May. 13th, 1986
London, England, UK
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Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born May 13, 1986) is an English actor, model, musician and producer.
Pattinson started his career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He later landed the leading role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by 'Stephenie Meyer', and came to worldwide fame, thus establishing himself among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood.
In 2010, Pattinson was named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World, and also in the same year Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in the Forbes Celebrity 100. Since the Twilight series ended in 2012, Pattinson has ventured into doing small independent films.
Pattinson was born in London, England. His father, Richard, imported vintage cars from America, and his mother, Clare, worked for a modelling agency. Pattinson has two elder sisters, singer 'Lizzy Pattinson', and Victoria Pattinson. Growing up in the Barnes suburb of London, he attended Tower House School until he was 12, and then The Harrodian School. He became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company. He auditioned and was cast in a small role in Guys and Dolls. He next auditioned for Thornton Wilder's Our Town and was cast as George Gibbs. He also played in Anything Goes and Macbeth. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the d'Urbervilles and began looking for professional roles.
Pattinson executively produced and starred in the film Remember Me, which was released on 12 March 2010.
In 2011, he starred as Jacob Jankowski in Water for Elephants, a film adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel of the same name. The film received mixed reviews, but Pattinson's performance was praised.
Pattinson's next film, David Michod's The Rover, also starring 'Guy Pearce' and 'Scoot McNairy, is expected to be released in 2014. Pattinson reunited with Cronenberg for the second time in Maps to the Stars, which is described as a darkly comic look at Hollywood excess. Filming begin in Toronto on July 8, 2013 and finished on August 22, 2013 in Los Angeles.
In August 2012, it was announced that Pattinson has been cast alongside 'Nicole Kidman' and 'James Franco' in Werner Herzog's adaptation of Gertrude Bell's biopic film Queen of the Desert as T. E. Lawrence, with filming slated to start in December 2013. He is also set to star in Mission: Blacklist, a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by military interrogator Eric Maddox. In September 2013, he joined the cast of Anton Corbijn's Life as Life magazine photographer 'Dennis Stock' about the friendship between 'James Dean' and Stock.
Pattinson plays the 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." The soundtrack for the film How to Be features three original songs performed by Pattinson and written by composer Joe Hastings.
Aside from recording for the soundtracks, 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 2010, Pattinson was awarded the "Hollywood's Most Influential Top Unexpected Musicians" award.