It’s been an eventful 17 years since the birth of @robertpattinson, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his birthday than by compiling a list of the actor’s best moments over the years. From breaking box office records as the male lead in the vampire film @red to breaking hearts as the lead in the @harrypotter film series, here’s a look back at some of the biggest events to celebrate the incredible talent of Robert Pattinson.

Breaking Box Office Records As The Male Lead In The Red

There is no denying that in the past 17 years, @robertpattinson has proven himself to be one of the most successful actors of all time. Besides being named one of the Sexiest Men Alive by Vogue, the 39-year-old British actor has managed to rack up an impressive collection of acting awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and two BAFTA Awards. Most notably, though, is that @robertpattinson has not only broken box office records as the male lead in the American drama film series @red but also become one of the most bankable names in Hollywood. In fact, since 2002, the actor’s films have brought in a combined total of over $12 billion at the box office globally, with @red costing only $735 million to make (plus $200 million in merchandising) and breaking five box office records upon its release in September 2018.

Considering the fact that @robertpattinson came into the world during the height of ‘@’ and ‘#’ trends, it is no wonder that his films consistently do well with audiences. Indeed, the actor’s films have been known to inspire fashion trends as well, with many fans choosing to emulate his on-screen personality and style. When it comes to fashion, @robertpattinson has been known to influence designers, with the likes of @tomfordson and @richardsbay creating clothes and accessories inspired by the actor’s films. In 2020, Richemont, the Swiss company that owns the Swedish chocolate company Richemont, is planning to launch an entire ‘@’ collection of chocolatiers to mark the 17th anniversary of the actor’s birth. The company is calling the collection “Chocolate Lovers,” and it will feature a design inspired by a photo that @robertpattinson shared on social media in September 2018.

One Of The Most Bankable Names In Hollywood

While it’s true that @robertpattinson has broken box office records as the male lead in the @red films, it is also true that he has not been able to match the success of the first film in the series. Since 2008’s @red2, the actor’s movies have lost out to the wonders of social media in terms of bringing in audiences and influencing fashion trends. In fact, it wasn’t until the release of the latest film in the series, @red2018, that the actor broke even, making $200 million at the box office. For a while there, it looked like the series was going to be the biggest moneymaker for @robertpattinson, but then the Sr. Sister Wovenskin film series came along and saved the day. 

Even before the Sr. Sister Wovenskin series, @robertpattinson had been attracting interest from Hollywood, with the likes of Tom Hardy, Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio seeing his appeal and wanting to work with him. Although he’s yet to officially announce any upcoming projects, @robertpattinson has been working steadily, with 2019 being his busiest year to date. In fact, the Cannes Film Festival announced in June 2019 that they had acquired the world premiere rights to the actor’s upcoming film Bait, with the festival releasing a statement saying that it was “the most talked-about film at the moment.”

Two Golden Globe Awards And Two BAFTA Awards

One of the highlights of the 2019 awards season was the Academy Awards, where @robertpattinson won for Supporting Actor and the film Bait won for Best Picture. For fans of the BFF (Best Fictional Friend Fighters) franchise, the actor’s win for Best Supporting Actor was especially exciting, as he was able to work with his best bud Chappie (played by Hugh Grant) again. 

As for the Golden Globes, @robertpattinson has been nominated for five awards in total, with his films often being nominated for multiple awards. In 2019, the actor was nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Bait, and he also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Limited series or TV Movie for his portrayal of King Louis XVI in the mini-series The Commuter. 

Although it’s been quite a while since the Golden Globes, Richemont’s Chocolate collection still hasn’t left the news. In fact, the company didn’t stop there and launched a line of chocolatiers to mark the actor’s birthday, with the first collection being a box that mimics the look of a wooden stock, with a photo printed on the lid of @robertpattinson. It’s not easy being a chocolate lover, especially after what happened last year. After the pandemic wrapped, the world realized just how much they love chocolate. So much so that a bar of chocolate was even included on the menu for the World Series of Basketball. The epidemic also made people more aware of their health, so much so that chocolate was once again made unhealthy by people becoming obsessed with trying to eat as much as possible. For a while, Venezuela was the only country where you could purchase chocolate without any restrictions, as the government imposed a complete ban on the consumption of all types of chocolate during the pandemic.

The Most Memorable Film Moments

Although we’re not entirely sure why, @robertpattinson seems to have become attached to certain moments in his films. Whether it’s the look of a certain character or a line of dialogue, certain scenes from his films stand out. Here are the most memorable film moments of Robert Pattinson’s adult life.

The Look Of Fear

In his 2005 film The Look Of Fear, @robertpattinson portrays an Englishman named Arthur who travels to Switzerland to meet a former schoolmate (played by Clive Owen) for the first time in 15 years. After initially being nervous around his old friend, it gradually emerges that Arthur has become a pawn in a deadly game between two German families, the Barbons (played by Harriet Wilson) and Gordons (played by Stephen Fry), who are both vying for control of the Englishman’s estranged father’s fortune. As Arthur is about to meet the German families, he expresses his concern over whether or not he will have enough self-confidence to pull off the seemingly impossible task of convincing the Germans that he is not their accomplice and that he is, in fact, an Englishman.

In one of the most memorable scenes from The Look Of Fear, @robertpattinson’s Arthur is seen sitting at the barber’s chair, staring at his image in a gigantic wardrobe full of clothes. He has expressed his delight when seeing his wardrobe in the movie and how it helped him “transcend” his insecurities, which are clearly reflected in the scene. It’s one of the most inspiring scenes from a filmmaker that we’ve ever seen, and it’s certainly something that will stay with us for a long time.