The world was shocked when news broke that Robert Pattinson and Donald Trump share almost exactly the same birthday. The British actor turned artist and the US President were both born on December 4th, and that just so happens to be one of the most bizarre coincidences we’ve ever heard of. This article is going to highlight some other parallels between the British fashion photographer and the 45th President of the United States, and it’s going to do so in a fun manner.

They Have A Shared History

While it may be true that both men have had an eventful year, it’s also safe to say that they’ve had some fun times too. The same can be said for their personal lives. They’ve each had a romance with a famous musician, and their current relationships are touted as being one of the most romantic sagas we’ve ever seen played out on the silver screen. One of the biggest events this year was the premiere of Directioners, a dark comedy about a group of friends who find themselves in an arranged marriage. The film revolves around the friends who are trying to navigate the minefields of love and commitment, and it was one of the most talked about premieres this year. As a result of this film being such a hot topic at the box office, it’s no surprise to learn that Pattinson and Trump have both had significant roles in relation to this film. It premieres in theaters on Friday, February 16th.

They’re Both Prominent Designers

One of the events that made headlines this year was the premiere of Valet, an exquisite fashion-meets-art movie that revolved around the design world. Directed by Michael Henry Wilson, Valet follows the story of successful fashion designer Robert Pattinson, whose clothes come to life and start talking to him during fashion shows. The most memorable scene in the movie comes when a dress made of feathers causes pandemonium at the runway. This was an event that happened more than once, as the same dress had a part to play in another fashion show during the movie. It premiered in theaters on Wednesday, January 24th and is now available on DVD.

They’re both Design Victims

When we think of famous fashion designers who’ve had their designs banned or limited, it’s often former Bulgari head and current Gucci CEO John Chow who comes to mind. But that wasn’t the case this year. Several designers had items named after them that were subsequently banned. This includes Paolo Roversi‘s Dolce & Gabbana gown that caused a commotion at the Golden Globe Awards last month, due to its resemblance to the dress worn by Grace Kelly on her 1954 wedding day to Prince Albert. It’s a shame that Kelly’s gorgeous dress was mistaken for a designer item ever since.

They’ve Both Been Victims Of Bullying

Last but not least, we have the most recent movie to hit theaters, The Greatest Showman, which revolves around the story of Lillian Elsden, who became a sensation after designing Christmas costumes for rich women. After the film’s premiere, it was reported that the British fashion photographer had been the victim of online bullying. Bullying, as you may know, is a huge problem in schools and across social media, and it seems that this problem has followed Pattinson and Trump online as well. According to some of the reports we’ve read, teenagers have called the actor names like “Patois” and “Pommy,” which are both racist slurs against the English language.

We hope we were able to shed a positive light on the career of this amazing man, who had an amazing year and continues to be an inspiration to all of us. Never forget that you’re more than welcome to disagree with us, but it’s our right as British citizens to criticize and provide opinion on matters of public interest. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!