Our favorite vampire is 27! To mark the occasion, we’ve put together 27 photos and 27 facts about Robert Pattinson!
Robert Pattinson told Scholastic magazine that he learned how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Robert Pattinson admitted in a 2008 interview with Extra that he was expelled from Tower House School, a private school in England, when he was 12, but he refused to explain why he was kicked out.
Robert Pattinson admitted to GQ in April 2009 that he’s to blame for an early rumor that he had proposed to Kristen Stewart. He said, “I said that in some interview as a joke — ‘Oh, I proposed to her multiple times.’ And then it gets printed, ‘On the set, he proposed multiple times.’”
According to TV Guide, 75,000 fans reportedly petitioned against Robert Pattinson when it was first announced that he was picked for the role of Edward Cullen.
Robert Pattinson revealed in a 2012 interview with MTV that he had recently gotten into shooting, saying that he likes to visit an LAPD shooting range to fire off rounds.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are both good friends of Katy Perry and her assistant Tamra Natisin.
Robert Pattinson told Harper’s Bazaar in 2009 that, despite earning millions for The Twilight Saga, he doesn’t like to splash out on lavish purchases. He said, “I don’t spend any money. The only thing I’ve really bought is my car, which cost $1,500 and keeps exploding.”
Despite growing up with a father who was a car dealer, Robert Pattinson admitted to Harper’s Bazaar in 2009 that he is actually not that used to driving. He said, “My dad’s a car dealer, but I grew up in London, so I always say, ‘I don’t drive — I get driven.’”
Kristen Stewart told Harper’s Bazaar in November 2008 that Robert Pattinson Googles himself more than she does. However, he countered that he actually is Googling his “competition,” and that she’s the one that searches for herself more online.
Robert Pattinson told Seventeen magazine that he had his first kiss at the tender age of 12.
Robert Pattinson’s fans may like to call him R-Patz, but they better not say it to his face. He told The Guardian in June 2012 that he isn’t fond of the moniker, saying, “I don’t understand who invented that thing, ‘R-Patz’ — I want to strangle them.”
Robert Pattinson said in an interview with MTV back in 2012 that he has peed in a jar while in a car. He added, “Many times as well.”
Robert Pattinson has two dogs with Kristen Stewart: Bear and Bernie. Both are mutts that they rescued from dog pounds.
Robert Pattinson said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in April 2011 that he got suspended from school when he was “6 or 7″ for saving snails and carrying them around in an carton. He said that he was saving them so his schoolmates would stop killing them when they went outside.
Robert Pattinson said in an interview with Moviefone in January 2009 that he thinks he has “wide hips” and is self-conscious about taking off his clothes in public. In fact, he said that, when he goes to the pool, he keeps all of his clothes on to avoid feeling embarrassed.
Robert Pattinson told MTV back in 2011 that his favorite TV shows are Minute to Win It and America’s Dumbest Criminals.
Eddie Redmayne told us back in December that he’s good friends with Robert Pattinson. He said, “Robert, I’ve known for a long time. There’s a whole load of us [British actors] who were trying to make ends meet in London, and it’s been lovely watching everyone have a moment to do interesting work.”
Robert Pattinson told UK’s Metro newspaper that Arsenal is one of his favorite soccer teams.
Before he became an actor, Robert Pattinson was a model. Check out photos of Robert Pattinson modeling underwear during his teen years.
Robert Pattinson told Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland that he has bendy, double-jointed fingers. He also noted that he broke his nose three times while playing goalie in soccer because his fingers would bend back and the ball would hit him in the face.
Kristen Stewart told Harper’s Bazaar in 2009 that she is far more athletic than Robert Pattinson. She said, “Rob can barely jump rope. I call him Flippy because when he does his stunt rehearsals, he flips around. And, God, when he tries to run.”
Robert Pattinson told Vanity Fair in 2008 that he can speak French but only at a “3-year-old’s standard.”
Robert Pattinson grew up attending different private schools in England. He attended the Tower House School until he was 12 years old and then transferred to The Harrodian School.
Sorry, folks, Robert Pattinson never dated Nikki Reed before he linked up with Kristen Stewart. Nikki told Seventeen magazine in 2009 that rumors about her being “bitter” over a breakup with Rob make her angry. She said, “Rob and I were never together.”
While he never made it onto screen in Vanity Fair, Robert Pattinson did manage to get some real screen time in his first real role in Curse of the Ring, a British TV movie.
While promoting Water For Elephants on Today, Robert Pattinson told Matt Lauer that he saw a clown die at a circus when he was a little kid. However, he later admitted at the German premiere of Water For Elephants that he made the whole story up because he couldn’t think of anything interesting for the interview. He said, “I made the whole thing up. . . . I don’t know why I said it!”
Robert Pattinson’s first major acting gig was playing Reese Witherspoon’s son in Vanity Fair, but his scene with her eventually got cut out of the movie. It was an odd casting choice to begin with considering that Reese is only 10 years older than Rob. Later, he went on to play her lover in Water For Elephants, but fans have saved Rob’s deleted Vanity Fair scene on YouTube.