Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson also known as Robert Pattinson is an English actor born on the 13th of May, 1986. He became a prominent actor for his role in the Twilight Saga movie franchise as well as Cedric in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.This report sheds light on Robert Pattinson net worth, biography, relationships, movies, controversies, and lots more.
Robert Pattinson Biography
Born on the 13th of May, 1986 in London, Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is the youngest of three children. His mother, Clare Pattinson (née Charlton) was a modeling agency booker while his father, Richard Pattinson was a vintage car dealer.
He grew up with his two older sisters, Elizabeth (Lizzy) and Victoria in a small home in Barnes. Pattinson’s parents discovered his love for music long before acting and enrolled him for guitar and piano lessons at the age of four. He was caught selling shoplifted explicit magazines while he was attending Tower House School. This made the school expel him at the age of 12. He was later enrolled at The Harrodian School where he graduated from.
While he was in school, Pattinson never considered an acting career. He considered going to the university to study and become a musician or a speechwriter which his teacher confirmed by refusing him to join the drama club. But when he was 13, his father convinced him to join the local amateur theatre club called Barnes Theatre Company to cure his shyness. At age 15 and having had two years of experience working backstage, Pattinson auditioned for his first role. He got a role as a Cuban dancer with no lines in the play Guys and Dolls. He then went on to get the lead role as George Gibbs in the next play, Our Town. It was in the play that he was spotted by a talent agent.
His love of music also made him perform at acoustic guitar gigs at open mic nights when he was in his late adolescence and as an early adult. He had a stage name Bobby Dupea under which he sang his own written songs solo or with his band, Bad girls. He has since credited Jack Nicholson and Jean-Paul Belmondo as his acting idols.
Robert Pattinson Career
Pattinson started his career on the big screen in 2004 with supporting roles in the movies Ring of the Nibelungs and Vanity Fair but the scenes where he appeared were later cut out. In 2005, he appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Cedric Diggory and he was named as that year’s British Star of Tomorrow by the Times newspaper for his portrayal of that role.
On 31 October 2006, BBC Four aired The Haunted Airman a psychological thriller that Pattinson appeared in and earned rave reviews for.
In 2008, Pattinson auditioned for and landed the role of Edward Cullen in the film Twilight. It was said that he was initially apprehensive to audition for the role. The movie release turned him into an overnight sensation. His reprisal of his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon earned him global stardom as well as earned him a spot among the highest-paid actors in the world. The movie opened to $142,839,137 in its first night and went on to earn $709,827,462 worldwide despite bad and negative criticisms. He appeared again in his role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse which was released on 30 June 2010 and earned $698,491,347 worldwide.
His first stint as a producer was in Remember Me, a movie he executive-produced and also starred in. The movie was released on 12 March 2010 to mixed reviews but reviews were unanimous about their praise for his acting. He rounded up the Twilight saga with a reprisal of his Edward Cullen character in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which was released on 16 November 2012 and it became the highest-grossing film of the Twilight series.
In 2014, Pattinson appeared in two films that were presented at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He played naïve simpleton member of the criminal gang in The Rover while he acted as a limo driver and struggling actor, who wants to be a successful screenwriter in the Maps to the Stars; both movies earned him critical acclaim.
Two of his movies in 2015 also premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Later in 2015, he received praise for his role in the movie The Childhood of a Leader in which he played a dual character. A significant portion of Robert Pattinson net worth comes from his acting career.
Nominations and Awards
He received his first Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for his performance in the movie Good Time which was released in 2017. He played a bank robber Connie Nikas who was described as a mentally damaged psychopath.
From 2019 till date Pattinson has received his second Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for the movie The Lighthouse which was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
As an actor, Robert Pattinson has been nominated for various awards over the course of his career. He has won eleven MTV Movie Awards, two People’s Choice Awards with additional other awards. In total, he has earned 70 nominations and has won 46 awards.
Pattinson has ventured into other fields such as modeling, music and activism. It is recorded that he began modeling at the age of 12 till he was 16 when he grew into his masculine shape. Despite that, he has appeared in various modeling campaigns such for Dior Homme fragrance campaign in 2013. He appeared in both TV and print for three advertising campaigns of the fragrance while he turned down Burberry in 2010. Robert Pattinson net worth has also been impacted by his modelling and music careers.
It is also common knowledge that music was the first love for Pattinson as he has been playing the piano as well as the guitar since age four. He is also a songwriter and he has been credited to have written two songs on the Twilight soundtrack. Pattinson has been recorded to have said that music was his back up career if acting fails. In 2010, he received an award for Hollywood’s Most Influential Top Unexpected Musicians”.
‘Supporter of Great Causes’
Pattinson has supported various causes over the years. He has raised money and awareness for causes close to his heart. He supports and promotes causes such as ECPAT UK’s campaign, Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People which is to stop the trafficking of young persons and also raised $56,000 for at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
He was also a participant in the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief , a charity telethon.
His artwork was auctioned on eBay which he donated to PACT to help the organization working for missing children.
Robert Pattinson Relationships and Personal life
Pattinson has been romantically linked with various women over the years. Most notable of them was Kirsten Stewart, an actress with whom he worked with on the Twilight saga. He got linked with the actress in 2009 and they finally broke up in 2017.
He was also been rumored to be engaged to FKA Twigs whom he started dating in September 2007. Unfortunately, nothing came out of the relationship as the couple broke up in 201.
Robert Pattinson Net Worth
The Twilight Saga is where the bulk of Robert Pattinson net worth has been made. He was paid $2 million for the first Twilight movie and as the series became a huge success, Pattinson’s bank account increased too. He earned an average of $25 million each, including a cut of the profits for the final two films in the five-film series. The Twilight franchise earned $3.3 billion worldwide.
He also earned over a million dollars for the movie Water for Elephants, which also starred Reese Witherspoon.