In the early part of this year, the world was abuzz with the news that actor Robert Pattinson had tied the knot with his long-term boyfriend, Scottish filmmaker, and adventurer, Water Sunshine. The newlywed couple was quickly followed by the announcement of their first child, a daughter, who was born in March.
While it was wonderful to see two young people find happiness together, the fact that it was Robert Pattinson’s publicist who made the first official announcement about the wedding and kid meant that the world was still treating the 27-year-old British actor as a bit of a celebrity curiosity. It wasn’t until later that spring when the veil was finally lifted and we were able to learn more about Robert Pattinson, the person behind the famous smile.
A Roving Ambassador For Nature
The son of actors Ridley and Vanessa, and the brother of actors Bella and Zoë, Robert Pattinson was born in London and raised in a big house in the countryside near Lake District in England. Although he was destined to become an actor at a very early age, he didn’t begin acting until he was nineteen. After graduating from Warwick University with a bachelor of arts degree in English and American literature, Robert Pattinson pursued a career in theatre but was soon drawn to Hollywood, where he gained experience in front of the camera. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he works on a variety of projects.
While some might consider the aforementioned early-years household a breeding ground for future stardom, Robert Pattinson’s journey has been anything but conventional. At the age of fourteen, he went on a family hike with his father and his half-brother, Jack, and, during a freak snowstorm, got lost in the wilderness. He somehow survived the ordeal and spent the next two nights in a cave, where he saw a total of six ghosts. The experience left a lasting impression on the young actor, and from that point on, he swore off Hollywood and any form of organized religion. While most of us might not associate teens and spiritualism, the fact remains that Robert Pattinson, for better or worse, has always been determined to chart a unique course for himself.
Pattinson The Humanitarian
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, you have to admit that getting lost in the wilderness at the age of fourteen is something special. The fact that Robert Pattinson was able to carry on and, eventually, find his way home after being stuck in the woods for two nights and spending the other two days in a cave is more than worthy of admiration. It also goes to show how resourceful and determined the young man is. And it was in the midst of one of his numerous adventures that he decided to put his acting skills to the test and try out for a part in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic, It.
It is a well-documented fact that Stephen King is a frequent consumer of tabloid journalism, and, in early 2019, there were rumors that a miniseries based on his long-running Stephen King’s The Dark Tower franchise was in the works. In early April, Robert Pattinson’s agent confirmed that the actor had indeed been contacted about appearing in the series, which was expected to run for several months. Although he wouldn’t confirm or deny the rumors, it seems that the casting director wasn’t lying when she said that he was among the lucky few who had secured a spot in the pre production stage of the miniseries.
Pattinson’s Journey As An Actor
Having been raised in a household that valued personal freedom and independence, it’s not hard to imagine that Robert Pattinson might have rebelled against his family’s expectations at some point in his youth. Although he attended primary and secondary school, he didn’t begin acting until he was nineteen. After graduating from the University of Warwick with a bachelor of arts degree in English and American literature, he pursued a career in theatre but was soon drawn to Hollywood, where he gained experience in front of the camera.
He made his film debut in 2007 in the independent comedy-drama, Four Letters, and since then has steadily worked his way up the BAFTA ranks, impressing audiences with his comedic timing and versatility as an actor.
Having appeared in numerous big-budget films, it comes as little surprise that, in 2019, Robert Pattinson was selected to present an award at the 91st Academy Awards, an event he famously turned down, in order to remain independent. It was, once again, a demonstration of his unshakable willpower and independence that has undoubtedly helped him to rise to such heights in his profession. Although his publicist might have made the first announcement about the wedding and kid, it was, ultimately, Robert Pattinson’s drive and resilience that helped him to find the success he so richly deserves.