Most people know the British actor Robert Pattinson from his roles in the Twilight film series. He also started making a name for himself in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
But it was really the Twilight series where he really became a heartthrob.
He was quite shy as a child and his dad encouraged him to try acting.
One evening when he was out eating with his dad some young girls were sitting next to them.
They told him they had just been at the Barnes Theatre Club. Of course, he also became interested as a teen and ended up attending the Barnes Theatre where he acted in several roles.
Then in 2003, at the age of 17, he got a role in the movie Ring of the Nibelung’s.
But it was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that propelled Robert and his career forward.
Teen People mag labeled him as the “next Jude Law.” Screen International magazine called him a “British Star of Tomorrow.” Other movies followed.
In 2019, he was selected to play the role in The Batman which was released in June of 2021.
Apart from acting, Robert was only four when he was already playing the piano and the guitar. Now he still writes and sings his own songs.
You might not have known that it is his voice on the Twilight, singing Never Think and Let me Sign.
Right now he is dating Suki Waterhouse. They are pretty tight-lipped about their private life together.
Robert owns a beautiful Spanish-style mansion in Los Angeles.
- Age: 35-years old
- Weight: 75 kg. /165 lbs.
- Birthday: 13 May 1986
- Birthplace: London, UK
- Check out his fantastic movie career here. Below are his wins from the year 2015.
- 2020 Best Actor – International Competition in The Lighthouse
- 2020 Best Duo – International Competition in The King (shared)
Deauville Film Festival
- 2017 Special Achievement Award
- 2015 – New Hollywood Award
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
- 2020 – Best Actor in The Lighthouse
International Cinephile Society (ICS) Cannes Awards
- 2017 Best Actor in Good Time
International Cinephile Society Awards
- 2017 Best Actor in Good Time
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)
- 2017 Best Support Actor in The Lost City of Z
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
- 2018 – President’s Award
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival
- 2017 Tribute Award (shared)
London Critics Circle Film Awards
- 2020 British/Irish Actor of the Year in The Lighthouse (2019), High Life (2018), and The King (2019)
Mill Valley Film Festival
- 2019 – Spotlight Award
Savannah Film Festival
- 2017 – Maverick Award
Workout Principles of Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson says, “It’s all about pushing boundaries and building up to a point where you know you can do justice to the physicality required.
And past that, so much of it is letting the special effects and on-screen exchanges produce the real magic.
Overall, it’s just very exciting.” Robert also shared details of his training program. These workout principles of his puts focus on sharp, short functional moves.
These include “military-style sandbag routines on the beach”, running between five and ten km three times a week, as well as combat sports.
He says about this shift in his personality, “In every project I’ve ever taken on, I’ve come into it wanting to learn and to achieve new things. That’s usually in the embodiment of a character, and someone who has a different personality to me, but taking on a full physical transformation as well feels even more exciting.”
Robert Pattinson’s Training Methods
This is what Robert’s pre-Batman movie plan looks like:
- He does circuit training
- He will do five minutes of cardio
- Dumbbell side-bends
- Bicycle crunches
- Double crunches
- Superman holds
- Running: he will run 5-10 km four times a week
As mentioned above, Robert does sandbag routines on the beach. He also enjoys long walks as his way of loosening up and “freeing the mind.”
He does do boxing and burns around 800 calories in an hour. He realizes that boxing is great for building fitness and speeding up strength.
He admits that this type of training and the volume might not be anything close to what he did in his teenage years.
“It feels as if I’m going full circle and picking up on some of that physicality along the way,” he says of his training routine for The Batman.
Look out for the movie; it’s due for release in 2022.
His efforts for The Batman have been pretty impressive seeing as he admits that “A few years ago, I would have run a mile from anything with a physical edge.”
Robert Pattinson’s Workout Routine
Robert worked with Harley Pasternak and Nathan Mellalieu – two personal trainers.
With Robert, Harley and Nathan did a lot of boxing drills. These helped him get the lean, muscled look. For his Batman workout, emphasis was placed on functional training.
His regimen was broken down into a series of sections that were designed to add speed, flexibility, and mass to his physique.
So Robert’s workout looked like this:
- ‘Run – 5-10 km (3-6 miles) three to four times per week’
- ‘Boxing – 3-5 times a week
- ‘Strength: Military-style sand-bag routines’
- ‘Forward lunges – 5 sets of 12-15 reps’
- ‘Reverse lunges – 5 sets of 12-15 reps’
- ‘Squat & presses – 3 sets of 10-12 reps’
- ‘Burpee & snatch – 3 sets of 15 reps’
- ‘Glute bridges – 3 sets of 15 reps’
- ‘Weighted sand-hill sprints – 5 hill-sprints’
- ‘Military presses – 5 sets of 12-15 reps’
- ‘Abdominal & core routines’
- ‘Cardio – five-minute warm-up’
- ‘Bicycle crunches – 3 sets of 25 reps’
- ‘Dumbbell side bends – 3 sets of 25 reps’
- ‘Double crunches – 3 sets of 25 reps’
- ‘Superman exercises – 3 sets of 25 reps’
Robert was very dedicated to his performances and has impressed many with his fitness routines and energetic attitude.
But that also goes hand in hand with a very strict diet.
His diet was protein-rich and healthy which included plenty of hydration as well as getting in plenty of fiber from veggies, eating low-fat proteins like chicken and eggs, as well as carbs.
The fact is; healthy eating and healthy fitness go hand in hand.
Robert Pattinson’s Diet Plan
Robert needed to put on a bit of muscle and weight for his role in The Batman, so he was provided with a protein-packed meal plan.
He has never been very particular about what he eats.
He says, “I’ll have oatmeal with, like, vanilla protein powder on it. And I will barely even mix it up,” he said. “Like, I eat out of cans and stuff. I’ll literally put Tabasco inside a tuna can and just eat it out of the can.”
According to Men’s Journal, Robert was trained by Harley Pasternak.
That meant maintaining a protein-rich, healthful diet. But he also revealed that he wasn’t going to be building up for Batman as that “sets a precedent. I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem” he says. “No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped […] Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”
It is true that Robert is known as someone who says he will never have a six-pack; that he hates working.
He says he “would rather get drunk”, but anyway, he has stepped up a notch or two whilst training with Pasternak.
And Harley has advocated that Robert eat foods that are low on the glycemic index to keep his blood sugar steady.
He recommends to Robert that he eats 5 times a day in order to prevent cravings and hunger, and Robert has heard. It wasn’t hard for him in any case because he does tend to eat like a raccoon.
Robert Pattinson’s Supplements
It is not sure what supplements Robert takes – if any, but if you were following his workouts and diet, these would come in handy:
- Protein Powder
- Green supplement
- Omega 3 Fish Oil
Robert Pattinson’s noteworthy recommendations
Robert has some noteworthy recommendations for you:
1) Are you ambitious?
If you are ambitious; you have worked hard for years and still didn’t reach your goals, and you most likely did the wrong things. Or else you didn’t stick with your dream long enough.
It could also be because you missed some crucial pieces of the puzzle and didn’t put it all together.
2) Don’t try to fit the role
Maybe you have always been a hard and dedicated worker, but you are working for the wrong company.
Perhaps, for example, they have a culture that only promotes and rewards those who are in the “in-crowd.”
And if it’s fitness you are after, it might be that you are focusing too much on the exercises and not such a lot on the nutrition.
Remember as we said above, the two go hand in hand together.
3) Figure stuff out
Depending on what your goal is will depend on the “right things” for you.
It might mean you have to get to know the right people. Other times it might mean changing your work to work for the right people or to have the right people working for you.
Figure out what the key things are for you and then apply them.
‘It’s all about pushing boundaries and building up to the point where you know you can do justice to the physicality required.’ – Robert Pattinson