Robert Pattinson needs no introduction, the British-born actor is one of the most famous stars of his generation. This is thanks to his role as the pasty-faced/broody vampire, Edward Cullen, who falls in love with a mere human in The Twilight series. The Twilight series, comprising of five movies in total, catapulted Pattinson and his co-stars to global stardom. Pattinson became so popular that he even has an asteroid named after him. Not even the likes of Clooney and Brad Pitt can boast of such feat! Find out more about the actor here including his love life and what have you.
Robert Pattinson Bio
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born on the 13th of May 1986 in Barnes, London. His father’s name is Robert while his mother’s name is Claire. He also has two older sisters named Victoria and Elizabeth. Robert Pattinson grew up in London and attended schools such as the Harrodian School. He commenced his professional career as a model at the age of 12. His mom worked for a modeling agency and helped him land gigs. Robert modeled until the age of 16 when his gigs dried up. At this stage, Pattinson, who had always loved watching American movies, decided to try acting.
He joined an amateur theatre company in his local community. Initially, he worked as a backstage staff but later started getting parts. His very first play was the musical Guys and Dolls. Robert Pattinson appeared in several stage productions until he got his debut movie role at the age of 18. This was in the 2004 film, Vanity Fair. The very next year, he got his big break when he was cast as head boy, Cedric Diggory, in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. The role propelled him to the spotlight with many declaring him the Brit to watch out for in Hollywood. This prophecy proved true four years later when Pattinson defeated 3000 other actors (including Henry Cavill) to land the life-changing role of Cullen on Twilight.
The Twilight series was a blockbuster, grossing over $3 billion at the box office. Since the glory days of Twilight, Robert Pattinson has also appeared in other movies such as Water for Elephants, Remember Me and Good Time. In Good Time, he plays a two-bit criminal who dreams of robbing a bank in order to start a new life with his disabled kid brother.
Is He Dating a Girlfriend or Married to a Wife?
The Twilight star has never been married. He has however been involved in some high profile romances. In 2009, he and Twilight co-star, Kristen Stewart decided to move their epic love story to real life. They, however, kept it secret so as to avoid more publicity in addition to the crazed spotlight they were already getting.
Their relationship lasted till 2012 when Stewart cheated on him with another man. The cheating scandal garnered considerable attention with many (including Donald Trump) weighing in on the matter. Pattinson, however, forgave Stewart and they re-commenced their relationship in October 2012. Their romance ended for good in May 2013.
Robert Pattinson thereafter commenced a relationship with fellow Brit, FKA Twigs. Twigs is a successful singer and songwriter. They started dating in September 2014 and got engaged in 2015. The couple, however, did not make it to the altar as they broke up in 2017. The breakup was attributed to distance and career demands. Since this last breakup, Pattinson has not been romantically linked to any other lady. So it is safe to conclude that he is single.
Robert Pattinson is 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85m) and weighs 75 kg (165 lb). His other body measurements are chest – 47 inches, biceps – 16 inches, and waist – 31 inches. The British actor also has blue eyes and dark brown hair. Pattinson is easily one of the most gorgeous actors in Hollywood. He has been named amongst the sexiest men alive by several publications including Vanity Fair, People Magazine, and Glamour UK.
His Net Worth
Robert Pattinson ranks amongst the richest young celebs in Britain. He has a net worth of $100 million. His source of wealth includes his movie earnings as well as juicy endorsement deals. Thanks to his aforementioned good looks, Pattinson is the toast of several designer brands. He has served as an ambassador for Dior Homme fragrance as well as their menswear.
Pattinson has used his wealth and time to support several charities. One of the projects close to his heart is the GO Campaign. The campaign seeks to help orphans and at-risk children all around the world.