If you’re a fan of the Hollywood couple, then you’ll have seen the numerous photos of them on social media over the years. While the actor’s film career has seen something of a resurgence in 2018, enjoying blockbuster hits like Good Morning, Vietnam and The Lost Year, the most recent trailer for the highly-anticipated film, Beautiful Agony, has brought the media spotlight back onto Pattinson. But with his work commitments and hectic schedule, does Robert need to bother with social media at all?
The answer is surprisingly complex. As well as loving film, music and fashion, the actor is also a keen traveller and foodie. If you’ve been lucky enough to catch one of his Instagram Live videos, then you’ll know that he frequently shares his travel experiences and decadent food photography in his posts. And, while we wait for Beautiful Agony to arrive in theatres, he’s been documenting the entire process of making it, from reading the script to visiting Romania for the film’s climax.
So, while we patiently await the release of this year’s Oscar-nominated blockbuster, here’s a roundup of everything you might need to know about Robert Pattinson.
His Family And Early Life
Pattinson was born on December 31,1986 in London. His mother, Kristen Mallett, is a Scottish TV presenter and his father, David, is a cameraman. He has an older sister, Rosa, and a younger brother, Lance. From an early age, the actor showed a clear interest in film and performance, receiving his first cinematic experience from his family’s collection of old movies. He attended the prestigious Dragon School in London and then went on to study English literature at Oxford University.
Pattinson’s great-grandparents were both actors. His grandfather, Charles Robert Pattinson, had a bit part in the film, The Browning Version, and his grandmother, Kay Pattinson, was an up-and-coming starlet in the 1930s, best known for her role as the “boy next door” in the film, Only Those With Money Live In Luxury Homes. His godfather is the author and screenwriter, Colin Maclaurin Forbes.
As a child, Pattinson loved nothing more than going to the cinema. He’d sit through the entire two-hour film, despite being asleep by the time the lights came on. This was partly because he was enthralled by the glamorous world of film and partly because he missed his bedtime. While his parents were happy to take him to the movies as often as they could, they wanted to protect their youngest child from the dangers of the internet, especially as he got older and began exploring strange, new worlds online. They didn’t want him to get lost in a virtual world and end up being harmed in some way.
Pattinson’s professional career began after he graduated from Oxford University. In 2005, he was cast in the lead role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the Grey novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. The role saw him gain a new level of stardom and established him as a leading man in the romantic adventure film genre.
The following year, he starred in the music video for Lily Allen’s song, Wine, which was an international hit and went on to become one of the most watched clips on YouTube, with over 125 million views as of November 2018.
Pattinson next took on the role of Edward Cullen in the vampire romance film, Twilight. The first of the series, Twilight, was released in 2008 and became an immediate success, spawning a blockbuster franchise and launching Pattinson’s acting career into the mainstream. The latter two films in the franchise, New Moon and Eclipse, were respectively the third and fourth highest-grossing films of each respective year, based on worldwide box office takings. With a combined total of over 4.6 billion views on YouTube as of November 2018, the Twilight saga is one of the most popular media sagas of all time.
In 2015, Pattinson was named the most eligible bachelor in the world by People magazine, a title he still holds today, along with being named one of the most desirable men in the world by Elle magazine. The same year, he was also named the Sexiest Man Alive by a global audience of 19-year-olds, as part of a Guinness World Records attempt to find the sexiest man alive. In keeping with the cinematic theme, he has appeared in a number of well-received and critically acclaimed films since Twilight, including the likes of Shame, How To Talk To Girls, and The Lost Year. In 2019, he will be seen in the upcoming films, Ugly Duchesses and Beautiful Agony.
Pattinson’s personal life is just as glam as his film persona. He has been labelled as one of the most eligible bachelors in the world and he has always managed to keep his private life under wraps. He has been romantically linked to Hollywood stars including Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and, most famously, the now-divorced Beyoncé. He has also been seen dining with high profile individuals, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle, and singer Katy Perry. In 2017 he was named the No. 1 celebrity boyfriend of the year by Heat magazine, primarily because of his efforts in keeping his personal life private.
The tabloids have also circled the actor as a potential father-figure to Angelina Jolie and her children. But while he’s often been linked to Hollywood’s finest female stars, his heart seems to belong to his home town. He regularly visits Scotland and is a keen rugby player, supporting his local Glasgow team, the Scottish Rugby Union. In June 2018, it was announced he had been signed up to play for the London rugby union team, Harlequins.
Does Robert Pattinson Have an Instagram?
As well as loving film, music and fashion, Pattinson is also a keen traveller and foodie. If you’ve been lucky enough to catch one of his Instagram Live videos, then you’ll know that he frequently shares his travel experiences and decadent food photography in his posts. And, while we wait for Beautiful Agony to arrive in theatres, he’s been documenting the entire process of making it, from reading the script to visiting Romania for the film’s climax.
So, does Robert Pattinson have an Instagram? You’ll have to decide for yourself, as the answer is complicated. While we await the release of this year’s Oscar-nominated blockbuster, here’s a roundup of everything you might need to know about Robert Pattinson.