Birthday: May 13, 1986
Famous: Actors British Men
Sun Sign: Taurus
Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Males
Also Known As: Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson
Born In: London, United Kingdom
Famous As: Actor
Height: 1.85 M
Siblings: Lizzy Pattinson, Victoria Pattinson
Net Worth: $100 Million As Of Jan 24, 2017
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is a popular English actor, model, producer and musician, known for portraying roles such as Cedric Diggory in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, and Edward Cullen, in the ‘Twilight’ movie series. Born in London, England, Pattinson started acting from his school days. His professional career began at the age of 17 when he appeared in the popular movie ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. He was later cast in the Twilight movie series, which were based on the Twilight Novels by Stephanie Meyer. The series consisted of five films in which Pattinson portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen. The movies were highly successful, and earned Pattinson much fame and prominence worldwide. He has won several awards in his career such as the ‘Hollywood Film Festival’ award and the ‘Scream Award.’ He has also been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, as well as Forbes’ one of the most powerful celebrities in the World. Known for his philanthropic activities as well, he has helped raise awareness about cancer through his involvement with ‘The Cancer Bites Campaign.’ He has also worked with the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.
Childhood & Early Life
Robert Pattinson was born on 13 May 1986, in London, England. His father Richard used to import vintage cars from America, while his mother Clare used to work for a modeling agency. He has two sisters as well.
Though he was shy from his childhood days, he had a great desire to be a performer. He was also inspired by his older sister Lizzy Pattinson, who was a singer. He received strong encouragement from his father to pursue acting. Later, he attended the Barnes Theater Club, a prominent theater program at the Harrodian School, a private school located in Barnes, England.
Robert Pattinson made his TV debut in 2004 in ‘Ring of the Nibelungs’, a television movie. The following year, he played a small role in the movie ‘Vanity Fair’.
Soon he became acquainted with Mike Newell, the eventual director of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, the fourth film in the Harry Potter film series. Their acquaintance helped him earn the role of Cedric Diggory, a friend of Harry Potter, in the movie. His role was appreciated and brought him fame and acclaim worldwide. He was also seen in a cameo role in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, the fifth installment in the Harry Potter film series.
Pattinson portrayed the character of Edward Cullen in the film ‘Twilight’ which was released in 2008; it would be the first installment of the ‘Twilight Movie Series’. The film, which revolved around the romantic relationship between a human girl, Bella Swan, and a vampire, Edward Cullen, was a massive success. The chemistry he shared with his co-star Kristen Stewart also received a lot of praise.
He reunited with the Twilight cast in 2009, for the sequel ‘Twilight: New Moon’. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film was released on 16 November 2009. Like its prequel, the movie was a huge success commercially, grossing more than $700 million worldwide.
In 2010, the third film in the Twilight series was released where Pattinson continued playing the role of Edward Cullen. Directed by David Slade, it also was a commercial success, like both its prequels.
In the following years, he appeared in both Part 1 and Part 2 of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ (2011 and 2012). The films dealt with the struggles Bella and Edward face because of their half-vampire half- human child.
In between the filming of the Twilight series, Pattinson also appeared in other movies such as ‘Love and Distrust’ (2010) in which he appeared in the lead role, and ‘Remember Me’ (2010), another romantic film where he portrayed the main role. Other films Pattinson has appeared in include ‘Cosmopolis’ (2012), ‘The Rover’ (2012), ‘Maps to the Stars’ (2014), and ‘Queen of the Desert’ (2015).
His latest film ‘The Lost City of Z’ was released in October 2016. Directed by James Gray, the movie is a biographical adventure drama, based on a book of the same name by David Grann. Pattinson appears in a main role, playing Corporal Henry Costin. Though the film received positive reviews, it didn’t do well commercially.
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