Rob Pattinson is easily one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood today. The 28-year-old British actor has been in the spotlight since he was 10 years old, when he started appearing in movies. Since then, he’s built up a huge social media following, with over 20 million followers across Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
This popularity has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and he has been featured in several high-profile films, such as the Twilight series and Good Time. He also starred in the highly anticipated film, The Batman, alongside Ben Affleck, and will next be seen in the dark comedy, Game Night, alongside Diane Lacey and Kevin Spacey.
Pattinson was born in London on July 21, 1990. He began his modeling career when he was 10 years old and has since been signed with several high-profile agencies, such as NEXT and IMG Models. In 2011, he was featured on the cover of British GQ, appearing alongside Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Since then, he’s been in several magazine spreads and advertising campaigns, such as Jeeves underwear and Miele appliances.
Pattinson spent some of his early years in London, attending the prestigious St. Andrew’s School and then the British School in Paris. While he was in school, he would frequently travel to Milan to visit his grandparents, who still live there. The family also spent some time in Tulum, Mexico, while he was growing up, an experience he described as “breathtaking.”
Pattinson’s big break came when he was chosen to star in the Twilight movie, based on the best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer. The film was a massive global hit, earning over $500 million worldwide. Later in 2011, he starred in the British film, The Rover, alongside Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle. The following year, he appeared in the horror flick, Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, as well as the comedy, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden. In 2014, he appeared in the films, To Rome with Love and House of Gucci, as well as the HBO series, Sex in the City.
Ambitions For The Future
In addition to his film career, Pattinson is also committed to social causes, especially those related to animal welfare. In 2012, he and singer Katy Perry, with whom he has a 2-year-old daughter, Ella, established the Humane Society of Film, Television and Music (HSFTM) to combat extreme animal cruelty in media. The organization lobbies for better conditions for animals used in film and TV and is actively involved in animal protection campaigns. In 2014, he was named UK Entertainer of the Year by GQ Magazine.
He has also been a longtime supporter of the Hebridean Wolf Society, which protects and cares for the conservation of the species, as well as the National Anti-Poaching Unit, which combats wildlife crime. In 2018, he launched a new initiative called Hands For Change, which encourages individuals and companies to take a stand against animal cruelty in any form.
The Rise Of YouTube
Pattinson’s success on the big screen has not gone unnoticed by the online community, and he has been a major figure on social media. He has over 2.3 million followers on Instagram and regularly uses the platform to post about animal rights and other social issues. On TikTok, where he has over 20.4 million followers, he’s built up a huge audience with relatable and often very funny short-form videos. In the past year alone, his channel has grown from 20 to 35 million views per week. The actor also has a Snapchat account, where he posts behind-the-scenes videos from the set of his various films and regularly engages with his audience.
Pattinson’s film career has only just begun, and with his increasing popularity comes great opportunities to further his career and impact the world around him. In 2015, he was named one of the “next generation’s most talented and promising actors,” alongside Liam Hemsworth and Evan Peters. In addition to his film work, he has several TV series and films in the works. In 2022, he’ll be seen in the thriller, The Hole Truth; and in 2025, he will star in and produce the movie, The Last of the Best.