Recently, news broke that Robert Pattinson had cheated on his very public engagement to be married to a woman named Stella McCartney. Although many may see this as yet another public embarrassment for the Twilight star, it also has the potential to open up new lines of inquiry for fans. What will this mean for his upcoming films? Does this change our perception of the actor? To discuss this and more, let’s step back in time to examine Pattinson’s history.
A Brief History Of Robert Pattinson
If you’re reading this, you probably know who Robert Pattinson is. You may also know that he is the younger brother of the acclaimed punk rocker Lily Blair. This year, the actor will be seen in the megasuccessful Harry Potter series as well as the big-budget vampire film Midnight Sun alongside Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen. For fans of J.K. Rowling, Pattinson will play the part of Ron Weasley in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
If you’re not familiar with the Blair family, they’re best known for their fashion PR campaigns and their work with Vivienne Westwood and others on the fashion fringe. What better way to become famous than to be the beautiful and talented younger brother of a famous fashion family? Thanks to their influence, you may know that today, Robert Pattinson is famous for being famous.
Pattinson’s Film Career
Even if you haven’t kept up with Robert Pattinson’s career over the years, you might still know that he started out early in his career doing some pretty memorable performances. For example, in 2009, he portrayed author and poet William Blake in the movie adaptation of William Blake’s poetic works. The film did well at the box office, grossing over $34 million domestically.
In 2013, he starred in the movie House of Gucci, which was directed by the talented filmmaker Francis Lawrence. The movie tells the story of a group of young designers who set out to prove that they are the best fit to head a fashion house, as their parent company struggles with financial problems.
Pattinson also starred in the romantic comedy Life of Pi, which was released in 2012. The movie tells the story of a young Indian boy who survives a shipwreck and is stranded on an island with a deer that he names “Pi.” The film was an adaptation of Yann Martel’s book of the same name. The movie was a success, grossing over $785 million worldwide. It currently holds a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes.com. It was also nominated for three Oscars, including a Best Actor nomination for Pattinson. This year, he’ll be seen in the big-budget adventure film The Lost City of Z, based on the book of the same name by Louis M. Perrier. Set in Perrier’s native South Africa, the movie follows a group of British explorers as they try to survive a Zulu attack.
Finally, in 2011, Pattinson starred in the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the final installment of the Twilight series. In the film, he plays the part of a vampire named Ed Cullen. Ed has always been the most enigmatic of the Cullen family, and though the character is a vampire, his story is told from the perspective of a human character played by Ashley Greene. Ed’s story is intertwined with that of a human teenager named Bella Swan (played by the beautiful and talented Kristen Stewart). The role of a lifetime, Pattinson received numerous prestigious awards for his performance, including two Movie Awards. The Twilight series was a financial and critical success. Although the third installment, Twilight Saga: The Fall of Twilight, was originally not planned as part of the series, the studio decided to include it after audience demand. The move paid off as the movie was a box office smash, earning over $400 million around the world. It currently holds a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes.com. In addition to the success of his film career, Pattinson is also the face of a variety of high-end fashion brands; as previously mentioned, his family is famous for their work with Vivienne Westwood and others on the fashion fringe. For example, he is the face of the Vivienne Westwood For H&M collection. Along with model Karlie Kloss, he posed for the designer for her first collection for H&M. Most recently, he was the face of Burberry’s new fragrance, crafted in honor of the designer’s 150th anniversary. We can’t forget about his work with Montblanc; we’re always happy to see the actor wearing the stunning blue-sky sapphire on his pinkie.
Why Is Pattinson’s Recent Behavior Newsworthy?
Pattinson’s actions over the last year or so have certainly been newsworthy. In fact, the news surrounding his recent infidelity broke the day before his 27th birthday. Many know this day because it’s when he officially turned 27, which is also the age at which he legally became an adult in the eyes of the law. It was also the day before he was set to marry his long-term partner, Stella McCartney. Of course, this all changed when the news broke.
It’s important to note that many actors, actresses, and public figures have affairs. It comes with the territory; after all, the line between professional and personal life is usually quite blurred. What makes the situation surrounding Pattinson unique is that he is a high-profile individual who has been in the public eye since he was a teenager. This makes his actions especially newsworthy. There are a few examples of his cheating behavior that we might examine. Let’s take a look.
Most Public Scandals
This year has seen a number of high-profile celebrities come under fire for their behavior. Although these individuals might not be closely associated with fashion, we sometimes see them influence fashion choices. For example, George Clooney’s political action committee is known to have supported Al Gore’s candidacy for president in 2000. After the group’s founder got behind Barack Obama, many wondered if they would support his reelection campaign. In the same way, we might see Mark Wahlberg’s aggressive sports cars and Kate Winslet’s love of a high-end designer dress influence their fashion choices as well. So it goes.
These choices aren’t necessarily bad; it’s just that they don’t always represent the individual as a whole. When discussing these sorts of situations, it’s important to consider the ways in which these individuals can be unfairly targeted because of their celebrity. For example, it’s been well documented that J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, struggled with depression and anxiety as a child. She was also the target of a series of awful ‘90s pranks by British students (these included sticking cucumbers on her window sill and filling her mailbox with poo). Now that she’s famous, she has to cope with online stalkers and people trying to kill her characters. It’s not a nice place to be, especially since many of these attacks come from teenagers who idolize Harry Potter. This sort of thing is what can happen when someone is famous for being famous. This problem is amplified when reporters attempt to cover these sorts of stories, as they inevitably do, and ask the famous person about their private life. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the reporter is probably going to ask about the affairs of famous people; that’s their job. It’s not the reporter’s fault, it’s just the nature of the beast.
Other Notable Affairs
It’s also important to remember that some celebrities don’t resort to infidelity; they simply have a physical relationship with someone they’re not supposed to be with. This includes people who have an emotional attachment to someone who is not their partner. It’s not that they’re necessarily cheating on their partners – it’s that they’re using someone else’s name in order to have physical relations with someone. There’s no malice intended, it’s just a way of life for some celebrities. When this happens, it puts the celebrity in question in an awkward position, especially if they want to keep their children’s respect. It’s not always easy being the parent of a celebrity, and it’s certainly not easy being the spouse of one. We should always remember that these are two separate and distinct roles, and one’s private life does not necessarily affect the other. Still, it’s important to keep this in mind when considering the situations of celebrities.
Pattinson’s Future Films And Other Projects
What will Robert Pattinson do now that this scandal has rocked his world? While his personal life is certainly private, it’s also important to consider what this means for his future. After all, we live in a society that is predominantly composed of individuals, making it impossible for some to avoid the effects of this global pandora’s box of emotions. For instance, let’s take a look at some of his upcoming movies and other projects.