If you’re still wondering what type of guy Robert Pattinson is, you’re not alone. We dove deep into his personal collection of tweets and Instagram posts to surface the best GIFs that reveal his tenet.
The Downward Spiral
The first GIF that reveals Robert Pattinson’s tenet is one of a spiraling descent. The camera slowly pans out from above the action as a figure in a wheelchair drops down toward the ground. As he approaches the vertical, the camera reveals his face, and we see that he is sporting a thick black mustache that almost covers his upper lip. This must be the work of master carpenter James Whistler, who built the wheelchair, as it is an almost exact replica of the one used in Whistler’s 2014 film, The Way Back. Pattinson is known to be a big fan of the film and often wears a T-shirt with an image of the character Mr. Goodchuck from the movie in homage. It’s easy to see how the descent could be interpreted as a metaphor for addiction or self-destruction, especially since the final photo reveals that the actor is holding a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
The D Train
The D Train is one of the nicknames for the Diamondbacks train, which connects the city of Phoenix with its airport. The nickname came about because the train travels on a route resembling the letter D. Its first stop is Downtown, where it picks up passengers, and then it continues on to Sky Harbor. The D Train is used to transport people from point A to point B, but it also has the dual function of showing off the scenic wonders of the Southwest. In one of his favorite songs, ‘’Bad News’’, the English singer-songwriter Elvis Presley sings about the dangers of addiction and the pull of destructive behavior. The song’s chorus goes: “Going down, going down, just hop on the D train; going down, going down, just close your eyes and hold on.” The D Train is a fitting name for this scene, as the train provides a beautiful view of a city in decline. Much like the train, Pattinson’s descent is also figurative – he’s always been open about his struggles with addiction and depression. In his 2013 documentary, Bel Ami, he revealed, “It was a tough time for me, and it wasn’t just about the movie. I didn’t know where my life was headed, and it took me a little while to figure it out.” He continued, “When you’re 22 and you’re living on your own in London, things can get a little crazy. It was my first taste of what real life is like. It wasn’t all bad, but I think I made the right decision.”
Infection is often depicted as a deadly virus in movies and television shows, but the truth is that it’s a common and usually curable bacterial infection. It was once considered a death sentence, but with antibiotics and proper treatment, people are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. Unfortunately, not many people know how to treat an infection correctly, which often results in problems such as bacterial resistance and debilitating side effects. In one of his most iconic images, Pattinson is seen lying on a bed surrounded by various medical equipment. He’s being treated for a kidney infection he contracted while filming Divergent. The photo was taken at the Malignant Melanoma Cancer Center in London, where he had traveled for a press junket. The irony of being surrounded by so much medical equipment while lying in an infected kidney area isn’t lost on anyone who sees the photo.
The B-O-M-B is an acronym for Bond Our Midwife’s Birthing Palace, where James Bond was born in You Only Live Twice. The site is popularly known for its giant tubs of rice that were used as maternity wards during World War II. It was an arduous process for expectant mothers to give birth in these tubs because it was so uncomfortable riding the waves of the G-forces caused by contractions. James Bond’s birthing tub was no exception, and he needed a little help to make it through the tumultuous process. In the You Only Live Twice clip above, you can see James Bond being born in a bathtub surrounded by doctors and nurses. The experience must have been somewhat similar to what it was like to give birth in a rice paddy, but he survived nonetheless.
Musicians, bodybuilders, and comedians are often caricatured as having extremely high blood pressure, but that’s not actually the case. People with high blood pressure tend to have an underlying cause that can be traced back to a poor diet or an unhealthy lifestyle. In the case of musicians and comedians, it is often caused by the stress of performing in front of an audience. For professional bodybuilders, it’s often the result of their rigorous training schedules. In any case, the strain of constant high blood pressure can lead to a variety of problems, from heart disease to chronic fatigue. One of the greatest things about Robert Pattinson is that he’s always been open about his health concerns. In an interview with GQ magazine, the actor revealed that he’s been suffering from Ménière’s disease since he was a teenager. The disease is named after the 19th century French doctor who first described it, and it causes victims to experience episodes of vertigo, which is otherwise known as “the spinning sensation”. It can be difficult to diagnose precisely since it mimics many different symptoms, but eventually the condition will affect nearly all of your senses; you’ll feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of noise, and it will be extremely hard to eat or drink without experiencing symptoms. There’s also the problem of what to do during an episode. Most people are advised to stay in the sun and keep their head still, as moving it around could trigger another attack. As you might expect, Pattinson has had to adjust his daily routine to accommodate his condition. In 2014, he revealed: “I’m not supposed to do anything major right now. I’m supposed to chillax, so I’m kind of letting myself go crazy. I’ve been getting up at 6am to go for a run, which I know is probably crazy for someone who’s not used to getting up that early. But I think it’ll help me clear my head. Then I come back, and I’ll have a glass of wine with my wife.”
All Fall Down
All Fall Down is the sixth studio album by English rock band Royal Blood, whose members are Mick Fleetwood, Luke Steele, and Jack Savage. It was released on October 26, 2017. One of the best things about this album is that it finally brings together two of music’s most iconic figures: Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath. The album art is also incredible, with each band member depicted as a deity in some form of a battle against a backdrop of flowers, snakes, and butterflies. The music itself is a blend of bluesy rock and heavy metal that draws from both of their influences. In the album’s first single, ‘’What I Want’’, we get to see and hear what Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath sound like together for the first time in well over 30 years. You have to hear it to believe it. The track is essentially a mashup of “Planet Mac” and “Iron Man” that turns both classics into a monster of a tune.
In 2018, we’re going to see and hear more from Robert Pattinson than ever before. Not only is he set to star in the Divergent series and the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but he also has some acting assignments already committed to. One of the things that makes Pattinson special is that he seems to have a genuine love for his craft. It was evident from his very first role in 2005’s Sexiest Summer Ever, and it continues today. In August 2018, he tweeted: “I love acting. I really do. It’s the only thing I’ve ever really wanted to do, and now that I’m doing it, I realize how much I love it. I feel really lucky to be able to do something that I feel so passionate about.” He also revealed in a 2016 interview with Nylon that he has plans to “graduate” from acting and move into directing for television and film. The fact that he has stuck with acting shows that he’s not given up on pursuing this dream. In September 2018, Robert Pattinson made his directing debut with the short film Perfect Harmony, which is based on the life of the legendary cellist Andre Rieu. The film is set to premiere at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival and will be released later that year in theaters across the country.