If you were lucky enough to have never heard of Rob Pattinson, then you’re in for a treat.
This British hunk is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet right now, appearing on the big screen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as well as in the upcoming sci-fi movie Extinction.
While he may not be widely known outside of England, his celebrity status there is such that he’s often referred to as “the Englishman Robert Pattinson.”
And it’s not hard to see why. Check out these five reasons why you need to get to know the British actor better. 

He’s The Ultimate Bad Boy

As the son of film director, Peter Pattinson, who’s also been in the news lately for assaulting his wife, Amal Pattinson, with an umbrella, Rob has inherited his father’s rebellious streak.
It would be an understatement to say that he’s always been a bit of a maverick. The 26-year-old actor attended 15 different schools in 12 years, dropping out of ten of them. He then went on to study law but dropped out of that as well.
These days, he largely stays out of the spotlight, letting his acting ability do the talking. It’s hard to pinpoint his exact role in society, but he’s clearly comfortable being his own man. With his shaggy hair and intense blue eyes, he has an almost exotic look that some fans find irresistible.

He’s The Ultimate Romantic

Romantic scenes in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 were undoubtedly some of the most memorable scenes of the movie.
Not only did Rob get to show off his singing and acting talents, but he also got to strut his romantic muscles as he wooed his partner, Kristen Stewart.
The chemistry between the two of them on-screen is undeniable, further solidifying Rob’s status as a romantic lead. This year alone, he’s been linked to some highly desirable women: Olga Kurylenko (Daredevil), Rihanna (ANNABELLE), and now, it would seem, Stewart.
Rumors of their relationship began to swirl last year when they were spotted holding hands and looking rather cozy during a flight from London to New York.
Whether or not these rumors turn out to be true remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Rob isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. He’s constantly pushing himself to be better, working hard to make his acting dreams come true. As he told Elle, “I’ve always been incredibly driven, and I think that comes from my parents. My dad’s a bit of a wild character, and my mom was a bit of a free spirit, too. So, I think my drive came from somewhere pretty unique.”

He’s The Ultimate Social Butterfly

While many celebrities are content to stay in their bubble, Rob is more than willing to step out of it and mix with the common folk.
One of his biggest supporters comes from none other than the legendary Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, who tweeted her approval of the British hunk.

“Rob Pattinson is a lovely person who I’m happy to support,” Rowling wrote. “He’s done a good job with the screen adaptation of Cruel Intentions — I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles the whole zombie thing!”

Indeed, it would seem that Rob is more than willing to mix with fans, appearing at a lot of the recent Twilight movie premieres in London, shaking hands, and posing for photos. He also did the same at the Harry Potter premiere last year. These are the types of personal touches that go to show how much he appreciates and enjoys his popularity among his followers.

He’s A Lifestyle Icon

In addition to being a Hollywood heartthrob and a romantic lead, Rob is also the face of several high-end fashion lines.
While many Hollywood stars go for flashy cars, expensive jewels, and decadent wardrobes, this Englishman’s style is rather different.
Instead, he’s been known to sport stylish, minimalist looks, dressing in the kind of understated and stylish way that seems perfectly in line with today’s cultural trends. He’s also quite the style pioneer, regularly sporting bold fashion choices that often go against the grain. He was one of the first celebrities to sport skinny jeans, back in 2009, and even had a nickname at the time: “The boy who put jeans on trends.”

In short, it seems as if Rob’s entire existence is dedicated to being stylish, and he does so with style. It would appear that this is a trend that is here to stay. With his fashion-forward style and good looks, it’s no wonder that women are flocking to become his friends. According to Alexa, his Instagram follower count currently stands at 17 million, with another 11 million on TikTok. While this may not seem like that many compared to some of his famous celebrity friends, these figures put him in the top 1% of most-followed users on both platforms.

He Has A Rich History

It’s no secret that money can buy a lot of things, including happiness. When you’re born into a wealthy family, you tend to get used to having plenty of cash around.
So much so that you may not even think that material possessions and financial security aren’t that important. Despite his celebrity, this is something that Rob still struggles with. Even though he’s got a luxurious apartment in one of the most prestigious addresses in London, and drives a sleek black sports car, there’s still something missing. Rob knows that he’s not completely content, and it shows in his behavior. He’s often seen holding a baby carrot, signaling that he’s searching for happiness. These days, he seems to be doing his best to leave his comfort zone and mix with those around him.

As for Amal and Peter, the couple’s rough patch seems to be coming to an end. The Daily Mail reports that the Hollywood power couple are currently on the mend and planning to reconcile. “They want to be a family again and have fun,” a source said.

With rumors surrounding their breakup swirling, it seems as if this is part of a carefully crafted public image, designed to assuage their devoted fans. As Peter’s half-brother, Luke, famously said: “It’s all fake. It’s all performance. They’re not arguing—they’re acting.” Well, hopefully, this will prove to be the case, and they can put all of this behind them. The happier they are, the better they will perform, and the better they will be able to present their fans with the entertaining stories that they themselves are so happy to tell.

As for now, we’ll have to settle for a few more images of this incredibly hot British actor, as he continues to amaze with his good looks and charm. If you’ve never heard of Rob Pattinson, then you’re in for a treat. Take a look, and you’ll quickly understand what all of the fuss is about.