All In the Details Interview: Robert Pattinson Speaks Out

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In a new interview with Details magazine, Robert Pattinson sort of makes sort like John Mayer.

No, he doesn't use ridiculously offensive words toward African-Americans and gays.

But he does respond to questions with some profound views on life, proving there's a depth to this actor that goes far beyond his good looks. So we guess we should restate that opening sentence:

Robert Pattinson sort of makes like an intelligent John Mayer. Excerpts follow...

On his fame: "I find it really funny - if I got shot, I would literally be in hysterics. I would be like, 'Are you serious? Jesus Christ, get Zac Efron! He's got more social relevance than I do."

On his life these days: "I can barely remember the last two years. Not like a haze of partying or anything like that. Just... it's been crazy."

On doing press tours: "I quite enjoyed doing press for the first Twilight... but after a bit I was ladling it out. If you want people to listen to you, you'd better have something to say. I felt a responsibility to be fascinating. You're bargaining with the audience. Is this enough for them? And that affects the way you look at art."

On his career: "Before, I felt like I couldn't break through anything, including myself. And now it feels a bit as though I've climbed along the side of my brain and am at least looking in. But I know it will take me at least another 10 years before I'm remotely satisfied with anything I do.

"But with acting you keep trying in the hopes you might be... great. But then I think, does wanting to be good or even great, or even just wanting to make art, cheapen the experience?"

Read the full interview - and click on the photos of Rob below to get even more up close and personal with this star:


Robert Pattinson Biography

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London, England
Full Name
Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Quotes

I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

Robert Pattinson

Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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