One of the most famous faces in Hollywood is definitely not what you would typically think of as a “role model”, but almost every aspect of Rob Pattinson’s life seems to have been turned into a movie. From his humble beginnings as the son of David and Victoria Beckham in London’s most prestigious private school to his early struggles as a pop star and now successful actor, there seems to be an incredible amount of material for the Hollywood biopic. We decided to dig into the biographical archives and see what exactly made this man so special.
It is not easy to become famous as the son of two of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, but that is exactly what happened to Pattinson. As the first child born to Victoria and David Beckham, he was followed by brother and sister, Brooklyn and Romeo. His parents, who were already well-established as fashion designers, were determined to give their children the best possible start in life and enrolled them in the prestigious St. John’s School in London. The tuition fee was £30,000 per year, which is approximately $49,400 at today’s prices, and the family moved into a £10,000 per year apartment in nearby Pimlico.
Rob enjoyed his time at St. John’s, and after passing his A-levels he decided to study art at Saint Martins School of Art. However, being the only child with so much pressure and with his parents encouraging him to follow in his famous father’s footsteps, it was only a matter of time before he decided to ditch his studies and enroll in a music production course at Central Saint Martins. He took the decision to further his education after having had a taste of the music business, during which he worked with artists such as Tinie Tempah, Little Mix and Labrinth.
Despite his studies, Rob never entirely left the world of music behind. He used to write songs with his sister, and even today he is said to keep a music journal where he writes down ideas for his next album. The music industry has always been a significant part of his life and his parents have had an impact on that too. Victoria has always encouraged her children to pursue their dreams, and that philosophy seems to have rubbed off on her son. He is a self-confessed “music addict” and spends a lot of his free time working on his collection of guitars. He is also a skilled pianist and plays for relaxation and fun. There is no question that being part of the famous Beckham family has its perks.
Being famous in Hollywood is often seen as something that brings with it a certain set of privileges and expectations. While this may be true to an extent, it is also true that Rob has had to deal with a lot of media attention and criticism as a result of his celebrity. The criticism comes from all sides, including fans who feel that he doesn’t live up to the standards set by his famous parents, as well as people who feel that he does, but that he is not as good as his father or as good as he could be. This is something that he has to work at and something that is a constant talking point in interviews.
He has toiled in the shadows of his famous parents for most of his adult life and it was only recently that he really emerged from that cocoon and into the limelight. He shocked observers by turning up at the 2014 Grammys wearing a black T-shirt with the word “ROCKSTAR” across the front in white letters. The message was a bold statement and a clear indication that he is here to stay and to start a new chapter in his life. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music on albums and tours, and although he may not always receive universal acclaim for his work, he has had plenty of opportunities to spread his wings and to grow as an artist.
The future holds plenty more opportunities for Rob Pattinson as he continues to grow and develop as an artist and as a person. His parents’ legacy will always be a part of him as they helped to shape who he is today, the man who is turning heads wherever he goes. There is no question that he is a unique talent whose story will continue to inspire and motivate people for years to come.