It has been a while since we’ve heard from Robert Pattinson. Since he played such a key role in the biggest movie hit of the year, it’s no wonder the paparazzi have gone a little crazy over the past few months. They’ve been quick to capture and share every new detail about his life, from his workouts to his outfits.

While we wait for the actor to return with another hit TV show or movie, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the best pics of Mr. Pattinson in action.

The Boxer Shorts That Instantly Made Him A Star

Mr. Pattinson’s star rose sky-high after playing one of the most complex – and popular – characters in recent cinematic history: Edward Cullen in the blockbuster Twilight saga. Fans of the megasuper-soap opera couldn’t get enough of Pattinson’s brooding portrayal, especially after he sported some seriously stylish boxers briefs in the 2013 movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I.

Wearing just a pair of gray boxers, the actor looks as cool as a cucumber as he stares out at the audience with his signature smoldering gaze. Even though he’s just stepped out of the shower, his body language is that of a man who has everything under control and knows exactly what he wants: pure, undiluted self-assurance.

Pattinson’s stylings weren’t limited to his looks as he also rocked a mean beard throughout the duration of the Twilight movie. It seems the Twilight series helped put the Badgley Mischka men’s silk undergarment designer on the map as it was reported that the briefs were purchased as a part of Pattinson’s prize on the set. According to the designer, the actor wore the silky garments while filming and loved them so much that he had them made into a pair of shorts.

Even though these are the most stylish and sought-after pieces from Pattinson’s wardrobe, it wasn’t always easy for him to keep them secret. The Twilight movies were filmed at the same time as the 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and paparazzi managed to snap a few shots of the actor in the most luxurious fabrics. While on the red-carpet, the photographer held a sign that read, “Want to see Robert Pattinson’s Boxers?” Even then, the actor wasn’t about to part with them for long. With a sly grin, he reached into his pocket and peeled off the sign, slipping the pics under his arm as if they were the top secret mission he’s been hunting for all year long.

A Look Back At His Red-Carpet Appearances

While we wait for the next big thing from Mr. Pattinson, it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of his best and most memorable moments on the red carpet.

The actor has kept busy since leaving Hollywood behind, filming commercials and walking the red carpets for A-list celebs. But it appears his popularity hasn’t faded one bit as fans continue to flock to see him on the big screen and on social media.

Check out these gorgeous ladies and their amazing curves…

…as well as these hunks and their handsome looks…

…and these fashionable ladies and their fabulous outfits…

…as well as these attractive men and their great hair…

…and these athletic guys and their incredible bodies.

He’s Always Ready

If Mr. Pattinson is ever not ready, we’re sure he will be the first to let you know. From celebrity magazines to Reddit forums, fans have taken to Twitter to share their excitement about the star’s upcoming projects and reveal when they’ll be released. It seems his upcoming projects have become something of a competition, with fans wanting to see how their beloved actor measures up against the competition.

While he waited for Twilight to finish filming, Pattinson took on another massive project that would require him to put in some serious hours at the gym. For his role in the upcoming Dark Shadows, the actor is said to be in superb shape and is already killing it at the gym. To prepare for the role, he reportedly put his personal trainer to shame by hitting the gym every day and eating only the healthy foods his personal trainer prescribes.

Dark Shadows is considered to be one of the most pivotal films of the 21st century to date. It’s the tale of a famous horror movie star who, after years in the spotlight, has retreated to his massive manor house where he spends his time sequestered from the world in darkness, awaiting his fate. It has been a while since we’ve seen such an important role for Pattinson, and it will be exciting to see how he fares against the legendary actor he’s playing. Excited yet?