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.
Irish actor Aidan Turner has seen off competition from Hollywood hunks Henry Cavill, Jamie Dornan, and Robert Pattinson to be named Glamour magazine's Sexiest Man of 2016.
The Hobbit actor, who has also appeared in TV dramas Poldark and Being Human, topped the magazine's annual poll ahead of Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie, who dropped to second place a year after his role in the erotic drama helped propel him to the number one spot.
Thor star Tom Hiddleston came in third place, and Superman Henry Cavill was in fourth.
The top five was rounded out by pop star Zayn Malik, who was the highest-rated musician on the list, ahead of his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, who landed in sixth place.
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Hollywood Heartthrob Robert Pattinson Has Been Named An Ambassador For A Charity Which Provides Food And Shelter For Orphans.
The Twilight star has agreed to help raise the profile of the GO Campaign, which was set up in 2006 to help vulnerable children by providing essential resources including accommodation, clean water and education.
"I've eagerly followed the growing impact GO Campaign has had over the years, on so many children and youth, and I love how tangible and transparent it is," Robert says. "They partner with some remarkable grassroots local heroes who are doing fantastic work but who lack the needed resources, and in places where a little bit of money can go a long way.
"I've been a donor and a supporter, and now I look forward to joining their efforts, so together we can give opportunity to even more kids and young adults across the globe."
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FKA twigs insists she never went to shows when she was younger because she had no interest in famous people and preferred to practise ballet.
FKA Twigs never went to concerts as a youngster.
The 27-year-old star - who is dating 'Twilight' actor Robert Pattinson - insisted she's never had much of an interest in celebrities so focused on her own talents instead of going and seeing musicians when she was younger.
Asked if she ever hung outside shows to meet famous people as a teenager, she said: ''I never did that! I never went to any shows. I went to ballet class, or opera lessons. I was a bit too focused when I was a kid.
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FKA twigs claims she's ''quite traditional'' at heart and only works hard because she wants her future children ''to have a nice life.''
FKA Twigs claims she's ''quite traditional'' at heart.
The 'Two Weeks' hitmaker, who is engaged to 29-year-old actor Robert Pattinson, only works hard because she wants her future children ''to have a nice life'' and her grandchildren ''to be proud'' of her achievements.
She said: ''I'm quite traditional. You know that saying, 'You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl'? I grew up in Gloucestershire, and there's a certain format that people fit into. And I'm actually quite happy with that format. I'm quite happy to say, 'Go to school, work hard on your GCSEs, do your A-Levels, get married, have children. Send your kids to a nice school. Make sure you're in the right catchment area.'
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Stephenie Meyer has rewritten the 'Twilight Saga' to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Stephenie Meyer has rewritten the 'Twilight Saga'.
The best-selling author has reworked the popular vampire trilogy by swapping the genders of central characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Announcing the new edition, 'Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined,' the Arizona-based writer, who originally only intended to rewrite two chapters, said: ''I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted like a foreword and I thought, 'Well, maybe something more interesting.' ''
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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.”
Robert Pattinson says fiancée FKA twigs' racist critics are ''demons who live in basements'' and doesn't understand why she has been targeted.
The 29-year-old actor doesn't understand why his fiancée, 27, has been the target of harsh online abuse, but it makes him furious.
Asked about her Twitter trolls, the 'Life' star 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 upvotes. What I don't get is why. I think it's because most normal people are not commenters - I've never met anyone who's left a comment on anything. It's just demons who live in basements. You have this weird thing where you end up trying to fight against this faceless blob, where the more you hate it, the bigger it gets, because it's all in your head.''
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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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'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson has revealed he is glad his life is returning to normal.
Robert Pattinson is glad his life is returning to normal.
The 29-year-old actor - who's best known for his starring role in the 'Twilight' series - has revealed he didn't go to the supermarket for six years because his 'Twilight' fame drove him ''crazy'', but said things are now changing.
He explained: ''Now I can go in [to the supermarket] and chat to the guy who's working there about his kids, or where he's going on holiday, and not be thinking, 'Is he gonna sell me out?' I just don't have to think about that stuff anymore.''
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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
Robert Pattinson - Robert Pattinson At Coachella arriving to see his girlfriend FKA Twigs perform. at Coachella Music Festival, Coachella - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th April 2015
British actor and star of the Twilight films Robert Pattinson was photographed as he rushed through the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th February 2015
British film actor and star of the Twilight series of films, Robert Pattinson was spotted as he arrived in to Los Angeles International Airport sporting a beard and wearing rose tinted glasses in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
Date of birth
13th May, 1986