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Robert Pattinson: 20 Secrets You Don't Know About Him

by Emily Abbate on November 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Robert PattinsonWhether you're a massive Twilight fan or not, there's no denying that Robert Pattinson is a handsome hunk. That Kristen Stewart is one lucky lady! Do you see those crystal blue eyes and that shaggy hair? I melt! With the latest installment of the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 coming out in theaters this Friday (!!!) -- there's no better time to get to know the hottest, most-happenin' vampire around.

Read on for 20 secrets you didn't know about Robert Pattinson:

1. At first Twilight fans didn't want Pattinson to play Edward on the big screen (can you believe it!?). More than 75,000 people signed a petition AGAINST him taking the role because they thought he wasn't the right fit.

2. Rob's two older sisters, Victoria and Lizzie, used to dress him up as a woman named Claudia when he was 12.

3. His first kiss was also at 12.

4. Robert was completely cut out of the 2004 movie titled Vanity Fair. In it, he played the older version of Rawdon Crawley. Don't worry, though. You can catch RPattz in Vanity Fair DVD extras.

5. Our favorite vampire is actually 6'1''. I know, a lot taller than I thought, too!

6. Robert beat out 3,000 other actors for the Twilight role.

7. Robert told Seventeen magazine that he would want to possibly trade places with George Bush because he is "someone who has lots of respect."

8. Think Rob's got a nice booty? You're not alone. Rob's done butt modeling (yes, there is such a thing) and has been a butt double for "a lot of different actors."

9. Pattinson's not crazy about his name. He once told MTV, "I hate any reference to my name" and suggested the alternative nickname Spunk Ransom. Creative one, that Robby.

10. Starting when he was 10, Rob was very interested in making money. He used to deliver the paper for $20 a week.

11. Van Morrison is one of Rob's fave artists. He told Fandango.com, "He was my inspiration for doing music in the first place." Awwww, bromance.

12. Rob didn't know how to drive until recently. The hunk had one driving lesson in Oregon and then essentially taught himself the rest after buying a car in L.A.

13. Robert was once in a band called Bad Girls with his "first girlfriend's [then] current boyfriend." Ballsy, I like it.

14. Back in 2005, Rob was the first actor to read for the part Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Of course, he got the gig.

15. Bad boy! Rob was expelled from school for not doing his homework.

16. Rob's not big on using his cellphone.

17. The 25-year-old would really love to work with Jack Nicholson.

18. Rob's not much into washing his hair. He told Metromix that after six weeks, his hair starts to "wash itself."

19. Rob's a Taurus and his birthday is May 13, 1986.

20. The only thing Rob "splurges on" is DVDs.

Did any of these facts surprise you? What's your favorite thing about Robert Pattinson?

 

Image via Splash News

Filed Under: robert pattinson, twilight, movies, kristen stewart

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  • Momma...
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    Momma2blessed

    November 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM
    Ewwww to the not washing his hair! :(
  • MomoJL
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    MomoJL

    November 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    He is such an unnattractive man, I just don't see the appeal AT ALL!


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    Ashley Nicole

    November 16, 2011 at 5:10 PM
    oh rob.. this is why i love edward cullen and not robbert pattinson. well not really but this helps... not washing your hair?? dude... lol thats gross..
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    brandspanknnew

    November 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    @Ashley Nicole. Agreed! Edward Cullen = Amazingly gorgeous and sexy. Robert Pattinson normal = Nawww not so much. Idk how he does it. But he's good at it.


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    Shelly

    November 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM
    He's SO unattractive.I think he looks like he got smacked in the face with a frying pan. A dirty, greasy, frying pan.
  • Lucre...
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    LucretiaMcEvil

    November 16, 2011 at 5:43 PM
    #18 grossed me out. I heard his teeth were gnarly before he got them fixed.
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    Katherine Graesslin Strohl

    November 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM
    I was surprised that he thought George Bush was someone who deserves respect. Maybe he was very young and naive when he made that statement. On a more shallow note, if Rob was with me, I would offer to wash his hair myself!! Hot!
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    cherryohcherry

    November 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM
    It's sad that I already knew most of these "secrets".
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    Leslie Moore

    November 17, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Ok, I wash my hair daily, so don't jump on me, but there are a whole bunch of people who believe that washing your hair (especially with shampoo vs. just rinsing it with water) is bad for it.  My sister-in-law told me about this and she said that it took her a while for her hair to adjust, but she only has to wash her hair about 1x every 2 or 3 weeks.  It doesn't look greasy or smell or anything.  She doesn't use a waterless shampoo either.  If I go more than a day or so, or even if I wash at night and get up in the morning, my hair is usually oily.  Not for me, but maybe for some people it works.  As far as his looks, most of you I agree with.  Edward Cullen, pretty hot, Rob P. not so much.  I have seen some awesome modeling pics, and not of his butt, but then I've seen a lot of reg. pics that were just terrible.  I'm kind of like that too.  I need a lot of posing to look good these days, LOL!


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    Brittany L. Ison

    November 17, 2011 at 6:50 AM

    MomoJL - YOU said it sister....He's so icky-slimey looking. And I LOVE me some bad boy...Its just weird. And capital GROSS to the no hair washing thing....Dear god. I have to take preventative measures if I'm going to skip even one day! O.o


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