It’s no secret that “the Rob” is a superstar and has fans across the world. The 27-year-old British actor has made a name for himself with his combination of attractive looks and comedic timing. Well, what might surprise you is that not even Rob’s beautiful smile is enough to hide his dark past. It seems that there’s a whole other side to this celebrity that you might not have known about. Here, you’ll discover the surprising truth about the hottest celebrity in Hollywood.
He Was Born Poor, But Made-good
Rob was born Robert Anthony Pattinson on December 4, 1985 in London, England. It seems that fate was on the side of this handsome young man, as his father was a successful businessman. Tony, his father, bought a large house in a prominent area of London. However, when Rob was just seven years old, his father passed away from cancer. Soon after, his mother, Deborah, took him and his sister, Lydia, to South Africa to start a new life. It was there that they stayed for a couple of years until they decided to move back to England. This is when Rob began searching for a job and eventually got a part in a play. After the play was finished, he decided to continue his acting career. He relocated to London, where he began living with an agent who helped him get some roles in TV shows and films.
An Undercover Cop?
It’s no secret that English police officers are some of the best in the world. One of the most famous programs to feature an undercover cop job was Britain’s Dragnet, which ran for 50 years and was later remade in America. The concept behind Dragnet was to take an ordinary, plainclothes cop and have him blend in with the commoners while investigating a major crime. What’s fascinating is that this was the inspiration for the character of “John Luther” from the 2014 film, Captain Phillips. The film’s writer, Billy Ray, stated that it was extremely challenging to find the right actor to portray the titular character of Phillips. “That’s the kind of character that you either are or you aren’t,” he said in an interview. “And in most cases, you aren’t. Most people can’t pull it off.”
It seems that when it comes to playing a character that isn’t necessarily yourself, it’s essential to find someone with the same physical appearance as the person you’re impersonating. It can be more difficult to find someone who looks like you, especially if you’re not that physically fit. However, Billy Ray went on to say that even if you don’t personally resemble the person you’re playing, you can still find inspiration in other people. For example, if you’re playing a cop, you can get some of his mannerisms and walk, talk, and even gesture like a real cop. Of course, the best way to really learn how to act is by being in the presence of some of the world’s greatest acting coaches. Some people say that the best teachers are found in the hardest places, and it seems that this is especially true for Rob. He once stated that he would love to find the “perfect” coach to help him bring his comic timing to the next level. So if you’ve ever thought that you had what it takes to be an acting coach, Rob’s plea might be something to consider.
The Dark Clouds Ahead
Just when you thought that Rob’s life couldn’t get any more interesting, he ups the ante. After relocating to L.A., Rob got a call from his mother, who told him that his grandmother, Barbara, had just died. In order to be with his family during such a difficult time, he decided to take a break from acting. He took a year out of his life to be with his loved ones and to settle down. During that time, he enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. The London-born star said that the best part of his time in Hollywood was getting to know his fans and being able to understand their connection to his work. The downside was that he had to take a huge pay cut to be able to afford his tuition. After graduating from the Strasberg Institute, Rob decided to continue his studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While there, he fell in love with a beautiful young woman named Evangeline. After a few months, they decided to wed. The couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.
Things couldn’t have turned out any better for Rob. Not only did he find true love, but he also found a way to continue his studies and pursue his dream of being an actor while still being able to support his wife and family. It seems that one way or another, everything that Rob touches turns to gold. Hopefully, that won’t change anytime soon and he can keep on making the world a better place. For now, let’s all just enjoy the ride.