Is Rob going to be the next big movie star who turns 30? The son of movie star Robert Pattinson has quickly established himself as a leading man in his own right, proving his on-screen chops with high-profile roles in movies like the much-acclaimed “Water for Elephants” and “Bel Ami.” With his latest film, “On the Road,” hitting theaters this month, the time is ripe for Hollywood to pay attention to this talented and charming leading man.

Rob’s Come-Up Is Quick And Easy

When Robert Pattinson was born in London on April 27, 1986, the future looked bleak for the blond-haired, blue-eyed baby boy. His father, the late actor Robert Pattinson, had been institutionalized following a drug-related mental breakdown and his mother, actress Kate Winslet, had just filed for divorce. The young Rob would grow up in relative seclusion, with nannies and security guards looking after him.

Fortunately, things didn’t turn out the way they might have had Robert Pattinson not had the good fortune of being born into a famous family. His godfather is director Steven Spielberg, and his uncle is author Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. In 2004, aged just 19, the precocious youngster launched his acting career in small parts in independent films, quickly building up a resume that would see him land lucrative roles in high-profile Hollywood features. He soon starred in the hit British television series “Dark Shadows,” playing the title character, and became a popular member of the cast.

More Than Meets The Eye

An actor’s success in Hollywood is rarely based on just one role. It is often the result of a successful series of film and television roles that sees the actor climb the proverbial Hollywood ladder. The son of the late Robert Pattinson has clearly enjoyed a rapid rise. After just a few years in the business, he has starred in high-profile movies like “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” and is currently filming the highly anticipated “On the Road” with American actor, and longtime friend, Johnny Depp. The movie will be released in theaters this month.

While Robert Pattinson’s film career has taken off, he hasn’t neglected his personal life. He has been romantically linked to several famous women, including FKA Twigs, the musician and model who he began dating in the fall of 2015, and model Lily Cole. The couple eventually married in a private ceremony in Italy in 2017. In 2018, while shooting the thriller, “The Dirtwater Incident,” in Louisiana, the actor encountered a dangerous situation when a drone struck the set, injuring several people, one of them being Pattinson’s good friend, filmmaker Joe Berlinger. Thankfully, the drone operator was not hurt.

New York City As A Setting For Films

While the London-born actor has mostly shot his recent films in California, he has nonetheless used New York City as a stand-in for important scenes. His character, Ennis Delaney, in the 2013 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Border,” runs around almost constantly with a gun in one hand and a suitcase in the other, eventually landing in New Mexico after a cross-country flight from NYC.

Similarly, in the romantic comedy, “Rumor has it,” he skips from one romantic encounter to the next as he frantically tries to keep his celebrity a secret from his demanding mother. The fact that most of his scenes were shot in New York gives the film a feeling of authenticity that viewers can relate to, although McCarthy’s novel is set entirely in the American heartland.

The actor can be seen running around New York nearly non-stop in the 2012 biopic, “The Lost Boys,” which is currently in theaters. In a scene that might be familiar to fans of the book, the actor plays one of the many hustlers who swarm around charismatic leader, Carlton Weedon, offering fake endorsements and outlandish advice. While many of Weedon’s “kids” are actually older than the actor, all of them look to him for guidance and protection as they navigate the dangerous and turbulent world of New York City real estate in the 1980s.

A Romantic Lead

Aside from his acting prowess, what will likely see the actor succeed for many years to come is his romantic lead. Robert Pattinson has been romantically linked to several high-profile women, most notably, FKA Twigs and Lily Cole. The two began dating in the fall of 2015, with their rumored romance being fueled by Pattinson’s increasing fame. The pair were eventually married in a private ceremony in Italy in 2017 and together they have a son, Asher, born in 2018. It is possible that the English actor could follow in his father’s footsteps and become a gay icon, showing the world his support for LGBTQ equality through his work and his personal life.