Biography

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor and grew up in Barnes, southwest London, UK. His mother worked as a booker at a modeling agency and his father was a car dealer importing vintage cars. He has two older sisters, is an musician and singer and started learning the guitar and piano at the age of four. When he started his acting career he used to perform solo acoustic guitar gigs in pubs around London where he sung his own written songs. He recorded two titles that were being used in Twilight (2008).

He never thought about the idea of becoming an actor and a teacher in school even told him not to sign up for the drama course because she thought he wasn't cut out to do the creative subjects. But when Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays at the local drama club after his father convinced him to attend because he was quite shy. After starring in a view plays, a talent agent was in the audience in an adaption of Tess of the d'Urbervilles, discovered him and he began looking for professional roles.

His first screen role was opposite Reese Witherspoon in Vanity Fair (2004), but he'd been cut out of the final film and didn't know about it until he attended the premiere. The casting director felt so guilty for not telling him, that she got him the audition for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He was lucky and succeeded in gaining the role of Cedric Diggory which brought him to wider attention at the age of 18 and he continued to star in mostly smaller british TV productions.

At the age of 22, the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels written by Stephenie Meyer brought him to unexpected worldwide stardom and established him among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood. The five films between 2008 and 2012 grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts. Between the Twilight Saga films, he also starred in Remember Me (2010), Water for Elephants (2011) and Bel Ami (2012).

He started to distance himself from vampire Edward Cullen with the role of the detached billionaire Eric Packer in Cosmopolis (2012) from cult auteur director David Cronenberg, which was Pattinsons first film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival with many to follow. With Pattinson being a big cinephile, he since then starred in mostly independent films from gifted auteur directors, such as The Rover (2014), Maps to the Stars (2014), Life (2015), Queen of the Desert (2015) and The Childhood of a Leader (2015). His unrecognizable role as an explorer in the amazon jungle in The Lost City of Z (2016) from director James Gray brought him much critical acclaim. And his transformation to a sleazy, manic conman in the gritty crime thriller Good Time (2017) was a major step for his transition into a character actor with incredible range, with critics praising his performance a revelation and comparisations being made to Al Pacino.

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor and grew up in Barnes, southwest London, UK. His mother worked as a booker at a modeling agency and his father was a car dealer importing vintage cars. He has two older sisters, is an musician and singer and started learning the guitar and piano at the age of four. When he started his acting career he used to perform solo acoustic guitar gigs in pubs around London where he sung his own written songs. He recorded two titles that were being used in Twilight (2008).

He never thought about the idea of becoming an actor and a teacher in school even told him not to sign up for the drama course because she thought he wasn't cut out to do the creative subjects. But when Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays at the local drama club after his father convinced him to attend because he was quite shy. After starring in a view plays, a talent agent was in the audience in an adaption of Tess of the d'Urbervilles, discovered him and he began looking for professional roles.

His first screen role was opposite Reese Witherspoon in Vanity Fair (2004), but he'd been cut out of the final film and didn't know about it until he attended the premiere. The casting director felt so guilty for not telling him, that she got him the audition for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He was lucky and succeeded in gaining the role of Cedric Diggory which brought him to wider attention at the age of 18 and he continued to star in mostly smaller british TV productions.

At the age of 22, the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels written by Stephenie Meyer brought him to unexpected worldwide stardom and established him among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood. The five films between 2008 and 2012 grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts. Between the Twilight Saga films, he also starred in Remember Me (2010), Water for Elephants (2011) and Bel Ami (2012).

He started to distance himself from vampire Edward Cullen with the role of the detached billionaire Eric Packer in Cosmopolis (2012) from cult auteur director David Cronenberg, which was Pattinsons first film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival with many to follow. With Pattinson being a big cinephile, he since then starred in mostly independent films from gifted auteur directors, such as The Rover (2014), Maps to the Stars (2014), Life (2015), Queen of the Desert (2015) and The Childhood of a Leader (2015). His unrecognizable role as an explorer in the amazon jungle in The Lost City of Z (2016) from director James Gray brought him much critical acclaim. And his transformation to a sleazy, manic conman in the gritty crime thriller Good Time (2017) was a major step for his transition into a character actor with incredible range, with critics praising his performance a revelation and comparisations being made to Al Pacino.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1986-05-13

Place of Birth Barnes, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • R-Pattz
  • Rob

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Souvenir: Part II
The Devil All the Time
High Life as Monte
2019 Waiting for the Barbarians
2019 The Lighthouse
2018 Damsel as Samuel Alabaster
2017 Good Time as Connie Nikas
2017 Fear & Shame as Himself
2017 The Lost City of Z as Henry Costin
2016 The Childhood of a Leader as Charles / The Leader
2016 Dior: Dior Homme Intense
2015 Queen of the Desert as Col. T.E. Lawrence
2015 Life as Dennis Stock
2014 Maps to the Stars as Jerome Fontana
2014 The Rover as Rey
2013 Dior: 1000 Lives Dior Homme
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 as Edward Cullen
2012 Cosmopolis as Eric Packer
2012 Bel Ami as Georges Duroy
2011 Water for Elephants as Jacob Jankowski
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as Edward Cullen
2010 Love and Distrust as Richard
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Edward Cullen
2010 Remember Me as Tyler Hawkins
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon as Edward Cullen
2008 Twilight as Edward Cullen
2008 Little Ashes as Salvador Dalí
2008 How to Be as Art
2007 The Bad Mother's Handbook as Daniel Gale
2006 The Haunted Airman as Toby Jugg
2006 Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King(3 episodes) as Giselher
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Cedric Diggory
2004 Curse of the Ring as Giselher
2004 Vanity Fair as Older Rawdy Crawley (uncredited)
1991 Spender(1 episode)
1971 A Ghost Story for Christmas(1 episode) as Toby Jugg

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