While the world was still reeling from the shock of Robert Pattinson breaking up with Kate Bosworth, the actor’s career was still in high gear. As the first anniversary of his split from Kate was approaching, Pattinson was in the midst of filming the highly anticipated new Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beast. The actor also filmed a cameo for the comedy Daddy’s Home, and wrapped up filming on the upcoming Divergent movie, due out this year. However, all these movies have one thing in common, they are set in the past. What’s the next installment in the actor’s upcoming filmography? Is it a return to the future, or are they taking a different direction? Let’s take a look at Pattinson’s history as a film actor.

Pattinson’s Early Years

The son of film producer Tony Pattinson and former fashion model Rosanna Pezzotti, Robert learned to act by watching his parents work in film and television. He made his acting debut at the age of three, appearing in his father’s movie, Romancing the Stone. His first major role came at age seven, in the mini-series adaptation of the Ricochet Rabbit comic book. That same year, he also had a speaking role in the family comedy Daddy’s Dyin’ Game. A few years later, he turned in another impressive performance as the young son of Marjorie Merriweather, a role that earned him a Young Artist Award. At age 11, he portrayed Jimmy Stewart’s son in the drama, On the Waterfront, and at age 14, he played the son of the title character in the comedy Parenthood. Perhaps Pattinson’s most memorable role to date was as Rupert Grindrod in the 2006 movie adaptation of the Young Adult novel, The Chocolate War. Pattinson played the awkward teenage son of a billionaire who tries to live a normal high school life and is in over his head in terms of social skills and understanding of real world issues. The film was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and won two of them, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. It was also selected as one of the top ten favorite movies of all time in an Entertainment Weekly readers’ poll. It is safe to say that Robert Pattinson has established himself as a major film actor.

Pattinson in The New York Times!

Just when you thought that Robert Pattinson couldn’t get any more amazing, he went and did it again! The New York Times announced this week that they had named Pattinson one of the Best Dressed Men of the Year. The actor wore a classic t-shirt, paired with a slim-fit, striped sweater and a baseball cap, to show off his feminine side. He opted to wear tailoring instead of jeans or pants to show his sophistication. The New York Times praised Pattinson for his attention to detail, saying, “His meticulous approach to dressing is visible in every aspect of his look. He wears his hair very neatly and with great care, and always in an exemplary manner. He never gives the impression of being hurried or busy; quite the opposite, he appears to be entirely relaxed and confident in his choices.” We can’t decide whether to praise The New York Times for their impeccable taste, or Robert Pattinson for such a flattering and well-deserved recognition!

Award Nominations!

There’s been a lot of talk about Robert Pattinson being in the running for a few different awards this year. With so much buzz surrounding the actor’s upcoming movies and incredible on-set conduct, it’s no wonder that he’s being nominated for so many awards! He is up against stiff competition though, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matt Damon all vying for Best Actor honors. The nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this Thursday, and we can’t wait to see who wins!

What’s Next?

With two successful years under his belt, it’s safe to say that Robert Pattinson is poised for superstardom. The actor will next star in the thriller, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which arrives in theaters on June 30th. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse is the final installment in the Twilight Saga and follows Bella, now 17 years old, as she searches for love and answers in Eclipse. The movie also stars Taylor Lautner, Peter Brinsley, and Kellie Brown Wilson. We can’t wait to see what director David Slade and the crew at Twilio Studio have in store for us!

While we wait for the next installment in the Twilight series, we can take our mind off our troubles for a few hours by re-watching some of the best moments from his incredible rise to fame. Check out the videos below and tell us which one is your favorite!