Robert Pattinson is nothing like Edward Cullen, the Twilight character that brought him under the spotlight. He has many bizarre aspects to himself that make him pretty interesting in this show business. It’s really hard to understand this complicated actor and harder to crack what he says and why he says so. One thing is for sure, this Batman actor is far away from being boring. He has done some eccentric things that you can never forget even if you wanted to. Pattinson is an incredible actor and an extraordinary man in real life. Find out all the 10 crazy facts about Robert Pattinson that will blow your mind. Do you dare to be like him?
1. Went Too Far For ‘The Lighthouse’
Robert experimented with various ways to portray a guy who was descending into madness from his isolation on a lighthouse. In order to look spaced out and mentally exhausted, Pattinson would put stones in his shoes and rotated on one spot. Now imagine doing that every day before every take. He also had his senior costar, William Dafoe worried who said that Pattinson would beat himself up to get emotional during the scenes. Now that’s kind of concerning, looking at other actors who went too far with their roles.
2. Threw Up Before Scenes In ‘The Lighthouse’
It’s not the first time that an actor inflicts self-harm to get under his/her character’s skin. Everyone has different techniques to get authentic but some push themselves beyond the threshold. Pattinson would sneak away in between takes on the sets of ‘The Lighthouse’ to throw up so he would look sick, drained out and emotional.
3. His Business Venture On Pasta
It’s hard to tell Pattinson is serious and when he is trolling us. But the actor seemed pretty serious about his business pitch. It’s not rare for celebs to invest in their venture- from makeup line to restaurant chains. Pattinson also showed interest in turning Pasta into an easy-to-grab food like burgers and sandwiches. His idea was to boil the penne pasta first, then coat it with sugar, cheese, and bread crumbs, and finally, put it in the oven.
When he claimed of speaking to a restaurant about it, he said “I told him my business plan and his facial expression didn’t even change afterwards,” he told GQ. “Let alone acknowledge what my plan was. There was absolutely no sign of anything from him, literally. And so it kind of put me off a little bit.”
4. Drunk at Harry Potter Premiere
Before Twilight, Pattinson got a brief stardom from his significant role in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ where he played the charismatic Cedric Diggory. But he made a not-so-Cedric entrance at the premiere of the sequel ‘Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix’. Pattinson wasn’t in the 5th part but had a flashback role. So he got curious and crashed the premiere while he was completely sloshed with beer. The paparazzi immediately recognized him as Cedric and clicked pictures of him. It left his agents were mortified as he looked completely out of place.
5. Joked That He Gave Hand Job To A Dog
Pattinson’s humor is just like his acting technique, they go too far. Once the actor was talking about his movie ‘Good Time’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ show and added that he had pleasured a dog on the set. In case you think that we misheard, hear it out yourself, “There’s a big dog. There was actually, sadly, another dog, which was cast, who is this big dog’s son, but it died just before. Mustafa, who is the father and this huge, huge dog, was initially in this scene … My character, Connie, has this affinity with dogs. He thinks he is a dog in a previous life and he thinks he has control over animals.
“There’s this one scene we shot— there’s a drug dealer who busts into the room, and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job. “I asked the trainer [about it] because the director was like, ‘Just do it for real, man! Don’t be a p—-!” And the dog’s owner was like, ‘Well, he’s a breeder. I mean, you can. You just gotta massage the inside of his thighs.’ I was like, ‘Just massage the inside of his thighs?!’ I didn’t agree to do the real one, so we made a fake red rocket.”
This interview swirled the news and internet as people and animal rights activists took it seriously. Later, the movie directors were compelled tweet that “The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiralled out of control. What didn’t come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the ‘Good Time’ set.”
6. Lied About A Clown Dying
By now, you must have understood that Robert has a wild imagination and a nasty sense of humor. When he was on the ‘Today’ show to promote his film ‘Water for Elephants’, which was about a traveling circus, Pattinson threw everyone on an emotional spin. He said that the first time he visited a circus as a kid in real life, a clown had died from an explosion of his little car. Everyone showed sympathies for the actor who later revealed that it was all made up.
7. Stole Porn Magazines In School
Robert Pattinson was nothing like the ideal Cedric Diggory or Edward Cullen in his real life. He was a notorious kid who got expelled from school for stealing porno magazines and selling them to his classmates.
Everyone was enjoying it until a member of the staff caught him and everyone snitched on him.
8. Wanted To Put A Walrus In Twilight S3x Scene
As mentioned before, nobody knows what Pattinson says and why he says so. He has an eccentric sense of humor and it’s safe to not believe anything that he says. When asked how he would conduct the impending s3x scene in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pattinson said, “[I’d] say, ‘Listen, I’ve got to have a closed set. It’s really, really important. No one can see the monitors or anything,’ and then just put like a walrus in or something.”
9. Made A Short Film On Hot Dogs
The upcoming Batman actor once made a short film for GQ. The entire theme of the film was Pattinson’s craving for American hot dogs. It started with the actor contemplating stepping out of his hotel room as it would attract a crowd. After a while, he saw a man enjoying his hot dog and got motivated to go out anyway and make it his mission to find the best hot dog.
10. Self-Preparation For Southern Accent
Robert has come a long way since his Twilight days as he is not seen as a teen heartthrob anymore but as a serious actor from ‘Tenet’ and ‘The Lighthouse’. He recently appeared in the Tom Holland starrer ‘The Devil All The Time’. But the director didn’t know the storm he was casting back then. Everyone tried convincing him to hire a dialect coach for his pastor Preston Teagarden but the actor gave a hard no. He took his own sweet time to crack the southern accent and showed up on the set one day to surprise everyone with his dialogue delivery.