While it’s been fun to speculate about the true age of The Twilight Saga’s Robert Pattinson over the years, his actual age is still something of a mystery. The actor debuted in 2004’s What’s Your Number and has since gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most respected leading men, often partnering with talented actresses like Kristen Stewart and Emily Blunt. But what is his true age?
For one thing, he’s not been shy about showing off his youthful appearance. We’ve seen him appear much more mature in recent years, but even in his 20s, Pattinson did not look completely out of place next to his co-stars. In fact, it was quite the opposite – he looked like the natural choice for the part, which may explain why he was so successful in his early years. Here’s a closer look at how old is Robert Pattinson, based on the evidence.
The Twilights Saga
In addition to posing as the adult hero in Twilight, Robert Pattinson has also had the opportunity to play the iconic Edward Cullen in several other films. In fact, he’s played the character before he even turned 21 – in New Moon, he was just 17 years old. This made him one of the youngest lead actors to ever play a vampire in a major motion picture. While it’s difficult to pinpoint a specific age for a vampire (in real life, they can live for centuries), Pattinson did an impressive job portraying the bloodsucker. In fact, he gave the role his all and ended up earning a Best Actor nomination at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. What’s more, he was already well-seasoned in TV roles prior to landing the role of Edward.
Before he became the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood, Robert Pattinson was born and raised in England. He started acting at a young age and appeared in several television shows and movies before landing his breakout role as Edward Cullen. In fact, he was so good in Twilight that he ended up earning $1 million an episode for the show.
The series also launched his career in Hollywood. He starred in the film version of Twilight in 2009 and since then has gone on to appear in more than a dozen movies. In many of those films, he’s proven himself to be a versatile and capable leading man, often pairing up with talented actresses like Kristen Stewart and Emily Blunt. He also proved to be a good father, often showing off his family life on social media. It seems that fame and fortune hasn’t changed Robert Pattinson at all – he’s still the same down-to-earth guy he was before Twilight.
Is He Still Good-Looking?
When he first arrived in Hollywood, it was not immediately obvious that Robert Pattinson was going to be a leading man. In fact, he often played the “bad boy” or “wild child” role, making him much more attractive than his famous character Edward. This was most noticeable in the 2008 film What About Bob? In the film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Fever Pitch, he plays Christian, the son of two famous tennis players (Roger and Beverly). After his parents were killed in a car accident, Christian becomes obsessed with the sport and grows into a man of few words.
It was in this film that fans first noticed him. He was able to show a completely different side to the camera and was praised for his performances. His co-stars frequently compared him to Colin Firth, due to his resemblance to the older gentleman. He wasn’t just good-looking either, but there was also something incredibly magnetic about the way he held himself on-screen. This was most noticeable in 2010’s The Last Ride, in which he portrays Alan Garber, a middle-aged man who unexpectedly gets a second chance at life when he’s given the option to end it early. One of the things that draws Garber to Earth is that he sees himself “in [his] stars,” and believes that they’ve been guiding him all along.
This year alone, he will star in a documentary about fellow English rock star and guitarist Eric Clapton, which will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. He will also appear in the upcoming Divergence, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And in March, he’ll host a private party for Chinese New Year in London, which will be attended by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. This will be Xi Jinping’s first visit to the UK since he became China’s leader in 2013.
Whether he’s playing a vampire or a celebrity, Robert Pattinson always seems to be surrounded by beautiful women. He’s been paired with some of Hollywood’s most talented actresses, including Kristen Stewart and Emily Blunt. Even though he’s never been married, his romantic relationships have been quite the opposite: he’s often been drawn to younger women, which has led to speculation that he might be practicing a form of “marital avarice.” Still, he’s been able to keep bachelorhood as a secret for as long as he has, which is no mean feat for a Hollywood star.
In 2016, Pattinson took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Good Boys.