If you’re a fan of the Twilight (or The Vampire Diaries) movies, you might be familiar with the handsome actor Robert Pattinson. He’s currently starring in a new movie, Water for Elephants, which hits theaters on September 22nd. The film also stars Jacob Tremblay and Reese Witherspoon. The movie is based on a novel by Sara Gruber. In the past, Pattinson has been criticized for his work ethic and accused of being a workaholic. But what will his latest film do to clear his good name? Let’s take a look.

He Didn’t Have To Work That Hard To Become Successful

Pattinson grew up in England and pursued acting at the London Studios and then the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He quickly became one of Britain’s most in-demand actors and is known for playing literary characters in modern-day classics like The Great Gatsby and Frankenstein. He also played the titular role in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Most recently, he appeared in Gucci’s runway show as well as in the movie adaptation of Nick Hornby’s book, How to Be a Man. In addition to acting, Pattinson released a successful solo album back in 2012 and has been involved in a number of acclaimed movies. So, it’s not like he came from nowhere.

But what exactly is his secret? According to his ex-girlfriends, it’s simple. Pattinson is just a creepy, creepy man. Apparently, he didn’t have to work that hard to become successful. After he split from his wife, Kristen, in 2014, he started hanging out with young, beautiful women, much to the dismay of his then-current girlfriend, Lauryn Hill. One ex-girlfriend even went as far to say that he took advantage of her when they were together. Another described how he would spy on young women as they changed for swimsuits and touch them inappropriately. Is this true? We don’t know, but it doesn’t sound like something nice to say about anyone, especially someone you’re dating or considering dating.

The Trouble With Being Too Proud Of Your Body

One of the things that has made Pattinson so popular is that he’s very open about his body positivity. In fact, he’s often used his Instagram account to point out that he doesn’t think he’s perfect and encourages fans to follow his lead. He’s also spoken out about the media’s obsession with size, noting that he feels like he’s bigger than the average person on the street. So, for someone so commonly depicted in popular culture as an attractive man, Pattinson doesn’t seem to fit the bill. But maybe that’s what makes him so special. It’s the complete opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio, who often plays characters that are much more interested in appearances than what’s inside.

Why Are Men So Interested In Appearance?

It’s not just that he doesn’t seem to fit the popular image of an attractive man. It’s that he doesn’t seem to fit the traditional male mold. Many have described Pattinson as being unconventional and even a little bit of a feminist. Indeed, in his 2010 book, Loneliest Loser, the English actor says, “I grew up in a house where you’d never normally find the two of us together. I was very much into my own company. I read a lot. I went to the pub a lot. I didn’t really have close relationships with men, not like other boys did. So I guess it all comes down to this: I’ve never really belonged anywhere.”

That might be why so many women have fallen for him. He’s not your typical Hollywood star. And that’s probably exactly what makes him so attractive to them. Of course, it helps that he’s very talented. In addition to being an actor, Pattinson is also a musician and a photographer. So he has a very creative side that women find fascinating. Still, even he admits that he doesn’t understand why so many women have been drawn to his unconventional aura. He’s never been particularly interested in fashion and often doesn’t even bother to try and dress the part of a Hollywood heart-throb. Instead, he’ll wear jeans and a plain Tee, or maybe even a hoodie and sweatpants. But it’s that laidback attitude that has helped him to connect with the opposite sex. It’s that bohemian charm that women find so attractive. It’s that devil-may-care attitude that makes all the difference.

What Will Water for Elephants Do For Pattinson’s Image?

So far, everything seems to be going according to plan. After Water for Elephants grossed more than $200 million at the box office worldwide, the Hollywood star was seen on the red carpet at the premiere looking dashing in a sleek black tuxedo. And it was all thanks to a series of photoshoots that he had with legendary photographer Bruce Weber. The two worked together on four consecutive nights at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles. On September 9th, the day the photoshoots were due to come out, an exclusive teaser image was leaked. It showed Pattinson in a wet t-shirt, which was quickly followed by other images of the actor in various stages of undress. This was obviously a huge breach of privacy, but the industry welcomed it as a refreshing change. The images went viral as soon as they were released, proving that the taboo against celebrity nudity had been officially broken. And this is exactly what Pattinson had hoped for. In an interview with Esquire, he said, “I want people to feel like it’s okay to be sexy and have your tits out and all that kind of stuff. Because I don’t think it’s ever been okay before. I genuinely don’t think it’s ever been okay to be a woman and be sexy and have your tits out, and I think it should be.”

Pattinson also encouraged fans to speak out about sexuality and body positivity, saying, “I think that women should be proud of their bodies and men should be supportive of them. You know what, though? I’m not going to complain if a woman wants to show me her tits because I think that’s beautiful. And I think men should be able to accept that too because a lot of men in the world, especially in Hollywood, treat women like objects and don’t believe in equal rights for women. So it’s about time that changed.”

His Support For Women’s Rights Is Unusual

Pattinson isn’t just proud of his body — it seems that he wants to encourage other men to follow his lead. In his 2014 book, The Art Of Being Alone, the English actor and musician describes himself as “a bit of a feminist” and credits Women’s Lib for giving him the confidence to be himself. During an interview with Vogue, he was asked about whether or not he’s ever been attracted to a man. “I’ve never really been interested in men. I’m comfortable with who I am and what I like. I don’t see why people should have to fit into certain categories just because they’re born male or female. It’s a shame that society still tries to do that. And that’s why I feel comfortable being such a big voice for so many women. I want people to feel like it’s okay to be themselves, whatever their gender.”

In 2018, Pattinson continued to stand by his stance, telling TMZ, “I think equal rights for women are really important. I’ve always felt like a feminist. I love women. I think they’re fantastic. I’m really happy that my views on this topic coincide with so many other people’s.” He also told The Sunday Times that he wouldn’t have minded if a third of the roles in the upcoming film, The Laundry, were given to women. Why is he so interested in promoting women’s suffrage? A lot of the roles in his movies are traditionally dominated by men. So it’s about time that changed. Still, he won’t say whether or not he’ll play a part in any upcoming movies, telling E! News, “I don’t know what I’m doing next. I really don’t. I could give you a list of ideas of stuff I’d love to do, but I have no idea. I’ve been lucky enough to land a few, but I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up.”