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After Pattinson got selected for the role of Edward Cullen for "Twilight," as many as 75,000 "Twilight" readers petitioned against this decision, claiming that the actor was not fit for the role. Little did they realize that it was ultimately this role that would propel Pattinson to stardom and make him a household name.
Juggling his busy schedule while filming simultaneously for the second and third "Twilight" movies as well as "Remember Me" (2010), the hardworking actor could manage just three days off during the entire 2009!
"The Twilight Saga" star Robert Pattinson will celebrate his 29th birthday this May 13.
He was born in 1986 at Barnes in Greater London, England, United Kingdom.
The actor attended Tower House School, a private school in London, until he was 12.
He said in 2009: "I got expelled from my school when I was 12—I was quite bad. I always turned up for lessons as I liked my teachers, but my report said I didn't try very hard." He was then admitted to The Harrodian School in west London.
Pattinson is involved with various charity organizations like UNICEF, am FAR, World Wildlife Fund, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, ECPAT, The ALS Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and others.
He wanted to be a performer like his sister Lizzy Pattinson from an early age.He is the singer of two "Twilight" (2008) tracks—“Never Think” and “Let Me Sign.” He also sang "Choking on Dust" and "I'm Doing Fine" for the film "How To Be" (2008).