Full Name: Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson
Date of Birth: May 13th, 1986
Place of Birth: London, England
Place of Residence: London & Los Angeles
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Robert first came to the attention of fans in 2005 playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His first foray into acting came via amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company where he was cast in Guys and Dolls, Our Town, Anything Goes, Macbeth and Tess of the d’Urbervilles. It was during this last role that Robert came to the attention of a casting agent.
From 2004 to 2007, he had supporting roles in various films both screen and made for television, but Robert’s biggest breakthrough would come in 2008 when he landed the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight. 2008 would also see him land roles in small indie films such as Oliver Irving’s How To Be and Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes. But the success of Twilight would see him reprise the role of Edward Cullen from 2009 to 2012 in the next 4 installments of the saga.
During 2009, Rob would also star in Allen Coulter’s Remember Me, of which he was also an executive producer. In 2010, Robert would go on to star in Donnellan & Ormerod’s directorial debut of the screen adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1885 novel Bel Ami and Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel, Water for Elephants. However, Robert’s second breakthrough would come in 2012 when he was cast in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. Although the movie received a lukewarm response, what it did achieve was a turnaround in the perception of Robert’s acting. The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and competed for the Palme d’Or. It was the first time one of Robert’s films premiered at the Festival, but it was not going to be the last. It was also the beginning of Robert focusing on building a resume of working with some of his favorite and renowned indie directors.
In 2013 the world would see Robert in a slightly different role as the face of Dior Homme Fragrances. The campaign titled 1000 Lives included a short film shot by Romain Gavras, featuring model Camille Rowe and photographed by Nan Goldin. Goldin would later release a book entitled “Robert Pattinson 1000 Lives” featuring shots from the shoot. The uncensored version of the steamy commercial has garnered over 21 million YouTube hits. It is understood that Robert signed on as the face of Dior Homme for 3 years.
In 2014, Robert would again be back at Cannes with not one but two film premieres. The first would be a special screening of David Michod’s The Rover in which Robert would win his most critical acclaim to date for his performance of Rey opposite Guy Pearce. The second was Robert’s second film with David Cronenberg which was again competing for the Palme d’Or, Maps to the Stars. Although Robert’s role was minor, his performance was again well received.
In 2015, Robert’s films with Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (in competition for the Golden Bear) and Anton Corbijn’s Life (special screening) both premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. During the start of 2015, Robert filmed Brady Corbet’s directorial debut, The Childhood of a Leader which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2015 and won the best debut film and best director. Since then, it has screened at numerous festivals picking up more awards. Mid-year in 2015, James Gray’s Lost City of Z finally went into production filming in Ireland and Colombia.
In 2016, Robert filmed the Safdie Bros “Good Time” and went way under the radar when it emerged he was on set filming the Zellner Bros “Damsel”. The trailer for The Lost City of Z was leaked in April 2016, and the initial reaction was stellar. The film had its World Premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival and it international premiere at Berlinale in 2017 with a worldwide release following. The critics reviews so far have been outstanding.
In 2017, Robert collected major accolades along the way for his “ambitious and intriguing projects”. In addition to the release of The Lost City of Z, 2017 saw Robert back at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with the Safdie Bros “Good Time” in competition for the Palme d’Or. Robert on the Croisette is always happy. The film might not have won the Palm d’Or or Best Actor for Robert, it did, however, win the best soundtrack for OPN and garnered the best attention for Robert with critics claiming the best performance of his career (and confirmed by Rob winning the International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actor). The Safdies and Rob experienced a 6-minute standing ovation at the end of the Cannes premiere. To date, the film has received wide acclaim especially in relation to Robert’s performance. 2017 also saw Rob finally film Claire Denis’ “High Life” which is currently in post-production and although it didn’t premiere at Cannes as hoped, there are rumors swirling that it may premiere at the Venice Film Festival held in Aug/September 2018.
As predicted, the beginning of 2018 saw the Zellner Bros “Damsel” with Mia Wasikowska have its international premiere at Sundance and although it had mixed reviews, Rob’s performance received positive praise again. The film also had its world premiere at Berlinale on 16 February 2018 before heading off to SXSX in Austin Texas in March. Magnolia Pictures came on board to distribute in the US with a 22 June 2018 release. It has also had a myriad of screenings at film festivals across the Globe. Sadly nothing for Sydney, although it did have two screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July/August 2018.
In 2018, Rob filmed Robert Egger’s next project “The Lighthouse” with Willem Dafoe in Nova Scotia. News swirled on 31 May 2018, that Rob had officially joined David Michôd and Joel Edgerton’s “The King” – there was definitely a “was he wasn’t he” period for some time when it mysteriously appeared on Rob’s IMDbPro page. It was good to finally see official confirmation that he was in fact involved and would be portraying The Dauphin.
High Life had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2018. Again, much like Damsel it has had mixed reviews, although the critics have loved it and Claire Denis garnered the Critics Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Rob attended all three premieres – TIFF, SIFF, and NYFF.
Rob next filmed Ciro Guerra’s adaptation of J M Coetzee’s Nobel Prize-winning novel “Waiting for the Barbarians” in November and December 2018. Oscar winner, Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) stars as The Magistrate and Johnny Depp as Colonel Joll alongside Rob as Warrant Officer Mandel. That finished up the year in films that we are all eagerly anticipating to watch in 2019.
2019 saw Rob surprising fans of Good Time at the screening of the film at the Kerwin Frost Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York in March. Rob was in Brooklyn due to some reshoots for The Lighthouse. Filming Antonio Campos’, The Devil All the Time in Birmingham, Alabama in March kickstarted the year in respect of Rob filming. Originally Rob was scheduled to portray the character “Roy Laferty” who is described on the backcover of the novel as “The spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick are running from the law”. But since late February 2019, his character is now Preacher Preston Teagardin. Rob had previously talked about his role with Esquire UK where he was quoted as saying “There’s this line in it — and sometimes that’s all you need. And it’s like, ‘Ooh… that’s scary to say’. Because it’ll go down in posterity and I’ll be the one saying it. You literally cannot get darker. It’s fucking dark. This character is an evangelical preacher in the South in the Fifties, but he’s gleefully bad and kind of funny and charismatic too. I know, it’s irresistible.” I wonder if his thoughts have changed since being recast as Teagardin? This film will be released on May 15, 2020 on Netflix!
What was considered one of the strangest rumours of 2019 that Rob was being linked to Matt Reeves’ The Batman film – turned out to be the news of the year. Rob is officially #TheBatman. Another surprise casting was Rob in Christopher Nolan’s new film “Tenet” which is currently in post-production with a release date of 17 July 2020. Rob spent time in between shooting Tenet promoting The Lighthouse which had its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Rob is received rave reviews for his portrayal of Ephraim Winslow and also word was that A24 would campaign for Rob to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar it never transpired. Also released at Venice Film Festival was The King. Again Rob’s cameo (which is about 15 minutes in all in a 2hr 20 min film) received some incredible reviews with people saying he steals the limelight of the film (I have to agree). Waiting for the Barbarians also premiered at Venice. However, Rob’s tiny role is apparently a long wait – currently, there is no release date for the film. During October, Mill Valley International Film Festival also ran a “Spotlight” on Rob’s career and presented him with their award.
The beginning of 2020 sees Rob on the set of The Batman filming in London and Scotland. The film is due to be released in July 2021. This year sees the release of Tenet and although there have been no confirmed dates, Netflix will release The Devil All the Time and hopefully, we will see Waiting for the Barbarians.
Claire Denis’s Stars at Noon is currently in pre-production and Rob did mention in an interview that it would be filmed sometime this year. There is no doubt this film will eventuate once Rob’s finished his Tenet and Batman duties.
Rob’s career is going from strength to strength, receiving critical reviews for performances – it’s been a long time coming but people are finally tuning in to what we’ve known all along.
As for Dior, Robert is still the face of Dior Homme and the new fragrance was launched at a private dinner hosted by Rob and Kim Jones post Dior Men’s Winter Show in Paris on 17 January 2020. The new campaign should be unleashed soon.
Outside of acting, Robert has been a supporter of various charities including Hope for Haiti Now, Stand Up to Cancer, the GO Campaign since 2013 and was announced in Nov 2015 as first ambassador, International Medical Corps, becoming one of their first responders, Prostate Cancer Research Foundation, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. On 15 November 2017, Rob was co-chair of the inaugural Fred Hollows Foundation Gala in Los Angeles along with Lisa Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Leonardo Di Caprio and Al Pacino to name a few. In April 2018, Rob showed his support by filming a PSA for the Turtle Conservancy.
Musically, Robert plays both guitar and piano and writes his own music. One of his songs, Never Think, which he cowrote with Sam Bradley was featured on the soundtrack of Twilight and he sang three songs, not his own, on the soundtrack of How To Be. In 2011, Robert was in the audience at a intimate concert for Songs From a Room in London when he decided to do an impromptu performance of an original song. In recent times, Death Grips’ sampled Robert playing guitar on their track “Birds“.
With regards to film soundtracks, as we are all aware, Rob has 2 songs on Twilight, and he can now add Damsel and High Life, the former singing a song penned by David Zellner called “Honeybun” and the latter a song called “Willow” written by Stuart A Staples of the Tindersticks which was released on iTunes in March 2019. Of course he is sings Pretty Girl Rock in The Rover.
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