Robert Pattinson (born 13.5.1986) is an English actor and model, best known for his roles in the Harry Potter and Twilight series of films.
Childhood: Robert Pattinson was born in London, to Clare and Richard Pattinson. His mother works for a modeling agency and his father imports vintage cars from the US. Robert has two elder sisters, one of whom is the singer, Lizzy Pattinson. The other is Victoria.
Robert attended Tower House School in Richmond Park and then Harrodian school in West London. Both schools are private, fee-paying schools. Whilst at school, Pattinson became involved in acting through the Barnes Theatre Company. He caught the attention of an acting agent whilst performing in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
At the age of 12, Robert Pattinson started modeling, though he only continued modeling for around four years, though he did appear in Hackett's advertising campaign in 2007.
Acting Career: In 2004, Pattinson landed a role in the TV film Ring of the Nibelungs, along with Max von Sydow, Alicia Witt and Julian Sands. He also acted in Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, which starred Reese Witherspoon and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, though most of his scenes wound up on the cutting room floor. Pattinson was destined only to appear on the DVD version of the film.
Pattinson was originally due to appear at the Royal Court Theatre in The Woman Before. However, he was sacked just before the opening night and replaced by the actor Tom Riley.
In 2005, Robert Pattinson was named The Times' 'British Star of Tomorrow' for his performance as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The film also starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes. Pattinson found himself often being compared to another British actor, Jude Law.
In 2008, Robert Pattinson starred in Twilight. The film, based on Stephanie Meyer's novel of the same name, also starred Kristen Stewart, who he has dated on-and-off and became a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Pattinson and Stewart both reprised their roles in The Twilight Saga: New Moon with Taylor Lautner and the second sequel, Eclipse. Pattinson also sings on two tracks of the Twilight soundtrack. He also composed two tracks for the film How To Be.
In 2009, Robert Pattinson starred in the drama film Little Ashes, in which he played the role of the artist Salvador Dali. He also lined up a theatre performance for the producer David Pugh as well as a role in Remember Me, with Emilie de Ravin. In February 2009, Robert Pattinson presented at the 81st Academy Awards.
To coincide with the release of New Moon, Revolver Entertainment created a documentary entitled Robsessed, documenting his rise to fame and subsequent popularity.
Personal Life: It is rumoured that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are rekindling their romance after their difficult split. The former Twilight co-stars reportedly talk all the time via Skype and text despite being thousands of miles away from each other.
The celebrity couple called off their three year relationship, having been engaged since April 2015.
The Twilight star, 31, met the 29 year old London-born singer, real name Tahliah Barnett, three years ago and the two enjoyed a whirlwind romance, becoming engaged within six months in April 2015.
For the most part, barring a couple of high-profile red carpet events they’ve attended together, they’ve kept their relationship private. However, things reportedly petered out between them and they “no longer worked as a couple”, with Pattinson apparently the one to call things off.
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It's been five years since the Twilight Saga came to an end, and Robert Pattinson is still trying to reinvent himself and prove he's not a pinup actor.
Robert Pattinson's declaration of independence came immediately, with David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis in 2012. "I think it was the first time when I worked on something that was quite complex," Pattinson says. "I think it's so rare for something to break a pattern, because almost everything in the world is designed to be predictable. Cosmopolis was the big turning point for me. I just realised that was what I wanted to do."
So when he first heard about independent sibling directors Josh and Benny Safdie, he knew he wanted to work with them. "When I like something, I get unbelievably enthusiastic," Pattinson laughs. "The first email I sent was like, 'I'm completely certain that we're supposed to do something together.' And they're like, 'Have you seen any of our stuff?' I said, 'Nope, don't need to see it. I know.'"
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He doesn't know exactly what happened, but when Constantine 'Connie' Nikas hears that his brother Nick has been arrested following a bank robbery gone terribly wrong, he is desperate to get him out of the New York jail complex that is Rikers Island before he gets killed in there. He is already battered and bruised, so it is only a matter of time before he runs out of luck. The only way Connie knows how to help him is by getting involved in yet more criminal activity that leads him on a dangerous journey with cops on his tail. With an unlikely accomplice, however, he has a good chance of reuniting with his brother - whose vulnerability only spurs him on. Connie knows that it'll be all his fault if Nick gets killed and since the pair only really have each other, that's not something he can let happen.
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The film is set to hit the big screen in the States next week.
This week, Robert Pattinson has been making headlines whilst promoting his upcoming film 'Good Time', but for some very odd reasons. From The Safdie Brothers, the flick sees Pattinson star as Constantine 'Connie' Nikas, a man who's on the run from the authorities but who wants to help his brother Nick (Ben Safdie) escape from prison. It's received some huge critical acclaim following advance screenings and so, the hype surrounding the film has been very high.
Robert Pattinson leads the cast of the film 'Good Time'
Chatting on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' about the movie earlier this week, Pattinson began talking about how in one particular scene, he was "sleeping with" a dog, and "basically giving the dog a hand job". He goes on to say how he was then encouraged not only by the film's director to partake in the act for real whilst being filmed, but by the dog's owner too, who gave him tips on how best to do it.
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Pattinson's new film 'Good Time', which made its premiere in Cannes, involved a pretty hair-raising request from the film's directors for an unused sequence.
Robert Pattinson has sensationally claimed that he was asked to pleasure a dog for his latest, X-rated film Good Time – a request that he refused.
The former Twilight star features in the new heist thriller Good Time, playing a New York criminal rushing to save his younger brother and set over the course of a single evening. One scene sees his character share an intimate moment with a canine (!) and this was something that the film’s producers actually suggested that he engage in for real.
Explaining the hair-raising situation with American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night (August 3rd), the 31 year old actor said that his character had an affinity with the animal, believing he was a dog in a past life.
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He reveals how he wishes he could be more relaxed about his love life.
They're hardly the most public of couples, but that doesn't mean that Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs aren't still going strong. In fact, the actor has confessed that they are even engaged - in some way at least - though he's still very cautious about discussing their relationship.
FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson at 'The Lost City of Z' premiere
'The Lost City of Z' star has revealed that he is 'kind of' engaged to his girlfriend of nearly three years FKA Twigs, though the pair are rarely seen in public together. It's no wonder either, with the kind of scrutiny his love life has been under since he was with 'Twilight' co-star Kristen Stewart. He confesses that he wishes he could be more open about it, however.
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Robert Pattinson recalls almost getting fired from the vampire franchise.
It seems that Edward Cullen almost had a different face entirely as Robert Pattinson confesses he almost got himself fired from the 'Twilight' film series due to arguing with the whole production team and trying to take more control over the development of his character.
Robert Pattinson at the premiere of 'The Lost City of Z'
Reflecting on his early acting career, the 31-year-old admits that he was a little too intense when it came to shooting the first 'Twilight' movie which was released in 2008. He fought with everyone from director Catherine Hardwicke to the author of the vampire novels Stephenie Meyer.
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The ‘Twilight’ star has been dating the musician since September 2014 and they are rumoured to be engaged.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has spoken about the racist abuse girlfriend FKA Twigs has suffered online since the couple went public with their relationship last year. Pattinson said those who send negative comments are not ‘normal people’ and instead described them as ‘demons who live in basements’.
Robert Pattinson has spoken out about the racist hate girlfriend FKA Twigs has received.
Speaking to NME about the abuse his girlfriend receives online Pattinson said, "I was talking to my dad about this and I bet him that if he looked up Nelson Mandela's funeral on YouTube, the first comment would be a racist one. And it was, with like a million up votes.”
The actor had very different ideas from director Anton Corbijn as to the main premise of the film.
Robert Pattinson takes on one of his most complex roles in Life, based on the real-life encounter between photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean in 1955. And he's been getting some of his best reviews yet.
Robert Pattinson saw the other side of the camera in 'Life'
Intriguingly, Pattinson approached the story from a slightly different angle than the film's director, celebrity photographer Anton Corbijn. "Anton really thinks of it as a film about a photographer and photography," Pattinson says. "I've never been that interested in photography, but for me the whole thing was about the son. It's very rare to see a parent who doesn't love their kid. I thought that was fascinating. It's not like he doesn't care; it destroys him, but he's incapable of the empathy needed to love his child. He can't. He's just too obsessed with himself."
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Beautifully written and directed, this fact-based drama is an odd mixture of excellent acting and not-quite-right casting. Anton Corbijn clearly knows the subject, since he's a celebrity photographer making a movie about a celebrity photographer. But in this case, the subject of those photos is the elusively magnetic James Dean, a tricky person to recreate dramatically.
It's set in early 1955, as James Dean (Dane DeHaan) has just finished filming East of Eden and is hoping to land the lead role in Rebel Without a Cause. No one knows who he is yet, but freelance photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) has a feeling he could become a big star. When Dennis' agent (Joel Edgerton) lands a commission from Life magazine, Dennis follows James from Hollywood to New York and home to his Indiana farm. But James is evasive and mercurial, and it takes a lot of tenacity for Dennis to crack through his shell to get the shots he needs. Eventually they even become friends, inspiring each other to pursue their dreams on their own terms.
The plot is loose, focussing more on the internal journeys these two men take than on any constructed storyline. And the film switches back and forth between their perspectives, which kind of leaves it without a point of view. But this gives both Pattinson and DeHaan the space to create authentic and complex characters. Pattinson gives his most layered performance yet, especially in scenes involving Dennis' ex-wife and young son (Stella Schnabel and Jack Fulton). Meanwhile, DeHaan creates a character who's thoughtful and fascinating, haunted by his past relationships and unafraid to stand up to the Hollywood system in the form of mogul Jack Warner (a scene-chewing Ben Kingsley). The problem is that, despite a lot of subtle (and more obvious) physical touches, DeHaan never echoes Dean's wiry, hungry energy.
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Date of birth
13th May, 1986
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