Pattinson is the youngest of three children, and the only son born to Robert and Clare Pattinson.
Pattinson started his career as a model at the age of 12.
Despite his sometimes shy personality, Robert Pattinson wanted to be a performer from an early age; first as a musician like his older sister Lizzy Pattinson.
It was his father who strongly encouraged him to try out acting.
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Robert Thomas Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986 in London, England.
During one memorable night out for dinner with his dad, the two found themselves sitting next to a group of young girls who told Pattinson they'd just returned from the Barnes Theater Club, a renowned theater program at the Harrodian School, a private school in Barnes, England, just outside of London.