Robert Pattinson celebrates his 28th birthday on May 13. The English actor, widely known for his role of a vampire Edward Cullen in the movie series "Twilight" saga, has almost been worshipped by his fans along with his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart. Together the couple has been romantically linked for a long time and was known as "Robsten." However, there is more to Robert Pattinson's life than just his romance with Kristen. Here are some interesting facts about the actor's life.
1. Pattinson was born in London to a dad who imported Vintage cars from United States and a mom who was a model.
2. The hunk started modeling at the age of 12 and credited his non-masculine appearance for bagging most assignments. But the moment the actor grew up and started looking more masculine, his work declined.
3. More recently Pattinson got the modeling assignment for Dior Homme fragrances and was made the brand ambassador for the same in June 2013.
4. Pattinson was once fired from his job too at the last moment. Rob was hired to appear in the London premiere of the play "The Woman Before" at the Royal Court Theatre, but the director replaced him Tom Riley at the opening night!
5. Rob has two older sisters Victoria and Lizzie who use to love dressing him up in female dresses and even named him Claudia when he was 12, india.com reports.
6. The moment it was announced that Robert Pattinson has been assigned to play the role of Edward Cullen - the century old vampire, some 75,000 people signed a petition against him taking the role. The petition said that Rob did not suit the character, the Web site reports.
7. Rob did not know how to drive a car for a long time since his father was in to the business of cars and he never got a chance to learn driving. He reportedly learned driving quite late in life.
8. Rob has a musical bent of mind too and can play a guitar and a piano too. He even composed and sang songs for the movie "Twilight". He co-wrote the song "Never Think," which is featured in the "Twilight" soundtrack.
9. Robert Pattinson has an asteroid named after him too! Timur Kryachko a Russian astronomer named the asteroid he discovered after Pattinson, as 246789 Pattinson on February 19, 2014.
10. Rob was once a part of the band called "Bad Girls." He revealed in one of his previous interviews that he considers music as his back-up plan if he fails as an actor, the Web site reveals.
Wishing Robert Pattinson a very Happy 28th Birthday! Take a look at some of the pictures of the handsome actor in the slideshow.