It’s been a whirlwind few months for Robert Pattinson. The brunette hunk has been spotted enjoying some much-needed down time with his family in the U.K. since finishing his stint on the set of the Harry Potter spin-off, Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Most recently, he was seen celebrating Australia Day with a few of his Down Under friends. As he looks to continue his recovery and return to work, he could hardly refuse the numerous requests for selfies that flooded his Instagram account. The star quickly became the target of many a ‘grammer’s hearts as he proved yet again that he has a way with the ladies. However, all good things must come to an end and it seems that Pattinson’s charm is finally going to cost him.
The actor, who was born in London but grew up in Australia, has been notoriously private about his love life. Despite his reputation as a romantic, he’s never officially confirmed a long-term relationship with anyone. Most recently, his supposed girlfriend, Emily Brown, sparked rumors of an engagement when they were seen enjoying each other’s company during a romantic getaway in Saint Brieux, France. However, the couple have strongly denied that they’re engaged or even have plans to get married. Pattinson’s biggest secret may very well be that he has always been in love with and committed to someone else.
While some may argue that a person’s private life is no one’s business, it’s hard to escape the fact that everything about Pattinson is somehow ‘grammable.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most recognizable trademarks, tics, and habits of the English hottie. Keep reading for more information on each of these symbols.
The Long Dark Hair And Glasses
There’s no mistaking the fact that Pattinson has perpetually dark hair and sunglasses. Indeed, he often wears these two elements together, whether he’s sunning himself by the pool or enjoying a romantic date. It’s no secret that these are the defining elements of his look and identity, so it comes as no surprise that fans have taken to calling him ‘R.Pattinson’.
The Obsessive Behavior
It seems that Pattinson’s OCD is taking a liking to his social media. He’s always scouring the ‘gram for any opportunity to post about his favorite topics: food, drink, travel, and – of course – romance. In many ways, these are the elements that make up his appeal. He has always been very vocal about his love of good food and drink, so it’s not surprising that people are attracted to him for his ‘grammable quotes about restaurants and wine.
It is clear that not even a week goes by without Pattinson posting about something culinary related. More often than not, these are the types of posts that go viral, drawing in hundreds and thousands of ‘grammers who follow him. Similarly, his love of travel is also visible on his ‘gram, where he shares lots of stunning photos of beautiful places and hotels.
The Robert Pattinson Smile
It’s safe to say that no one can pull off the “pensive yet playful” expression like Robert Pattinson. The smile is another popular way for fans to identify him. It’s no wonder why – the expression lights up his face and makes him look all the more cherubic. Perhaps his biggest asset is that he can pull off this rare smile in a way that makes even the most casual of fans feel like they’ve known him their entire life. It seems that he can communicate with his fans using this powerful tool and make them feel like part of his personal brand. It’s this rare ability to connect with his audience that makes Robert Pattinson so appealing.
The Inclusion Of Friends In His Instagramming And Snapchatting
On his Instagram and Snapchat accounts, Robert Pattinson frequently includes friends and collaborators in his images. It’s clear that these are his “personal friends” and that he is most comfortable sharing these moments with people he trusts. Similarly to his smile, this is a tool that he can use to disarm and humanize his audience. It’s no wonder why he chooses to do this, as the act of including friends in his images is often a way of showing them that he is grateful for their support. However, it’s also a means of connecting with his fans, as he frequently shares images of himself and his friends, enjoying themselves during downtime on set or at various award shows. Indeed, it seems that these are the sorts of moments that he enjoys sharing with his audience and helps to cultivate his public persona. While some may argue that this is just a marketing trick, it’s difficult to deny that he plays a key role in crafting these images and videos, as he frequently calls out his collaborator and friend, Ben Wasson, for helping to shape them. Ultimately, it’s a way of connecting with people that he knows he can trust and who are interested in what he has to say. It seems that this sort of inclusion is something that he feels comfortable doing and continues to offer, proving yet again that he is a man of his word and keeps his promises. Despite his many talents, it seems that maybe, just maybe, Robert Pattinson will always be remembered most for being the “boy who kissed Harry Potter.”
The Adventurous Nature
For as long as we’ve known him, Robert Pattinson has been talking about doing something more adventurous. In many ways, this fascination with travel and new experiences is what makes him such an enigma. It would seem that he has never been interested in simply relishing in the trappings of wealth and success, but always wants to push his limits and live life to the fullest. In many ways, this is what makes him such a magnetic figure and well-loved by his fans. Even in his downtime, he seems to be constantly thinking about his next big venture, whether it’s a road trip or a solo flight across the ocean. It’s this adventurous spirit that has always endeared him to his fans and continues to do so even now, almost seven years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The Attention To Detail
As we’ve established, detail-oriented people are frequently drawn to Robert Pattinson. The painstaking attention to detail, as found in many of his creative outlets – from costumes to lighting to make-up – is something that he has always prided himself on. Indeed, his look is often characterized by a high level of craftsmanship, be it in the way he dresses or the way he sets a scene. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, the opportunity to connect with one of the most recognizable faces in film may be too tempting to pass up. Similarly, it’s no coincidence that some of his most devoted ‘grammers enjoy fashion and styling, as they too have a detailed eye for which accessories and garments would look best together. Ultimately, it seems that the more that we learn about this enigmatic star, the more that we will understand his appeal and the motivations behind his actions.