At this point, it’s fair to say that everyone knows who Robert Pattinson is. Since breaking into the industry at a young age and quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s top young stars, the British actor has appeared in many iconic films and worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Now approaching his 30th birthday, it’s time for Pattinson to start planning for his life after acting. In this article, we will discuss the various roles he’s played over the years, the films and TV shows that helped make him a star, and the important events and people in his life that helped shape his career.

Early Years

Born and raised in London, England, Robert Pattinson first gained worldwide attention for portraying the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. Based on the best-selling novels by American author Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight series became an international sensation and launched Pattinson’s acting career. The first film in the series, Twilight, was a huge success and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time. The second film in the series, New Moon, was also a box office hit and remains one of the most popular installments of the franchise.

After wrapping production on New Moon, Pattinson took some time away from acting to focus on other areas of his career. He has cited David Cronenberg’s 2009 film, Cosmopolis, as one of his favorite films because of its complex political commentary and themes of alienation and loneliness. He has also spoken highly of Working Title’s Dirty Money, which he screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. This film, along with Cronenberg’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, form a trilogy that explores the effects of financial meltdowns on ordinary people. Pattinson’s other notable performance from this time period is the villainous, yet lovable, Otter in 2014’s The Rover. The same year, Pattinson reunited with Cronenberg for a theatrical adaptation of the director’s comic book, The Nightcomer. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was later picked up for American distribution by Netflix.

Personal Life And Family

On February 4, 2015, reports surfaced that Pattinson had married Australian journalist, Mia Wasikowska a week earlier in a secret ceremony in Gibraltar. The newlyweds reportedly enjoyed a lavish ceremony that included an A-list guest list. People and entertainment publications immediately dubbed their relationship the Golden Wedding.

The family-friendly event drew a crowd of paparazzi and celebrities who came to celebrate the couple’s big day. In addition to being married, the pair frequently shares sweet moments on social media. Since the wedding, Pattinson and Wasikowska have been open about their parenting plans and recently introduced their twins, James and Lily-Rose, into the world. The actor also has two older brothers named Charlie and Luke. Luke is a professional poker player and owns an agency that represents many Hollywood stars. He often lends his expertise to Robert Pattinson’s poker-themed films, notably in the 2011 movie, Poker Night. He is also an executive producer on the ITV series, Dead Lucky.

Pattinson and Wasikowska also kept the wedding a secret because they wanted to keep the intimate, personal feel of their ceremony exclusive. However, in April 2015, the happy couple revealed that they had wed in Ibiza with just their family and closest friends in attendance. They also opened up about the meaning and symbolism behind their wedding day.

“It was a very personal moment where we felt like we were celebrating the end of an era and the start of a new one,” Wasikowska said at the time. “We were very much into the idea of just being really, truly happy and doing something that was personal and unique to us.”

“For me, it was about finding the person I love spending the rest of my life with and being able to give that person the happiness and security they deserve,” Pattinson added. “We wanted to do something that reflected our relationship and the kind of commitment and devotion we have for each other.”

Since their wedding, the couple has been all over the world traveling and enjoying life with their two young children. During that time, the actor has also been hard at work on his debut solo album, which he hopes to release in the fall of 2016. In the meantime, he has been vocal about being a husband and father, often using his family as a platform to share his parenting and child-care tips. The singer also has opened up about his fears and anxieties as a result of fatherhood. He has even taken to wearing wristbands and stickers that read, “Daddy’s Handsome Baby Boy,” which he has been seen sporting since being a father for the first time. He spoke candidly about these issues in the 2015 documentary, Pattinson.


Pattinson made his feature film debut in the 2007 drama, Four Minutes, a thriller about mistaken identity and workplace sabotage. The following year, he starred in the controversial erotic drama, The Rum Diary, and played Prince Chudnovski, the lead in the musical drama, Prada Marry Me. In 2009, he played the title role in the movie adaptation of the musical Oliver! and won a Starred Review for his work in the thriller, Eclipse. In 2014, Pattinson starred in the boxing film, What a Boy, which chronicled the childhood of former World Light Heavyweight Champion, Manny Pacquiao. His other recent film appearances include the animated feature, Kung Fu Panda 3, as well as The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Nightingale. In addition to his acting career, Pattinson is also the co-founder of Squared, a creative agency that represents many A-list celebs. He has also designed a line of leather goods and accessories under his own name which will be available for purchase in the near future. He also recently signed on to become an investor in a new kind of food truck – a waffle truck. The truck will serve as an incubator for start-ups and feature dishes like beef and bacon waffles, fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie.

As previously stated, since breaking into the industry at a young age, Pattinson has shot to fame portraying the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. The Twilight franchise is one of the most popular and transformative series of all time and is responsible for launching a thousand ships (and counting). It’s fair to say that as this point, everyone knows who the actor is and what he’s done. Since Twilight, Pattinson has appeared in many iconic films and worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Here is a list, in order of appearance, of Robert Pattinson’s filmography: