* ArtistDisillusionment: He absolutely hates the ''Twilight'' series, disparaging it every chance he gets, as well as calling out the fans who find Edward Cullen attractive as "insane". He only took the part because it [[MoneyDearBoy paid well]] and it gave him the opportunity to [[RomanceOnTheSet hit on]] Kristen Stewart.
* TheCastShowoff: He's also a musician and contributed a couple songs to the ''Twilight'' soundtrack. He also had composer Creator/CarterBurwell teach him the piano piece "Bella's Lullaby" so he could actually play it instead of faking playing while that scene was filmed. His musicianship eventually got him a feature on the [[Music/DeathGrips Death Grips]] song "Birds".
* CreatorBacklash: He's made it openly clear virtually everywhere that he despises ''{{Literature/Twilight}},'' considers Creator/StephenieMeyer insane and only did most of the films [[MoneyDearBoy because of the money]]. He seems to have mellowed out somewhat later on based on [[http://www.gossipcop.com/robert-pattinson-daily-beast-twilight-hate-jennifer-lawrence/ his interview in Gossip Cop]]. He implies the only reason he disliked working on the ''Twilight'' movies was because he didn't like playing the same character for five films, which ended up typecasting him, leaving him no variety in between movies]].
* FakeAmerican: As Edward in ''Twilight'', Tyler in ''Film/RememberMe'' and Jacob in ''Literature/WaterForElephants''.
* IAmNotSpock: Twice! First as Cedric in ''Harry Potter'', but then that was eclipsed by his role as Edward in ''Twilight''. Notably, he is the only child actor from the former franchise to avert this so far.
* MoneyDearBoy: He has made no secret of the fact that the pay check was half the reason he did ''Twilight'' at all. The other half was the chance to hit on Creator/KristenStewart.
* NamesTheSame: No, he doesn't work for the ''Southport Visiter''. That's another one, not the ''Twilight'' actor!
* OneOfUs:
** He's a ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan and has mentioned Creator/SylvesterMcCoy as one of the few people he has ever asked [[http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2008/11/twilight-rob-pa.html for an autograph]]. He's also a fan of ComicBook/XMen, Franchise/SpiderMan, and Franchise/{{Batman}}, according to [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1591541/twilight-star-robert-pattinsons-comiccon-beatles-moment.jhtml this interview]].
** When asked what character he'd cosplay as, Pattinson [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-comic-con-twilight-robert-pattinson-kristen-stewart,0,1584136.story said]] [[{{Franchise/Superman}} General Zod]].
** He also [[http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/08/robert-pattinson-and-kristen-stewart-see-cosmopolis-star-squirm-when-interviewer-compares-their-roma.html likes]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
** He once joked about making a Twilight / ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKK5Qjmhtk crossover]].
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