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15 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson turns 28 on May 13, and we can take a sneak peek at 28 interesting, funny, and little-known facts about his life. From Rob's first kiss to his relationship with Kristen Stewart to his troubles at school the actor has already lived an interesting life. Keep reading to find out more about Rob!



1
He Considers Himself a Good Gift-Give


If you ever got a gift from Rob, chances are you would really like it — at least according to the man himself. Rob said in an interview that he loves "grand gestures" and likes to give presents. "I like to give people presents and I think of myself as the best gift giver," he said, adding, "But only because I get stuff for myself and then make it work for the other person."

2
Rob Learned How to Scuba Dive For Harry Potter



He told Scholastic magazine that he learned how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

3
He Was Expelled From School.



Robert admitted in a 2008 interview with Extra that he was expelled from Tower House School, a private school in England, when he was 12, but he refused to explain why he was kicked out.

4He's to Blame For One Kristen Stewart Rumor


Rob admitted to GQ in April 2009 that he's to blame for an early rumor that he had proposed to Kristen Stewart. He said, "I said that in some interview as a joke — 'Oh, I proposed to her multiple times.' And then it gets printed, 'On the set, he proposed multiple times.'"

5He Wasn't Always a Fan Favorite




According to TV Guide, 75,000 fans reportedly petitioned against Robert when it was first announced that he was picked for the role of Edward Cullen.

6Rob Is Friends With Katy Perry



Robert is good friends of Katy Perry and she helped him out through his breakup with Kristen Stewart.

7He Has Shot a Gun



Robert revealed in a 2012 interview with MTV that he had recently gotten into shooting, saying that he likes to visit an LAPD shooting range to fire off rounds.

8He Isn't Big on Spending a Lot of Money


Rob told Harper's Bazaar in 2009 that, despite earning millions for The Twilight Saga, he doesn't like to splash out on lavish purchases. He said, "I don't spend any money. The only thing I've really bought is my car, which cost $1,500 and keeps exploding."

9Robert Isn't a Great Driver




Despite growing up with a father who was a car dealer, Robert admitted to Harper's Bazaar in 2009 that he is actually not that used to driving. He said, "My dad's a car dealer, but I grew up in London, so I always say, 'I don't drive — I get driven.'"

10He Likes to Google Himself



Kristen told Harper's Bazaar in November 2008 that Rob Googles himself more than she does. However, he countered that he actually is Googling his "competition," and that she's the one that searches for herself more online.

11Rob Had His First Kiss at Age 12



Robert told Seventeen magazine that he had his first kiss at the tender age of 12.

12He Hates the Nickname "R-Patz"



Robert 's fans may like to call him R-Patz, but they better not say it to his face. He told The Guardian in June 2012 that he isn't fond of the moniker, saying, "I don't understand who invented that thing, 'R-Patz' — I want to strangle them."

13Rob Was a Teen Model



Before he became an actor, Robert was a model. Check out photos of Robert Pattinson modeling underwear during his teen years.

14Rob Isn't Very Athletic



Kristen Stewart told Harper's Bazaar in 2009 that she is far more athletic than Robert. She said, "Rob can barely jump rope. I call him Flippy because when he does his stunt rehearsals, he flips around. And, God, when he tries to run."

15He Can Speak French, Sort Of




Rob told Vanity Fair in 2008 that he can speak French but only at a "3-year-old's standard."
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