The 27-year-old British actor Robert Pattinson is known for his bad boy image and was even described by one source as “the Antichrist” for his alleged bad behavior. Now, however, he’s showing off a more mature side in a photo shoot for French magazine Closer. The pic, which was shot by the Belgian artist Marc Sireleau, shows a stunningly handsome Pattinson looking like a total opposite of his usual type. The actor reportedly spent two weeks in hiding to lose any baby fat before the shoot and worked with a personal trainer to get in shape. In the pic, he’s seen in a crisp white shirt with a black collar and cuffs and black trousers with a shine finish. The outfit, which was chosen to correspond with the dark and moody feel of the story, is completed with a sleek blue leather jacket and white sneakers. On his feet, the actor is wearing an elegant ring made of black and white diamonds. It’s not exactly a classic ‘boyish’ look but it’s certainly a far cry from the popular perception of the actor.

Robert Pattinson’s Career

Pattinson began his acting career in 2007, when he landed a role in the British miniseries, ‘The Boat Race’. He played Ricky, a streetwise teen who befriends Joe, a middle-aged man. The project, which was based on the novel ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ by John Boyne and aired on BBC One, was a success and earned him a British Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. Two years later, he starred in the acclaimed German psychological thriller ‘The Face of Anna’, alongside Julia Roberts and Jessica Lange. The movie, which focused on the relationship between a nanny and the child she’s caring for, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best foreign language film. In 2011, he starred in the American remake of ‘Darling,’ titled ‘Darling.’ The same year, he had a supporting role in the film adaptation of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ and then in 2012 he appeared as the male lead in the dark action movie ‘High Noon.’

Though he’s mostly known for his film roles, Pattinson made his Broadway debut in 2015 in the role of Charlie in ‘Venus in Fur.’ The stage production then moved to Hollywood and was later nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for best play. That same year, he starred in the sci-fi thriller ‘Passengers,’ based on the novel by Anna Kogan. The film, which also starred Leonardo DiCaprio, was a box office hit and the second-highest-grossing original American film of the year. In 2018, he starred in and produced the indie film ‘The Lost City of Z.’ The movie, which is based on the best-selling non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann, depicts a journalist’s (Jared Menton) search for writer William Morrow’s (Pattinson) missing city in the Amazon. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received wide acclaim. In 2020, he’s set to star in and produce the supernatural thriller ‘The Goldfinch,’ directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the bestselling novel by Thea von Harbøl.

How Does Robert Pattinson Dress?

Pattinson has never been one to shy away from a good hairstyle or a full-blown ‘do. The actor was first photographed sporting a buzz cut in 2010, which he explained at the time, “The idea behind the haircut is to feel more adult. I wanted to make my hair look like a bush, like an overgrown child’s hair.” In 2012, he went for a more ‘modern’ look and sported a shaven head. In 2015, Pattinson began sporting a full, bushy beard. “I always found keeping my hair and beard neat and tidy interesting,” he told The New York Times in 2016. “I like experimenting with my hair and beard. To me, it’s like putting outfits together. It’s fun to see how other people react when I experiment with my hair and beard.”

As for the rest of his wardrobe, in 2010, he dressed in a variety of sportswear for the movie ‘The Rover.’ His look in the film was inspired by designer J.M. WESTON. Pattinson later explained, “I found the overall look that J.M. Weston designed for the movie ‘The Rover’ really incredible. The designer had access to exceptionally unique and luxurious fabrics that he was able to use for the movie. One of the most precious fabrics was a midnight-blue satin that was so light it almost felt like a breeze. It was an incredibly unusual find and I was really fortunate to be able to pull it off the rack.”

Most of Pattinson’s outfits are classic looks suitable for various occasions. Typically, he wears silk or cashmere blazers with printed jeans, crisp white shirts, and simple black or brown leather or vegan leather shoes. For men’s fashion iconoclasts and those who prefer a more modern look, however, there are numerous alternatives available. In addition to stylish alternatives to the suits and blazers, which are shown here, one can find a wide range of fashion-forward outfits on the actor’s Instagram.