You may have heard of Kristen Stewart’s new beau, Robert Pattinson. If not, let me introduce you to a man who has been shrouded in mystery and rumors ever since the Twilight star broke up with French film director Franck Potente in 2012. Since then, Pattinson has appeared in a number of films and taken a liking to Instagram, where he frequently shares pictures of himself and various celebs he’s worked with. While it’s not uncommon for actors to post on social media to keep fans updated on their latest projects, what makes Pattinson stand out is the fact that he frequently posts behind-the-scenes pictures of himself in between takes, as well as pictures of what appear to be candid, unguarded moments with his female co-workers.
As he continues to garner a massive following on social media, here’s a list of Robert Pattinson’s greatest hits, which will melt your heart.
His Most Popular Instagram Posts
Although it’s not been verified, it is reported that around 80% of Pattinson’s Instagram posts are actually from behind the scenes, where he candidly shares images of himself working on set with his co-stars. On his Instagram page, you’ll frequently find him posing with stars from his films, be it Daniela Hantojenko or Madeline Brewer. From left to right, these are some of the most popular pictures he’s posted on the platform:
His Most Popular Twitter Posts
On Twitter, you’ll find a very different side of Pattinson. While he does occasionally post about his projects or filmography, he mainly uses the platform to express his opinions on various issues. Because of this, his most popular tweets revolve around politics, feminism, and LGBT+ rights. Here are the most eye-catching examples of this:
How Feminism Has Changed His Life
Recently, the actor caused a Twitter spat with another account holder, when he commented on her account, saying, “I wish I could say this wasn’t a problem, but it is.” In another, he noted, “Sometimes I wonder if my dating app is conspiring against me and helping women get even more attractive men than me to reply to their requests.”
These cryptic statements might seem like gibberish to the average reader, but for those familiar with the works of feminist thinkers, like Kate Chopin, William Shakespeare, and Émile Zola, they won’t. A feminist would see these as perfectly reasonable criticisms of the sexist social constructs that hold men back from being truly successful in today’s world.
His Support of LGBT+ Rights
If you’re even vaguely familiar with current events in Seattle, you’ll know that the city is home to one of the most vibrant and welcoming homophile communities in the world. The Emerald City supports marriage equality and has always been a strong advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride. In 2014, the city was the first in the nation to recognize same-sex civil unions and in May of this year, it became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. For someone whose career has revolved around portraying sensitive and caring characters, it’s no wonder that Pattinson has chosen to speak out in favor of LGBT+ rights.
In January 2016, he tweeted in support of the emerging #metoo movement, as well as against all forms of oppression and harassment. In particular, he tweeted, “The more we speak out the more we destroy our own silence. #metoo” He’s also a strong advocate for women’s rights, which is why many of his Instagram and Twitter followers are so passionate about his work. In April of this year, he tweeted, “I love feminist writers. They challenge us to question what we believe and know. The world is a better place because of them.”
His Support of Daniela Hantojenko
Since his split from Stewart, Pattinson has mostly kept his activities private. However, in a rare display of his feelings towards someone, he tweeted this summer, “Daniela Hantojenko is a gifted actress. I am proud to have worked with her and continue to support her career.” Hantojenko plays opposite Pattinson in the upcoming horror flick, The Lure. This is the first we’ve heard of this project, but it seems like a no-brainer that the talented actress would bring her flair and charm to such a fun and chilling movie.
His Support of Madeline Brewer
Madeline Brewer plays the sister of Jennifer Lawrence’s character in the upcoming sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two. Not only does Brewer have an amazing on-screen chemistry with Lawrence, but she also has a very important role in the fight for the survival of their clan. Similar to Lawrence, Madeline is also a strong advocate for women’s rights. In fact, she once worked as a waitress to support herself while attending UCLA, as well as serving food at local homeless shelters and veterans’ hospitals. She has also worked as a hostess at various nightclubs and restaurants across the country.
Madeline has spoken out against sexual harassment and violence against women. She’s even testified in front of Congress regarding these issues. It’s no wonder that Pattinson would want to work with her, given her history of working for the underprivileged and her crusade for gender equality.
Behind-the-scenes of Twilight
Since its inception, Twilight has always been a project that has attracted a wide spectrum of fans. The saga, which was first published in 2005 and continued for seven installments, has always been a source of inspiration for many. It’s no wonder that as the series has continued to spawn several remakes and a television show, with the latest installment hitting theaters this week, fans are still finding new ways to express their love for this unique and beloved series.
One of the reasons that Twilight resonates with so many people is the fact that it offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure world of Hollywood. While we don’t learn a whole lot about the making of the movies in detail, we do get to see the actors relax and have some fun on set.
One of the most interesting things about Twilight is how it has inspired countless memes. Since the world of online fandom is a place where people can find whatever they want, it’s no wonder that the mere mention of this film’s title would send people on a wild goose chase for memes and gifs relating to it. Here are some of the most popular memes that have stemmed from this incredible franchise:
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Many people may not know that Will Smith, the actor and rapper who earned his fame on the big-screen, began his professional career as a child actor on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. One of the most exciting scenes in this TV classic, which aired from 1989 to 1996, involves Smith’s character helping one of the show’s co-stars, Alfonso Ribéry, relax before a big match. After the match, Smith’s character gives Alfonso some friendly advice about women. This scene has become one of the most recognizable images from this iconic TV show, which was recently resurrected for its 30th anniversary.
The Matrix is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time. Its unique blend of science fiction and philosophy made it such a mainstream success, spawning a lucrative franchise as well as various spin-offs and remakes. While the film’s action sequences are among the most thrilling in cinematic history, it’s the scenes involving Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, as he fights his way through a war between human beings and machines that truly stand out.
One of the reasons why Neo, the lead protagonist of the The Matrix trilogy, was so appealing is that he’s an Everyman. This isn’t to say that Smith’s character is a pushover or lacks confidence, but Neos’s journey to become the ultimate human being, filled with hope and determination, makes for some compelling television.
While The Matrix offers one of the greatest battle scenes ever filmed, it’s Ferris Bueller, who inspired the film’s namesake, that truly earns the title of film’s greatest prankster. In one of the most memorable scenes in the film, Ferris drives his Chevy Corvette through a parade, yelling “Hi, I’m Ferris Bueller! I think I’m pretty hilarious, I make lots of jokes but nobody laughs. I drive a Corvette, it’s very sporty!” It’s amazing how much this line, one of Ferris’ famous “one-liners,” has stuck with us. Nearly 30 years later, we still laugh at his line, as many will during the comedy-horror movie’s opening credits, when Ferris’ prank goes terribly wrong and he faces a horde of police officers.