About Robert Pattinson

Name: Robert Thomas Pattinson
Nicknames: Rob, RPattz, Spunk Ransom
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Hometown: London, England
Height: 6’1″ (185cm)
Hair Color: Brownish blonde
Eye Color: Blueish gray
Instruments: Piano and guitar
Favorite Actor: Jack Nicholson

Early life

Pattinson was born in London, England. His mother, Clare, worked for a modeling agency, and his father, Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S. Pattinson became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. After some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and began looking for professional roles. Since then he has performed in an amateur version of Macbeth at the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, as well as trying his hand at modeling.



He began his modeling career when he was twelve years old, but it wound down only four years later. He has blamed his lack of work as a model on his masculine appearance. Pattinson explained in December of 2008, "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modeling career."
Pattinson appeared in the advertising campaign for Hackett's Autumn 2007 collection.

Acting career

He had supporting roles in the made for television film Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004 and in director Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair, although his scenes in the latter were deleted, and only appear on the DVD version. In May 2005 he was slated 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 the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Consequently, he was named that year's British Star of Tomorrow by Times Online. He also has more than once been touted as the next Jude Law.
Pattinson plays Edward Cullen in the movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel of the same name, which was released on November 21, 2008 in North America. According to TV Guide, Pattinson was initially apprehensive about auditioning for the role of Edward Cullen, fearful that he wouldn't be able to live up to the "perfection" expected from the character. He is set to reprise his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel, New Moon, with filming slated to begin in March 2009.
He has lead roles in the forthcoming feature films Little Ashes (in which he plays Salvador Dalí), How To Be (a British comedy) and the short film The Summer House. In 2010 he will appear in a theatre production for producer David Pugh.
He appeared and presented at the 81st Academy Awards on February 22, 2009.

Musical Career

Pattinson plays guitar and piano, and composes his own music. He also appears as the singer of two songs on the Twilight soundtrack: "Never Think", which he co-wrote with Sam Bradley, and "Let Me Sign", which was written by Marcus Foster and Bobby Long. The songs were included in the film after director Catherine Hardwicke added Pattinson's recordings into an early cut without his knowledge, and he agreed that "one of them specifically, it really made the scene better. It was like it was supposed to be there." Us Magazine reported that the soundtrack for the upcoming film "How to Be" features three original songs performed by Pattinson and written by composer Joe Hastings.
Aside from recording for the soundtrack, 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".
Prior to the role of Edward being cast for the 2008 Twilight film, Meyer opined that, although Edward was "Indisputably the most difficult character to cast, [he] is also the one that I'm most passionately decided upon. The only actor I've ever seen who I think could come close to pulling off Edward Cullen is....(drumroll)....Henry Cavill." When the film was optioned by Summit Entertainment in July 2007, Meyer stated that; "The most disappointing thing for me is losing my perfect Edward", as Cavill was by then 24 years old, and thus too old to realistically fill the role. Meyer reported on her website that the four most popular fan suggestions for actors to play Edward were Hayden Christensen, Robert Pattinson, Orlando Bloom and Gerard Way. On 11 December 2007, it was announced that Pattinson, known for his portrayal of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films had been cast in the role.
Erik Feig, Summit Entertainment’s President of Production, stated: "It is always a challenge to find the right actor for a part that has lived so vividly in the imaginations of readers but we took the responsibility seriously and are confident, with Rob Pattinson, that we have found the perfect Edward for our Bella in Twilight." Meyer stated that; "I am ecstatic with Summit's choice for Edward. There are very few actors who can look both dangerous and beautiful at the same time, and even fewer who I can picture in my head as Edward. Robert Pattinson is going to be amazing."
Twilight's director, Catherine Hardwicke, said of the casting process that "[e]verybody has such an idealized vision of Edward. They were rabid [about who I was going to cast]. Like, old ladies saying, 'You better get it right." She revealed that she was initially underwhelmed by a photo of Pattinson, but said of his audition, which was a love scene with co-star Kristen Stewart: "It was electric. The room shorted out, the sky opened up, and I was like, 'This is going to be good.' Pattinson has admitted; "I had no idea how to play the part when I went in, and it was a good thing to find during the audition. I really wanted it after that, but I didn’t really even know what it was. I hadn’t really read any of the books.
And just from that, ‘I want this job.’ It was pretty much because of Kristen. In early 2008, Pattinson spoke of a fan backlash against his casting, disclosing Entertainment Weekly that "I stopped reading [fansites and blogs] after I saw the signatures saying 'Please, anyone else. He revealed to the Evening Standard that; "The books have a huge following, and I’ve already got bags of letters from angry fans, telling me that I can’t possibly play Edward, because I’m Diggory. I hope I can prove them wrong."


Water for Elephants (2011)

Bel Ami (2011)

Eclipse (2010)

Remember Me (2010)

New Moon (2009)

Twilight (2008)

Little Ashes (2008)

How to Be (2008) 

The Summer House (2008)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)

The Haunted Airman (2006)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Curse of the Ring (2004)

Vanity Fair (2004) (uncredited)

Awards And Nominations
Empire Awards, UK
2010 Nominated Empire Award Best Actor for: New Moon (2009)
2009 Nomintaed Empire Award Best Newcomer
Hollywood Film Festival
2008 Won Hollywood Film Award New Hollywood
MTV Movie Awards
2010 Win Best Kiss for: New Moon (2009)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart
2010 Win Best Male Performance for: New Moon (2009)
2010 Win Global Superstar
2009 Win Best Fight for: Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Cam Gigandet
2009 Win Best Kiss for: Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart
2009 Win Breakthrough Performance Male
People's Choice Awards USA
2010 Won People's Choice Award Favourite On-Screen Team for: Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner
2010 Nominated People's Choice Award Favourite Movie Actor
Razzie Awards
2010 Nominated Worst Screen Couple for: New Moon (2009)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner
2010 Nominated Worst Supporting Actor for: New Moon (2009)
Strasbourg Internatinal Film Festival
2008 Won Festival Prize Best Actor for: How To Be (2008)
Teen Choice Awards

2010 Won Choice Movie Fantasy for: New Moon (2009)

2010 Won Choice Choice Movie Actor Drama for: Remember Me (2010)

2010 Won Choice Movie Liplock for: New Moon (2009)
Shared with Kristen Stewart

2010 Won Choice Movie Chemistry for: New Moon (2009)
Shared with Kristen Stewart

2010 Won Choice Summer Movie Star Male for: Eclipse (2010)

2010 Won Choice Summer Movie for: Eclipse (2010)

2010 Won Most Fanatic Fans With The 'Twilight' Cast

2010 Nominated Choice Movie Actor Fantasy for: New Moon (2009)

2010 Nominated Choice Movie Drama for: Remember Me (2010)
2009 Won Choice Hottie Male
2009 Won Choice Movie Actor Drama for: Twilight (2008)
2009 Won Choice Movie Liplock for: Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Kristen Stewart
2009 Won Choice Movie Rumble for: Twilight (2008)
Shared with: Cam Gigandet

Scream Awards
2010 Won Best Fantasy Actor for: Eclipse (2010)

2010 Won Best Fantasy Movie for: Eclipse (2010)
Shared with: Eclipse Cast

2010 Won Ultimate Scream for: Eclipse (2010)
Shared with: Eclipse Cast