It’s not everyday that you get to celebrate an occasion associated with someone as famous as Robert Pattinson. In fact, most of us probably haven’t even heard of him. If you’re reading this, I assume you know who he is and you probably think he’s pretty cool. If not, then maybe it’s time to find out!

Robert Pattinson was born on July 27th, 1978 in London, England. For those who don’t know, he’s the English actor who plays the lead in the new Batman movie that comes out in theaters on Friday. Since childhood, he’s been acting and modeling, but he mostly did interviews and appeared in films until 2010, when he made his television drama debut. In 2012, he landed his first big-screen role in Twilight and since then, he’s mostly stayed busy, appearing in several more films and earning plenty of accolades for his work. Most notably, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor last year for his role in the movie Beautiful Creatures. Let’s take a look at what would’ve been special about his 40th birthday party.

Turning 40 Is Still Special

It’s been a banner year for Robert Pattinson. The British actor turned 40 years old this past July and to celebrate, he threw a big party. If you follow social media, you’ll probably have gotten the chance to partake in a few of the festivities. For those who couldn’t make it to London for the big bash, there were livestreams available via Facebook and Twitter.

Turning 40 isn’t exactly an easy milestone to reach, but for those who do, it becomes an excuse to party. If you’re looking for a way to mark the milestone, then why not throw a big party? It’s what Pattinson did and considering how well he did it, it’s probably what you should do too. If turning 40 is still special to you, then by all means, mark the occasion with some good old-fashioned revelry.

Make It A Family Picnic

Another way to celebrate Pattinson’s birthday is to go on a picnic with the family. He posted a picture of himself with his parents and siblings on Instagram alongside the caption, “Having a picnic with the family today, couldn’t have been more relaxing. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us!”

If you’ve been following the actor’s work for long, then you know he’s been very open about his family. He often tags his Instagram posts with family and friends, so you know he values his close-knit group of loved ones. Today, he took the opportunity to celebrate with them in the great British countryside. It’s only natural that he would want to spend some time with his siblings and parents, especially considering they’re the ones who brought him into the world. Today was undoubtedly a celebration of sorts for the entire family.

The Biggest Actor Of Our Time

Just this year, Robert Pattinson nabbed the biggest award of our time at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. Based on the popular votes from around the world, he beat out some pretty heavy hitters, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Donald Trump. He may not be a household name in the U.S., but in England, he’s considered one of the biggest (if not the biggest) English actor of all time. He’s only eclipsed by the greats such as Daniel Day-Lewis and Henry Cavill.

For those who haven’t followed his career, it’s probably time to start paying attention. Day-Lewis and Cavill are both brilliant, but there’s something about Pattinson’s acting that really resonates with audiences. Maybe it’s because he appears to be reliving his own life experiences onscreen or maybe it’s the brooding, mysterious allure that he brings to the table. At any rate, there’s a reason why people are talking about him and it’s time for you to find out what that reason is.