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Robert Pattinson
Birth Name: Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson
Birth Place: London, England
Date of Birth: May 13, 1986
Height: ‎6’1” (1.85 cm)
Mother: Clare Charlton
Father: Richard Pattinson
Siblings: 2; Elizabeth (Lizzy) and Victoria
Years Active: 2004–present
001. Biography (below)
002. Information Files
003. Career Files
004. IMDB Profile
005. Videos
006. Photos

Robert Pattinson (born on 13 May 1986) is an English actor. He was born in London, the youngest of three children of Clare (Charlton), a booker at a model agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car dealer. He grew up in a small home in Barnes with two older sisters, Elizabeth  and Victoria. Robert started learning the guitar and piano at the age of four. He attended Tower House School, from which, aged 12, he was expelled for shoplifting adult magazines at a post office shop and selling them later to his male classmates. He completed his schooling at The Harrodian School. As a teenager he worked as a photo model for British fashion brands and magazines to improve his pocket money and developed a love of cinema where he counted Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Jean-Paul Belmondo among his acting idols. In his late teens and early twenties, he performed acoustic guitar gigs at open mic nights in pubs around London where he sang his own written songs either solo under the stage name Bobby Dupea, or with his band Bad Girls.

Robert considered becoming a musician or going to university to study speech-writing, but never thought about pursuing an acting career; his teacher in school even advised him not to join the drama club because she thought he was not suited for the creative arts. However, when he was 13, he joined the local amateur theatre club called Barnes Theatre Company after his father convinced him to attend because he was quite shy. At age 15 and after two years of working backstage, he auditioned for the play Guys and Dolls and he got his first role as a Cuban dancer with no lines. He got the lead role of George Gibbs in the next play Our Town, was spotted by a talent agent who was sitting in the audience and he began looking for professional roles. He also appeared in the plays MacbethAnything Goes, and Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

Robert had supporting roles in the German made-for-television film Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004, and in director Mira Nair’s costume drama Vanity Fair, although his scenes in the latter were deleted and only appear on the DVD version. In May 2005, he was scheduled to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre, but was fired shortly before the opening night and was replaced by Tom Riley. Later that year he played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For this role he was named that year’s “British Star of Tomorrow” by The Times and had more than once been hailed as “the next Jude Law”. For this role, he learned how to scuba dive.

In 2006, Robert appeared in The Haunted Airman a psychological thriller, aired on BBC Four on 31 October, and he earned favourable reviews. The Stage praised his performance by saying that “[he] played the airman of the title with a perfect combination of youthful terror and world weary cynicism.” On 19 February 2007, he appeared in a supporting role in a one-off television drama based on the best-selling novel by Kate Long, The Bad Mother’s Handbook.

In 2008, he was cast as Edward Cullen in Twilight, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. The movie, released on 21 November 2008, turned Robert into a movie star overnight. Although the film received mixed reviews, critics praised his chemistry with co-star Kristen Stewart. The New York Times called Robert a “capable and exotically beautiful” actor and Roger Ebert said he was “well-chosen” for the role.

His other release of 2008, How to Be, was a low-budget comedy drama film written and directed by Oliver Irving. It screened at number of film festivals, earned mixed reviews from critics. Robert then starred as Salvador Dalí in the film Little Ashes, a Spanish-British drama directed by Paul Morrison. He also starred in a short film The Summer House directed by Daisy Gili. This short film later re-released as a part of an anthology film titled Love & Distrust, comprising five short films following eight individuals from diverse backgrounds on their quest for true contentment.

He reprised his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which was released on 20 November 2009. Though the film received negative reviews, film critic Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune said that Pattinson was still “interesting to watch” despite the bad makeup. Bill GoodyKoontz from the Arizona Republic said that “Pattinson’s actually not in the film that much, but he does his best when he’s around” and Michael O’Sullivan of the Washington Post noted that his acting was “uniformly strong”. It brought Pattinson global stardom, and established him among the highest-paid actors in the world.

His next film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was released on 30 June 2010, earning $698,491,347 worldwide. The film received mixed reviews, Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter praised Pattinson’s performance, stating that “(he) makes you forget the white makeup and weird eye contact lenses – to focus on a character torn between his love for the human Bella (Stewart) and the knowledge that she’ll have to let go of her beating heart if she’s to stay with him forever.” Will Lawrence of Empire Online praised the performance of three leads of the film by saying that “All three corners of the love triangle look sharper than before: the most accomplished actor, Stewart, still lip-biting, Lautner still pec-flexing, and Pattinson not fully shaking that fiery-eyed pout. But all have grown into their roles, cutting loose in a film that (thankfully) sidesteps the melodrama of its prequels.”

Robert executive-produced and starred in the film Remember Me, which was released on 12 March 2010. Though the film received mixed reviews, some critics praised his performance. Jake Coyle of The Associated Press said that “The young actor has an unmistakable screen presence. However in Remember Me, he pours it on thickly and self-consciously. With low eyes, sleeves rolled up just so and cigarette drooping artfully from his mouth, Tyler (like Edward Cullen) is a reluctant romantic.” Ian Nathan of Empire Online stated that “this is the best thing he’s done.” and Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter praised his chemistry with co-star Emilie de Ravin in the film, stating that the “scenes between Pattinson and de Ravin exude genuine charm.”

In 2011, he starred as Jacob Jankowski in Water for Elephants, adapted from the novel by Sara Gruen. The film received mixed reviews, but Pattinson’s performance was praised. Film critic Richard Corliss from Time praised Pattinson for being “shy and watchful” and said that he “radiates a slow magnetism that locks the viewer’s eyes on him”, ultimately calling him “star quality”. Robert reprised the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, which was released on 18 November 2011 and received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 24% of critics (of the 188 counted reviews) gave the film a positive review, and the site’s consensus reads, “Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it’s strictly for fans of the franchise.” He also played Georges Duroy in a film adaptation of the 1885 novel Bel Ami, and the film had a world premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. It was released on 12 February 2012.

He starred in the film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg. The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It was well received, with Pattinson’s performance particularly praised. Justin Chang of Variety wrote, “An eerily precise match of filmmaker and material, Cosmopolis probes the soullessness of the 1% with the cinematic equivalent of latex gloves. … Pattinson’s excellent performance reps an indispensable asset.” 

Robert starred one last time as Edward Cullen in the final instalment of the Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which was released on 16 November 2012. At Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 48% approval rating, based on 174 reviews with the consensus stating: “It is the most enjoyable chapter in The Twilight Saga, but that’s not enough to make Breaking Dawn Part 2 worth watching for filmgoers who don’t already count themselves among the franchise converts.”

In May 2014, two of Robert’s films premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival: The Rover, alongside Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy; and Maps to the Stars, a satirical drama described as a darkly comic look at Hollywood excess.

He next appeared in Werner Herzog’s adaptation of Gertrude Bell’s biopic film Queen of the Desert alongside Nicole Kidman and James Franco, where he plays T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence Of Arabia. He also he starred in Anton Corbijn’s Life as Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock; a movie that film deals with the friendship between actor James Dean and Stock.

In late 2015, Robert appeared in Brady Corbet’s directorial debut film The Childhood of a Leader, alongside Bérénice Bejo and Stacy Martin. In the film, he played the dual roles, first a brief but crucial role of Charles Marker, a reporter in Germany during World War I and later as an adult version of the leader. 

He appeared in The Lost City of Z in 2016, as British explorar Corporal Henry Costin. Robert next starred in the Safdie Brothers’ neo-grindhouse thriller Good Time, as a bank robber, Connie Nikas, which he has described as a “really hardcore kind of Queens, New York, mentally damaged psychopath, bank robbery movie.” The film premiered in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and proved to be a turning point in his career. 

In August 2017, while promoting Good Time, Robert wrote and starred in a short film for GQ, titled Fear & Shame, which was described by the magazine as, “Robert Pattinson Battles Fame and Fear to Get a New York Street Dog”. Shot on the streets of New York, the film narrates Pattinson’s journey to buy a hot dog while avoiding media and fans in the hustle of the city.

Zellner Brothers’ western-comedy Damsel was his first comedy since his 2008 film How to Be. Pattinson portrayed Samuel Alabaster, an eccentric pioneer who travels west in search of his fiancée. 

His last film of 2018 was Claire Denis’ science-fiction drama film High Life, set in space, about team of criminals traveling towards a black hole. Denis initially had Philip Seymour Hoffman in mind for the role of the protagonist, but after becoming aware of Pattinson’s commitment and desire to work with her, she cast him in the role instead. He starred as Monte, one of the criminals on the spaceship, who became a father against his wishes through artificial insemination, and raised his daughter as the ship progressed to the black hole. Critics praised the film with Allen Hunter of Screen International noting Pattinson as the most “dominant” and “engaging” element in the film and Jason Bailey of The Playlist called it “another scorching Pattinson performance; he plays the character’s menace and rebellion with brio”.

His first 2019 role was Robert Eggers’s black-and-white psychological horror film The Lighthouse, set on a remote New England island in the 1890s. Followed by David Michôd’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play titled The King, where he played Louis, The Dauphin, who served as the nemesis of Henry V. For the role, Pattinson adopted a French accent, which he based on the fashion industry people of France.

He next appeared in Ciro Guerra’s Waiting for the Barbarians, based on a 1980 novel by J.M. Coetzee; and in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, as a spy handler. He would wrap up the year in the psychological thriller The Devil All the Time, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock.

In May 2021, Robert signed an overall first-look production deal that encompasses the whole spectrum of Warner divisions, including Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Television, and HBO Max. The deal, which represents the actor’s first foray into producing, also takes into account a range of releasing platforms, among them theatrical, SVOD and television.

He will next star in Matt Reeves’s superhero film The Batman as Bruce Wayne / Batman. He is also in talks to star in Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming untitled film based on Edward Ashton’s science-fiction novel Mickey7 for Warner Bros. Pictures