Robert Pattinson was born in London, England on May 13, 1986. Pattinson’s father Richard was an importer of cars while his mother Clare was employed at a modeling agency. While growing up Pattinson attended school at Tower House School and Harrodian School. He was heavily involved in theatre with Barnes Theatre Company, where he began taking acting roles. Since then he has modeled and performed.
Pattinson was only 12-years-old when he began modeling. He later admitted that he believed his developing masculine look cut his modeling career short after only four years on the scene. He said that when he began modeling he had somewhat of a feminine look that got him many more jobs. However, Pattinson appeared in an advertising campaign for Hackett’s Autumn collection in 2007. And since then has had no problems with his looks, except perhaps all the teenagers who chase him! It’s safe to say that his good looks are beginning to work to his advantage, instead of the other way around.
Though he is best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the film Twilight, he has actually been in several movies before his Twilight fame. He is also well known for his role as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
He admits that he goes by the nickname Rob. He can also play piano and guitar, and composes his own music. He also co-wrote and appeared as singer on the Twlight soundtrack, the song Never Think and Let Me Sign (didn’t co-write). Aside from recording for the soundtracks, Pattinson has said, “I’ve never really recorded anything – I just played in pubs and stuff”, and when asked about a professional music career, he said, “Music is my back-up plan if acting fails.” In 2008, he also performed with his first girlfriend’s current boyfriend’s band, called Bad Girls.
Pattinson also sings three songs for the soundtrack of his latest movie, How to Be. This film stars Pattinson as a guy who gets dumped by his girlfriend and then he experiences a mid-life crisis. How to Be premiered at the Independent Festival Direct movie-on-demand channel. He was nominated at the Strasbourg Film Festival for Best Actor for his work in How to Be. As Edward Cullen, he was nominated for three MTV Movie Awards for breakthrough performance, best kiss, and best fight. Pattinson has been acting professionally since 2004.
He appeared not only in the Twilight Sage: New Moon, but has appeared in other flicks like Vanity Fair (uncredited), Ring of the Nibelungs, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Haunted Airman,The Bad Mother’s Handbook, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Summer House, How to Be, Little Ashes, and Twilight. Pattinson is currently in pre-production for Unbound Captives and The Twilight Sage: Eclipse; while he is in post-production for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. He is also currently filming Remember Me, a film set to be released in 2010. He is also said to be taking part in Bel Ami, which is currently in development.
Pattinson has found work as an actor, model, and musician – and he no doubt will continue to rise to even higher fame in the future.
Pattinson Bio and Films: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1500155/
Pattinson quote: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/robert-pattin-1.html
“How To Be” movie info: http://www.usmagazine.com/news/robert-pattinson-sings-in-indie-flick-how-to-be-2009313.