Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson!
Hollywoodnews.com: It started at 6PM CST on May 12th. Twitter folk recognized Robert Pattinson’s birthday in the UK from both across the pond and around the world. People with large Twitter followings along with fan sites shouted it from the rooftops, or, typed it in CAPS.
One would think this is a monumental event. After all, there were countdown clocks across the web for Taylor Lautner’s 18th birthday. But that’s a different story… Rob’s birthday IS monumental. He is, after all, TIME Magazine’s most influential actor with a globally recognized face. He’s on the cover of numerous magazines, is referenced in multiple TV shows, and is one of the faces of our time, like it or not.
Today, on Rob’s actual birthday, fans are celebrating across the globe. “#HappyBDayRPattz” ranked as high as #1 on Twitter’s Trending Topic list in the early morning hours, which is no easy feat. By early afternoon, it was still at #3.
Last year fans happened upon Rob on his birthday at a restaurant in Vancouver. This year, we all know where to see him. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning taped the Oprah show on May 5th, but the episode airs today, May 13th. So if you’re looking to celebrate with Rob on his birthday, look no further than your living room. Otherwise, you may be out of luck for a sighting as he is rumored to be on a super-secret getaway.
For people who aren’t satisfied with only Oprah (only?), check out some of the fantastic birthday presents fans have put together for Rob:
- An iPod mix and a greeting card with a still from “Remember Me”
- Hundreds of fan birthday cards
- Giveaways to Rob fans in honor of his birthday
I think it was Edward Cullen who said it best on Bella Swan’s birthday – and now we can return the favor.
Rob, you give us everything just by breathing.