So you think you know everything there is to know about the actor Robert Pattinson? Well, think again. We’ve got some interesting facts about this Hollywood hottie that you might not know. Here’s the lowdown:

Robert Pattinson Was Born On A U.S. Military Base

No, really. While most people think that Robert Pattinson was born and raised in England, he was actually born in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 26, 1986. His father, David Pattinson, is a former professional cyclist and now an engineer, and his mother, Sandy, is a photographer. When he was just three years old, the family moved to Los Angeles, California, and he was raised in the US. Fascinating, isn’t it?

He Started Out As A Child Actor

Before he became famous, Robert Pattinson starred in a number of Disney films as a child. Most notably, he played a young version of David Niven’s character in the 1985 film version of the classic novel The Horseman on the Roof. He also appeared in Back to the Future Part II as a child Tommy Lee Jones’ character’s son, and in the 2015 James Bond film, SPECTRE. If you’ve ever seen these films, you know exactly who he is. Unfortunately, he had to stop acting when he was just 11 years old. He says that he didn’t want to do all of those movies when he grew up, but they forced him into it because he was a child actor. However, he did attend acting school after he stopped acting and now says that he’s grateful for the experience.

He Was Once Almost Fired From His Band

One of our favorite things about Robert Pattinson is his music. He is a member of the British rock band The Twilight Sad, and they’ve been around since 2009. Prior to that, he was in a band called The Jezabels, which was formed in 2004 and released one album, The Valley, in 2006. The band was started by his older brother, Alex, and they toured the UK and Europe as a trio with the drummer of the Happy Mondays, Fred Macdonald. Unfortunately, after their album launch party for The Valley, Macdonald decided to leave the band due to creative differences. Robert wasn’t in a bad place, but he needed a break, and so he dropped out of music for a while. The album was never released in the U.S., and the band eventually broke up.

He Played In A Rugby Match That Was Composed Entirely Of Rap Songs

If you listen to the soundtrack to the 2006 film Bridget Jones’s Diary, you’ll definitely hear the music of Nick Harper, one of the film’s composers. Nick composed the music for a rugby match that takes place during one of the film’s memorable dinner scenes. The match is between England and South Africa, and the songs that Harper wrote for it are entirely hip hop. The only time he gave the brass section a rest was when England scored a try, prompting the crowd at Twickenham Stadium to go wild. That’s some damnation, right there. We’re not even sure if this match is still played, but if it is, it’s probably only in homage to Harper. In any case, the soundtrack was a massive international success, with the songs “Come On England” and “Bangers And Mash” becoming viral hits. That’s probably because people wanted to sing along to the songs at the time. It wasn’t just the rugby either – the whole match was an international event as people were tuning in from all over the world to watch the sport’s biggest rivalry play out. For decades, the game had been a regular part of the annual calendar, but for some reason, the World Rugby Union made it an annual day of rest in 2015. Guess they were feeling nostalgic or something. Who knows.

He Was On A Reality TV Show That Was Shut Down After Only A Few Episodes Were Filmed

Weeks Entertainment, a U.S. based company that builds shows around famous people and their lives, filmed a show with Robert Pattinson called I Want To Be A Matron in March 2018. It was supposed to be a docu-series about his life that followed in the footsteps of famous women such as Madame DeFarge and Jane Austen. Unfortunately, the series was only released in UK pay-per-view and shut down after airing just a few episodes. He reportedly said that he didn’t want to be a “grandfather figure” to some of the young women who would be working with him, which is why it seems like he’s trying to stay away from motherhood. So, there you have it. Some interesting facts about one of the most romantic and intriguing actors around today. Hopefully, these little nuggets of information will make you think twice about your assumptions about this handsome fellow. Who knows? Maybe he’s not as boring and vanilla as you think he is.