Safdie brothers talk about Robert Pattinson's professionalism, dedication and his transformative work in Good Time

Safdie brothers talk about Robert Pattinson's professionalism, dedication and his transformative work in Good Time

The Safdie brothers continue to bring the funny toilet story to Cannes but in their interview with Screen Daily, they had more to share about Rob and his work ethic. It's not news to us how Rob is about his roles or working with certain directors but it's always great to read these accolades from filmmakers. Rob is such a talent and an asset to the art of film. I'm glad those in the industry continue to recognize that.


Excerpt from Screen DailySafdie brothers: Robert Pattinson in 'Good Time' like De Niro in 'Taxi Driver':

How did you react to being selected for Official Competition?

Josh Safdie: In Robert Pattinson’s house in LA he has an incredible, expensive toilet. After sitting on it for 20 minutes I said to him ‘that’s the dream’. He says: ‘if we get into Cannes Competition, I will buy you that toilet’. Six hours before the [Cannes] announcement… Rob texts me a picture of the toilet. That’s how I found out!

How did the film come together?

JS: We were dead set on this other film which we’re now doing called Uncut Gems, and [our last film] Heaven Knows What was about to be released. Robert [Pattinson] saw a still for that and something spoke to him about that, the colours, the image itself, he became obsessed with getting in touch with us. Then he saw the trailer and said: ‘now I need to meet with you’. Then he saw the film and said explicitly ‘whatever you’re doing next, I want to be a part of it, even if it means doing the catering’.

He didn’t sit in the diamond district world very well [for Uncut Gems], I was honest with him about that, and there was another world we were mulling, and we said maybe can write something for you in Good Time.

What was it like to work with Robert Pattinson?

Benny Safdie: I have so much respect for how deep he went, the places he went, the people he met, just his level of commitment, 16 hours a day, he was willing to do whatever. It was cold, I was playing the brother in a wheelchair, and we said to him ‘we don’t need you for this shot’, but he would stay and push me around in the cold. He said: “I need that, to take it that far”. He went above and beyond.

JS: We bought Rob to a lot of active jails. He turned up in character in the hope that he inmates wouldn’t recognise him as a movie star. We pushed our start date on purpose in an effort to buy more prep time and I would say there was three to four months of character prep for him, which is a lot for a movie star in his career.

How would you describe his final performance?

JS: I wouldn’t even call it a performance. If you were to show the film to someone who has no idea who Robert Pattinson is, they would just assume that we found this guy. The only performances that I could liken what he did would be to an Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon or Tommy Lee Jones in The Executioner’s Song or Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver. I’m mentioning icons of my filmic mind. This is what people will liken this to, it’s a transformation.

Personally for him he wanted to disappear. When he was fully in character, in costume, in make-up and when he knew his voice, he would just take a walk around the neighbourhood, simply because normally he can’t do that. He would walk into a pharmacy and buy a Coca Cola and no-one would say anything to him or look at him, or take a picture of him, and that’s how he knew he had the character down.

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Source: Screen Daily

VIDEO: Josh Safdie talks about Robert Pattinson's Japanese toilet and its many joys

VIDEO: Josh Safdie talks about Robert Pattinson's Japanese toilet and its many joys

We read about the Japanese toilet story last week and now we can hear Josh Safdie talk about it in this video from The Hollywood Reporter. The Safdie brothers are already in Cannes to talk Good Time but most importantly, the Neorest Toto:


Click HERE to get your Neorest Toto! 


Wow

Here it is...your moment of Robert Pattinson

Here it is...your moment of Robert Pattinson

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FAN VIDEO: Waiting For CannesRob

FAN VIDEO: Waiting For CannesRob

Bru has gone and done it again and made this fantastic video to keep us occupied while we wait for CannesRob!


Here Is..... Your Morning Wake Up Call With Robert Pattinson

Here Is..... Your Morning Wake Up Call With Robert Pattinson

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NEW PICS: Robert Pattinson with FKA twigs casual and smiling in sunny Los Angeles (May 20)

NEW PICS: Robert Pattinson with FKA twigs casual and smiling in sunny Los Angeles (May 20)

UPDATE: Added more pics of Rob with FKA twigs heading to their car. Below in the thumbnails!

Look at this burst of sunshine!
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Source | Thanks Flavia

NEW ROLE: Martin Scorsese to produce 'The Souvenir' starring Robert Pattinson

Exciting news today from ScreenDaily of a new leading role for Robert Pattinson.  'The Souvenir' to be directed by British director Joanna Hogg will be produced by Martin Scorsese.

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"Robert Pattinson, Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade are due to star in British filmmaker Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago) next film The Souvenir, which will be executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese will serve as executive producer on the romantic mystery alongside his Sikelia Productions partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

The Souvenir, developed with the BFI and backed by BBC Films, will be made in two parts, the first feature set to shoot this summer and the second in summer 2018. 

Spanning the decade of the 1980’s, the film will chart the story of a young film student, involved in her first serious love affair, who tries to disentangle fact from fiction in a relationship with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Only God Forgives actor Burke, who also had a leading role in BBC-TWC drama series War & Peace, will play the ‘untrustworthy man’. Pattinson, who’s Cannes competition entry Good Time is generating buzz ahead of its screening, will be the leading male role of the second film, playing an actor."
Do go to Screen Daily for all the details at the link below

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NEW Interview with Robert Pattinson for Crash Magazine

Thanks to Pattinson Art Work we have a translation of Crash Magazine's interview with Robert Pattinson.

If you want your own copy of the magazine can order Crash Mag issue (80) with Robert Pattinson on the cover here. In English or French.

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Translation:

Robert Pattinson, who became an international star at the age of 22, thanks to his role as a vampire in the Twilight saga, definitively changed his image in 2012 with his masterful interpretation in Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'. Since then, he's looking for working on indie projects and movies that are different. At Cannes, he plays a marginalized character in 'Good Time' by the Safdie brothers. This highly anticipated independent production is in the official selection of the Festival. After Cannes, it’s a shoot with Claire Denis that is waiting for him. For Crash, he accepted to play along with the artist Torbjorn Rodland and again he didn't hesitate to break his image ... As for Torbjorn Rodland, he will have an exhibition in Paris in June, at La Galerie Air de Paris. 

How was the photoshoot with Torbjorn Rodland? He's a real artist. Usually he shows his work in art galleries or museums. He isn't a classical fashion photographer.
Rob: It was funny. It was interesting and really different from usual photoshoots. Yes it was a really interesting shoot. I really love his work and he also gave me his book. He's really brilliant.

Let’s talk about your upcoming movie 'Good Time'. How did you meet the directors, Josh & Ben Safdie? 
Rob: I saw 'Heavens Knows What' a long time ago. There was something magical with Arielle Holmes' energy, the star of the movie. So I contacted Josh and Benny and met them in LA. I really liked them. They have an incredible energy and I really felt like something good could be done. I really made myself the promise to do anything they would ask me during this first meeting. Considering what they have done until now, I think I was right. 

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the interview

NEW PHOTOSHOOT: Robert Pattinson caught in some unique situations for Crash Magazine

NEW PHOTOSHOOT: Robert Pattinson caught in some unique situations for Crash Magazine

Thanks to Pattinson Art Work for these screenshots! It's been forever since we've had a proper magazine photoshoot. ENJOY!

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This is a violent crime, whoever did that to the sexhair.
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BEWBS.
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"Hello darkness my old friend..."
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*removes earrings* This chick wants to fight, clearly.
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Look at him. Peacemaker. He didn't want us to beat up the girl who threatened his neck.
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Stretch it out, Rob!
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Awwww, we should pick him up and take him home with us.

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Fiddle dee dee!
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Hello, lover...
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This seems like we need to get rid of the evidence!
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NEW PIC Robert Pattinson celebrates his birthday in LA

Jaime King has posted a new photo of Robert Pattinson celebrating his birthday with FKA twigs.

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Jaime also posted a photo of FKA twigs with Rob's birthday cake.

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FYI: Rob's cake is Triple Berry Shortcake from Sweet Lady Jane 🎂

Robert Pattinson on the cover for Crash Magazine

It's been a while since we have had a new photoshoot for Robert Pattinson but this cover for Crash Magazine looks like we won't have to wait too much longer!



Here Is..... Your Morning Wake Up Call With Robert Pattinson

Here Is..... Your Morning Wake Up Call With Robert Pattinson

First look at Robert Pattinson in the Good Time trailer

First look at Robert Pattinson in the Good Time trailer



 Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie
Starring Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, and Benny Safdie
Following the mind-bending Heaven Knows What, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with Good Time, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.


Josh Safdie and Claire Denis share gracious words and funny stories about Robert Pattinson with Les Cahiers du Cinéma (France)

Josh Safdie and Claire Denis share gracious words and funny stories about Robert Pattinson with Les Cahiers du Cinéma (France) 

image hostPAW snatched up a copy of Les Cahiers du Cinéma and posted two great interviews that mentioned Rob. First up is from the upcoming Good Time directors, Josh and Benny Safdie. Josh is speaking in this excerpt and has one of those great Rob tidbits to share (are you googling the toilets?) and then of course has nothing but awesomeness to share about Rob's work ethic.

The second interview is from Claire Denis regarding High Life, one of Rob's films in pre-production. She too has kind words to share but also notes something Josh mentioned - Rob is a go-getter. We pretty much know this already from Rob's admission but I love reading it from these directors he admires. Especially Denis. She doesn't realize he's had her name on his lips for yeeeears. That's one of Rob's bucket list directors and I think it's inspiring he was unwavering in what he desired professionally.

The Safdie Brothers talk about Rob and Good Time (excerpt):
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LCDC: We are one month away from the festival: is the film complete? 
Josh: Almost: Oneohtrix Point Never made the music, and for the end they wanted a song en interaction with the film. We asked Iggy Pop, and he sings an incredible song in the style of Johnny Cash. Do you know how I learned we were in competition? Six months ago I was in Los Angeles at Robert Pattinson's house. He has Japanese toilet that blows hot air. I had never experienced such a thing ... I loved it so much that Robert said to me: if we go in competition, I buy you the same. And we were invited out of competition. Six hours before the press conference, we had a meeting to find out if we were really out of competition, because at the same time we were invited to La Quinzaine, and Rob was trying to contact me over and over again, but i was at this meeting, and suddenly he sent me a text message with a photo of the toilet! Thierry Frémaux had just announced him we were in competition. I was extremely surprised! It was extraordinary. 
... 
LCDC: This is the first time you work with a star. 
Josh: Pattinson is English, and the actors around him come from the world of the film. He spent five months working on his character. He doesn't have the experience of this life. I wrote him a biography from the day he was born to the first minutes of the film. We wanted to shoot into the streets, but wherever we went, people wanted to take a picture of him. We developed the appearance of his character so that nobody recognizes him. But he is so professional! He is never complaining. It's him who contacted us. He had seen a picture of Mad Love in New York on the Internet, he asked to see the movie, he saw it, and told us: whatever you want me to do, I will do it.
Click HERE to visit PAW and read the entire translation!

Claire Denis talks Rob and getting High Life going:
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LCDC: What about your science fiction project? 
Claire Denis: It's a SF project, but in my own way, very software (laughs)! (...) I'm strarting the preparation in a few weeks. It's an English-language movie that will be filmed in Germany. (...) It takes place in the space, not on Earth. This is a project I have had in my mind for the last fifteen years. At the time I thought of Vincent Gallo to play the leading role but the producers are often afraid of him. One day Robert Pattinson contacted the person who was doing the English casting. I was intrigued but I tought he was too young. Every time I went to London to meet some actors, he was there. His desire to work with me has never faltered. And now he is a little less young and it's perfect. 
LCDC: He is one of those actors whose we can feel the intelligence when they play. 
Claire Denis: Yes, absolutely. He has a lot of humor too. I tought it was so strange that this young man wanted so much to work with me when he could do whatever he wanted. I was almost embarrassed. But his unwavering envy and our mutual recognition have done their work.
Source: Les Cahiers du Cinéma | Translation and images via: PAW - Good Time; PAW - High Life

UHQ: Robert Pattinson is your message in a bottle on Good Time poster

UHQ: Robert Pattinson is your message in a bottle on Good Time poster

We already saw the poster but now we have it in UHQ and UHQ is never turned away on ROBsessed. Enjoy a crop for our pleasure :)

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I like this wild, bleached blonde look against his darker facial features. I wonder if this happens in the movie at some point. Hmmmmmmm....

Click for UHQ!
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More 411 on the Good Time synopsis from A24:
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie 
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, and Benny Safdie 
Following the mind-bending Heaven Knows What, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with Good Time, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. 
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. 
Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.
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