He Lied to Matt Lauer
While promoting Water For Elephants on Today, Robert told Matt Lauer that he saw a clown die at a circus when he was a little kid. However, he later admitted at the German premiere of Water For Elephants that he made the whole story up because he couldn't think of anything interesting for the interview. He said, "I made the whole thing up. . . . I don't know why I said it!"