When you think about Hollywood royalty, one of the first names that probably comes to mind is that of the once and future King of the Twilight, Robert Pattinson. The British actor has been in the public eye since his breakout role in the 2010 adaptation of The Twilight Saga and has since appeared in a number of blockbuster films. He’s arguably the definition of a Hollywood sex symbol and is often described as being the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood. So it’s no surprise that the paparazzi have been following his every move since the beginning. However, even the most diehard fans of the star probably didn’t know his phone number until now. Thanks to a new biography, we now know exactly what number to call Pattinson.
The Actor Behind the Myth
It’s been a crazy year for celebrity biographies, with big names releasing their innermost secrets and personal histories in an effort to capture the reader’s attention. And while many of these books have been pure trash, there are a select few that have managed to shine beyond the hype and reveal the real person beneath the fame.
If you’re a fan of the works of Stephen King, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the name Arthur King, due to his collaboration with the prolific American novelist on several of his novels. Arthur King’s Monster is one of those rare and invaluable biographies that manages to shed some light on the life of a truly unique individual. It not only offers a fascinating insight into the mind of Arthur King, but is also stuffed full of information on the many famous personalities that he interacted with during his lifetime.
King was born in 1931 in Orono, Maine. As a young boy, he developed an interest in both literature and politics. He began writing short stories and published his first novel, The Body Politic, at the age of nineteen. This was followed by The Gunslinger, a western historical fiction tale set in the 1800s. It was eventually turned into a film in 2013, starring Woody Harrelson and Jessica Alba.
The third novel in the series, The Dark Tower, was released this year and will be the next film adaptation. Like its predecessor, it also stars Jessica Alba and is directed by Nick Park. It’s perhaps fitting that Arthur King’s most famous and best-selling novel would become the third film in a row that he’s worked on.
It wasn’t until 1967 that King decided to pursue a career in journalism and began writing for magazines and newspapers. In 1972, he moved to San Francisco and worked for the San Francisco Chronicle. King covered the trial of John Scopes, also known as the Scopes Monkey Trial, which lasted for three weeks and is considered one of the most important events in the history of American journalism. He also wrote a weekly column for the Chronicle called “What’s New in Books?” During this time, King became closely associated with J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter novels. He interviewed the author twice and even wrote a book about his time with her, called J.K. Rowling: A Life in Books. Even more impressively, King’s book about the Scopes Trial was later turned into a Harry Potter film, titled Quidditch Through the Ages.
The Kingpin of Kingpin Country
Though he spent most of his time in San Francisco writing for the Chronicle, King still kept up his interest in literature. He had begun writing romance novels in the early 1970s and eventually decided to focus on this as a form. He is probably best known for his series of bestselling historical romances set in the American Civil War, which include the novels Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Valentina: The Chess Queen. He also collaborated with Sean Bean on the screenplay for his 2010 film adaptation of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, titled simply Lara Croft. In addition to his romantic interests, King also has a very extensive bibliography of non-fiction books and is the author of several well-regarded critical studies.
In 1975, King went to New York City and began working for the New York Times. Though he frequently wrote about film and literature, he also became the paper’s chief wine critic. At the New York Times, King’s specialties were American and English literature, including interviews with famous authors. He left the newspaper in 1981 and began covering film full-time for the Los Angeles Times. While working for the L.A. Times, King also wrote a regular column for the paper, entitled “Perspectives”. In addition to his work for the Los Angeles Times, King has also written for several other publications, including The New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Village Voice, and Vogue.
A Life in Movies
Though he’s best known for his literary interests, King also made his mark in other arenas, most notably the film industry. He wrote two documentary films about Orson Welles, the famous playwright, director, and actor. The first was a made-for-TV movie called On Orson Welles: The Man in the Movie, which originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company in 1991. It was followed by Fabled Hollywood: Welles, Eisenstein, and the Making of the Modern Film, which was released theatrically in 1999. Though he didn’t write the screenplay for the latter, it won the 2000 Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Documentary.
Welles wasn’t the only prolific figure that King got the opportunity to interview. He also conducted extensive interviews with the great director Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, whose life and works have been the subject of numerous books and documentary films. The political revolutionary and founder of the Soviet Union had a massive impact on world history and is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of Communism. He established the policy of Gleiches Büro, which means “roughly speaking” in German, and became an important figure in the development of the Soviet Union.
A Life in Books and In Movies
Though he worked in journalism for several years, King eventually returned to his first love, literature. He published his first book, a children’s picture book titled Mr. Gumpy’s Fancy, in 2010. It’s a nostalgic look at suburban life in the 1950s and is followed by Mr. Gumpy’s Surprise, a short story that was published in the fall of 2013. While King primarily writes for children, he also published several books for adults, including the bestselling Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some of King’s most interesting work is probably his study of Walt Disney, entitled Walt Disney’s America. It wasn’t until 2010 that King got the opportunity to work with Disney on this fascinating exploration of the company’s history. Though it’s certainly an honor to be asked to write a bestseller about one of the most important creative minds of the 20th century, King is better known for writing groundbreaking and influential articles than he is for writing books. Even his non-fiction works, which are extremely well-regarded, are considered to be somewhat less important, because they were written for professional audiences.
While working with Disney, King interviewed a number of people, including many of the company’s biggest names, such as Woody Allen, Kurt Russell, Tom Hanks, Isaac Asimov, Marlene Dietrich, and Dickensian characters. He also spent time in the company’s archives, poring over thousands of pages of material.
How to Contact Robert Pattinson
When it comes to connecting with celebrityrities, there are usually two options. You can either try to find their personal assistants or publicists, or you can write down their telephone numbers and addresss and hope that they’re somewhere down wind from where you are when their phone rings.