A well known ‘Vampire’ in the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England. His first appearance in the film industry started from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Cedric Diggory. His real name is Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson. He is a well-known English actor, producer, model, and musician. He contributed songs to the Twilight series in his own soundtrack. After his death in the series Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, most of the media stated that he was reborn as a vampire which took a heart of millions of his fans. The Twilight series consists of three sequels: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. After the completion of all the sequels, he starred in other movies too which includes How to Be (2008), Remember Me (2010), Water for Elephant (2011) and Cosmopolis (2012).
Robert Pattinson is the only male member born in the family from Richard Pattinson and Clare Pattinson. He has two elder sisters Victoria and Elizabeth also known as Lizzy Pattinson. Lizzy Pattinson is a singer. As he was a child, his father ran a car-importing business, and his mother was working for the modeling agency. While he was growing up in Barnes, London, he attended Tower House School until he was at his 12 years of age.
After leaving the Tower House School, he started attending at The Harrodian School. Though with a shy personality of his own Robert Pattinson wanted to be a performer as a musician like his elder sister Lizzy Pattinson. But his father wanted him to do an acting career, and he continuously encouraged him to try out acting. And as a matter of fact, he ended up attending Harrodian as a teenager and joined the theater program the school provided. He took major starring roles in plays like Out Town, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and Anything Goes.
In 2004, the actor had supporting roles in the film Ring of the Nibelungs which is German made-for-television. He also got a supporting role in director Mira Nair’s costume drama Vanity Fair, although the scenes were deleted later and only appear on the DVD version. Around the same time, Pattinson met with Mike Newell, the director of 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And the audition with the director earned Pattinson the role of Cedric Diggory, the lead character’s friend. The starting off his career propelled forward in unimaginable ways where he was even termed as “the next Jude Law” by the Teen People Magazine while another Magazine, Screen International labeled him as “British Star of Tomorrow.”
In 2006, the actor appeared in The Haunted Airman, aired on BBC Four earning favorable reviews. With the growing popularity, Pattinson came up with the role of Edward Cullen in the film Twilight which was released on 21 November, which was based on Stephanie Meyer’s best- selling novel of the same name. His popularity grew widely in the media as a vampire. His other release How to Be, a comedy drama, which did not go well which screened at some film festivals, earning mixed reviews and critics. He again appeared in the next Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon on November 2009 which was a great hit.
In 2010, he executively produced and starred in the film Remember Me which was not so hit either with some critics praising his performances. He came with the other movie Water for Elephant in 2011 where his performance was highly appreciated despite the mixed reviews. He reappeared as Edward Cullen in the next sequel to Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- part 1 in 2011 which was a blockbuster.
On the heels of his success in the Twilight came other movies like Little Ashes. In 2012, he landed one of his most challenging roles playing young billionaire Eric Packer in the drama Cosmopolis.
Pattinson was paid $2 million for the lead in Twilight and $12 million for New Moon. After that his income increased by 7.5% of the gross in his other sequels of Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 1 and 2. And currently, his net worth is $63 million.
After the release of the Twilight Pattinson became romantically linked to co-star Kristen Stewart though their relationship was kept hidden for a longer period from the media and the paparazzi. But Kristen Stewart officially acknowledged the relationship with Pattinson for the first time in July when US Weekly published photos of Kristen Stewart and the Snow White. And the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders with a title called ‘affair’ and at the exact moment she confessed her love to Pattinson and seek an apology for the photos as well. But Pattinson confirmed in an interview in July 2014 that he and Stewart had split in 2012.
Pattinson started dating singer FKA Twigs in September 2014, and as of April 2015, they are engaged.
|Birthday||May 13, 1986|
|Age||34 Years Old|