These 17 Facts About Robert Pattinson Will Make You Swoon 

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These 17 Facts About Robert Pattinson Will Make You Swoon 
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Remember Cedric Diggory from the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'? How about the vampire Edward Cullen who has a good heart and an even better-looking face? 

Now you get it, we are talking about none other than British film actor Robert Pattinson who broke up with his longtime girlfriend Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) after she became close to the director (we will get to it later as it is Robert we are talking about now).

From Rob's first kiss to his troubles at school, we have got all the juicy and fun facts about the heartthrob who became an overnight sensation with his movie Twilight.

Born on May 13, 1986, here's wishing Robert Thomas Pattinson a very happy birthday. And for all Pattinson's fans, we have some fun facts about their favourite star to make his birthday extra special for them. 

#1 You have Robert's dad to thank for him becoming an actor.

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Robert Pattinson wanted to be a music performer from an early age despite being a shy kid. But it was Rob's father who constantly encouraged and pushed and at one time even bribed him to join a theater programme. Rob finally joined the theatre training programme at The Harrodian School in London, UK.

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#2 Pattinson injured himself on his very first shot. Oops!

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While filming for Twilight, Robert Pattinson hurt his hamstring and no, it wasn't for any stunt. Here's Rob's version on it, "I wasn't even doing a stunt. I was just trying to pick up Kristen Stewart and I almost tore my hamstring because I hadn't been doing enough squats. It was very embarrassing."

The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films based on the four novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.

#3 Rob gives good gifts.

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According to the man himself, if you were lucky enough to be on his list of gift receiver then you'd really like what he'll present you with. He loves grand gestures, "I like to give people presents and I think of myself as the best gift giver. But only because I get stuff for myself and then make it work for the other person."

#4 Robert was expelled from school.

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Pattinson at 12 was expelled from Tower House School, a private school, in England. But it was not because of what you are thinking. Hear it from Robert himself, "I got expelled from my school when I was 12-I was quite bad. I never ever did my homework. I always turned up for lessons as I liked my teachers, but my report said I didn't try very hard."

#5 Robert is a talented musician.

Didn't we tell you before that he wanted to be a performer, what we missed saying is that he wanted to be a performer just like his elder sister Lizzy Pattinson. 

Robert plays guitar and piano and is the singer of two 'Twilight' tracks – 'Never Think' and 'Let Me Sign'. Rob also sang for the film 'How To Be', 'Choking On Dust' and 'I'm Doing Fine'.

#6 More than 75,000 'Twilight' book fans petitioned against casting Robert Pattinson.

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After Rob got selected for the role of Edward Cullen, as many as 75,000 'Twilight' readers petitioned against casting him. This was because they thought he was not fit for the role. Some even spoke of banning the movie. But eventually, it was Robert Pattinson who made Edward Cullen a household name or vice versa.


#7 Robert Pattinson started dating Kristen Stewart in 2008.

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Robert and Kristen came close during the making of 'Twilight' and started dating in 2008. Their relationship became public in 2010 when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were spotted stepping out together on an island off the coast of England. They split up in 2012 amid a cheating scandal surfaced which indicated Kristen became intimate with film director Rupert Sanders.

#8 Robert loves to shoot, literally!

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You all know that Robert Pattinson loves to shoot for his movies but here we are talking about the other kind of shooting. One of his favourite hobbies is to visit the Los Angeles Police Department shooting range to fire rounds.

#9 Are you 'Robsessed'?

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If you are a teenager in love with Edward Cullen then chances are you too are 'Robsessed' like million others. In 2009, Irene Antoniades directed a documentary film 'Robsessed' that chronicled how teenagers from across the world are obsessed with the young English actor Robert Pattinson.

#10 Pattinson was first her son and then her lover.

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In 2004, Robert played the role of Reese Witherspoon's son in the movie 'Vanity Fair'. In 2011, he essayed the role of Reese's lover in 'Water For Elephants'. However, his role in 'Vanity Fair' was totally cut in the movie which was shown in cinema. But DVDs showed it in full.

#11 Asteroid Pattinson.

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Yes, you guessed it right! Robert Pattinson has an asteroid named after him. Russian astronomer Timur Kryachko in 2014 spotted an asteroid and named it '246789 Pattinson'.

#12 Rob has wide hips.

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Pattinson is self-conscious about his wide hips and when he is by the poolside he keeps all of his clothes on to avoid feeling embarrassed about them.

But we don't think he should be embarrassed about it as almost all his girl fans would love to see Robert Pattinson, if not nude, then at least not with all of his clothes on, especially by the poolside.

#13 Rob had to kiss Kristen for his final audition for 'Twilight'.

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Robert Pattinson had to kiss Kristen Stewart on a bed and they were so passionate that the director Catherine Hardwicke had to tell them to tone it down. 

According to Pattinson, "It was funny. When I got into bed with Kristen I said, I've only known you for an hour and we are in bed."

#14 Robert had his first kiss at age 12.

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He admitted it during an interview with the Seventeen magazine. Robert Pattinson had his first kiss at the age of 12.

#15 R-Patz. Robert hates this nickname.

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Pattinson's fans might like to call him R-Patz but he hates it. He isn't fond of the moniker and says, "I don't understand who invented that thing, 'R-Patz' -I want to strangle them."

#16 Robert doesn't shy away from peeing in a jar.

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Back in 2012, he admitted in an interview with MTV that he has peed in a jar while in a car. He also added, "many times as well".

#17 Robert was suspended for saving snails.

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Robert Pattinson was suspended from school when he was 6 or 7 years of age because he was carrying snails in a carton. He was actually saving them from his schoolmates as they would kill snails when they went outside. 

Isn't he sweet and caring?


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