Date of Birth13 May 1986, London, England, UK
Birth NameRobert Thomas Pattinson
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Mini BiographyRobert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano.
When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. Afterward, he took screen role like Curse of the Ring (2004) (TV) (Kingdom of Twilight) as Giselher.
In 2003, Robert took on the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He got his role a week later after meeting Mike Newell in late 2003.
He has since been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly-anticipated film, Twilight (2008/I). His music will also be heard in the film. Additionally, Robert has completed upcoming roles as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes (2008) and Art in How to Be (2008).
Trade MarkMessy hair
TriviaIs an excellent musician and plays both the guitar and piano. He began taking piano lessons at age three, and classical guitar at five.
Attended Harrodian private school in London.
He has two older sisters, Lizzie and Victoria.
Remains close friends with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) co-stars, Stanislav Ianevski and Katie Leung.
Was taught how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Sports: Has said that darts and pool are more his sport, and that he made up that he liked snowboarding and soccer for his Harry Potter audition.
Acting Inspiration: Jack Nicholson.
Was ranked #23 on Moviefone's "The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25" (2008).
Chosen by the Hollywood Film Festival Award Committee as the recipient of the 2008 New Hollywood Award.
Awarded Best Actor 2008 at the Strasbourg Film festival for his performance as "Art" in the film How to Be (2008).
One sister, Lizzy, 25, had a top ten hit with the band Aurora. The other, Victoria, 27, works in advertising.
Most of his earnings from his first acting job - a supporting role in the television film Curse of the Ring (2004) (TV) - went on paying his own fees at The Harrodian School in Barnes.
He beat 3,000 people to play Edward Cullen in the movie Twilight (2008/I).
Named as Yahoo's Top Movie Heart Throb of 2008.
Named as Rolling Stone Magazine's Hottest Actor of 2008.
Named by "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) (ET) as their top hunk of 2008.
Named as one of the LA Times Breakout Stars of 2008.
Named as one of Forbes Breakout Stars of 2008.
His small, but would-have-been-memorable part in Vanity Fair (2004), was cut out in the final production.
Awarded Hello Magazine's Most Attractive Man Award of 2008.
Invited an obsessive fan out for dinner when he was having a bad day.
Father is a car salesman.
Supports Arsenal Football Club.
Splits his time residing between London, UK where his family is from and Los Angeles, CA.
One of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive 2008.
Moviefone's Number 1 Hottest Young Star Under 25 2009.
Sarah Barry Williams wrote song "She wants to be Mrs Robert Pattinson".
Named AOL Moviefone's Sexiest Male Star of 2009.
Named GQ (UK) Best Dressed Man of 2009. "Extremely elegant and inspiring, the true essence of a contemporary man." Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, designers.
Learned to drive in a ten hour crash course on the set of Twilight.
Merited a place in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Artists" category) - with a tribute provided by Chris Weitz. [May 10, 2010]
A distant relative of Vlad the Impaler who Bram Stoker's Dracula was based on. This is an coincidence because Rob plays Edward Cullen a 100 plus year old Vampire in the Twilight Saga.
Very private about his personal life. In 2010, many main stream media outlets began referring to his relationship with Twilight Co-star Kristen Stewart as matter of fact instead of rumored.
Personal QuotesUp until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as 'Claudia'! Twelve was a turning point as I moved to a mixed school and then I became cool and discovered hair gel.
It's strange, somebody asked for my autograph the other day. Because I finished school and I'm not really doing anything at the moment, I was just kind of aimlessly wandering around London and these two guys who were about 30 came up and asked for my autograph. I was really quite proud at the time, and they wanted to take photos and stuff. And then they were sort of wandering around and I was kind of wandering around and I bumped into them about three times, and every single time their respect for me kept growing and growing and growing.
They [Barnes Theatre Club] were a very good group, and for some reason when I finished the backstage thing, I just decided to that I should try to act. So I auditioned for Guys and Dolls and got a little tiny part as some Cuban dancer or something and then in the next play I got the lead part, and then I got my agent. So I owe everything to that little club.
I aspire to be Jack Nicholson. I love his every single mannerism. I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don't know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it kind of stuck with me.
The day before [the Harry Potter London premiere] I was just sitting in Leicester Square, happily being ignored by everyone. Then suddenly strangers are screaming your name. Amazing.
I went to one of these signing conventions. [in '06] It was one of the most interesting experiences I've had. It was so strange that people would pay for autographs. You keep thinking you should do a little dance for them as well or something.
I have been playing the piano for my entire life - since I was three or four. And the guitar - I used to play classical guitar from when I was about five to 12 years of age. Then I didn't play guitar for like years. About four or five years ago, I got out the guitar again and just started playing blues and stuff. I am not very good at the guitar, but I am all right. I am in a band in London as well.
I didn't want to get stuck in pretty, public school roles, or I knew I'd end up as some sort of caricature. Playing Dali has been a complete turning point for me. It's the first part I've had that has required really serious thought. I became completely obsessed with Dali during the filming, and I read every biography I could get a hold of. He was the most bizarre, complex man, but in the end I felt I could relate to him. He was basically incredibly shy.
I wasn't at all focused on school, and I didn't achieve much. But I've got a sense of urgency now. I feel I can't let any more time waste away.
Everything has become more intense for six months, since 'Twilight' was released. It's hard to handle what's happening to me. I don't have the necessary hindsight, even if only to find a way out to this situation. But this celebrity thing, you can't fight it, it's useless, you can't avoid it. When it's not something you desired during your whole life, or something you don't aspire to, you're free not to care about it. I didn't sign for Disney. There's not a stipulation which forces me to smile to the paparazzi.
Sometimes I think, 'to hell with acting,' and then I realize I could be working at a shoe shop. Acting is much cooler.
Please don't give me all my luck now. Make it all stretch. I don't mind waiting. Make it stretch for 70 years.
When I was 14, I fronted a rap trio. Pretty hard-core for three private school kids from suburban London. And my mum's, like, cramping our style, popping her head in to ask, 'You boys want a sandwich?'
My old agent used to promote me as the male Keira Knightley. (Laughs) I thought: 'Well, what does that say about me exactly?' Do I pout a lot or something?
I went to one of these signing conventions in '06. It was one of the most interesting experiences I've had. It was so strange that people would pay for autographs. You keep thinking you should do a little dance for them as well or something.
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)||$12,500,000 + 2.5% of the gross|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)||$12,500,000 + 2.5% of the gross|
|Water for Elephants (2011)||$1,500,000|
|New Moon (2009)||$12,000,000|
Where Are They Now(January 2008) He was recently named as the lead role in Twilight (2008/I). They are starting production.
(July 2008) Los Angeles, California
(January 2009) Currently spending time in his beloved London, England.
(December 2008) 22nd December 2008 Arrives from Los Angeles at London Heathrow Airport to spend Christmas with his family.
(February 2009) London, UK
(August 2009) Vancouver - Filming Eclipse
(April 2010) Filming "Bel Ami" in Budapest, Hungary
(February 2010) London, UK Filming Bel Ami
(March 2010) Budapest, Hungary Filming on location Bel Ami
(May 2010) Los Angeles, CA USA Pre-Production Water For Elephants
(June 2010) Los Angeles, CA USA Filming Water For Elephants
(July 2010) Chattanooga, TN - shooting an upcoming film Water for Elephants
(October 2010) Filming Breaking Dawn in Louisiana
(October 2010) Baton Rouge, Louisiana filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
(February 2011) Filming Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2 in Vancouver Canada with Twilight co-stars (including girlfriend Kristen Stewart)
(March 2011) Filming Breaking Dawn in Vancouver, Canada.