[99] In the film, he played the role of Jerome Fontana, a limo driver and struggling actor, who wants to be a successful screenwriter. [47][48], He reprised his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which was released on 20 November 2009. Although I have often wished I had a bigger ego—then I might have been able to enjoy the bustle a bit more. [219] He also volunteered for the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief in January 2010. A big Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson fan, Pattinson's post-Potter plan was to take on smaller roles in plays or films that could let him explore unique characters.

[148], Pattinson's following two film releases premiered at 2019 Venice Film Festival; he starred in his second collaboration with director David Michôd, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's plays titled The King. [17][18] 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. "[179] The soundtrack for the film How to Be features three original songs performed by Pattinson[181] and written by composer Joe Hastings. The following year he joined Willem Dafoe for the well-regarded psychological horror flick The Lighthouse, and enjoyed a prominent role in The King, based on the historical works of William Shakespeare. [115], In 2016, Pattinson appeared in Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment's adaptation of The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray. [177] He appears as the singer of two songs on the Twilight soundtrack: "Never Think", which he co-wrote with Sam Bradley,[178][179] and "Let Me Sign", which was written by Marcus Foster and Bobby Long. [197], In August 2011, he helped to raise awareness towards the cancer by highlighting The Cancer Bites campaign in his acceptance speech at 2011 Teen Choice Awards, he shared the details about the campaign which is working for the people suffering from cancer. [232] Britain's London Evening Standard named him one of the London's most influential people of 2013 in their The Power 1000. [144][145] In his review for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw described Pattinson's performance as "mesmeric" and a "sledgehammer punch," which "just gets better and better. [100] Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph summed up his performance as "winningly played. But we’re excited to see what becomes of this story — OMG who’s the father? 2013: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers [242] Pattinson and Stewart split, but reconciled in October 2012. [83][84] 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. Guy Lodge of Variety called his performance a "sly turn",[109] Little White Lies said that "Pattinson's performance is as crisp as the white shirt and black suits his character always wears. [68] The film received mixed reviews, but Pattinson's performance was praised. Robert Pattinson "Definitely" Imagines Becoming a Father, Admits He Can Sometimes Be a "Little Control Freak" Actor also opens up about his self-confidence in a new magazine interview [233] In February 2014, he appeared on the cover of World Film Locations: Toronto, a book about Toronto and the films shot in the city. Soon after, his turn as vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight catapulted him to heartthrob status. "[110] David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter noted that Pattinson "gives arguably the most fully rounded performance. The pair eventually broke up in May 2013. "At one point he said he would pay me." [258][259] Pattinson along with his Twilight co-stars, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner put his signature, hand and foot prints in wet concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on 3 November 2011. [223] In 2010, the actor declined a $2 million fashion campaign with Burberry. [244], In September 2020, it was reported that Pattinson had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and production on The Batman had halted just 3 days after it initially resumed. We strive for accuracy and fairness. Warner Brothers declined to comment on the identity of the person diagnosed, but multiple sources with "knowledge of the production" confirmed it. Life tells the story of a photographer (Pattinson) for Life Magazine who is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean. Playing Edward Cullen in 'Twilight' What followed was a shot at the film Twilight. Along with the Twilight sequels, Pattinson's notable films include Remember Me, Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis and The Lost City of Z.

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2003: Yoda vs. Christopher Lee – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 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". Could you picture Robert Pattinson as a dad?

[93] For his performance as a naïve simpleton member of the criminal gang, Pattinson drew rave reviews. [235] In October 2014, Pattinson was 3rd on Heat magazine's "annual rich list of young British stars" with earnings of $82.89 million. After starting to act in a London theatre club at the age of 15, he began his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). [87][88], In May 2014, two of Pattinson's films premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. [116][117] Premiered at the New York Film Festival, the film stars Pattinson as British explorer Corporal Henry Costin. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.

[140] Pattinson 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. And while supporting his new movie, Pattinson was asked by a German publication if he could "imagine becoming a father." Keith Uhlich in his review for Brooklyn Magazine called him "subtle scene-stealer",[120] and Linda Marric writing for Heyuguys find his performance "an impressively subtle, yet brilliant. "[80] Robbie Collin of The Telegraph stated that it is a sensational performance from Robert Pattinson, "yes, that Robert Pattinson – as Packer. Scott Foundas of Variety said that "Pattinson who turns out to be the film's greatest surprise, sporting a convincing Southern accent and bringing an understated dignity to a role that might easily have been milked for cheap sentimental effects." Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson[2][3] was born in London on 13 May 1986,[4][5] the youngest of three children of Clare (Charlton), a booker at a model agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car dealer. The work required him to move to South Africa for several months, where the movie was being filmed. [229] GQ once again named Pattinson the "Best Dressed Man" of 2012. Guy Lodge of Variety described it as his "career-peak",[125] Eric Kohn of Indiewire called it "his Career-Best"[126] and David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter drew comparisons with Al Pacino's Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, and ultimately noted it as "his most commanding performance to date. [165], In November 2010, Pattinson was approached by Burberry to be the face of their brand with a £1m deal, which he turned down.

And a little control freak. I improvise like I would when I play music. [10][11] Pattinson's love of cinema began when he was a teenager, and he counts Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Jean-Paul Belmondo among his acting idols.