Robert Pattinson is an English actor recognized for his work on mainstream and indie films. Some of his iconic roles include Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter film series, Edward in the Twilight films, and, soon to come, the role of Batman in the upcoming release.
Since 2018, Pattinson has been with Suki Waterhouse, an English model, and actress.
Pattinson began his career when he was 15, acting in a theatre club. His first mainstream role was Cedric Diggory in 2005 in the Harry Potter film The Goblet of Fire. Before this, he had small roles in the Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004 and Vanity Fair, although these were cut for the theatrical release.
In 2006, he was in The Haunted Airman, which praised his performance, followed by a small role in The Bad Mother’s Handbook.
2008 saw Pattinson getting cast in Twilight as Edward Cullen, the role that would propel him to mainstream success and turn him into a movie star. While the film got a mixed reception, it was hugely popular and successful, leading to Pattinson playing Edward in the sequels to come. He worked with cast members Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in the Twilight Saga series. In 2008, he was also in the indie flick How to Be and played Salvador Dali in Little Ashes.
The sequel to Twilight was a huge success as well, establishing Pattinson as one of the leading actors in the world. While the film got mixed reviews, Pattinson’s performance was mostly welcomed by critics once more.
In 2010, the actor was in Remember Me, which he also produced, followed by a role in Water for Elephants in 2011. After that, he was in Bel Ami and Cosmopolis in 2012, which began earning him more recognition as an actor.
2014 saw two films with Pattinson premiering at the Cannes Film Festival: The Rover and Maps to the Stars. In 2015, he was in Queen of the Desert, playing T.E. Lawrence, and in Life, playing Dennis Stock.
In 2015, he was in The Childhood of a Leader, while 2016 saw the release of The Lost City of Z. At this point, he focused more on less mainstream films and was recognized for his skill as an actor.
He appeared in The Lighthouse in 2019, a role that received acclaim from critics. This was followed by the Shakespearean role of Louis in The King. In 2020, he went back to mainstream films with Tenet from Christopher Nolan. He is scheduled to appear as Batman in the upcoming film by Matt Reeves. The role of Batman has earlier been played by prominent actors like Ben Affleck and Christian Bale.
Pattinson’s sister Lizzy is a songwriter and singer who was on The X Factor UK.
Pattinson has been named among the sexiest actors in Hollywood quite a few times.
He is recognized for a dry and witty sense of humor, often making self-deprecating jokes.
He once had a stalker in Spain. The woman stopped pursuing him and disappeared after he took her out to dinner and spent the whole time complaining about his life.
He has the same first name ‘Robert’ as prominent actor Robert Downey Jr.
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