+the news
Robert Pattinson's fear of failure

Actor Robert Pattinson lives in constant fear of failing in Hollywood.

The Twilight star insists he stumbled into acting rather than setting out to make a career of it, and he's learned to use his phobia of failure to inspire him to greater success.


He tells MTV.com, "I think as soon as you feel validated, you're a bad actor. You have to constantly feel that there's a 99 per cent chance of failure. Total failure. Devastating failure. You should feel like every single job is the potential where you're never going to get another job again. Not in a bad way - you should feel good about it, because then you're in it. It's all about living in the present."