Robert Pattinson has gathered quite a following since he played the role of Edward in the movie ‘Twilight.’ Now Robert has starred in many great movies and has made a name for himself, becoming one of the highest-paid actors. In our Hollywood Spotlight, we will review some of his greatest roles and where he is headed next.
Cedric in Harry Potter
Robert Pattinson became serious about acting at the age of 15. He had been told that he was not suited for acting and worked the backed stage. At 17, he played his first character but had no lines. He then got the lead role of George Gibbs in a play called Our Town. After that, he was spotted by an agent who decided to help Robert find professional roles.
Robert planned to go to university but was delayed due to his role as Cedric Diggory in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005. This role came after being fired from a movie set, and his scenes in a movie were deleted. For his role as Cedric, he was named the 2005 ‘British Star of Tomorrow’ by Times and hailed as the next Jude Law. In 2006, he appeared in another movie, The Haunted Airman’ as the lead and earned favorable criticisms.
Fame with Twilight
His ascension to fame began in 2008 with his role as Edward in The Twilight Saga film series, which grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. The movie made him the most talked-about celebrity overnight, and it was mainly praised for his chemistry with his co-star, Kristen Stewart. In addition, the New York Times called Robert Pattinson a Beautiful actor, as was agreed by most critics.
After his role, he starred in other low-budget movies and worked with auteur directors before coming back to play Edward in the Twilight sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The movie earned another groundbreaking $142,839,137 on its opening weekend and earned close to a billion worldwide. Critics said that though Pattinson was not in the movie that much, he did his best when he showed up.
After the third Twilight sequel, Robert produced and starred in the movie Remember Me, released in 2010. Critics said his role as Tyler in the movie was similar to his role in the Twilight Saga, but it was the best thing Robert Pattinson had done.
Robert went on to star in two more Twilight sequels before moving to an independent film, The Rover. He acted alongside Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy and played the role of a naïve member of a criminal gang. Critics said he added so much meaning to a role that might have just been added for sentimental effects. However, Todd McCarthy in the Hollywood Reporter said that Robert’s performance made the film more interesting as it moved along.
Robert came back for another great movie with Cronenberg in Maps to the Stars. In the film, he played the role of a limo driver and struggling actor who dreams of becoming a successful screenwriter. The film competed for Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He went on to play roles in biopics, including the World War 1 movie, where he played the small but crucial part of the reporter.
Recently, Robert Pattinson seems to have returned to mainstream movies. He played an interesting role in the movie the Lighthouse. This role happened to be his first in 2019. Robert followed the movie with two other releases, premiering at the 2019 Venice Film festival. But his return to mainstream movies was marked by his role as a Spy Handler in the movie Tenet. His next film was The Devil All the Time, but his biggest recent project is his lead role in The Batman movie.
The Director of the movie, Matt Reeves, wrote the character of Bruce Wayne with Robert Pattinson in mind after Ben Affleck departed from the role due to Robert’s performance in Good Time. Fans of the Batman franchise were wary of this change, but the movie’s release has seen great appraisal from renowned critics.
Vanity Fair (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), How to Be (2008), Twilight (2008), Little Ashes (2009), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Remember Me (2010), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Love and Distrust (2010), Water for Elephants (2011), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -Part 1 (2011), Bel Ami (2012), Cosmopolis (2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Rover (2014), Maps to the Stars (2014), Queen of the Desert (2015), Life (2015), The Childhood of a Leader (2016), The Lost City of Z (2016), Good Time (2017), Fear and Shame (2017), Damsel (2018), High Life (2018), The Lighthouse (2019), The King (2019), Waiting for the Barbarians (2019), Tenet (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), The Batman (2022).
Robert Pattinson became Hollywood’s sweetheart after the release of Twilight and still remains the same. He still has big projects coming along, even a sequel to The Batman, and we can keep track of what he shares on his Instagram page.