Who is Robert Pattinson? If you haven’t heard of him, then you must be living under a rock. The British actor, filmmaker, and singer has starred in over a dozen films and is best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series. Over the years, the actor has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most fashionable and stylish figures. While it is true that he rarely shaves and often favors plaid, here are some interesting facts about this Hollywood idol:
He’s Been In The Movies Since He Was 17
Yes, you read that right. Robert Pattinson was born on September 25, 1986, in London, England. He grew up in a prestigious family and was educated at London’s prestigious Heath School. He then went on to read English Literature at Oxford University. It wasn’t until he was 17 that he began acting in school plays and TV shows. He was originally supposed to attend the prestigious London School of Economics, but he ended up doing his A levels at Oxford.]
The Role Of A Lifetime
It was while studying at Oxford University that Pattinson decided to forego his final year to pursue a career in acting. With his final year looming, he auditioned for, and was eventually cast in, the role of James in the 2005 film, Four Months, Three weeks, Two days. The film told the story of a couple who have an affair while filming a television commercial in Morocco. The film’s director, Marc Evans, saw Pattinson’s performance and decided he was perfect for the role. It was the beginning of a role that Pattinson would go on to play for the next four years. Since then, he has starred in over a dozen movies, including Midnight in Paris, Fifty Shades of Grey, and The Rise of the Rocket Girls.
Award Hails From Cannes
If you thought that playing James in Four Months was the start of Pattinson’s career, then you’d probably be in for a big shock when you hear about his next project. In 2007, he received critical acclaim for his role in the film, The Duchess. The historical drama, based on the real-life romance between an aristocrat and a commoner, told the story of the affair that would become one of the biggest scandals in English history. Two years later, he would play the role of the ugliest man in history, Algernon Blackwood, in the movie, The Rum Diary. In 2010, he starred in the movie, Byzantium, about the clash of cultures in the city. The same year, he received yet another award for his role in the film, On the Road. Unfortunately, 2011 would prove to be a pretty bad year for the actor. While shooting the movie, Twilight, he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. He beat the disease, but the ordeal left him weak and shaken. It is from this experience that he decided to take a break from acting to focus on his health and to promote a healthier lifestyle. He would never be the same again. (On the Road would become his biggest box office hit, earning over 400 million worldwide.)
Personal Trainer, Healthy Foodie, And Animal Lover
While the actor was busy recovering from his illness, he took the time to reinvent himself as a personal trainer, health and wellness expert, and even an animal lover. Over the last few years, he has become a full-fledged vegan and a passionate advocate for animal welfare. He now works with PETA UK to educate the public about veganism and to encourage people to go vegan. In 2015, he founded a non-profit organization, named after himself, that promotes a vegan lifestyle and provides support to those who want to go vegan. The organization recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a benefit concert where Pattinson expressed his gratitude for the opportunities that came from his illness. Many of his close friends, family, and professional colleagues attended the concert, which raised £20,000 for the animal rights group. It was also during this time that he became interested in natural health and started reading up on the subject. After becoming vegan, he discovered that his health improved dramatically and he was no longer craving unhealthy foods. He even started getting headaches, which he associated with stress and food. These were actually caused by a vitamin deficiency. Once he made the connection between his health problems and his diet, he changed everything and started feeling better than he had in years. The vegan diet also helps him to stay slim, which he attributes to the oesophageal surgery he had to undergo in 2010. He also credits his phenomenal looks to vegan food. (His personal trainer book, The Hollywood Diet, became a worldwide bestseller.)
These days, it seems that there’s no limit to the variety of roles that the fashionable and stylish actor can take on. He is now in the middle of filming the movie, Good Omens, based on the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The movie, which he is co-producing, was originally scheduled to be released on May 31, 2018, but it was postponed to an unknown date due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Good Omens was originally intended to be released on May 31, 2016, but it was postponed due to the Brexit referendum.)
What is the future of Robert Pattinson? We’ll have to wait and see. After such a long break from acting, it is impossible to know what roles he will end up taking on next. What is certain is that he will always be fascinating to watch. Hollywood may no longer turn to him for charismatic leading man roles, but we can be sure that he will continue to amaze us with his unique blend of class and style.