When it comes to Robert Pattinson’s love life, there are so many rumour and speculation stories circulating around the world that it’s hard to keep track of them all. The most prominent of these are the Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 because they are the two most recent parts in the franchise which have continued to draw massive crowds to the cinema and led to an explosion of popularity for the actor and his films. The sequels have even surpassed the original in terms of box office and amassed a global following of their own. When it comes to the actor’s personal life, we are treated to an abundance of paparazzi snap shopped pictures of him dining with famous faces, cozying up with loved ones, and posing with his pet dog. One of the most prominent of these images is a close-up of his characteristically charming smile with the headline below teasingly asking: Is Robert Pattinson The Most Popular Man Now?

It isn’t hard to see why he would be. From an early age, we were given glimpses into his kindness and humour as one of the four Princes in Snow White And The Huntsman to an introduction to the decadence and debauchery that is the lifestyle of a playboy as Cedric in the critically-acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. No matter what facet of Robert Pattinson’s personality we come across, it never ceases to amaze us.

His Humourous Nature

Even when he was just a lad, we knew that Robert Pattinson had a knack for comedy. This is especially due to his iconic performance in the Harry Potter series as Oliver Wood who is responsible for introducing us to the magical world of Harry Potter. In fact, one scene in which he appears dressed as a rat is laugh-out-loud funny. It seems that this knack for comedy has served him well in his personal life as well and audiences have returned the favour, cheering him on as he made his dramatic exit to escape from the clutches of the dastardly Harry Potter in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Deep Romantic Feelings

Another feature that has endeared Robert Pattinson to audiences is his capacity for deep and meaningful romance. One of the first films in which he showed this side was 2010’s Water For Elephants as Justin. The film tells the story of a privileged young boy who is sent to work with elephants after his family’s estate unexpectedly goes bankrupt. It is here that he meets and develops a close bond with Sadie (played by Reese Witherspoon). In order to keep their jobs, they form a partnership and begin working together. As the film progresses, we learn more about their history and begin to see more shades of grey which lead the viewer to question whether or not they can truly be called soulmates.

This aspect of his personality was beautifully showcased in the 2015 film Gone Girl. He plays Ben Affleck’s love interest in this psychological thriller which is an adaptation of the critically-acclaimed bestselling book of the same name. The film follows the troubled couple’s evening on the night of Affleck’s 35th birthday as they scheme and scheme to ruin each other’s evening. It’s clear that this is a man who knows how to please a woman as he repeatedly tries to woo Rosamund Pike’s character with gifts and surprises – all of which land rather flatly as Rosamund Pike’s character is unfailingly polite and turns down every one of his romantic advances. In the novel, author Gillian Flynn has stated that she based the character of Megan on Pattinson in detail, saying: “I wanted to write a book that was a love letter to fans. It’s the first time I’ve ever written something like that. Normally, I write about crime and revenge, but this was more of a love letter.”

A Loyal Hunk

When it comes to his acting career, the first and foremost quality that stands out is his dedication to his craft. The London Evening Standard had this to say about him in 2010: “Pattinson doesn’t just study acting – he lives it. One of his teachers described him as “a pleasure to work with” and another said he was “dedicated and extremely talented”. He seems to genuinely enjoy spending time with the people he works with and genuinely cares for them as well. This is apparent in his acting as it is in his social interactions, making him a truly wonderful person to work with and a dedicated professional.”

Pattinson Is A Family Man

Above all else, what makes Robert Pattinson so appealing is that he is a devoted family man. He has a beautiful wife, Sophie, with whom he has two children. The family seem to enjoy an affluent lifestyle and are frequently photographed together enjoying quality time in the countryside. In fact, the couple are frequently spotted going on scenic walks with their children and dog around the Lake District in England.

An Enigmatic Life

Not only is Robert Pattinson an incredibly successful actor, director, and producer, but he is also an author, blogger, and screenwriter. This has given him the opportunity to expose himself to a wider audience than usual, something which has undoubtedly helped him to cement his status as one of the most popular and well-known men in the world. It’s clear that he has created an enigma around himself, purposely keeping his personal life under wraps to keep his identity intact. Even his earliest projects, such as his adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel Mansfield Park and the 2009 comedy Water For Elephants, were cloaked in mystery and intrigue, acting as a sort of grand experiment to see how popular he could make himself within the industry.

This aspect of his personality has undoubtedly helped to make him one of the most popular and well-known men in the world and allowed him to rise to the top of our celebrity 100 list for 2019 which we will be introducing you to in a moment. But first, let’s take a look at how he fared in our list.

Where does Robert Pattinson rank on our list of top 100 celebrities?

It’s hard to put into words the effect that Robert Pattinson had on our list this year. We were already ranking him #85 on our list of Top Celebrities as the year began and it seems that he shot up the rankings considerably. Our list is composed of artists, athletes, politicians, and writers so it’s not often that we see someone jump from 85 to 1 in such a short amount of time. In fact, he was the only person to make the list this year.

Our editors’ consensus is that there’s something incredibly charming about Robert Pattinson. His dry wit, boyish smile, and unassuming nature often put him in scenes where he wasn’t even required to act – like in those damn sexy Harry Potter photographs where he’s just standing there looking dashing – but he managed to steal the show anyway. As much as we want to see more from him, it’s clear that he’s reserved and doesn’t like to talk about his private life, choosing instead to keep his personality low-key and let his acting do the talking. Considering his ascent to the top of our list, it seems that this strategy has worked for him and allowed him to cement his place as one of the most popular and well-known men in the world.