Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986. He is an English actor who rose to fame for his portrayal of Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga film series. He is also known for his roles in independent films such as Cosmopolis, The Lost City of Z, Good Time, High Life, and The Lighthouse. He has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine and one of the highest-paid actors by Forbes. He is also a musician who plays guitar and piano and has contributed to several film soundtracks.
Robert Pattinson Biography
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson
|Date of Birth||
May 13, 1986
|Place of Birth||
Actor | Musician
Richard Pattinson (Father)
Clare Pattinson (Mother)
Lizzy and Victoria
Early Life and Education
Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England, to Richard Pattinson, a car dealer, and Clare Pattinson. He has two older sisters, Lizzy and Victoria. Robert Pattinson grew up in Barnes, southwest London, and attended Tower House School and The Harrodian School. He started learning guitar and piano at the age of four. Pattinson developed a passion for cinema in his early teens. Robert Pattinson was expelled from school at age 12 for shoplifting adult magazines and selling them to his classmates. He joined a local theatre club at the age of 15 after his father encouraged him to overcome his shyness. He never thought about pursuing an acting career. His teacher advised him against joining the drama club because she thought he was not suited for the creative arts.
Pattinson’s first screen role was a small part in Vanity Fair. Although, he was cut out of the final film and did not know about it until he attended the premiere. He then auditioned for and landed the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which brought him to a wider audience. He continued to star in mostly smaller British TV productions until he was cast as Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer. The Twilight Saga film series catapulted him to international stardom and earned him millions of fans and dollars. He also starred in romantic dramas such as Remember Me and Water for Elephants during this period.
After the end of the Twilight Saga, Pattinson shifted his focus to independent films from acclaimed directors. He received critical praise for his performances in David Cronenberg’s thriller Cosmopolis, James Gray’s adventure drama The Lost City of Z, the Safdie Brothers’ crime drama Good Time, Claire Denis’ science-fiction drama High Life, and Robert Eggers’ psychological horror film The Lighthouse. He also returned to mainstream films with a leading role in Christopher Nolan’s spy film Tenet and starred as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ superhero film The Batman.
Robert Pattinson has been in several high-profile relationships with his co-stars and celebrities. He dated his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart from 2008 to 2013, but their relationship was marred by Stewart’s cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders in 2012. Pattinson then dated singer FKA Twigs from 2014 to 2017, and they were engaged for a while before calling it off. He is currently dating model Suki Waterhouse since 2018.
Robert Pattinson has endorsed several brands and products throughout his career, such as Dior Homme fragrance, Tag Heuer watches, Coca-Cola Zero, Nespresso coffee machines, Audi cars, Gucci suits, Burberry clothing, Calvin Klein underwear, and Nike shoes.
Pattinson has appeared in over 30 films as an actor, some of which are:
|2024||Mickey 17||Mickey Barnes|
|2023||The Boy and the Heron||The Grey Heron|
|2022||The Batman||Bruce Wayne / Batman|
|2020||The Devil All the Time||Preston Teagardin|
|2019||The Lighthouse||Ephraim Winslow / Thomas Howard|
|2019||The King||The Dauphin|
|2019||Waiting for the Barbarians||Officer Mandel|
|2017||Good Time||Constantine “Connie” Nikas|
|2016||The Childhood of a Leader||Charles Marker / Adult Prescott|
|2016||The Lost City of Z||Henry Costin|
|2015||Queen of the Desert||T. E. Lawrence|
|2014||Maps to the Stars||Jerome Fontana|
|2012||Bel Ami||Georges Duroy|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Edward Cullen|
|2011||Water for Elephants||Jacob Jankowski|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Edward Cullen|
|2010||Remember Me||Tyler Hawkins|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Edward Cullen|
|2010||Love & Distrust||Richard|
|2009||Little Ashes||Salvador Dalí|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Edward Cullen|
|2008||How to Be||Art|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Cedric Diggory|
|2004||Vanity Fair||Adult Rawdy Crawley|
|2007||The Bad Mother’s Handbook||Daniel Gale|
|2006||The Haunted Airman||Toby Jugg|
|2004||Ring of the Nibelungs||Giselher|
Pattinson is also a musician who plays guitar and piano and has contributed to several film soundtracks, such as:
- 2018 High Life – “Willow”
- 2018 Damsel – “Honeybun”
- 2008 Twilight – “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign”
- 2008 How to Be – “I’ll Be Your Lover, Too” and “Chokin’ on the Dust”
Awards and Nominations
Pattinson has won and been nominated for several awards for his acting and music, such as:
- MTV Movie Awards – 9 wins and 11 nominations for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Remember Me, and Water for Elephants
- People’s Choice Awards – 4 wins and 5 nominations for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Remember Me, and Water for Elephants
- Teen Choice Awards – 23 wins and 25 nominations for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Remember Me, Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis, The Rover, Maps to the Stars, The Lost City of Z, Good Time, Damsel, High Life, The Lighthouse, The King, and Tenet
- BAFTA Awards – 1 win and 1 nomination for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Tenet
- Cannes Film Festival – 1 nomination for Cosmopolis
- Golden Globe Awards – 1 nomination for The Lighthouse
Pattinson has an estimated net worth of $100 million as of 2021. He has earned most of his wealth from his acting career, especially from the Twilight Saga film series. He has also made money from his endorsements and music.
Social Media Handles
Pattinson does not have any official social media accounts. He has said that he does not like social media and prefers to keep his life private.