Robert Pattinson is a British actor and musician. He’s best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series, which has made him a sex symbol and caused him to be labelled as the “Sexy Vampire” by some observers.

While riding a wave of popularity created by the Twilight series, Pattinson has continued to appear in notable films and musicians’ albums. Over the last two years he’s starred in three films and appeared on two albums by popular artists. Most recently, he starred in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama, Good Morning, Twilight, which was nominated for three Razzie Awards, including Worst Screenplay for Richard Simmons, the fictitious author of a Twilight novel. In 2017 he had a supporting role in the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Other notable films include the 2011 thriller, Cosmo, and the 2010 comedy Sexiest Road Trip Ever. In 2017, Pattinson was named the third most fashionable man in the world by Elle UK magazine, and the third most attractive celebrity on Instagram, with over 13.5 million followers.

The Music Industry

Even though Twilight was released in 2008 and has not been renewed for a TV series, the film’s music has continued to be popular. In 2014, Rolling Stone ranked the Twilight soundtrack at number 29 on their list of the 50 Greatest Film Soundtracks of All Time, and in 2016 the film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition to being a soundtrack champion, Pattinson is a music fan; he’s listed in the Gucci Guide to the Italian & French Masters and has a collection of 6,000 vinyl records at his home in England.

In terms of the popular culture industry, fashion is a major theme because of Pattinson’s recurring role as an actor/style icon. In 2019, he was named the second most fashionable man in the world by Elle UK magazine, and the most fashionable celebrity on Instagram. Last year, he was hailed as the “male style icon” by GQ Spain. For fans of the Twilight series, Pattinson’s personal style has transcended his film roles. In real life, he’s often dressed in classic men’s clothing such as trench coats and knitwear, and wears his hair in a messy top knot. Many fashion outlets and lifestyle blogs have praised Pattinson for his trendy style, and he’s maintained a busy social media schedule, posting regularly on Instagram and occasionally on Twitter.

Is That Really Robert Pattinson?

While a lot of people may think that Pattinson is simply doing a publicity stunt with his singing voice or that he’s impersonating a different singer, the truth is that he is legitimately singing. In Good Morning, Twilight, Pattinson’s character sings a solo during a church service, and his voice truly does sound like Joss Whedon’s Basset, a character he played in the movie Serenity. In fact, the only thing that’s different about Whedon’s character is the fact that he’s British.

When it comes to authenticity, nothing matches real life, which includes singing. So while it may be odd to hear a grown man singing in the most famous voice in cinema, it’s even more unusual to hear him sing in his true voice. Hearing someone sing in their native tongue is a gift, as it allows them to truly showcase their talent and enriches the song, especially when it’s a great song. For fans of Twilight, Whedon’s Serenity is worth seeking out. It’s available on iTunes, and although it was released in 2005, it still holds up today.

Who Is Richard Simmons?

In 2017, Pattinson was named the third most fashionable man in the world by Elle UK magazine, and the third most attractive celebrity on Instagram, with over 13.5 million followers. In terms of the latter, many fans may recognize the actor as the “Sexy Vampire” from the Twilight series, but have probably never heard of Richard Simmons. That’s because Richard Simmons is the creator of a popular music brand — and a fictional character that he created. The real-life Richard Simmons has two sons and lives in a mansion in Holmby Hills, California.

Simmons began his music career in the 1960s and released a prolific amount of singles. Although he never achieved mainstream success, Simmons’ music was featured in a number of films and television shows, including the Twilight series and The X-Files. He’s been called the “godfather of punk rock.” When it comes to fashion, Elle UK magazine has crowned Simmons the third most fashionable man in the world three times already. He most recently wore a pale blue suit and tie in the 2019 movie, Knives Out, and his fashion influence is seen in the clothing styles of many prominent men, including Donald Trump.

What Is Cosmo?

Even though Cosmo is set in the Philippines and was released in 2011, its soundtrack is filled with English and Spanish songs. That’s because the film’s main character, an ex-CIA agent named Jack Foley (Pattinson), is based on real-life CIA agent Dick Foley, who was based in the Philippines. The film’s soundtrack became available on vinyl and digitally this year, and like almost all of Pattinson’s music, it’s filled with ear candy. While listening to the soundtrack, one can easily envision Jack Foley sitting at the bar, drinking a beer and listening to the latest indie band. He spends a lot of time drinking beer and hanging out with his friends, and the English songs on the soundtrack fit that theme perfectly.

With his versatile voice and musical talent, it’s no wonder that even those who aren’t fans of the Twilight series may well know of Pattinson. He truly is a remarkable talent, and while we may never know if he’ll choose to continue acting or focus on music, for now, the world is his oyster.