By now the name Robert Pattinson has become household; synonymous with Edward, star of the movie Twilight, adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s book of the same name.
You may also be familiar with the name, Robert Pattinson from his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Yes, he was the unfortunate sole that lost his life in the maze.
But, here are a few things about the English actor, model and musician that you may not have known:
Robert Thomas-Pattinson was born 13 May 1986 ( Let’s see, that makes him a Taurus!)
Rob’s height is 6′ 1″ (hmmm, I didn’t think he was THAT tall!)
Rob has two older sisters, Lizzy (25) and Victoria (27), who used to dress him up like a girl and introduce him as ‘Claudia’! (I figured him for an only child. Now, I bet he wish he HAD been one!)
Rob was taught how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). (Did he even use that skill in the movie?)
Rob won the role of Edward by beating out 3,000! (or 5,000, or 10,000) other auditioners (I heard the auditioning kiss scene with Kristen Steward is what did it!)
Jack Nicholson is Rob’s inspiration and the actor he aspires to be like. ( Couldn’t he have picked someone a little more attractive?)
Rob has been playing the piano since he was three or four. (Man! He’s GOT to be tired by now!)
…and classical guitar from ages five to 12
Rob played the blues later on
Rob is in a band in London
Rob enjoys sports ( No big surprise there!)
Rob was not very focused in school, nor a high achiever
Rob was named Yahoo’s Top Movie Heart Throb of 2008.
Rob was named Rolling Stone Magazine’s Hottest Actor of 2008
Rob was named Entertainment Tonight’s (ET) top hunk of 2008.
Rob ranked number 23 on Moviefone’s ’25 Hottest Actors Under Age 25′ in 2008.
Rob was The Hollywood Film Festival’s recipient of the 2008 New Hollywood Award.
Rob was awarded Best Actor for 2008 at the Strasbourg Film festival
The Twilight soundtrack features a first time recorded music piece from Robert Pattinson-his song, ‘Never Think.’
Rob Pattinson became obsessed with the strange, complex artist, Salvedor Dali when he took on the role in a soon to be released movie about the man
Rob does not like kids…at all!
Rob doesn’t wash his hair nor has a very good sense of hygene! (Would YOU still want to kiss him?)