Well, you might have seen the news. It seems that just about everyone and their mama has an opinion about the newest addition to the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit that Robert Pattinson is one fascinating dude. With his mysterious past and sizzling good looks, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has gone gaga over him. But is he really as bad as they say? Let’s take a closer look at this interesting case.
A Mystery Man
Pattinson was born on July 12, 1986 in London, England. He began acting in commercials at a young age and made his television debut in 2004. Since then, the British actor has appeared in several high-profile movies and TV shows. It was in 2009 that he gained widespread recognition when he landed the part of the loveable vampire in The Twilight Saga. Since then, people have been talking about him non-stop. It seems that the Englishman can’t escape his new-found fame. In 2012, he was named the 12th most attractive person in the world by a Spanish magazine.
It’s been one wild ride so far. Since the release of Twilight, Pattinson has been in demand, appearing in some of the most iconic films of our time. He had a starring role as the tragic Lord Edgware in the 2013 James Bond movie Spectre. The following year, he co-starred with Amy Adams in the war film Forces of Nature. Most recently, he had a supporting role in the historical drama The King And I, which was based on the life of President Abraham Lincoln. In 2019, he will appear in The Loved Ones, a comedy-drama about an ageing couple in London, directed by Richard Loncraine (The Full Monty).
Even before he became famous, Pattinson was known for his bad boy image. It seems that he was always a bit of a wild child. In an interview with GQ, the actor admitted that he has a temper and gets jealous easily. So jealous, in fact, that he attacked a photographer after a fashion shoot went horribly wrong. The photographer, who was hospitalized, sued Pattinson for $2.5 million. The trial was postponed until October 2020. The photographer claimed that the actor pushed his way into the limelight and refused to give any interviews, let alone do publicity campaigns, unless he was paid. His lawyers argued that the allegations were “baseless and ridiculous.”
As if all that wasn’t bad enough, Pattinson also struggles with depression and anxiety. In an interview with GQ, he revealed that he has suffered from severe anxiety ever since he was a teenager. He attributed this to his difficult upbringing. He also admitted that he tried to commit suicide when he was 19 years old.
“I took an overdose of pills, thinking it was painkillers for my ankle, which I’d injured while running. I was out for a few days and then I started to feel really crappy, so I went to the doctor. He told me I’d taken too many painkillers and that if I didn’t stop then I’d end up in hospital. I remember feeling so relieved. That’s when I knew I needed to get help. I was terrified of becoming addicted to drugs.”
As if all that were not bad enough, Pattinson has a rather dubious past. Back in 2011, he was arrested in Los Angeles after a car accident that resulted in property damage. He was charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. Although he had a court date, he skipped town. The following year, he was pulled over for speeding and placed under citizen’s arrest. He was eventually released without charge. In another incident that same year, he was arrested for allegedly headbutting a restaurant window during an alcohol-induced stupor. Fortunately, he didn’t hurt himself too badly and no charges were laid. In 2015, he was arrested for vandalism after spray-painting a car and a building. The next year, he was once again arrested for intoxication. This time, he was charged with public intoxication, disturbing the peace and possession of drug paraphernalia. Fortunately, he didn’t hurt himself too badly this time and the charges were eventually dropped. In another incident in 2018, he was accused of shoving a photographer and then grabbing his equipment. The photographer, whose name is being withheld, filed a police report and the case is currently unsolved.
The Englishman has never been shy about courting the famous. Ever since landing the role of Edward Cullen, he has been linked to many A-list actresses. He dated Taylor Swift for a year, which the latter wrote about in her bestselling memoir, The Fearless. In 2018, he was named as one of the top 30 most eligible bachelors in the world. Since then, his social media accounts have been buzzing with news of his supposed conquests. One of the most high-profile affairs was with American actress Emily Blunt. The duo was linked in 2019 and it was later reported that they had been secretly married since 2018. They have a son named Abel who was born in August 2019.
Beautiful But Cruel
It appears that the English actor is a bit of a sadist. Back in 2015, he was accused of punching a fan in the face at a photo shoot. The victim, who was 26 years old, required plastic surgery and a titanium implant to repair the damage. Pattinson later apologized, claiming that he thought the woman was going to hit him. A year later, he was again accused of punching a fan during filming. This time, it was a 28-year-old man who required hospitalization. He is also known to be verbally abusive towards his co-stars. He has been accused of shouting at Emily Blunt, causing her to cry. Although no official statement has been made by either party, it seems unlikely that they will continue working together. Blunt has since issued an apology, saying that she is “deeply, deeply sorry” for causing such a fuss.
To be fair, the 28-year-old man who sued Pattinson for $2.5 million did so because the actor had ignored his requests to be paid for interviews and other publicity. The photographer, whose name is being withheld, claimed that he had been asked to front a campaign for Pattinson’s favorite vodka brand but had not been paid for the job. No money changed hands, according to the photographer.
In spite of all this, Pattinson continues to attract admirers. He has a unique screen presence. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit that he is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, it isn’t all flawless. As much as we would like to focus on the positive, there is also a dark side to this brilliant blue-eyed devil. It seems that he has a temper and gets jealous easily. He also has a troubled past, including several run-ins with the law. However, he is still considered one of the most attractive men in the world. It seems that for some, he is just what the doctor ordered. Fortunately, he is still young. Perhaps, with time, he will learn to channel his anger in constructive ways. For now, let’s enjoy this fantastic moment and savor the fact that despite all his flaws, we are still interested in him.