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10+ Random Facts About 'Batman' Star Robert Pattinson Fans Didn't Know

With The Batman slated to release on October 21, 2021, this leaves us with one major problem: no Robert Pattinson for awhile.

Thankfully, there are tons of random facts about this British star to keep us occupied.

Like how he can't drive, how he once had a butt cheek injury, or — gasp! — how he doesn't think he's a heartthrob.

1. *Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire* was his first major film:

The British cutie was a newbie to film when he landed the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.

Before that, he only three other roles under his belt. But this role shot him up into Hollywood.

2. He hates *Twilight*:

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He's in good company with other celebs who hate their own movies.

When asked about his opinion on the movie that made him a household name, he said that it was rather strange to be acting in “something you don’t particularly like.”

3. He doesn't know how to drive:

It's a good thing Edward Cullen mainly got around by running really fast everywhere!

"It's absolutely terrifying. Plus I don't know how to use the little wipey thing on the windscreen, so I can't actually see," he once told Ellen DeGeneres.

4. He's an award-winning kisser:

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Robert and his ex, Kristen Stewart, had chemistry both on and off the screen.

In addition to dating in real life for three years, they won the "Best Kiss" award from MTV four years in a row!

5. He chose *Harry Potter* over going to university:

Technically, you could say that he still went to school. Hogwarts school, that is!

"It went so far over schedule, I couldn't go," Robert told Time Out London in 2017.

"It was supposed to be four months, but it ended up being 10 or 11," he said.

"I was 17 and I was the only person who wasn't in school. I'd just hang about."

We'd say Harry Potter ended up being the right choice since it kickstarted his career!

6. He has two sisters:

I bet you did not know that fact!

Having Batman as your brother would be pretty cool! While his sister Lizzie is a singer, their other sibling, Victoria, has no interest in the spotlight. Instead, she has a career in advertising.

7. He doesn't consider himself to be a heartthrob:

"I don’t know if I could ever really be cast in a heartthrob role apart from ‘Twilight’, which I didn’t really know was a heartthrob role. I really don’t feel I am one," he once said.

Um, Rob, try telling that to the millions of Twilight fans who would beg to differ.

8. He's musically talented:

The actor plays piano and guitar and sings. Two of his songs, 'Let Me Sign' and 'Never Think' appeared on the Twilight movie soundtrack.

He even considers music his "backup plan" in case acting fails.

"I’ve never really recorded anything — I just played in pubs and stuff –- and I really didn’t want it to look like I was trying to cash in," he once told *LA Times*.

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"I hope it doesn’t come across as that. I’m not going to be doing any music videos or anything. Music is my backup plan if acting fails. I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket."

9. He was almost fired from *Twilight*:

#TeamJacob fans must be squealing in their boots right about now.

He told Howard Stern in 2017 that he was playing the role of Edward "too serious." Eventually, he and the director struck a compromise.

10. He once lied about seeing a circus clown die:

The actor was certainly clowning around when he appeared on the Today show to promote his film, Water for Elephants.

A few weeks later at the Germany premiere for the movie, he came clean.

“I said those things. But I actually made the whole thing up,” he admitted.

“It’s coming back to haunt me. I said it on some show. It was really early in the morning the day after the New York premiere. Someone asked me what my experience with the circus was and I was like, I have nothing interesting to say. I don’t know why I said that!”

11. He once had a butt cheek injury:

Yes, really. This happened during a fight scene on the first day of filming Twilight.

"[They] had to get a physiotherapist to come in and massage my butt cheek for the rest of the day," he recalled to MTV.

"I was there for three months working out and stuff. I was at my peak, my physical prime, and then ... [expletive] done. The [expletive] is out!"

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Oh, well. We're sure that physiotherapist sure felt lucky that day!

12. He once made his substitute teacher cry:

First, selling nudie mags and now this??

While on Jimmy Kimmel Live the actor admitted to bullying the teacher and locking her in a cupboard in Grade 12.

Why, you ask? "I can't remember" he said.

13. He's not a fan of his popular nickname: popular nickname "R-Patz."

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This is something that and actress Scarlett Johansson have in common since she hates her nickname "ScarJo."

In 2012, Pattinson told Today that he doesn't understand "nickname culture" and that he thinks R-Patz "sounds like an antacid tablet."

14. He was expelled from school for selling nudie magazines:

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Such a naughty boy! He recalled his "bad boy" days while The Howard Stern Show in 2017.

He began by saying that he would steal the magazines from the local corner store.

"I used to go in and take, like, one or two, and then put them in my bag. I was in my school uniform when I was doing it, and it was kind of risky."

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"At the end, I got so cocky that I would take the entire rack."