Robbie, as his fans dubbed him, was born Robert Pattinson on November 29, 1975 in London, England. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to Vancouver, Canada where he spent the rest of his childhood. In 1992, he began his studies at the University of British Columbia but dropped out after two years. Since then, he has been mostly living in Los Angeles, California. In 2015, he settled in New York City and now works there as a movie director.
Although he mostly keeps his life private, Robbie has been linked to a number of high profile women. Rumors about his sexuality first emerged when he was 26. At the time, Robbie was dating pop singer Alicia Keys, who had previously been married to rapper Jay-Z. Rumors about their relationship cropped up when the two were photographed together at the 2015 Met Gala in New York City. Alicia wore a revealing dress while Jay-Z wore a tuxedo. They denied the rumors at the time and called the tabloids’ claims ‘tremendously hurtful’. However, Alicia Keys officially confirmed their engagement in October 2016. They are now married and have a son together. They also have a daughter from a previous relationship. The family spends their winters in Los Angeles and their summers in New York City.
Why Does Everyone Love Robbie So Much?
You might be asking yourself, ‘Why does everyone love Robbie so much?’ Well, that depends on who you ask. While some of his exes didn’t hold back when it came to giving their opinions about him, others were more discreet. In an interview, Hilary Duff said of Robbie, “It’s a funny story. When we first got together, I asked him, ‘Why do you want to date me? You have so much money and fame. You can have any woman you want.’ And he said, ‘I want to date you because you’re funny and you talk to me.’”
Not only does Duff think that Robbie is funny, she has also said that she believes he is ‘sweet’ and ‘passionate’. The singer said that she has been impressed by his “maturity” and that she is “happy [she] gets to be a part of [his] life.”
The Bad Boy of Hollywood
Now, you might be wondering, ‘Is Robbie bad news? Is he a bad boy of Hollywood? Does he do drugs?’ The short answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’. However, it’s not just because of what people say about him. It’s more about what he does. Since his early 20s, Robbie has been constantly embroiled in controversies. The police were called to his house in Vancouver on a number of occasions. There were also reports of violent outbursts. In 1993, he was arrested for vandalism and assault after he broke into the house of his friend, writer Michael Wadleigh and beat him up. Michael filed a restraining order against him after the incident. In 2002, there were reports that he physically assaulted his friend, actress Kate Hudson. In 2008, he was arrested for driving under the influence. In 2010, he was arrested for driving with an expired license. Last year, during a court hearing, he was accused of harassing a paparazzi photographer. Just last month, he was involved in another controversy when he was accused of grabbing a woman’s buttocks as she was leaving a restaurant in Santa Monica, California.
An Industry Career
In his 33 years in the industry, Robbie has worked with some of the biggest names in movies. He has appeared in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters such as Good Will Hunting, The Prince of Wales, and The Great Gatsby. In 2014, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He recently wrapped shooting on the highly anticipated Venom movie, which will be released in theaters on October 1st this year.
If you’re looking to become a famous movie director, it’s probably not the best idea to have a reputation for being rough and aggressive. One of the best things Robbie ever did for his career was to hire a publicist. Up until that point, he had largely self-managed his career. He also reportedly spent large amounts of money on clothes and personal assistants. All of these things are expensive, especially when you’re making a living as a low-income actor. Hiring a publicist ensures that he will get coverage in the press, which will draw attention to his films. It also means he won’t have to worry about paying for his personal expenses. One of the biggest dangers of being an independent artist is that you’re responsible for everything. If you don’t have a penny to your name, you can’t afford to hire a publicist or buy clothes for your actors. It’s not just about getting a movie made, it’s about building an efficient machine that can help you get the most out of your career.