Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson

Born

5/13/1986, London, England, UK

Birth Name

Robert Thomas Pattinson

Gender

Male
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Robert is an up-and-coming English actor. Robert was born in London to Clare and Richard. Robert has an older sister named Lizzy, who is three years older than him and Victoria, who is five years older than him. Robert recently nabbed his biggest role to date, as the…more

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  • Trivia

    • Filmography:
      In 2004 Robert portrayed Older Rawdy Crawley, in Vanity Fair (Uncredited)
      In 2004 Robert portrayed Giselher, in Ring of the Nibelungs (TV)
      In 2005 Robert portrayed Cedric Diggory, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Movie)
      In 2006, Robert portrayed Toby Jugg, in The Haunted Airman (TV)
      In 2007 Robert portrayed Daniel Gale, in The Bad Mother's Handbook (TV)
      In 2007 Robert portrayed Cedric Diggory, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Movie)
      In 2008 Robert portrayed Richard, in The Summer House
      In 2008 Robert portrayed Art, in How to Be
      In 2008 Robert portrayed Salvador Dalí, in Little Ashes (Movie)
      In 2008 Robert portrayed Edward Cullen, in Twilight (Movie)
      In 2009 Robert portrayed Edward Cullen, in New Moon (Movie)
      In 2010 Robert portrayed Tyler Hawkins, in Remember Me (Movie)
      In 2010 Robert portrayed Edward Cullen, in Eclipse (Movie)
      In 2011 Robert portrayed Georges Duroy, in Bel Ami (Post-production)
      In 2010 Robert portrayed Phineas, in Unbound Captives (Pre-production)
      In 2011 Robert portrayed Jacob Jankowski, in Water for Elephants (Pre-production)
      In 2011 Robert portrayed Edward Cullen, in Breaking Dawn (pre-production)

    • Robert Pattinson's Awards Won:
      2008 - New Hollywood Award for the movie, Twilight
      2008 - Strasbourg International Film for Best Actor in a Feature for How To Be
      2009 - MTV Movie Awards for Best fight for Twilight, shared with Cam Gigandet.
      2009 - MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Male for Twilight
      2009 - MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss for Twilight shared with Kristen Stewart.
      2009 - Scream Awards for Best Fantasy Actor for Twilight
      2009 - Teen Choice Movie Rumble for Twilight shared with Cam Gigandet.
      2009 - Teen Choice Movie Liplock for Twilight shared with Kristen Stewart.
      2009 - Teen Choice Male Hottie for Twilight.
      2009 - Teen Choice Movie Actor Drama for Twilight.

    • Robert Pattinson's Awards Nominations:
      2008 - Breakthrough Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Twilight.
      2009 - Empire Awards for Best Newcomer, Twilight
      2009 - Scream Awards Breakthrough Performance Male in a Motion Picture, Twilight.
      2010 - People Choice Male Actor in a Movie, Twilight Saga.

    • Robert has been playing the piano between the ages of three (3) and four (4). Robert also used to play classical guitar from when he was twelve (12) years old, until he stopped playing. In 2004, Robert got out the guitar again and started playing blues.

    • Robert revealed that when he was 14 he confronted a rap trio. However, the group didn't go well because it seemed funny for three private school kids, Robert admits and because his mum kept cramping their style, popping her head in to ask, "You boys want a sandwich?"

    • Robert had twenty-five (25) bodyguards on standby, to protect him from the huge crowds of hysterical fans, at the Twilight premiere in Los Angeles.

    • In order to prepare for the role in Twilight, Robert began writing journal entries as Edward Cullen and also took it further, by distancing himself from his friends and family so that he could 'feel Edwards isolation' and understand what it must be like to actually be separated from the world around him.

    • Robert flew out to Venice to meet Catherine Hardwicke and convince her in person that he was the perfect person to portray Edward Cullen in Twilight. However, before Catherine was convinced, Robert had to audition for a love scene with Kristen Stewart.

    • Robert lived with his best friend for a year, in a apartment with just one chair, a TV and homemade furniture.

    • Robert was called up by the assistant director for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, who told him they'd be putting him on a personal training programme.

    • When Robert tried out the costume for the swimming scene - a pair of skimpy trunks, in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the costume designer picked up on his physique, who said 'Aren't you supposed to be fit? You could be playing a sissy poet or something!

    • Robert's dad suggested that he leave school at the age of sixteen (16). Robert said he'd pay for his own fees. The agreement was that if Robert got good enough grades, his dad would repay the fees. Unfortunately, Robert did not get those grades.

    • Despite being slated to star in the stage production of The Woman Before in May 2005, Robert got fired shortly before the opening night.

    • Robert auditioned for a chorus part in a production of Guys and Dolls, as a Cuban dancer, which he successfully got.

    • When Robert was at the age of six (6), he began starring in numerous school productions including Spell for a Rhyme and William Golding's cult classic, The Lord of the Flies.

    • Robert was nicknamed 'Patty' as a child because of his surname. It's now the name of his dog!

    • Robert's first school was Tower House School, which is an all-boys school in Barnes.

    • Girl's fashion trend, Ugg Boots, leaves Robert confused.

    • Robert beat out 5,000 people to play "Edward Cullen" in the movie Twilight.

    • Robert was awarded Best Actor 2008 at the Strasbourg Film festival for his performance in the film How to Be.

    • Roberts favourite hobbies/sports are football, skiing, snowboarding, pool and darts.

    • Robert is ranked #42 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25". (2009)

    • Robert began modeling when he was twelve years old. His modeling career ended four years later when he was stopped being offered jobs.

    • It has been often reported that Robert doesn't wash his hair.

    • Robert is getting an action figure based on his character Edward Cullen from the movie Twilight. The Tonner Doll Company is manufacturing it.

    • Robert has performed two songs in the soundtrack for the movie Twilight called Never Think which he co-wrote with Sam Bradley and Let Me Sign.

    • Robert was named Yahoo's 'Top Movie Heart Throb of 2008' and Rolling Stone Magazine's 'Hottest Actor of 2008'.

    • Robert loves drinking diet coke. His favourite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

    • According to Robert, he has a terrible memory.

    • Robert worked on his first big movie, Kingdom in Twilight, at 17 years of age. It was the first time he went away from home and he was in South Africa by himself for three and a half months.

    • At the age of twelve (12), Robert moved to the Harrodian School, which is a mixed private school in southwest London.

    • Robert says his worst habit is speaking too much.

    • Robert loves to watch American Idol and X Factor.

    • Robert's first kiss was at the age of 12.

    • Robert's celebrity crush is Kristen Stewart, his Twilight co-star.

    • Robert appears in Teen People's December '05/January '06 issue, in "What's Next."

    • Robert remains close friends with his Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire co-stars Stanislav Ianevski and Katie Leung.

    • Robert was once in a band called 'The Bad Girls' and has also developed himself as a solo artist, performing under the stage name of Bobby Dupea.

    • Willow is one of Robert's favorite films. He was a little star-struck when he met Warwick Davis on the set of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, since Davis starred in Willow.

    • Robert had to learn how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    • Robert describes himself as "immature."

    • Robert hadn't read any of the Harry Potter books before he landed the role of Cedric; however, he caught up after he was cast! He read the novel version of the movie in two days flat after that.

    • Robert enjoys rap, and likes Eminem. He likes old blues music, listening to John Lee Hooker and Elmore James.

    • Robert got himself a paper route when he was ten years old. He earned £10 a week for his troubles.

    • Robert's friends call him "Patty," a shortened version of his last name Pattinson. He is also known as Rob, Rpattz and Spunk Ransom.

    • Robert admires Jack Nicholson.

    • Robert was named 'British Star of Tomorrow' by Times Online in 2005.

    • Robert first got the acting bug around 15 years old when he started doing amateur plays. He has starred in several stage productions: Our Town (George Gibbs), Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn Pakleigh), and Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Alec), and is a member of the Barnes Theatre Club.

    • Robert is best known for his role as the handsome Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    • Robert enjoys playing guitar and piano. His dream job is to be a pianist.

    • Robert is 6'1" tall (1.85 meters).

  • Quotes

    • Robert Pattinson: (Talking about his first job) I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning £10 a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15.

    • Robert Pattinson: (Talking about how he got into the dramatic arts) I haven't really decided to be an actor yet! I started doing plays when I was about 15 or 16. I only did it because my dad saw a bunch of pretty girls in a restaurant and he asked them where they came from and they said drama group. He said "Son, that is where you need to go."

    • Robert: (On his favourite scene from New Moon) The Volterra scene, where I have to step into the light. There were many extras and many fans there. Some fans travelled across the world to be there. I felt a huge sense of responsibility, being in front of so many that are so obsessed with this story. It was nerve wrecking, but I never felt closer to the character before this.

    • Robert: (On strange stories written about him) Recently a magazine had on the cover that I was pregnant. I was just like, "Wow!" It was without a hint of irony. I didn't know what to make of that one. I saw a couple of comments under the article saying, "That's why he always wears jackets. He always wears layers to hide it."

    • Robert: (whether he thought he was a sexy man-beast) I wouldn't be able to say. I don't think I'm much of one. It's funny, it is the secret to any guy - if people find him unattractive or whatever you just get Stephenie Meyer to tell the world, to put on her Web site that this guy is now attractive and everybody changes their minds.

    • Robert: (talking about his hair) I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever... even today, I go into these things where I'm supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I'm literally asking, "if I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?"

    • Robert: (On the possibility of playing a superhero) My little cousin tells me I look like Magneto so I guess that's who I should probably play.

    • Robert: (Talking about his accent) I keep forgetting I'm speaking in an American accent sometimes. The dangerous thing is that you end up forgetting what your real accent is after a while! It's really strange; I've never done a job in an American accent before.

    • Robert: Before Twilight, I did any movie that I got offered. But now fans expectations have doubled and I just can't mess around. Today, I can't afford to be a part of any movie. I have to question a lot more now before I take a project. After all I can't disappoint my fans.

    • Robert: (How he rediscovered his love for rap music) I've really gotten into hip-hop again recently. I'm reliving my childhood. I've been listening to a lot of Wu-Tang Clan. I always wanted to be a rapper when I was younger. That's always what I wanted to be before I started acting.

    • Robert: (Explaining what he had to think about, in the perspective of Edward Cullen from 'Twilight', when he was isolating himself from the world) I was thinking that he's just a normal guy who got bitten by someone. I guess I just tried to think, if you've been bitten by some guy when you're unconscious and you wake up and you're eternal and you have super-strength and super-speed and you want to kill people and drink their blood and before that you're a perfectly normal 17-year-old.

    • Robert: (Describing his character Edward Cullen in 'Twilight') He's a poet, and very deep and profound. He's just extraordinarily troubled.

    • Robert: (On being asked how he approached the kissing scenes in 'Twilight') I kinda just approached it from the front.

    • Robert: (Explaining how he wasn't beautiful enough to portray Edward Cullen in 'Twilight') Thats kind of why I was kind of tortured before the casting. I read the book and was like "Well this is really dumb. It's just pointless, even going for it."

    • Robert: (Talking about the living conditions when he lived with his best friend in London) It was so cool... you had to walk through a restaurant kitchen to get up to the roofs but you could, like, walk along all the roofs... I didn't do anything for a year, I just sat on the roof and played music... it was like the best time I had ever had.

    • Robert: (Talking about the personal training programme he had to do for 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire') I thought that would be pretty cool, because it would make me take it seriously.

    • Robert: (Talking about Ralph Fiennes) I was quite intimidated by Ralph Fiennes. I didn't really talk to him while I was doing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the only thing I did with him was when he stepped on my head. Then I went to this play and he was there. And this girl said, "you've worked with Ralph Fiennes haven't you, Robert?" and I was like, "well, no..." and Ralph said, "yes, I stepped on your head." And that was the extent of our conversation.

    • Robert: (Talking about how challenging the third task of the Triwizard Tournament on 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' was) We were really hyped up. You are on 100% adrenaline and you're starting this in the first week and you have just met all the other actors the week before and now you have to go crazy with them. That was pretty intense, but I think it was really the most fun, because it was really physical work.

    • Robert: (On Katie Leung) I get on really well with Katie, she's a really cool girl.

    • Robert: (Explaining the big change in his life after Harry Potter) The day before the film was released, I was just sitting in Leicester Square, happily being ignored by everyone. Then suddenly strangers are screaming your name. Amazing.

    • Robert: (On Daniel Radcliffe) I think Daniel's... just so far superior to me in terms of desirability, so he didn't really have much of a competition with me. If I were Katie, I would definitely go out with him because he's rich and famous, and I'm not really!

    • Robert: (Talks about his school reports) School reports were always pretty bad. I never ever did my homework. I always turned up for lessons as I liked my teachers but my report said I didn't try very hard.

    • Robert: (About how he misses London) When I was flying to Rome, we flew over London; I felt like bursting into tears. It's part of me, so I can't leave London behind for good.

    • Robert: My dad said to me the other day, I really am an artistic person. I was shocked as I never saw him as a creative. I think me and my sisters are living out that side of him as my sister is another creative person, she's a songwriter.

    • Robert: (Pattinson recently talked about kissing Kristen Stewart to "Twist" magazine) I always get carried away when I'm kissing. I just go nuts! Walking away after it is the strangest moment for me. It's embarrassing - not knowing what to say to each other.

    • Robert: They [Barnes Theatre Club] were a very good group, and for some reason when I finished the backstage thing, I just decided to that I should try to act. So I auditioned for Guys and Dolls and got a little tiny part as some Cuban dancer or something and then in the next play I got the lead part, and then I got my agent. So I owe everything to that little club.

    • Robert: I aspire to be Jack Nicholson. I love his every single mannerism. I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don't know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it kind of stuck with me.

    • Robert: (Talking about being naked in his new role in Little Ashes) In a lot of ways, I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing. I had to do all this naked stuff.

    • Robert: (Talking about his love life) I don't see people. I don't even have people's phone numbers. I almost don't want to have a girlfriend, in this environment.

    • Robert: (On what he looks for in a girl) I'm always shocked by the people who I'm attracted to. It's always completely random. I generally like people who are a bit crazy but yeah, that's pretty much my only prerequisite.

    • Robert: (On his belief in soul mates) I hope there is such a thing. I guess it would be quite scary to find a soul mate when you're young because you're probably going to mess it up.

    • Robert: I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning £10 a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15.

    • Robert: Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia. Twelve was a turning point as I moved to a mixed school and then I became cool and discovered hair gel.

    • Robert: I am now determined to do really weird parts but I think I overdo it in auditions so nobody really trusts me!

    • Robert: (on acting) Sometimes I think, 'To hell with acting' and then I realize I could be working at a shoe shop. Acting is much cooler.

    • Robert: Since I started acting it's kind of been a bit mad. I never really did anything before and two years ago I started acting and I've kind of been in work ever since. Then Harry Potter came along and it's been a huge step and a massive event in my life.

    • Robert: I got expelled from my school when I was 12; I was quite bad!

    • Robert: (on his favorite cartoons as a kid) I quite liked Sharkey and George and then there was a cartoon with rapper MC Hammer in it - Hammertime - I loved that cartoon, it was genius! They don't make cartoons like that anymore.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • HATE TWILIGHT!!!

    8.0
    But I love him. He is a really bad actor. I love the real him, the funny him.
  • I really want Dracula to kill him.

    1.0
    Remember Dracula and Nosferactu?Well now,this is what replaced them:A no talent actor.We all now how much Twilight sucks,but this is what taking the spotlight.First off,he can't act.But it doesn't matter to the girls,they just think he's hot.He's NOT hot!!!He looks like a guy who hasn't slept or took a bath in about 3 years.His movies are just terrible.And I'm especially not going to watch his new movie,Water For Elephants.But it doesn't matter to the girls.They still think he's hot.He's not hot.I've seen pictures of him online and he just sucks big time.Anyways,in my opinion,Robert Pattison can't act,he's not hot,he's just a wannabe actormoreless
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