Pattinson and Stewart’s relationship was nothing but a PR-move and he was truly in love with Kelly.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship didn’t leave tabloid pagesRobert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship didn’t leave tabloid pages
No matter what, “The Twilight Saga” stars were in a relationship (or kept up the façade) up until 2012 when Kristen cheated on the set of “Snow White and the Huntsman” with the director, Rupert Sanders.

The next girl, who won Robert’s heart over, was a British performer Tahliah Barnett, known as FKA Twigs.
Robert Pattinson with an ex-girlfriend Tahliah Barnett (FKA Twigs)Robert Pattinson with an ex-girlfriend Tahliah Barnett (FKA Twigs)
The couple was inseparable for two years and Robert even proposed, but in October 2017 the couple broke off their engagement. According to the numerous tabloids, Robert initiated the split.

In the spring of 2018, the media alleged the relationship between the actor and Mabel, a singer, but it was just an unconfirmed rumor.

Robert Pattinson Today

In 2018 Robert starred alongside Mia Wasikowska in a western comedy period film “Damsel”, which was nominated for Golden Berlin Bear award of Berlin International Film Festival.
“Damsel”: Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska
At the same time the actor worked with Juliette Binoche on the set of a science fiction drama film “High Life”.