People keep asking me, “Who is Robert Pattinson?” Well, if you scroll down through my Instagram bio, you’ll probably see a lot of my answers. It seems like everyone wants to know more about the Twilight star, and I’m happy to oblige. Let’s dive into the details.

Early Life And Family

Robert Pattinson was born in London, England on September 25, 1986. He was the first of two sons born to Louise Taylor and Paul William Pattinson. His older brother, Charlie, is also a professional actor. The family later relocated to the US, where they settled in Beverly Hills, California. It was there that Robert discovered his passion for acting and began pursuing it professionally. In fact, he made his acting debut at the age of three, appearing in a commercial for Kids Meals that was later aired on television. In 2004, he landed his first ever role as an adult, portraying a teenager in the psychological thriller The Collector. His first starring role was in the fantasy-horror film Alien: Isolation, as a young man trapped in a dangerous game with a group of ruthless Xenomorphs.

The Twilight Saga

After spending four years living in the US, the Pattinson family returned to England and settled in the country village of Dunsford in Lancashire. The scenic location is where the Twilight saga, featuring an all-star cast, was filmed. Even the exterior of the village looks like it could be in New Moon. According to the director of the film, Taylor Lautner, the whole film was inspired by Scottish writer William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $962 million worldwide. It was also the start of a wildly successful franchise for Twilights director, Chris Weitz. In the years that followed, he worked on the next two Twilight films, New Moon and Eclipse, as well as the upcoming Glass, based on the novel of the same name by John Webster. Along with Daniel Waters, Weitz also co-wrote the screenplays for all five of the Twilight films. You can probably already guess which one of the five Twilight films Weitz wrote the most stories and scripts for.

Personal Life And Finances

Aside from his acting career, Robert Pattinson is perhaps best known for his on-and-off relationship with British singer and musician Katy Perry. The pair first met while filming the movie The Rover in 2012, and were married a year later in a secret ceremony in France. They have since filed for their divorce. In September 2019, Perry was quoted as saying that she and Pattinson had “maintained a loving friendship throughout” their time apart. After their divorce was finalized, Perry was quoted as saying, “I still love him very much, and I always will.”

Pattinson is also father to a son, Lenny, with Perry. He and the Family Game star, Billie Eilish, have been together since 2018 and are already parents to a daughter named Matilda. They announced their engagement in January 2020. In addition to his family, Pattinson is known to be very close to his nanny, Annabel Karmel, who has been with him since he was a child. He revealed in a 2018 interview that he felt Karmel had been his “second mother” and had an important role to play in his life. He also credited her with introducing him to Shakespeare. She is set to appear in his upcoming film, Heaven.

As for his personal life, in September 2019, Pattinson opened up about his mental health in an interview with Variety. He admitted that he had suffered from depression and anxiety since he was a teenager, and that it was only recently that he had found the self-acceptance and professional help he needed. “I’ve always felt very different from other people. I didn’t feel that I matched up to the ‘normal’ person,” he said. “I think that’s why I’ve been so wary of talking about my mental health. Because of that, it’s nice to have something like this [Variety] where I can be like, ‘Yeah, I have these things.’ It feels a little less scary.”


Aside from acting, Robert Pattinson has also dabbled in writing and directing. He wrote a short film, entitled The Lake, starring Eilish as his co-writer/star. The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won the NEXT Award for Best Short Film. In 2018, he directed and co-wrote the screenplay for the film, The Photograph, starring Alicia Vikander and Rufus Sewell. The film was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2018 London International Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. In 2020, he is set to direct and star in his first Hollywood feature, Heaven. The film will be produced by Tim Headington and Richard Wilson, and will be based on the play The Family Game by Samuel Beckett. The film will be distributed by Fox Studios. You can also add House of Gucci to the list of his directorial credits. The 2019 crime-thriller, Once Upon a Time in Paris, may also be his last film as an actor. He is expected to make the transition to full-time director and producer in the coming months.

Style And Fashion

Robert Pattinson has graced the cover of Vogue multiple times. He was one of the first celebrities to be featured on the magazine’s Instagram account, and continues to be one of the most followed users. Many fans note his timeless beauty and impeccable fashion choices. He is also known to sport vintage clothing and accessories, especially when attending film festivals and premieres. He often wears Lanvin, Dior and Balenciaga and has been known to be a fan of Yves Saint Laurent. He also owns a Gucci fragrance named after him, named “Robert Pattinson.”

In a candid interview with Vanity Fair, the Twilight starlet discussed how she approaches her career and why she feels so passionate about acting. “I don’t think, ‘Oh, I’ll do this movie and then I’ll pursue a music career,’” she said. “It’s always been, ‘I’ll do this music album and then I’ll do this movie.’ This has always been my plan.”

Many of the fans who follow Pattinson on social media are also fans of his fashion choices and have used his style to inspire their own. “If I get dressed, my outfits are usually based on what I see on social media,” he said in 2011. “I want to bring something different to the screen, but a lot of what I see on social media is very cool, so I try to incorporate that into my work.”

Beyond his fashion choices, Robert Pattinson is also responsible for styling a range of famous faces. If you’re a fan of Kylie Jenner, you may have seen her pay homage to the 35th anniversary of the classic Dior handbag by recreating it with a 20th century take on the iconic bag. In 2018, he styled a range of famous faces, including Gwyneth Paltrow, for a Vanity Fair cover story. You can click here to see the article.


To wrap up, here’s a fun fact: If you scrolled down through my Instagram bio, you’d see that I’ve written about Robert Pattinson almost every week. That makes sense, because he’s been one of the most talked-about people in the world for more than a decade. So, it’s only natural that people would want to know more about him. Luckily, I have plenty more info to give. If you have any other questions, feel free to drop me a line. I hope this article has answered all your questions about the Twilight star. While you’re at it, why not follow me on Instagram? I’ll keep posting stuff about him. You’ll love it.