With his distinctive brooding look and edgy, unkempt mumble, it’s no wonder actor Robert Pattinson became so famous so quickly. The 27-year-old has been in the spotlight ever since his breakthrough role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, which made him a household name. In the years since, he has appeared in multiple films and enjoyed a successful music career. But, although he’s achieved so much, he’s still best known for his role as Edward. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about this famous Hollywood star.
Early Life and Family
Robert Pattinson was born in London on December 2,1986. He is the son of filmmakers Sandy and Katey Patterson, and has an older sister, Alice. His paternal grandmother, Marigold, was a painter and his maternal grandfather, Leslie, was an entrepreneur who made his fortune in electronics. He attended the Francis Crick Middle School, an all-boys school in London where he played sports and attended various acting classes. He later moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career.
Even before he became famous, Robert Pattinson had a promising acting career ahead of him. He made his screen debut in a 2006 independent film, Beautiful Thing, and went on to star in The Family alongside Billie Piper. The following year, he landed a significant role as the lecherous Oliver Wood in Woody Allen’s comedy-drama, Midnight in Paris. In 2009, he starred in the critically acclaimed indie rom-com, SubUrban Noze, and also appeared in the crime thriller, The Bounty Hunter along with Jessica Alba and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Most recently, he appeared in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter, which was released in theaters in January 2019.
In 2020, Forbes estimates that Robert Pattinson’s net worth is $20 million. This makes him the 612th richest actor in the world. He is one of the most decorated young actors currently working in Hollywood, having received multiple Best Actor Award nominations for his role as Edward Cullen.
It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. He has dated many beautiful women, and been photographed on multiple occasions in compromising positions. He began dating Emily Brown, an actress and singer, in 2015. The couple became engaged in 2018, but ultimately decided to call off the wedding after just a few months. He then dated his Cruel Intentions co-star Camille Chamoun for a few weeks in early 2019 before they too called it quits. Most recently, Robert Pattinson was photographed kissing an artist he worked with on set. But he never revealed the identity of his famous new squeeze, only calling her his “secret love”. So, although he’s been romantically linked to several celebrities, he has yet to publicly declare his relationship status.
Robert Pattinson is very private about his personal life, and doesn’t like to discuss his health status. He was first diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, a bone brittle disorder that weakens the bones and can cause easy bruising and fractures. Despite this, he has continued to work. In fact, he has been quite busy since his diagnosis, having recently finished filming on the highly anticipated new Twilight installment, Twilight Saga: Eclipse. He is expected to begin promoting the film in the coming weeks. His health problems don’t seem to be affecting his career, as he still has a large number of movie offers waiting to be made. So, it would seem that nothing is going to stop Robert Pattinson from continuing to ply his trade in Hollywood. Well, except maybe getting hit by a bus.
Since becoming famous, Robert Pattinson has attracted a lot of attention from trolls on the internet. They routinely harass him online, sending him hate mail and threatening to kill him. But he laughs this off, reminding them that he is just a “dumb cunt” with “no talent” who is “just doing what [he] was told” and is “not responsible for [his] actions”. No matter what, it would seem that Robert Pattinson is totally unfazed by his fame, and continues to live his life to the fullest, making the most of what he has been given.