Robert Pattinson is an English actor, musician, and filmmaker. He rose to fame in the early 21st century for playing the lead character in the Twilight series. Due to the success of the Twilight films, he became known as the sexiest man alive, which he largely rejects. In terms of musical talent, he is most famous for his collaborations with his band, the Waterboys. He also plays the guitar and sings. In addition to film and music, he enjoys painting, reading, and traveling. He is married to German model and singer Lisa Bonet. They have two children together.
Pattinson was born on March 14, 1984 in London, England. He is 5′ 11″ tall. He began his acting career when he was 12 years old, performing at London theaters and on television programs. He attended the prestigious London School of Economics. In 2004, he was awarded the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for his performance in The Love Whip.
Pattinson initially gained attention for his height. He is a double-major in economics and English literature; many of his characters are described as book-smart and movie-smart, although he has stated he prefers to be called smart. He has also been referred to as a walking Adonis due to his looks. However, this height has led to some health problems. In an interview with Vogue, Pattinson discussed his health issues. “Every part of my body has changed since I was a teenager. I’ve got a real brawn problem. I’ve got massive neck and back problems from being so skinny as a teenager. I’ve had surgery on my knees because they were too small. I’ve had surgery on my eyes for glaucoma, which is completely unreasonably high in Brits. We’re a funny race.”
Pattinson is very sensitive about his weight, often criticizing those who describe him as being skinny or illusive. He has had several weight loss surgeries, which have not been very successful. Despite this, he keeps trying, and is also very loyal to his friends, families, and bandmates. He has been open about his struggles with weight. In 2010, he gave an interview to Rolling Stone, discussing his eating habits and how he deals with his body image issues. He said, “I just try and stay strong. I don’t want to show the world how much I’ve changed, but I’ve managed to keep a lot of the good things that came with being Robert Pattinson. I’m still friendly with my fans and enjoy meeting people who enjoy my music. But I don’t get recognized on the street very often, and I’ve got to admit that I sometimes feel bad about that.”
Pattinson has been criticized for his body positivity. In an interview with Elle UK, he discussed his approach to weight loss. “For me, it was all about having the right kind of lifestyle change – food-wise, fitness-wise, and mental-wise. My mental health coach helps me every day with self-image issues and keeping my positivity up. I don’t go on diets, I don’t restrict myself, and I don’t think I’ll ever feel like I do now. I just focus on being the best Robert Pattinson I can be – there are no shortcuts.”
In addition to his personal life, Pattinson’s professional life is also something to admire. He has been acting professionally since he was 12 years old. In 2004, he won the award for Best Male Newcomer at the UK Film Awards for his role in Four Lions. Since then, he has continued to work, appearing in the 2005 film adaptation of Vanity Fair, opposite Claire Danes and Nicole Kidman, and in 2011’s Never Let Me Go, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. In terms of his music career, Pattinson played several small roles in the Oasis film, and later reprised his role in the Oasis Broadway musical. In 2016, he joined the band on tour, playing guitar and providing backing vocals. In 2019, he won the Grammy Award for best rock song for “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” his collaboration with the band the Waterboys.
Pattinson is married to German model and singer Lisa Bonet. They have two children together, a daughter and a son, whom they had with Bonet. The family lives in a London mansion with a private pool. One of the most recognizable faces in the world, he still finds time to visit his children’s schools and meet their friends. He makes no secret of the fact that he is very proud of his family and loves spending time with them. He is also close to his extended family, especially his aunt, Kate, who is a fashion designer and formerly served as his manager. Kate has two children from a previous marriage. She gave birth to a daughter, Sophia, in 1997. Her son, Jack, followed three years later.
Pattinson has spoken openly about his social life. In his 2015 biography, The Making of Twilight, Michael Wojton writes that, even at the height of his fame, Pattinson kept a relatively low profile. “I don’t think he did that deliberately. He wanted to be seen as this bookish character that you don’t talk to that much – he didn’t want people to come up to him on the street and start shouting ‘boo,’ because they’ll know he doesn’t like that,” Wojton says. “So he kind of protected that side of himself.”
Still, Pattinson has attracted a large number of fans due to his looks. In 2019, he revealed that he had received several propositions from older women, some of whom were married, which he had subsequently turned down. He told Marie Claire: “I want to keep my energy for my children, my friends, and my bandmates. But yes, there’s been a lot of interest and I’m incredibly flattered.” He has also inspired a large number of memes due to his unique look. However, as he has gotten older, his time off work has increased and he spends more time with his family. While he has been open about the attention he has received due to his looks, he has said that he wants to be judged on his talent rather than his looks. In an interview with The Sunday Times in 2019, Pattinson said: “I don’t want to be known as the sexiest man alive. I want to be known for my acting abilities. I want to be loved for my character, not my looks. I want to be the best version of myself that I can be, not the Robert Pattinson that people want to have sex with.”
Despite his busy schedule, Pattinson keeps himself fit and ready for action with push-ups, squats, and swimming. Fans can keep up with his activities on social media. His Twitter account is updated with his tweets and photos from various events and shows. In September 2014, he announced that he had gotten a new tattoo, of a rose and the number 14, which represents both his and Lisa Bonet’s birthdays. On his Instagram account, he often posts workout videos, as well as snaps of himself and his family. He also regularly interacts with his followers on social media, often responding to questions, offering advice, or thanking fans for their support.