If you’ve ever seen a movie, you may have seen the face of Robert Pattinson. He’s one of the most recognizable faces in the world, even if you’ve never heard of him.
The actor, who plays the vampire Robert in the Twilight series, is one of the most popular Hollywood stars. He first came to fame in 2009’s blockbuster movie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and since then, the actor has appeared in numerous films and shows, proving his popularity.
A Brief History Of Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson was born on July 5, 1985 in London. He is the youngest child of film director, Chris Pattinson, and film producer, Annabel Pattinson. The family moved to Beverly Hills, California when he was a child. He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 2003 and then went on to study English at the University of Southern California. In 2007, he dropped out of college to take acting classes with Christian La Marque in preparation for his role as the vampire, Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga.
A Career In Acting
It wasn’t until 2009 that Robert Pattinson finally made his film debut in the comedy, The Invention of Loneliness, which served as a prequel to the Twilight Saga. Based on the novel of the same name by John Green, the film explores themes of love, loneliness, and depression. It also marked the start of a long string of critically acclaimed films. The following year, he starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in the movie, Dancing with the Stars, and then portrayed author, A.S. Byatt’s character, Harold Shipman, in the drama, Murder on the Orient Express.
During this time, he also appeared in the video game, Grand Theft Auto V. The role was a prequel to the story and involved Pattinson playing a younger version of the character, Jimmy, from GTA IV. He is credited for providing the motion capture for Jimmy. For his roles in all of these films, he was nominated for various awards, including a BAFTA and an Academy Award. He won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer in a Leading Role for his role in The Invention of Loneliness and was also nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Actor.
A Love For Film And Gaming
In addition to his acting career, Robert Pattinson is a devoted gamer, especially fond of first-person shooter and action-adventure titles. He played a key role in developing the story for the video game, The Darkelion Prophecy, which was published by Joystick Mode in 2010. In the game, you play as Pattinson’s character, Edward, and you have to unravel a mystery in Egypt.
The following year, he made a brief appearance in the action-adventure game, Call of Duty: Black Ops as a voice actor. This was in addition to the regular voice actor for Edward, Graham McTavish, who plays the role of Father in the TV show, Bedroom eyes. In Black Ops, you also play as a zombie named Dempsey, who is tasked with finding the cure for the infection. He’s not the only popular actor to lend his voice to a video game; Edward Norton and Willem Dafoe also provided voices for the zombie game, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game.
A Passion For Fashion
It’s been a while since MTV’s flagship show, True MTV, featured fashion as a key component. But the network has revived the format with Fashion Week Ripped (FWR), a new show that debuted in February 2019. On the show, host, Erin Heatherton, explores the catwalk in a variety of cities around the world. The series will also feature renowned designers, who will give their take on the current fashion trends and what they foresee for the future.
While most people may not be familiar with the name, Robert Pattinson is one of the most fashionable actors currently working. He regularly wears Armani and Chanel and has been known to sport daring outfits on and off set. He keeps up with the times by frequently attending Hollywood events, such as the Annual Costume Institute Gala at the Met Museum. The actor was named Menswear Designer of the Year for 2019 by the British Fashion Awards. He also has a fashion line with Saint Laurent, which was launched in 2018.
The Love Expert
While he may not have had formal film training, Robert Pattinson is a very experienced actor when it comes to love. He’s had a long-term relationship with actress, Bella Hadid, and they were recently pictured on the beach in Bali, Indonesia together. They also frequently spend time with their dogs, Harvey and Amelie, who are featured in their public appearances together. The couple has reportedly worked through many of their relationship issues and are determined to make their relationship work. It was recently revealed that Hadid bought her love interest, 24, an engagement ring worth $500,000. And it seems the feeling is mutual because Pattinson has been quoted as saying, “I like to consider myself very fortunate. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of being with Bella.”
The Vampire King
It’s been a wild few years for the Twilight series. After breaking box-office records in 2012 with the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the series took a six-year break. Finally, in 2018, the fourth film, Twilight Saga: The Final Chapter premiered to critical acclaim and became the highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. The final installment marked the end of an incredible journey and a new beginning for the Twilight saga. In addition to his acting responsibilities in the films, the actor also serves as a producer on the series through his production company, Fulcrum Films. With the recent success of the franchise, it seems like it’s a good time to be a Twilight fan.