After starring in the movie “Cosmopolis” as well as winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar, you’d think that Robert Pattinson would be putting his Botox days behind him. However, the British actor is still going strong as he prepares to begin filming on the much-anticipated sequel “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” In fact, he’s so committed to his plastic surgeon regiment that he had it before filming began on “Cosmopolis.” Here’s what you need to know about this legendary beauty iconoclast.
He Has A History Of Being Adventurous
While most people take the art of going under the knife for granted, Pattinson has been bucking the trend for years. As documented in the 2015 documentary “Countdown to Ecstasy: The Incredible Tale of Robert Pattinson,” the actor has a history of getting his tattoos removed and having his body parts enhanced using various implants (e.g., silicone implants, saline implants, etc.). As a result of his extreme plastic surgery endeavors, Pattinson has not one, but two, birth dates listed on his IMDB page. The first being November 25, 1983 and the second being April 6, 1987.
It wasn’t always easy for Pattinson. As an 18-year-old just starting out in Hollywood, he admits that he was scared shitless to undergo any kind of surgery. In fact, he was so scared that he didn’t even have his tonsils removed during his freshman year in high school. The decision to have the surgery was solely based on advice from an older, wiser cousin who encouraged him to get it done. In the meantime, he didn’t have the heart to tell his parents that he wasn’t going to be able to eat raw garlic without getting sick.
He’s Clearly Inspired By Literature
Pattinson has said in interviews that he is inspired by literature and that some of the films he has worked on have also served as inspiration. For example, he cited Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” as a source of influence for the 2017 movie “Twilight: The Trilogy.” That same year, he was also quoted as saying that “The Wizard of Oz” is another influential movie that he looks up to. It seems that for some reason, Hollywood hasn’t been able to get enough of this literary lover. Aside from working on adaptations of literary classics, Pattinson has also been cast in prominent roles in popular movies such as “Downton Abbey,” “The King’s Speech,” and “The Rover.”
Since he is such a prominent figure in literature, it would be a shame to not make the most of it. As a result, Pattinson is sometimes credited with coining the phrase “bibliosexual” to refer to people who enjoy literature and are also into movies. So, if you’re into romance novels and love watching John Wick movies, you might be a candidate for this term.
He Might Be The First Famous Person To Try This Surgery
If you’re a fan of Robert Pattinson, then you’ll want to be the first to know that he has changed the game with this surgery. Prior to this year, people who wanted to get work done had to settle for whatever surgeon was available at the time. Now that he has opened the floodgates for plastic surgeons, he has a wealth of options at his fingertips.
For years, Beverly Hills and other parts of California were the only places where people could get the procedures done. However, since it’s not entirely legal to advertise services like this, most surgeons had to keep their practices within the community. That makes it even more special that Pattinson decided to buck the trend and go rogue.
He’s Made Some Incredible Money From Plastics
Even before he became a household name, Robert Pattinson was already a very wealthy man. It wasn’t just his acting that brought in the bucks; he also cashed in on the success of the book “Twilight.”
According to his 2015 tax returns, the star owned a massive collection of luxury goods, including a $500,000 crystal encrusted dining table, a $250,000 motorcycle, a $150,000 jacket, and a $125,000 watch. Not to mention the $100,000 in diamond earrings he owned for which he paid an additional $15,000 in taxes. If any of these items were to be sold today, Pattinson would easily clear over a million dollars.
He’s Not Afraid To Speak His Mind
Pattinson is not one to mince his words. Between the lines of his movies and in interviews, he has always been very open about his feelings. For instance, he has spoken frankly about fame, vulnerability, and success. It seems that he feels fairly comfortable expressing his true self, which is exactly what drew me to him in the first place.
In 2015, he opened up to Rolling Stone about his celebrity status and how he copes with it, saying:
“When you reach a certain point in the game, you start to realize that everyone is just doing their job and nothing more. You get a bit jaded and wonder, Am I really that interesting? People seem to like me, so what is the point in making something up just to get people to like you?”
He Prefers To Be Misunderstood
Pattinson has said in interviews that he prefers to be misunderstood. He feels that the less people know about him, the better. For instance, he didn’t want his ex-girlfriend Anna Wintour to know that he was gay before their split in 2014. He also didn’t want his fans to know that he was into men before he came out as gay.
“I am not keen on being labeled or classified, which seems to happen anyway, whether it be by myself, my family, or my friends,” he told Vogue in 2014. “I prefer to be seen as someone who is just trying to do their best and lead a normal life.”
He Loves To Travel
Since 2011, Pattinson has been based in New York City, but he makes a point of traveling the world whenever he can. In the past five years, he has visited over 30 countries and in the process, has become something of a modern-day explorer. While he has always had a fascination for other cultures and their ways of life, this is something new for him.
Pattinson has cited “Breaking Dawn” as the main reason for his recent travels. The fifth installment in the “Twilight” series is set to be released this fall and although it will have a worldwide premiere in Italy, it won’t be available for purchase in Japan. The country’s censors deemed the movie “too violent” for audiences there. As a result, the producers of “Twilight” had to re-title the movie and cut parts of it to get it approved for release in Japan.
Pattinson’s adventures have not only taken him to faraway lands, but they have also landed him in some scary places. While in Africa, for example, he witnessed wild animals eating people and saw human skulls lined up on beds. It’s safe to say that the world is a much scarier place now than it was when he was growing up. At least, for his fans, it is. Just kidding.
He Wants To Be Remembered
Whether it’s his natural good looks or his undeniable charm, it’s hard to imagine that Robert Pattinson won’t be remembered for a long, long time. As the saying goes, looks aren’t everything, but they certainly help. Since he is such a prominent figure in literature and popular culture, his looks will undoubtedly get the attention of many people. That’s a fact.
However, it’s not just about beauty. Since his first movie in 2004, “The Passion of the Christ,” Robert Pattinson has been an inspiration to many. It’s not unusual to see people weeping at the cinema over his portrayal of Jesus Christ, which is probably why he has been nominated for an Oscar five times.
In 2013, Pattinson established the Robert Pattinson Foundation to combat violence against women and children. The following year, he became a UN Goodwill Ambassador and used his platform to speak out against violence against women and children.
Whether he’s been credited with coining the phrase “bibliosexual” or not, it’s clear that he is a man of many talents. Between his acting, writing, and travels, there are plenty of ways that Robert Pattinson still finds time to entertain himself. It won’t be long before people are remembering the literary icon that is Robert Pattinson.