We love a good movie. From the classics like Gone with the Wind and Singin’ in the Rain to modern blockbusters like Love Story and The King’s Speech, film can evoke powerful emotions in all of us, whether we’re viewing the screen in a cinema or catching up on a favorite movie at home.
Whether it’s thrilling adventures with friends and family or passionate romances that involve strangers, movies allow us to step into the lives of others and become invested in their fate. As a result, the appeal of Robert Pattinson is truly global.
But beyond his filmography and celebrity, which include a Golden Globe nomination for his work in the indie movie The King’s Speech, Robert Pattinson has a history of philanthropy and social consciousness that goes beyond the silver screen. Here, we explore the many sides to this handsome hunk.
His Music And Art Career
Raised in the United Kingdom, Robert Pattinson began his music career at the age of 14. After studying English literature at New York University, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his career in music. Over the next decade, he would go on to release a number of albums, with the most successful being his self-titled debut in 2004. This album went on to sell over a million copies worldwide and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
In 2009, Robert Pattinson took a step back from music to focus on acting. Though he did have a single, “When You’re Gone,” released that year, it failed to chart and was his last album with the popular group the Foo Fighters. Since then, he has been devoted to playing leading men in movies, where he continues to draw praise for his acting and singing skills.
His Philanthropic Efforts
While Robert Pattinson is undoubtedly one of the most famous faces in the world, he isn’t just a pretty boy; he’s also a genuine humanitarian. Not only does he continue to work diligently at raising funds and awareness for worthy causes, but he has also made several notable donations of his own. Most notably, he has funded over 500 surgeries for people with genital anomalies – an issue that he has personally experienced and is keen to help others to overcome.
It all started with his high school band, the Robert Pattinson Band. The group was set up to raise money for various charities, and in 2009 they performed a series of concerts across the UK. It was during one of these concerts that he heard about the work that Doctors Without Borders were doing in war-torn countries and felt inspired to make a difference.
“I knew that there were places around the world that needed doctors more than there were people in need of my band’s music,” he said. “So that’s when I decided to do something about it. I sent a cheque for £20,000 to Doctors Without Borders.”
In 2012, he donated £50,000 to Oxfam in honor of his grandmother, Daisy McGrath, who was being remembered for her work with the homeless and those in need. In October of that year, he also made a donation of £25,000 to the Ebola crisis in Africa.
Nowadays, you might be hard-pressed to find a charity that Robert Pattinson hasn’t supported. He regularly makes large contributions, well-deserved kudos for a beautiful person and a great actor.
His Fashion And Pop Culture Influences
Whether you love his movies or his music, it’s undeniable that fashion plays a significant role in Robert Pattinson’s life. His love for quality clothes and accessories is evident from his early days in Hollywood, where he would regularly attend the after-parties of famous dressing houses like Lanvin and Dior. Indeed, he has often cited fashion as his inspiration, and his unique sense of style has earned him much critical acclaim and numerous fans around the world. This is particularly the case in Japan, where his distinctive look has become an iconic symbol of the Kumanogatari film trilogy.
His unique sense of style has also earned him much critical acclaim and numerous fans around the world. Indeed, his distinct charm and fashion style has earned him much critical acclaim and numerous fans around the world. He has cited fashion as his inspiration, and his unique sense of style has earned him much critical acclaim and numerous fans across the globe. It started with his early days in Hollywood, where he attended parties in the famous houses of Lanvin and Dior. He then went on to front the band the Good Charlotte, which fused his love for high quality fashion with his natural charm and talent.
His Interest In Eastern Culture
It’s fair to say that there’s a lot more to Robert Pattinson than movie magic and fashion. The British-born actor is actually quite the Renaissance man, interested in many different fields – including design, art, fashion, literature, and music. He even goes as far as to say that if he had to choose a favorite topic, it would be “cultural exchange,” adding that he wants to “learn as much as I can and bring that knowledge back.”
This cultural awareness has extended to his philanthropic endeavors. He has said that he is interested in “opening up another world” which he can explore through travel and new experiences. He has funded travel grants for disadvantaged students so they can explore the world and increase their cultural understanding. As an ambassador for the NGO Ugly Fashion, he promotes cultural diversity and fights prejudice against people with different hair colors or clothing styles. He has also created several outfits that he has worn on-screen and off-screen that raise awareness for particular causes.
The Many Facets To This Renaissance Man
If we had to summarize Robert Pattinson in a single word, we would choose “versatile.” The actor has been featured in some of the most prestigious films and TV shows of all time, but he also has a successful career as a DJ, composer, and record producer. He has a natural ability to sing that draws comparison to legends like Elton John and has graced the covers of numerous magazines, including Vanity Fair and GQ.
This multi-faceted nature is perhaps what makes him so appealing. He is often referred to as “the English Daniel Day-Lewis” because of his resemblance to the actor, and there’s a good reason behind the comparison. While Lewis’ work is usually celebrated for its intensity and brooding personalities, Pattinson brings an element of fun and frivolity to his work. This light tone is in stark contrast to the often grim subject matter that he tackles – be it the pain of addiction in the Hollywood film Beautiful People, the horrors of war in the historical epic The King’s Speech, or the isolation of a missing person in the thriller The Lost Boys.
The Influences Behind His Artistic Choices
It’s clear that Robert Pattinson draws his inspiration for both his music and acting from many different sources. In the same way that he cites his fashion and music influences, he has also cited a number of different literary and cinematic influences behind his latest film projects.
We could point to the success of his indie music career which drew heavily on hip-hop rhythms and American popular culture, or the increased international appeal of his breakout film, The Twilight Saga, as evidence of this. However, it’s fair to say that his interest in cultural exchange and his global outlook is most evident in his choice of films and TV shows. Whether it’s the historical dramas that he has turned to since the Twilight frenzy, or his work on the set of the upcoming Tomboy, we can see that his creative choices are in some way influenced by the places that he has traveled to and the people that he has met.
The Many Influences That Affect His Work
While there are so many influences behind Robert Pattinson’s work, it’s clear that there’s also a lot that affects it. From the outfits that he wears to the stories that he tells, the British-born actor is truly multi-faceted. Though he may not always like to talk about it, his love for fashion, music, and acting are evident in everything that he does. As a result, it’s pretty much certain that we’ll never grow tired of watching or listening to his work.
It would be amazing to see what our own Scarlett Johansson looks like in 100 years – let’s save that for another blog post!