Rob Pattinson is an English film actor, model, and musician. He is best known for playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series and its spin-offs. He is often referred to as “BFFS” (Best Friends Forever with Twilight) with his best friend and costar, Taylor Lautner. The duo have been friends since they were children and they first worked together in the 2010 film, Valentine. In 2013, they were both nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy or Musical Starring Performance. He later starred in the film Beautiful Creatures, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, he has mostly kept a low profile. He occasionally makes public appearances and does press for the films in which he appears. He has also appeared on stage in London’s West End alongside his Twilight costar, Kristen Stewart.
Pattinson’s Early Years
Rob Pattinson was born on May 12th, 1986 in London, England. He was born to Linda, a nurse, and William Pattinson. His father is an art dealer and collector whose work can be found in prestigious museums such as the Louvre. Rob is the middle child and has an older sister named Grace and a younger brother named Charlie. He grew up in a household where creativity was encouraged and talented artisans were admired. He frequently visited museums as a child and was surrounded by art and artists.
Rob Pattinson has said, “I suppose growing up in a literary household and being surrounded by artists was what sparked my interest in acting. When I was about four or five years old, my parents took me to see some of my father’s friends write and direct plays and after that I started to get interested in acting. I suppose it’s just in my blood.”
His Professional Career
After graduating from high school, Rob Pattinson moved to New York to pursue an acting career. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, where he studied improvisational comedy and acting, and graduated with a BFA in 2008. While in New York, he appeared in minor roles in movies and on television before landing the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight. The role brought him both fame and fortune. He became a household name and a celebrity lifestyle icon. In 2011, he and Taylor Lautner founded the production company, Spring Awakening Pictures, to develop and produce projects based on novels by William Shakespeare. They are currently in post-production on their maiden production, a film adaptation of Macbeth, which will star Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon.
The Twilight Saga
Before Twilight, Rob had been best known for starring in British TV series Skins and The Borgias. He had also made a name for himself in the theater world with his performances in the play, The Romantics at the National Theatre in London. His breakout role was that of a vampire, Edward Cullen, in the Twilight film series. He played the brooding, yet charming, Edward who was strongly inspired by his favorite literary characters: Oscar Wilde, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Henry James. The films were a massive success, earning over $1 billion at the box office worldwide. Since then, he has maintained a low profile in the entertainment industry in an attempt to avoid any distractions. He has also worked to solidify his acting career and develop his skills by continuing his studies and working on projects with prominent directors. He currently resides in London with his wife and two children.
Rob Pattinson’s wife, Rosie, is an interior designer whose work can be seen in Elle Decoration and Victoria Beckham’s homes. The couple have been married since 2014 and they welcomed their first child, a son named Louis, in 2016. Rosie and Rob have been very private about the family’s new addition and have only shared a few personal details about their child’s arrival and childhood. They have also been very open about the effects that being a celebrity had on their family. They were previously married to actors Andrew and Amal Clooney from 2007 to 2011.
Pattinson’s Personal Life
Although he has kept a low profile, Rob Pattinson has been open about the effects that fame had on his personal life. He has said, “It’s a very odd feeling. You’re never really alone, even if you think you are. There’s always someone around you, whether you want there to be or not. I guess it’s the nature of our job. We’re always going to be working, whether we like it or not. But it can be a bit of a struggle.” He has also admitted that being a celebrity puts a strain on his marriage, stating, “When you have so much attention focused on you and your life, it becomes a bit more difficult to be intimate with your spouse. You’re always thinking about the next interview or event that you have to be at. It’s just not conducive to a comfortable relationship.”
Pattinson is known to be very private and rarely gives interviews or even basic details about his personal life. He has also expressed a desire to keep his private life as private as possible. He has stated, “I’ve never really said anything about myself, so I want to keep it that way. This is the person I want to be and the person you should be focusing on. I don’t want to draw any more attention to myself.”
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The Cullen Family
It is well-established that Twilight is more than just a movie—it is a cultural phenomenon. The popularity of the film series, which centers on a vampire clan named the Cullen family, has transcended generations and touched people around the world. Thanks to the success of Twilight, the Cullen family became a brand and a lifestyle emblematic of young adult angst and forbidden love. In real life, the family is headed by Emily (Dracula: Prince of Darkness) and Victoria (Twilight: Eclipse), whose hobbies include drinking blood and causing mischief. In 2016, the family was ranked 26th on Forbes’ list of the Worlds’ Most Powerful Families. The strength of this famous clan lies in its numbers. Victoria and Emily have eight and ten children, respectively. The twins are named Samuel and Emily and they are the only two children who share the same first name. Emily is also the maternal grandmother of Sienna, the young daughter of Twilight actress Kristen Stewart. Her daughter Emelie was also a vampire in the CW series, The 100.
Kristen Stewart is an American film actress, model, and singer. She rose to fame for her role in the Twilight film series and its spin-offs. She has also appeared in the Toy Story series, as Jessie’s sister, Trudy, and in the comedy-drama, On the Road. Her latest film, My Friend Dahmer, opened in theaters on January 12th, 2017 and she will be reprising her role in the upcoming sequel, My Friend Ben. She is due to star in a biopic about French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, called Yves Saint Laurent: A Designer’s Memoir, which will be released in October 2018. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jillian (Stewart) and Scott Stewart. Her father is an executive at the marketing firm, SCD Partners, which handles various brands for Pepsi, M&Ms, and Oreo. He is also the founder of the Stewart Family Foundation, which supports organizations that benefit Native Americans and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. The actress has two older sisters, Stella and Sunny, and a younger brother, James. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2007 with a BFA in Acting and then took a gap year and traveled abroad. During her gap year, she spent time in both London and Paris, where she was introduced to the London stage by her Aunt Jillian and appeared in a West End production of Pygmalion. In early 2008, she began working on the set of the film, Twilight, which was released in July 2009. Since then, she has mostly worked on film and television projects, with the occasional stage performance. She was named one of Time’s Most Influential People in 2014.
Taylor Lautner is an American actor and singer. He began his acting career in 2005, appearing on stage in the musical, Motown. The following year, he landed the role of Jacob Black in the Broadway musical, Beautiful. In 2007, he graduated from high school and began studying acting at the Juilliard School in New York.