It’s no secret that British actor Robert Pattinson is one of Hollywood’s most popular and prolific heartthrobs. The 27-year-old is best known for his leading role as Edward Cullen in the blockbuster Twilightseries, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, a SAG Award, and a whopping 6 Academy Award nominations.

Even before Twilight, Pattinson had made a name for himself in Hollywood. He rose to fame playing the part of young Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series and went on to appear in high-profile films like The Tourist and Water For Elephants. In addition to acting, Pattinson is an accomplished musician who can play the guitar, piano, and drums. He also has an eye for fashion, which has helped him to amass a sizeable wardrobe of unique and high-end designer outfits. The English actor is currently in the midst of a promotional tour for his upcoming film All You Need Is Love, which is based on the Beatles’ legendary story and focuses on their rise to fame during the height of the cultural revolution in the 1960s. Let’s take a closer look at the most iconic images of Rob Pattinson.

The Making Of Bella

One of the best things about Pattinson is the range of iconic films he’s appeared in. The actor is well known for his versatility and is often compared to the late Heath Ledger, whose performance in The Dark Knight earned him a posthumous Academy Award nomination. In 2009, Vanity Fair described Pattinson as “Heath Ledger’s little dark brother,” and it’s quite an apt description. Like Ledger, Pattinson possesses a brooding intensity and a magnetic charm that makes you instantly curious about what he’s going to say or do next.

Pattinson’s breakout role was as an English teacher named Edward Cullen in Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight, a book that went on to become a blockbuster phenomenon. The movie musical adaptation of Twilight was released in 2012 and became one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Since then, the brunet beauty has appeared in a string of successful blockbusters, earning him the nickname “the prince of darkness.”

Although he’s often depicted as a brooding, seductive presence onscreen, Pattinson is actually rather warm and friendly in real life. He has a large group of loyal fans that swoon over his every word and deed. After wrapping production on All You Need Is Love in February, he took the time to celebrate his fans’ undying devotion by hanging out with them. Onlookers reported that Rob Pattinson is “a different person” after his Twilight days and that he “loves being out there with the fans.”

The Making Of Cedric

The most recent film that Pattinson appeared in is Gucci Mane’s Ridaz, a hip-hop musical about a group of friends who form a crew to help a friend get his girl back. The film was released this past March and debuted at number one at the box office.

The role of Cedric requires Pattinson to pull off an impressive physical transformation. For his character, Gucci Mane turned to the legendary makeup artist Guiseppe Messina, who also did Rick Ross’s and Tyga’s makeup in the film. It’s practically impossible to go into detail about how transformative Messina’s work onRidaz was without giving away the plot. Suffice it to say that the Italian master transformed Rob into an entirely new person. It is safe to say that no one, including Gucci Mane, is exactly the same after their collaboration on the film.

Mullets And Steevie

Even though he’s associated with some of the most iconic films of all time, Rob Pattinson has never really been the biggest fan of Hollywood. He has described the film industry as “a bit ridiculous,” adding that he “would rather spend my time making music” or “taking long walks.” When asked about his biggest challenge as an actor, he mentioned that he doesn’t “really have a problem with acting, but with the industry. It’s just a different scene every day, so you never really get a break from working.”

It wasn’t always that way for Pattinson. In 2016, the actor made the ultimate sacrifice to follow his dream and enrolled in acting school. However, it seems like the 27-year-old has already begun to rebel against the system and believes that he can do better than memorizing lines and trying to figure out what the director is looking for. Already in his second year at the London Acting School, he is using his Hollywood experiences to help the students and imbue them with the lessons he’s learned over the years. While most actors spend their time on the job trying to refine their craft and improve their performance, Pattinson is already making waves by teaching his students to embrace their individuality and be themselves. He firmly believes that each person is an individual and should be treated as such, which is a sentiment that his students seem to share.

The Man Of Many Outfits

Pattinson is a man of many talents, but he is most famous for his unique and versatile fashion choices. The actor frequently dresses in unique and daring ensembles that bring to mind a diverse group of artists and designers. Sometimes he’ll sport flower crowns, other times he’ll opt for a beanie, and still other times he’ll wear a turban. There’s simply never a dull moment when it comes to observing or participating in his fashion endeavors. Whether it’s at a press conference or onstage at a theatrical performance, Pattinson never fails to amaze with his unique and daring attire.

In addition to celebrating his distinctive fashion choices, Pattinson frequently shares with his fans the process behind some of his outfits. He has a peculiar method of taking inspiration from all sorts of places and times and then incorporating them into his unique and head-turning ensembles. For example, in 2016 he sported a shirt that spelled out “FUCK OFF” in giant letters on the front and back. The actress Elizabeth Taylor was apparently so taken aback by this choice that she gasped and covered her mouth in shock. In another example, he collaborated with JOVANI on a whimsical and colorful outfit that drew inspiration from a vintage Japanese school dress. Even his most recent outfits for All You Need Is Love were inspired by a trip to Japan that he took with his wife. The actor has described his fashion as an “organic process” that is always evolving and changing with the times. As he continues to develop and grow as an artist, so too will his fashion choices.

The Multi-Tasking Snail Man

Another fantastic thing about Robert Pattinson is the variety of films and TV shows that he’s appeared in. It seems like at any given moment, the actor is working on at least three different projects (and sometimes four or five), which is remarkable considering his already busy schedule. The British actor has said that juggling multiple projects is “always fun,” especially when he’s working with some of Hollywood’s top-tier directors. He’s even more grateful that they allow him the time to juggle his hectic schedule, noting that it’s “a real luxury to have so much control over your own life.”

Pattinson has already begun to establish himself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand leading men. All You Need Is Love was the sixth highest-grossing film of the year and the biggest hit thus far of 2018. The actor will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s all-female remake of the critically acclaimed drug heist movie, Thelma, which hits theaters in January 2019.