A new exhibition, Hobo Wars, features the adventures of one of our favorite movie stars. We couldn’t keep our eyes off of him in Water for Elephants. Now, it’s your turn to meet the real-life Robert Pattinson.

From London To Milan In Style

The exhibition opens with a selection of vintage photographs, featuring the handsome British actor in a variety of classic Hollywood poses. We won’t lie: We’ve always been a bit envious of his elegant style, especially since we don’t currently possess it. Most of the time, we’re not even aware of how we look, because we’re too busy being sad that we have to go to work. So looking at these photos makes us feel like the little mermaid from Disney’s animated classic, Beauty and the Beast.

From London To Milan In Style

The exhibition then moves into the present, and visitors are treated to a series of photographs of Pattinson in real life. One of our favorite images shows him striding through a field of sunflowers in the golden glow of sunset, sporting a wide-brimmed leather hat and a scruffy beard. We immediately feel a connection with this earthy, outdoorsy guy, who doesn’t seem to need Photoshop to pose for the cameras. We want to be more like him.

A Rolling Backpack For All His Clothes + Tech

Pattinson has always been a bit of a nomad, and we get a clear sense of this from the exhibition. There are a number of photographs of him traveling through Europe with a heavy backpack on his back. His travels usually lasted for a couple of weeks, and he would stay in different hostels, inviting photographers and fans to come along for the adventure. We get a real feeling of the freedom of movement that comes with being on the road without any belongings in bags, having a rolling backpack instead.

A Rolling Backpack For All His Clothes + Tech

We then discover that the actor is well-equipped for his travels. Not only does he carry his own clothes, but he also brings along his signature scent – Patchouli. We can practically picture his stylish smile and twinkle eyes as he greets fans and welcomes new friends to his hostels. It’s almost as if he owns the road, and everyone else is just along for the ride.

Hobo-Style

The exhibition then zooms in on Pattinson’s hobo-style adventure, chronicling his travels through Europe and the Americas in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. It mostly consists of his iconic 1980s-style long hair and sunglasses, styled in the same way as Marlon Brando’s Rick in The Godfather. We can picture him roping with Che Guevara and hanging out with Andy Warhol, while striding through the streets of New York City in his worn-out Converse.

Hobo-Style

Pattinson has always been a bit of a mystery wrapped in an enigma. While we know a bit about his private life, the majority of his adventures remain a secret. It was only in 2014 that the world learned of the main events that led up to him establishing himself as an independent filmmaker. What we do know is that he made his name as an actor in the early ‘90s, playing opposite Angelina Jolie as she became one of Hollywood’s most promising directors. He then played a supporting role in the second installment of the Tomb Raider movie franchise, before moving into the director’s chair for the upcoming Tomb Raider film. It is said that he wanted to make it clear that, while he was tough, he was also a very compassionate person who cared about people and wanted to help them.

A Veteran Of Daring Cinema

Pattinson is also known for his supporting roles in some of the biggest films of all time. He played a pivotal role in Peter Weir’s Master And Commander: The Far East Tsar, battling it out with a tiger shark while on a scuba diving course with Tom Hanks. He also played the lead in the critically acclaimed comedy Shame, before taking on the role of Marlon Brando’s son in the 1990 movie version of The Godfather. Most recently, he featured in the big-budget zombie comedy, World War Z, where he played the part of a wounded war veteran, replete with military moustache.

The exhibition then moves away from the screen to reveal an eclectic range of memorabilia from Pattinson’s career. There’s a huge amount of behind-the-scenes material, including production stills from a variety of films, as well as a few vintage costumes. One of the most interesting items is a recreation of his character Rupert Pritchard’s office from the 1999 movie Gosford Park. Pattinson’s role was that of an English butler, Rupert Pritchard, who serves the main character, played by Anne Heche. We can see the office from the vantage point of the visiting dignitary, Nicholas Faller (Timothy Hutton), as he takes a call from a journalist, Victoria (Christine Baker), on a rotary phone connected to a wall-mounted speaker. One of our favorite parts of the exhibition is watching the actor react to different moments on screen, his facial expressions fully committed as he studies how he’ll play a certain scene. It really does give you a sense of the creative process, and how much it must have taken to develop his character as you’d read it in the pages of a fashion magazine.

A Cosmopolitan Lifestyle

Finally, the exhibition wraps up with a collection of photos of Pattinson partying through Europe in the ‘70s and ‘80s. It shows the actor relaxing with a drink in hand, his hair still dripping from the beach, as well as some of the luxurious properties he owned along the way. Although he did date an Italian model, Elizabeth Taylor, in the ‘70s, he has always been very open about his friendships with the upper classes. It seems that he preferred to remain in the company of people he could trust and admire, and these people usually stayed at his luxurious homes in Paris and Venice, often entertaining friends and colleagues with sumptuous meals and lavish parties. It seems like the perfect playboy lifestyle, and we can’t help but feel a twinge of envy.

Robert Pattinson is an extremely influential figure in the world of cinema. He spent the ‘70s and ‘80s traveling the world, establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s most promising young stars. It looks like he has finally settled down and started living a more conventional life, and it seems like he is happy to keep things simple. He enjoys a low-profile existence, often showing up at film festivals wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap, and staying in budget-friendly hostels. He has never been known to pass up the opportunity to work, even if it meant taking a bus instead of a limousine. Besides, he has always been a bit of a mystery, keeping many of his personal affairs private. It seems like he is finally happy living in the present, and we can’t help but admire his style and charisma. Hopefully, this exhibition will help put an end to our envy of his Hollywood good looks and elegant style.