We’ve all seen the countless romantic comedy movies where some dastardly twist comes
and sabotages the newlywed bliss of the couple shown on the big screen. Well in real life, things aren’t always that simple. Sure, every now and then you’ll have your
run-of-the-mill sabotage. But often times, life will surprise you with the twists and turns it throws at you.

Take Robert Pattinson for example. The British actor-singer has had quite the adventure-filled
career. From kissing Taylor Lautner on screen in 2012’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, to landing a starring role in the independent
film, The Rover, which was entirely shot in Argentina, to releasing his sophomore album, Bastion, in April, Pattinson has
never shied away from taking on big challenges. In fact, the British actor has always thrived in the face of danger — even
as a child. And at the ripe old age of 36, he’s still going strong, proving that with hard work and a little bit of good
fortune, anything is possible.

From Twihards To Independent Film Star

Born in London, England, on November 12, 1978, Robert Pattinson began acting when he was just four years old. He made his stage debut at
age seven, before going on to star in several plays at the iconic Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). During his time at
RADA, Pattinson starred in the 1999 film, Twister. The drama film was a big hit, spawning a sequel and cementing
Pattinson’s status as a teen idol. He continued to star in several more films throughout the following decade, solidifying his
reputation as a serious young actor.

But it wasn’t until 2012 that Pattinson truly broke out. That year, he landed a starring role in the Twilight Saga as Edward Cullen. The
portrayal sparked a major comeback for the British thespian, whose career had previously stalled due to a string of flops that
followed Twister and the Twilight films. Pattinson next starred in the action-adventure film, Killswitch, which was followed by 2014’s
Getaway. The last two films were major box office successes and served as a breakout for Pattinson, who showed
audiences a whole new side of his acting talent.

Argentine Adventure

It was during production on Getaway that Pattinson really began to shine. The actor spent significant time in Argentina, where he
not only learned to speak Spanish, but truly immersed himself in Argentinian culture. He even named one of his
characters after Argentinian author, Roberto Bolaño. The name of Pattinson’s character, Martin Despont, pays homage to Bolaño,
whom the actor admired immensely.

Pattinson returned to Argentina in 2018 for the filming of the independent drama, The Rover. The actor put his newfound
Spanish skills to good use, portraying an aspiring journalist who travels to the southern
Peron for an exclusive interview with the fictitious, Federico Chavez. The interview is only available via video link, which
Chavez provides from an undisclosed location, due to ongoing threats from local drug cartels. Although he does not appear on screen
for long, Pattinson’s presence is felt throughout the entire two-hour-plus film. During a Q&A following a special screening of The
Rover held at the 2018 New York Film Festival, director Stephen Woolley described how much of an impression Pattinson made
during their time together in Argentina. “I think he’s going to go down in history as one of the greats,” Woolley stated. “I don’t know
how much I can say about him as an actor, but he is just so brilliant.”

Bastion And Upcoming Projects

Pattinson’s latest album, Bastion, was released in April of this year. The album is in many ways the culmination of
Pattinson’s adventurous life thus far. For the last two years, he has been on a journey of self-discovery, which he has explored through
music and literature. Working with lyricist, Joe Chiccarelli, the pair wrote songs that speak to the transformative journey that Pattinson
has undergone. The music video for the album’s first single, “Sober” features a woman, played by British model and actress
Amy Shelley, as a guide along with Pattinson. In the video, the two embark on a quest to understand one another better, which is
motivated by a shared love for literature. The song itself takes its name from a William Faulkner novel, which Shelley had
recommended to Pattinson.

Pattinson also has several projects in the works. He recently completed a leading role in the British horror film, Dead Until
Dead, for which he won Best Actor at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. The actor also recently shot a cameo in the
sci-fi comedy, Extinction Machine, which will be released in November of this year.

So far, his career has been a series of ups and downs, but one thing is for certain: regardless of the outcome, the world has been
treated to a steady stream of great acting performances by Robert Pattinson.