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Teenage icon at the beginning of his career, Robert Pattinson settled permanently in the Hollywood landscape. In "The Rover " by David Michôd , he interprets a simple guy forced to collaborate with the enemy to find his brother in the Australian desert. It's a controlled turn that the British actor admits was made possible thanks to his encounter with David Cronenberg.
Was it the universe of "The Rover" or your character that first sparked your interest?
I found the script very interesting, but first I had a very strong connection with my character, especially with his way of expressing himself. I had never seen such a character.
Was he was difficult to interpret this simple-minded guy ?
No, it came to me naturally (laughs ) I approached like a street dog that gets thrashed and yet keeps coming back to his master for a little affection.
The film imagines a world devastated by the madness of men . Do you think this is the direction in which our society is heading ?
It could happen but I am more optimistic than that. I have more faith in humanity . In "The Rover ," men are not completely lost, they are not all gone mad . Some still have hope and try to revive the earth. Yet this economic collapse is entirely feasible .
You play one after the other anti- system films, " Maps to the Stars " and "The Rover" , are you politically active ?
I 'm more or less liberal. It's hard to be an actor and not be liberal elsewhere. Perhaps we should more preoccupied with the oceans. But I don't really take politics seriously . When we see that most Western countries are under the leadership of a handful of multinational corporations, I feel that voting is a joke .
Teen sex symbol to actor sought by the greatest directors , what is the secret of your conversion ?
It took me some time . This is 4-5 years I'm trying to build relationships with directors whose work I like and it turns out that things settled at the same time. " Cosmopolis " changed everything. Since my meeting with David Cronenberg, my career took a new turn.
You were in Cannes with two films, " The Rover " and " Maps to the Stars " by David Cronenberg .
This is one of the most exciting places to screen a film. There's an incredible energy . I love the press in Cannes. Journalists are really interested in movies and don't ask questions like "What is your favorite food ? " In France , journalists love cinema .
You have completed the film by Werner Herzog about the spy Gertrude Bell, " Queen of the Desert ." What is your character?
I play young Lawrence of Arabia . HEwas a very close friend of Gertrude Bell during the First World War.
You also play as photographer Dennis Stock in " Life " by Anton Corbijn .
Filming has just been completed . I just saw the trailer the other day. I play a man who photographed James Dean right before he became famous . James was an unknown at this time .
What are your other projects?
In November , I will work with Oliver Assayas on a film called " Idol 's Eye ." It is a gangster film , the true story of a group of thieves who rob the shop of a pawnbroker held by the mafia. It happens in the late 1970s. Olivier Assayas & I met two and a half years but the project only became reality there a few months ago.