Is he interested in fashion or films? Does he like big or small screens? Is he more of a book person or a movie person? These are questions the world wants an answer to, because they all want to know more about Robert Pattinson.
The 26-year-old actor is currently touring the U.S. with his band, the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack. He plays several shows each day, sometimes doing three in a row. In between sets, he’s likely to be found talking to fans, or hanging out with friends. But that’s not to say he doesn’t find time for himself – he clearly does because he’s constantly pictured relaxing, reading a book, or lounging around in his hotel room.
So, while the world waits for his next role, it’s busy wondering about the man behind the actor.
Books & Movies
There’s no question that Robert has proven himself to be a talented and versatile actor, as well as a bestselling author. He began his career with a bang, starring in the critically acclaimed indie film, What We Do In the Shadows. He went on to appear in the Harry Potter film series, and played the lead in the acclaimed romantic comedy, Enough Said. Most recently, he starred in the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award.
It’s also been noted that Robert has a particular interest in books. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the actor said he reads “everything. It’s not like I have a favorite genre or anything; I’ll read anything that’s well written and interesting.”
He has also stated that he enjoys being immersed in a story, and that being able to create a character is “very fun.” The actor has said he spends a lot of time thinking about stories and characters, and that this element of role-playing excites him. It appears that behind the scenes of every movie, or in the case of his books, behind every story, there’s a character – a completely distinct individual with unique qualities and quirks. While the world knows Robert as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan’s perfect love story, it’s interesting to note that he has said in interviews that he believes life with Bella never actually happened. He’s simply playing the part of Edward for the role, and he enjoys that aspects of his life are “not real” as he’s able to become someone else and see things from a different perspective.
It’s been noted by fans and the media that Robert maintains a very “cool” and “hip” style, keeping up with the trends while also maintaining his individual identity. He doesn’t follow fashion trends per se, but instead chooses the pieces that appeal to him and his personal style, which is clearly inspired by today’s prominent style icons. In 2014, he was named “the sexiest man alive” by the British tabloid, The Sun, and in 2015, he was labeled “the most stylish male celebrity in the world” by fashion magazine, Vogue.
While many actors go for the glamorous look, often portraying some sort of “rock star,” Robert maintains a very classic style, opting for simple yet fashionable black or gray T-shirts, leather pants, and high-quality shoes. He tends to avoid prints and patterns, and instead chooses classic, masculine items. When he does wear something unique or trendy, it’s usually a bracelet or a necklace.
Apart from acting and fashion, Robert has also been known to devote a great deal of time and energy to his personal life. In an interview with the New York Times, he admitted to spending time with friends and family getting to know them better, and pursuing his interests outside of work – like going to the movies and reading books. He also enjoys a good game of paintball, and inked himself as a temporary tattoo for a music video in 2009.
The multi-hyphenate clearly has his hands full, what with filming schedules and social engagements, so it’s no surprise that he hasn’t been on a date since 2010. He does, however, have a busy travel schedule, with numerous tours and festivals planned for this year and beyond. While many stars have chosen to live a fairly private life, rarely engaging with fans or the press, Robert has been actively involved in social media and has maintained a fairly public presence. He continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, and the world is eagerly waiting to see what he does next.