The latest rumor has it that English actor Robert Pattinson will soon be seen acting in a biographical film about the life of legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh. As usual, we want to present you with the top 5 facts you need to know about this talented Australian actor so you can have an idea of what to expect from the upcoming movie.

He Was Born On January 25, 1986

Robert Pattinson was born in Melbourne, Australia to actress Kate Bosworth and businessman Tim Pattison. He has one younger sister named Matilda. The family moved to Los Angeles when he was 3 years old and he started going to school there. He has described growing up in LA as “boring” because he had to spend most of his time studying instead of playing with his friends.

He Started Acting At A Very Young Age

R. Pattinson started his career at the age of 7 when he appeared in a commercial for Peanut Butter. Other notable early acting roles include Timmy’s Monstrous Creatures in The Nightmare Before Christmas and the young Rupert Murdoch in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. At the age of 9, he played the title character in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and, at the age of 10, he portrayed a young Henry V in Richard II. Later on, he would star as George Clooney’s son in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

He Is A Part-Time Student

While he spends his time promoting upcoming movies and appearing on the big screen, R. Pattinson also attends UCLA and is a part-time student there. During one of his breaks, he even hosted a show called Little Blue Box on the Shortbus network.

He Was First Runner-Up For The Best Young Actor Award

He’s definitely not your typical movie star. Apart from being a famous beauty and fashion icon, Robert Pattinson is also a talented actor who has been nominated for several awards for his on-screen performances. In 2009, he was nominated for the Breakthrough Male Performance Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and in 2012, he was nominated for the Best Young Actor award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. He lost both times to Thomas Hardy, who plays Edward Sharpe in the upcoming movie. When he lost the first time, the audience gave him a standing ovation.

He Is A Self-Proclaimed Fashion Icon

Besides playing a prominent role in the upcoming movie about Van Gogh, Robert Pattinson is also set to star in upcoming films such as the animated Trolls, a fantasy adventure film Where Do We Go From Here?, and the teen thriller The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In real life, he often posts about fashion on his Instagram account, where he regularly shows off his stylish personality. One of his most recent posts features him in a suit and tie, which he captioned “Dressing for success.”

He Is A Part-Time Model

One of the perks of being a celebrity (at least in the eyes of the public) is that you get to do pretty much what you want. Besides appearing in films, R. Pattinson also does some fashion modeling for brands such as Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. He has been featured in various magazines, such as Esquire and Interview. In 2013, he was even chosen to be the face of British footwear brand DocMartens.

So, as you can see, Robert Pattinson certainly doesn’t need to rely on acting to make money. Instead, he can enjoy his celebrity status while doing something he loves (fashion) and being paid for it.

He Is The Leading Man Of The 2012 Sundance Film Festival

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival was arguably the most successful Sundance Film Festival in history. It was named after the Utah ski festival, where it is traditionally held, but this year the movies were exhibited in Park City, Salt Lake City and Ogden. The festival was dedicated to American indie cinema and independent film and it showcased the very best in independent film. Among the standout flicks were Martha Marcy May Marlene, which won the Grand Jury Prize; Rampart, a dark comedy about an ambitious journalist and the people in his life; and The Sessions, a drama directed by Michael Apted (Educators) about a man who is suddenly paralyzed. A standout performance came from John Hawkes in the haunting romance Martha Marcy May Marlene, which won the Jury Prize as well as the Audience Prize and screened out at the 2012 London International Film Festival.

He Is The Highest-Grossing Actor Of All Time

It’s hard to believe, but considering his young age, Robert Pattinson has already amassed a considerable filmography. In fact, he is arguably one of the most successful young actors of all time. Since his debut in the 2005 movie Dirty Pretty Things, he has appeared in Blockbuster hits such as Twilight, Wanted, and Snow White and the Huntsman. He also starred in the TV series Felicity, which was cancelled after one season, and he has appeared in a number of films that debuted at Sundance, the premier independent film festival in the U.S. In 2010, he became the first actor ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Raspberry Award (GRAMMY) in the same year for portraying author Patrick Süskind in the psychological thriller The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Pattinson’s success on the big screen has undoubtedly established him as a serious contender for the best actor title for years to come. Considering he is only 28 years old, he has an extremely long career ahead of him.

So, there you have it — the top 5 facts you need to know about the upcoming Van Gogh movie, which stars the talented Robert Pattinson. Be sure to check out the trailer when it arrives online and, if you are not familiar with Van Gogh, definitely give his artwork a look. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest modern art pieces ever made.