One of the most successful British actors, models, and photographers, Robert Pattinson, has recently been in the news for various reasons. From breaking up with his long-term partner, Vanessa Paradiz, to filming yet another music-related movie, Believes, the news outlets have been busy printing his photos and running their stories about him. Let’s take a trip back in time and find out more about this talented celebrity.
Robert Pattinson was born on March 12, 1984 in London, England. He is the son of film director Sandy Pattinson and actress Elizabeth Taylor. His maternal uncle is the late legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent.
As a child, he had a stammer that he struggled with, which made him feel insecure and anxious. His parents worked hard to find the right medications to help him with this issue. At age seven, he attended Ludlow School in England, then went on to study English Literature at Oxford University. He later graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).
After university, Pattinson began his acting career in 2005 when he landed a supporting role in the film Crud. The following year, he landed the lead role in Shelter, opposite Emily Brown, and the role of Edward Elric in the 2007 Broadway production of Edward Elric. He also had a small role in the 2008 film Vanity Fair as George Van Cleef. In 2009, he was awarded a BAFTA for Best Newcomer for his performance in the British television show The Inbetweeners.
His big break came in 2011 when he was cast to play the young John Lennon in the upcoming film Imagine. That same year, he also landed the role of the Beast in the Broadway adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. In 2012, he starred as Harry Potter in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and reprised his role in the final two episodes of the series’ first season. His other major on-screen role this year was Drake in the comedy-adventure movie Now You See Me.
Apart from acting and modeling, Pattinson has also ventured into photography. In 2010, he launched a blog where he shares his photographs and thoughts on style. Since then, the blog has grown to become one of the top-liked fashion websites in the world. In 2012, he launched a new website, Rolling Review, to host his photography as well as his film and music criticism. The American music magazine Rolling Stone named him one of the greatest living photographers, and his work has been featured on the cover of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and TIME Magazine. This year, he published a book, The Guardian Guide to Travel Photography, co-authored with photographer Jonas Åkerlund. In January 2018, he ended his engagement to French actress, FKA Twigs, after less than a year of dating. They had been in a committed relationship for two years. Together, they have one daughter, Cosima Elizabeth. They were married in a private ceremony in an Italian villa in Tuscany in June 2018.
Even though he is a successful and well-known actor, it seems that Pattinson still thinks of himself as a bit of a shy boy when it comes to style. In a 2015 interview with Vogue, he said:
“I don’t like to wear bold, bright colors or oversized clothes. It feels a bit presumptuous to me. I tend to shy away from color because I feel like the outfits I wear might distract from my acting work. I prefer to keep my clothes simple and cool. That’s why the majority of my style choices fall into the indie genre.”
While he might not always like to show it, Pattinson’s taste in style is definitely on display. From his signature black clothing to his fondness for sneakers, he rarely disappoints. Here, we take a look at how to pull off this unique look.
Carry On Your Books
Many actors and authors try to replicate the styles of their favorite literary characters. For Pattinson, it’s always been about trying to bring the feeling of a Beatle to life on screen. For his newest movie, Believes, he plays Scott Alexander, a journalist for the London Evening Dispatch who covers the European Opera scene. To create an authentic Beatle vibe, he wears black leather jackets made by LEADROOM, along with matching pants and boots. As a tribute to John Lennon, he ditches his collar shirts in favor of plain, white tees.
Pattinson might prefer to keep his style simple, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t adventurous when it comes to his pick of music. He has frequently been photographed wearing various types of hats, wigs, and fascinators. In addition to his fashion choices, he often shares on social media about the bands and musicians he is listening to. In 2018, he named his favorite band The Ramones as one of the greatest band’s of all time. He’s also a big fan of BTS, the Korean pop band. They have released several music videos featuring Pattinson, and he even appears in a few of their videos. Other bands he admires include The Doors, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys.
Go For Solitude
If there is one thing that the media has noticed about Pattinson, it’s that he often chooses to go for walks and hikes alone. He has even done interviews from time to time where he has spoken about his desire for some “me time.” He isn’t the only famous person to enjoy a good walk, though. Many movie stars enjoy getting some fresh air and taking a stroll through the green scenery. It’s not only good for their health, but it gives them a chance to clear their minds.
Dark And Dashing Looks
Pattinson might opt for a more manly look, but he has also been known to wear more feminine clothing and accessories. During an interview with The New York Times in August 2016, he mentioned how much he appreciates high heels, which he wears often. He has also been seen wearing stilettos and even a ball gown or two. The more confident he feels, the more feminine clothes he tends to wear. It’s interesting to see how much his fashion choices reflect his character’s psychology. For example, the more he struggles with confidence, the more he wears clothing that is typically associated with women. This isn’t a new phenomenon for the 33-year-old. Back in 2015, he told MTV that before he became famous, he dressed in mostly boys’ clothing because he felt more comfortable that way. Now that he’s on the other side of the camera, he can be a bit more playful with his fashion choices.
The Final Word
As you might have guessed, there is more than one way to achieve a style like Robert Pattinson’s. In the same way he doesn’t always like to show it, he doesn’t always like to talk about it, either. What he will say is that he believes in luck and coincidence when it comes to style. He isn’t particularly concerned about which items of clothing he wears, because he feels that they are all chosen for a purpose. He will also add how much he appreciates being dressed by talented people who know exactly the style he is looking for. In some way, he wears this fashion conscious and it helps him keep his cool even when the cameras are flashing.