Robert Pattinson Reveals Austere Lifestyle: My Closet Has 'Literally About Three Things'

9:00 AM PST 05/28/2014 by THR staff
Austin Hargrave

The actor ditched his mansion and moved in to a more modest home with just three inflatable mattresses and one "shitty chair," he tells THR in his cover story.

Robert Pattinson may have fame and fortune, but he's a man of simple tastes.

The actor reveals his affinity for beat-up cars, his distaste for mansions and more in his cover story in the June 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Here are five tidbits from Pattinson's profile, which you can read here.

1. Pattinson's closet is nearly empty

"I've basically stolen every item of clothing that anyone's ever given me for a premiere, but in my closet there's literally about three things," he says.

2. He drives a beat-up BMW

The actor, who was paid $20 million for the last Twilight film alone, arrived in his beat-up 1989 BMW for his interview with THR.  "I have extremely simple desires. I don't need anything. I don't want anything at all," he says.

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3. He ditched his $6.27 million mansion because it "was too big"

"It was incredible, like Versailles. It was absolutely, completely crazy. It had this incredible garden, but you just stay in one room, anyway. I could basically live in a cell as long as I had a window," he says of his former Los Feliz mansion. He now lives in a gated community in Coldwater Canyon, moving in with just three inflatable mattresses and "this one kind of shitty chair that was left from the previous tenants [in Los Feliz]," he says, laughing. "I would move my mattresses into different rooms according to the occasion. It was very odd for a while."

4. Pattinson does have one expensive hobby

"I buy nice guitars, and that's about my only expense," he says, singling out "an acoustic Gibson J100 from 1943 or something."

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5. The Twilight star is actually a movie buff

He favors films from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to Breathless to the recent Smashed. He impressed his Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg with his knowledge. Says Cronenberg: "I remember coming across him on the set of Cosmopolis as he was talking to Juliette Binoche about obscure French films, and that surprised me. But as I got to know him better, I found he has a very European sensibility. He has a highly functioning intellect, which might be surprising given the characters he is playing."

Read his complete cover story here, and see exclusive portraits of the actor here.

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