So you remember that vampire movie “Twilight”? Well, apparently, that wasn’t the only role Robert Pattinson was destined for. Before the Twilight movies, the British actor had already made his mark on Hollywood. In fact, his name might still be familiar to you even if you don’t watch movies — he’s currently starring in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Sweeney Todd”. But before we get into all that, let’s take a quick journey back in time.

Early Life

Pattinson was born in London in 1984. His mother, Elizabeth, is a photographer, and his father, Timothy, is an actor. He has an older brother, Aaron, and a younger sister, Alice. He became interested in acting at an early age, appearing in several stage productions with his family’s company, RCTW. In 1995, he made his professional acting debut in the TV movie “Tunnel Vision”, and a year later he followed up by landing a role in the made-for-TV movie “The Paradise Project”. It was here that he began portraying a vampire, a role which would later prove to be highly lucrative. He went on to star in the 1996 made-for-TV movie “Twilight”, and the following year he had a role in the action movie “The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”. In 1999, he provided the voice of the title character in the animated series “Darkstalkers”.


Since then, Pattinson has starred in several big-budget films, including the aforementioned “Sweeney Todd” (which is set for a 2021 premiere) and the James Bond film “SPECTRE”, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He also starred in “The Lullaby”, a movie about a couple who create a magical world for themselves to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, which was directed by his good friend, Michael Barker. In 2019, he appeared in the superhero movie “Venom”, directed by Daniel Villar.

Personal Life

As for his personal life, he began dating Kristen Stewart, the actress who plays Bella in the Twilight series, in 2011. The couple seemed to enjoy one another’s company, and they were even pictured walking their dog together in New York City. In 2014, they became parents to a daughter, Violet, and the following year they expanded their family with a son, Robert Junior. There is no question that their unconventional marriage has been a blessing. In 2020, they both appeared at the British Academy Film Awards, accepting the BAFTA For Best Actor award on behalf of their daughter, Violet. Additionally, he has spoken out about the importance of donating blood. In 2016, he donated plasma to save the lives of other patients, as part of the WellChild charity’s Saving Lives programme. He has also been an active supporter of Intelligentsia, a company that provides opportunities for students and young professionals, through his involvement with the Fresh Air Fund.

So, what is Robert Pattinson doing now? Well, first of all, he is still acting. But beyond that, he has also taken on a number of other roles. In 2018, he produced and starred in the Netflix original movie “Mockingjay – Part 2”, and just last year he provided the voice of Barnabas in the Netflix original series “Chappaquiddick”. He also has a role in the upcoming movie “The King”, which is due for release in April of next year.

Where Does He Go From Here?

It’s clear that with his numerous talents and lucrative role, Robert Pattinson doesn’t have any trouble choosing his projects. And, given his track record and consistent work ethic, it’s also clear that he won’t be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, since becoming a father, he has put in even more work, starring in several films and doubling his annual acting workload. So what will his next project be? Well, as mentioned above, he will play Barnabas in the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, which will be released in November of next year. He will then star in “The King”, a historical epic that centres on the early years of England’s Elizabeth I, which is set for release in April of 2023. What an amazing career this guy has had, and what an amazing period of time to be a part of. Even if you don’t know his name yet, you will certainly know it soon.