Showing posts with label Rob is so talented. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rob is so talented. Show all posts

VIDEO: New clip of Robert Pattinson having a little chat with Mark Rylance in Waiting for the Barbarians

VIDEO: New clip of Robert Pattinson having a little chat with Mark Rylance in Waiting for the Barbarians
The festivals this fall are bringing an embarrassment of riches for the Robsessed! 3 films are swirling around multiple festivals and this clip is just the latest glimpse at Rob doin his thang.

New Robert Pattinson image from Numéro Homme, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

New Robert Pattinson image from Numéro Homme, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

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Another great fan encounter with Robert Pattinson

We've been posting fan encounters with Robert Pattinson that show just how good he is to us fans.  This story is the story of another fan encounter. Some lucky fans shared this story from the set of 'Childhood of a Leader' and we get to hear how people who work with Rob think he is kind and impossibly patient!

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An extraordinary chance appeared for me and a friend of mine: we grabbed the opportunity to be on

set in the Court of Lions (Buda Castle), freezing in the cold on 2nd February, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Promising that we would not sneak in the picture, take photos or faint at the sight of anyone, we

were allowed inside the cordon.

The situation was not easy: the place was cold and droughty, so we almost froze to death, even
though sometimes we were let inside the cabinets used by the staff to get warm.

So we just stood there, waiting for the big, black car, which eventually arrived, with no one but the
driver. He put a small bottle of mineral water in the cup holder at the back seat, and nothing else
happened. Then the door of a large caravan opened somewhere behind us, and Rob stepped out with
his assistant, so that they could shoot a scene already rehearsed without him.

Originally this was the moment, where we should have fainted.

At this point of the plot, Rob’s character is completely bold and wears a thick moustache and beard.
I think these were dyed even darker than his own hair.

This was the first time I met him ”personally”, and I just melted at the sight. I, being 1.78 m tall,
never thought him so much taller with his 1.85 m, yet, I must admit that I felt him towering over
me. *sigh

And he is thin as a blade, which was clearly visible, although he was wearing a massive military

And he has a voice, which is… just music to my ears. Unfortunately we could not hear him during
the shooting, I guess he must act a bit, as his own voice does not quite fit his hardy character. We
shall see.

There were about 200 extras freezing with us as well.

I could not recall, where would the scene we saw fit into the original piece by Sartre, so I think an
entirely different story will be built for us.

Besides that it was an unforgettable experience seeing Rob just a few steps away from me, it
was even better to hear the opinion of the crew around on him. We asked one of them, to tell us
honestly, what kind of a person he is – not the performance delivered by him, but simply Rob as
this one guy, in private and as an actor at work.

According to the reply he is a kind lad, polite, kind, impossibly patient, doing everything he is
asked without the slightest complaint. He would not drive anyone mad with his allures. He is just
sitting silently, does his job when told so, and goes off reading when there is time for rest.
We just overheard an opinion, when a guy from the technical department walked over and asked the
others, who had not yet seen Rob: „Hey, have you seen Pattinson?” „Not yet.” „Man, what they did
to him… but as disgusting his character is, this appearance should just fit.”

At another chance to get warmer, we just walked into the shelter provided for the VIP, where Brady
Corbet was watching the scene being shot outside. (Actually he is indeed a small guy, very adorable
and a bit nervous. Maybe he was upset by the commotion in the neighborhood caused by the visit of
the German chancellor.) We were standing almost just behind him, watching the screens as Rob sits
in the car, Rob gets out of the car, Rob gets into the car, and finally Corbet said ”Cut!”… and then
Rob walked in to have a look of the shot. He watched it without a single frown, and just held up his

We were almost at the melting point.

He left and they shot another scene.

By the way, I guess that the shooting of a film is such an unbelievable event: not really interesting,
but mostly tiring and slightly boring, unless there is someone to keep your attention. :)
We did not wait until the end of the day for Rob to leave the location. We saw the essence of it, we
were given more, than we hoped for, so I could not tell if Rob dressed up normally after he left or
not. I could also not tell how he looks like in plain clothes.

Still, the lines we heard and the answers we were given brought us some sort of a silent
complacence: Rob looks just the way as I imagined him. He has wonderful eyes *sigh, his voice
could be a cure for any illness, and he did not show any sight of being self-conceited as a movie

We behaved like good kids, we did not push too far and did not even try to take backstage photos.
We did not disturb him as he concentrated on his role by popping up and asking for autographs. So
we are left only with this little story, told by heart.

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NEW INTERVIEW: Robert Pattinson - "I feel more confident now but want to keep improving and evolving"

NEW INTERVIEW: Robert Pattinson - "I feel more confident now but want to keep improving and evolving"

As thoughtful as ever. You'll enjoy this interview with Rob reflecting on his craft, himself, and the film, Life.

imgboxYahoo Singapore, Robert Pattinson, "I had a lack of self belief": EN Interview 1 - Ever since the Twilight films turned him into an object of mass attention, Robert Pattinson has tried to find his way clear of fan obsession and make his mark as a serious actor. Films like Cosmopolis and Bel Ami helped distance audiences from his vampire alter ego, and now, in Anton Corbijn's Life, Pattinson gives what is arguably the best performance of his career. The 28-year-old heartthrob plays Dennis Stock, the photographer whose iconic photos of James Dean during the last months of his life have sustained the actor's legend even more than his films.

"James Dean is very much an iconic figure to me," Pattinson says. "He represents disaffected youth and alienation in a powerful way that still resonates with us. Those photos of Dean, like the one where he is walking in Times Square, are much more part of our image and impression of him than his films. You can feel his aura and mystique in those photos."

It was an ironic choice of roles for Pattinson who was able to experience what life is like on the other side of the camera lens: "When you're on the red carpet, it's an eerie experience because you don't see the photographers because you're blinded by the lights and flashes most of the time! As a photographer, you get to hide behind your camera."

One of the hottest films at the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival, LIFE explores the parallel lives of James Dean - played by Dane DeHaan - and Dennis Stock (Pattinson) while the latter was on a road trip taking photos of Dean as part of an assignment for Life Magazine, one of the most popular magazines of its era. The photos subsequently became the stuff of legend and posters that young people would put on their walls as a symbol of youthful rebellion and cool.

Pattinson not only understood something of how James Dean must have felt when his career skyrocketed within a very short time in Hollywood, but also how today's stars - Pattinson included - are so overexposed that they lose all mystery.

"People didn't know that much about Dean's private life and those photos that Stock took of him had so much more impact and meaning than anything you could imagine today," Pattinson muses about the work of the photographer who passed away in 2010.

For director Anton Corbijn, the film also has a deeper meaning in that before he became better known as a filmmaker, he achieved considerable fame for his NME photo shoot of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis shortly before he hung himself. Like Stock did with his photos of Dean, The images of Curtis taken by Corbijn have in their own way amplified the legend of the fabled singer and Corbijn subsequently directed the film Control which depicted Curtis's dark and difficult life.

Wearing a fairly lush beard and looking pleasantly disheveled, Robert Pattison was greeted by adoring crowds during his stay at the Berlin festival. He was wearing a grey Armani jacket and jeans for our chat at the five-star Hotel de Rome.

In addition to Life, audiences will see Pattinson play Col. T.E. Lawrence in Queen of the Desert, a film starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Werner Herzog.
Q: Robert, it must have been inspiring to play an iconic photographer like Dennis Stock?  
PATTINSON: His photos have played a huge part of our collective consciousness of James Dean and the myth that still surrounds him 55 years after his death. Almost everyone has seen some of those photos and so many people including myself have been influenced by our image and perception of Dean and how he represents disaffected youth. Dean is still one of the key figures who represent a kind of defiance and rebellion and someone who felt the confusion of being young and not wanting to conform or stick to the rules. There are very few photographers who have been able to capture that kind of mystique the way Dennis Stock did. 
Q: How did you relate to Dennis Stock and his work as a photographer?  
PATTINSON: What fascinated me was that he was an artist who was struggling with living up to his own expectations of what he should be doing as an artist. He doesn't feel he's accomplishing enough or doing the kind of work he wants to be doing. I've spent a long time dealing with the same kind of issues and trying to attain goals that I've set for myself and wanting to do the best work possible. I'm still very driven to do work that challenges me. 
Q: Did you go through a James Dean phase in your younger days?  
PATTINSON: (Laughs) I think almost every actor has a moment in their live when they are either obsessing over James Dean or trying to imitate some aspect of his personality or his acting style. I was a fan of his even before I wanted to become an actor. We all want to look as cool as he did although it's pretty much impossible! (Laughs) I admire his work greatly although I don't think I'm anything like him and I wouldn't dare to compare myself to him. 
Q: Would you have wanted to play Dean yourself?  
PATTINSON: No! I wouldn't have dared. And I think Dane (DeHaan) does a brilliant job. 
Q: What kind of research did you do to prepare for the film?  
PATTINSON: Anton (Corbijn) showed me a taped interview with Dennis Stock in which he was very rude to the interviewer. He was always a very complex figure and he had a lot of anger inside because he was very ambitious and wanted to make his mark as an artist. He was very jealous of other artists.
I also spent several months learning to use a camera and work with cameras the way a professional photographer would use them. I took a lot of photos and practiced the kind of movements a photographer makes while working. For a photographer, the camera is basically an extension of his body and he hides behind it while he's taking photos.
Q: Dennis Stock was very conflicted about his work. Were you the same way?  
PATTINSON: I've suffered from a lack of self-belief. You worry that you're just faking it and people will start to see through you. So that fear keeps me going and inspires me to take on as many challenges as I can. I was making things much more difficult for myself by constantly worrying about my work and then I started to realise that I just had to simplify my approach and let my instincts take over. I feel a lot more confident now but I still have enough doubts that make me want to keep improving and evolving as an individual and as an actor. 
Q: This kind of movie addresses the issue of celebrity and how an actor becomes larger than life. You've experienced that with your work as Edward Cullen in the Twilight films. How have you transitioned past that part of your career? 
PATTINSON: It's become a lot easier as the years have gone on. It's not just that it's been a few years since the last Twilight, it's also that I've become a lot better at handling the attention.
One of the interesting things about the film is that it deals with how someone like Stock can block himself and stand in his own way because of his fears and jealousies. He wanted to be seen as an artist in the same way that Dean was and this was a complex issue for him. I've also dealt with my own anxieties in terms of what I wanted to achieve and my own artistic goals.
Q: How do you feel that process is coming along? 
PATTINSON: I feel like I'm where I want to be. I don't feel frustrated anymore by the legacy of Twilight and the fact that I've been identified with my work in those films. I knew that it was going to take some time before people would be able to see me in a different way and that I would have to play a lot of different roles to shake up people's expectations of me. It's normal because of the massive success of those films. But in the long run I've tried to benefit from the attention I gained and find as many interesting roles as I can. I think people are beginning to see me differently now. 
Q: Has there been any one film in particular that's helped you feel that you're on the right track in terms of your career? 
PATTINSON: I was kind of drifting and unsure of what kinds of films I wanted to do until I did Cosmopolis with David Cronenberg. He offered me the role out of nowhere just a few weeks after I had finished the last Twilight film and suddenly I was thrown into this incredible story and playing a very complicated character. That changed my perspective and I knew that this was the kind of work that I wanted to do. It made a huge difference to me. 
Q: Is it easier being Robert Patttinson now? 
PATTINSON: (Laughs) I don't know... but I'm having a lot more fun now. You need to get past all the things that are holding you back and then everything starts becoming a lot easier in general.

Anton Corbijn talks about LIFE and Robert Pattinson: "He works very hard to be valued as an actor"

Anton Corbijn talks about LIFE and Robert Pattinson: "He works very hard to be valued as an actor"

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Excerpt from The Playlist:
I believe you said you’d make three films and then evaluate from there, and “Life” is your fourth film. Yeah and for the first three films I made a book about the films because I also [thought they were] going to be my last films. It’s just snapshots with some lighting. But for the fourth film I decided not to do it anymore, so I don’t feel it’s my last film. 
That’s interesting there’s no book, just because “Life” has a photography component, with Dennis Stock.I know, and it’s always in the back of your mind because you have the camera ready if there’s a picture I can take anywhere. But you should actually concentrate on other things. And with “Life,” we shot it in the winter in New York and Toronto, and it was the worst winter in 30 years. I have very low blood pressure so I can’t touch these things. 
In “Life,” Dane DeHaan will be playing James Dean. How difficult was it to cast someone in that role?It was difficult. Also I think for the actors it’s very difficult to step in his shoes. But Dane DeHaan plays it well. He’s a tremendous actor. I don’t think he wanted to do it initially. He wouldn’t take a meeting with me because he didn’t want to be persuaded. But luckily he came to me and he was persuaded. He’s amazing. 
He’s great in “Kill Your Darlings.”Yeah, and “Place Beyond the Pines.” I haven’t seen “Spider-Man [2].” “Lawless” I have seen. And he’s in “Devil’s Knot” and “Life After Beth.” I haven’t seen that. I was in Sundance but I didn’t manage to see a single film. 
What about Robert Pattinson’s work in the movie?Rob and Dan very different kind of actors. They’re very, very different kind of people in the film, so it was fantastic. They were so different naturally. For Rob to play a photographer is quite interesting because he’s being chased by photographers all the time. Rob is of course a film star, but he likes to be seen as an actor, so he works very hard to be an actor and be valued as an actor. And in the film he plays this photographer who wants to be seen as a great photographer. So I think there’s a parallel there that’s helpful. 
He’s made a lot of interesting acting choices, “Cosmopolis”…...Yeah, “The Rover.” I hear that “Map to the Stars” is a really great film. I am looking forward to seeing it. 
I was hoping to see “Life” announced as part of the TIFF 2014 lineup. Yeah, I was hoping that too, but we are too far from finishing, because we finished [shooting] in late October. 
Will we see it at on the fall festival circuit anywhere?I reckon it will be 2015.
I'm so so so looking forward to this film in 2015. SO looking forward.

David Michôd talks about Robert Pattinson: "He was intelligent. He’s quite beautiful, but strange and very open."

David Michôd talks about Robert Pattinson: "He was intelligent. He’s quite beautiful, but strange and very open."


This is a great and lengthy interview with David Michôd from The Vent. We've posted the excerpt about Rob but check out the whole read too.
Q: How did you choose Robert Pattinson? 
A: I had met him before I even knew that The Rover was going to be my next movie, just as one of the billions of meetings that you do in Hollywood when your movie gets some attention. I really liked him. I didn’t know anything about him; I hadn’t seen the Twilight films, and I still haven’t seen them, but I just liked him. He was intelligent. I loved his physicality, I loved his face – his very unusual face. He’s quite beautiful, but strange and very open. When I knew that The Rover was going to be the next movie and I started testing for it, Rob was at the top of my list for people I wanted to see. He came in and demonstrated to me immediately that he was a really interesting actor. He came in with a really beautiful fully considered version of the character, because it’s a character that could be played in a lot of ways – it could be caricature, or it could be played as severely mentally disabled – and his test was just beautiful. He was hungry for it, as well, which was important to me. I knew that we were going to be spending a couple of months out in really quite testing conditions. 
Q: How difficult was it? 
A: It was really tough. It was really hot and very remote. No-one’s phone worked. We were just filthy all the time. But we were all together all the time – the entire crew, we’d work all day and then we’d go and stay at the same pretty shabby accommodation every night, and we’d just be together. We’d get drunk and sing songs. 
Q: How did Robert find that? 
A: Great, you know. I remember having one experience in one of the first towns we shot in. We’d finished shooting for the day; we would all gather at one of seven pubs in this town – it’s a town of like 300 people, but there’s seven pubs –and I remember one night I was walking across the street to the pub and I could see Rob walking down the street from the room that he was staying in towards the pub, walking down the street by himself, and as we got closer, he says to me, ‘I can’t begin to tell you how magical this experience is for me. I’m just walking down the street by myself.’
Wonderful remarks! Love how directors speak about Rob. Click HERE to read the interview in its entirety.

Thank you Nancy for the tip!

LA Times names Robert Pattinson one of 30 actors under 30 who matter

LA Times names Robert Pattinson one of 30 actors under 30 who matter

LA Times published a list of 30 actors under 30 who matter. It's a great list but only one matters to us!

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The editorial is good too. We only included a few excerpts but click HERE to read in his entirety.
LA Times: Critic Betsy Sharkey offers her personal list of 30 actors under 30 who matter to movies, starting with the youngest.

There are always those actors who rise above early on....They not only make an imprint in the role but they also tantalize about what they might do next.


Such actors have that sense of promise — one of the first things I look for when I see a new face on-screen — and it became a key factor in compiling my list of 30 under 30 who matter, members of a generation more interested in the art than the artifice. The ones I've singled out represent a diverse array of talent. But there is a tonal quality as well that resonates through the list, an earnestness and directness in the actors' approach to the work, more of what we think of as an indie style even when the project is in blockbuster territory or playing with extremes of sci-fi fantasy.

It's a generational gene pool that is particularly rich in talent, so rich that limiting the list to 30 has required painful cuts.


Whatever perks of fame and fortune might come their way as a result — and several tied to mega franchises in "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" have had explosive head starts — this crew seems to truly care about the craft.

Yet at some point, a career in the movie industry becomes a question of staying power.


Pattinson is finally gaining traction with a string of demanding roles in the offing and an impressive turn in the just-released "The Rover," a case of a gritty turn rising above the project.

The final measure for me in weighing whom to include is that sense of trajectory. It's the sense that the roles right around the corner are likely to push the actors to creative and artistic higher ground — that these 30 under 30 won't accede only to what Hollywood, that great lover of youth, desires but that they will also take on a wide range of roles and find ways within each to make them their own — essentially, the Meryl Streep model.


By the way, for the 30 under 30 who've made my list, there are no statuettes, no red carpet. Just a "well done" from a critic who appreciates those who respect the craft, to those whose artistry is making the movies a better place to spend $14 on a Saturday night.


Robert Pattinson - 28:
Hit my radar as the swoony vampire in “Twilight”

Proved a keeper after playing the arrogant young billionaire in David Cronenberg’s arty “Cosmopolis”

Looking forward to him as T.E. Lawrence in Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert”


Thanks Nancy for the heads up!

About Robert Pattinson as Rey in The Rover: "Few roles have demonstrated how expansive his range actually is"

About Robert Pattinson as Rey in The Rover: "Few roles have demonstrated how expansive his range actually is"

I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this post in Comic Book Movie of some guy musing about Rob in The Rover. It's not even a's just a guy loving what Rob did with Rey and deciding to chat and theorize about Rob. It's not something we see normally - non-fandom, male bloggers just talking about Rob in such high regard. I had to read it twice to be sure I understood the words "superb", "epic", and "brilliance" in the proper context.

An excerpt is below!

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Comic Book Movie Robert Pattinson: Our Sci-Fi Superman? Who knew?

After Twilight and other films who would suspect Pattinson had an interest in Sci-Fi? There's nothing "sparkly" about his role.

David Michôd’s The Rover is fantastic because it so well illustrates what we have been missing from so many other acting performances in the action-adventure genre.

You may have noticed that what we haven’t been getting lately in the Action-Adventure genre. A jolt, a reason for pause, a genuine sense of surprise in character development seems to elude us in so many films. For some reason many actors seem to forget they are: 1) the vehicle for wonder, 2) the translator of exception, 3) the provocateur of awe yet accomplishing any of these endeavors is very difficult.  It’s difficult because the actor has to be willing to break convention, choose against formula, and frequently find rationales in character definition that may not be on the page.  In other words the performance may contradict what we think the original text suggested.  That’s right this performer has to be in large degree a rebel! This kind of artist can’t be a people pleaser, can’t seek to be popular, nor can he or she perform to win acceptance. These described bold attributions require guts, bravery and integrity, things that audiences don’t necessarily attribute to artists yet are apparent in the best performances (yes, even in Action-Adventure). As Rey, Robert Pattinson provides this kind of superb performance.


Trying to avoid any really significant spoilers, let’s look at a far more recent epic performance. Back to The Rover, Robert Pattinson equally plays his character Rey as a bit of buffoon.  Many critics have claimed he is as Guy Pearce’s character Eric sees him: a “half-wit.”  Yet we’ll let you decide for yourself whether you think the character is mentally challenged.  In a scene that is described (yet we don’t actually see it) Rey is shot and left for dead by his brother Henry (played by actor Scoot McNairy). Post traumatic syndrome disorder or PTSD could explain Rey’s odd or pathetic behavior as an effect of being horrified by stressful events.  We only have character Archie’s  (played by actor David) opinion that Rey’s behavior is typically that way to lead us to believe Rey is a dunce.  Yet it’s his brother’s uncharacteristically violent reaction to these statements that make us believe that Archie statements may be entirely wrong.   Many of the film’s depictions are equally this open ended, allowing a thoughtful audience to independently process the brilliance of the narrative.

Like the earlier Reeve portrait of a pathetic Clark, Pattinson’s performance helps us better understand how uncharacteristically brave, loyal and devoted he is to his virtual kidnapper Eric.  Apparently separated by decades, bravery and brilliance from one actor demonstrates brilliance in another.

Though he has presented many nuanced characters since his most popular performance as Edward in the Twilight series, few roles have demonstrated how expansive Pattinson’s range actually is.  Yes Edward, the character that sold the entire Twilight series has one thing in common with Rey from The Rover; actor Robert Pattinson.

Click HERE to read the post in its entirety!

Click HERE if you want to read reviews for The Rover!

It's happening already with critics and in social media corners but I hope we continue to see more guys ignoring their Twilight hate-bias and embracing Rob's evolving resume and considerable talents.

*SPOILER POST* "It’s his best performance yet and an Oscar-caliber one by Robert Pattinson." + NEW STILL

*SPOILER POST* "It’s his best performance yet and an Oscar-caliber one by Robert Pattinson." + NEW STILL

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We've been collecting all the fantastic reviews Rob's been getting. He may like to linger on the few bad reviews but we loooooooove the fact he has a majority of EXCELLENT reviews! There's also a new still (2nd pic in the post) from American Cinematographer magazine. Click HERE if you want to read the scans and HERE if you missed another great article from DP, Natasha Braier. If you've seen The Rover, its great to go back and read these technical notes. Or am I just being a nerd about that stuff? are the previous posts with The Rover reviews and make sure to still go out and support The Rover (check Fandango for theaters near you).
Treat this post as a spoiler post especially if the reviews inspire you to gush about how brilliant and nuanced Rob's performance is in The Rover.
On with the Rob-is-freakin-awesome-in-The-Rover show....

James Dranko TV:
Robert Pattinson (Rey) plays the character showpiece of the film. It was obvious from the trailer he was going to be and he does not let down in any kind of way. He makes the screen snap, in every scene he’s in. You can’t take your eyes off Rey for fear of missing a single word he might say or movement he may make. Despite the Twlight series I’ve known the guy could act. I loved “Remember Me” and he proves it in “Cosmopolis” and will continue to do so through a long career. “The Rover” did not have box office success but the industry will take note of his performance. Trust. He will leave Edward Cullen far behind soon enough. Rey had multi-layered characteristics and quirks, he was the most developed of all of the roles. It’s his best performance yet and an Oscar-caliber one by Pattinson.
Marshall and the Movies (A-):
It’s Robert Pattinson’s Rey who makes every moment memorable on the way to the destination. Clad in an oversized T-shirt and baggy jeans the entire film, Pattinson effortlessly conveys how uneasy Rey feels in his own skin. He resists typical tropes of playing half-witted characters, instead providing a deeply humane portrait of a 12-year-old mind trapped in a 28-year-old body. In a film largely about ideas and large themes, Pattinson provides a crucial emotional entry to “The Rover.” He manages to draw out remarkable empathy, both in us and eventually even somewhat in Eric. His minuscule facial motions illuminate a world of internal torment that expresses itself in the simple desire for acceptance and respect. This tender work fulfills all the promise Robert Pattinson showed in “Cosmopolis” and heralds the arrival of a truly great actor whose talents might one day overpower all the tabloid headlines.
Reel Speak:
As good as he is, this show is stolen by Robert Pattinson. His character is a lost soul; dim-witted and maybe even a little mentally challenged…and Pattinson nails it at every turn. He generates sympathy and disgust towards his character all at the same time, and it is a signal to the world that he is ready to shop in the grown-up section.
The Film Rush:
Rey is arguably the single good soul in the movie, a man who only wants to be more than what everyone has told him he is. Robert Pattinson’s performance is a master class in control. All the physical idiosyncrasies could easily have come across as mannered and technical, but Pattinson makes them seem effortless, as if springing from a deep well of damaged psyche. There’s an astonishing scene near the end of the film, as Rey, on the precipice of doing something stupid, sits alone in a car, in the dark, and sings along to a pop song. Does he understand the implications of what he’s about to do? Possibly, although he gives no sign either way—no evidence of nerves, no hint of apprehension. Just a simple action, sweet and childlike in its innocence. It’s a beautiful moment, the calm before a violent storm, and Pattinson hits it perfectly. If there was ever any question that he’s thrown off the shackles of Edward Cullen and matured into a gifted actor, “The Rover” answers it loud and clear.
Spotlight Report:
Whilst Pearce appears to be dead inside, Pattinson’s sweet naivety and loyalty is endearing. He has misplaced hope in a world where there is no place for such luxuries. He plays the role perfectly and flexes acting muscles that have previously lain dormant in the less challenging roles he is known for, capturing the stunning simplicity of his character.
It's Just Movies (9/10):
If Guy Pierce is as good as ever, it is the startling performance by Pattinson that nearly steals the show. Having a track record consisting mostly of profitable teen-age “Twilight Saga” credits, Pattinson had to buck a huge gravitational pull towards the trivial to fill the shoes of the mentally disabled and weak-kneed, but remarkably adaptable and inwardly tough, armed criminal Rey.
Joel On Film:
The second of the great performances--and perhaps the better one, though comparisons are cheap--comes courtesy of Robert Pattinson, who plays Rey. He's Henry's half-wit brother, far from an idiot savant but also not quite an idiot. He has his own reasons for keeping quiet when Eric questions him about his brother's whereabouts. Rey was left behind in that aftermath of that Mexican stand-off, thought dead by Henry and his goons. And, indeed, he's grievously injured (possibly a gunshot to the left of his abdomen). Pattinson is magnetic in his approach to this loose cannon of a character, adopting a seamless Southern American accent and a nervy physicality.
I must say, I’m extremely impressed with Robert Pattinson. In the years since the last “Twilight” film, he has made a conscious effort to leave behind the teen-heartthrob persona, and take his work as an actor seriously. It shows in this film, he’s by far one of the best things about this film, sure Guy Pearce can play mad/crazy, but this simple-minded victim that Pattinson portrays is far more intricate than the gruffly Pearce character.
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It’s the kind of character that could easily be too big, too showy, and lose its authenticity; but Pattinson never crosses that line. He shows us something behind this character’s eyes, a humanity that his counterpart has deeply buried.
The Hodgepodge Podcast:
The real surprise for me was Robert Pattinson as Rey. Rey isn’t Of Mice and Men’s Lennie levels of simple, but it’s clear that he’s not the brightest bulb in the pack and Pattinson plays the part so well. Because of his association with the critically-lambasted Twilight films, there is a belief out there that Pattinson is a bad actor when in reality, the Twilight films are just bad movies. He’s actually quite good and really shines here.
Keepin It Reel:
Holy shit, hands down Best Supporting Actor right now, Robert Pattinson. I never thought I would say this, but he is fantastic in this role! This is the first performance of his that A) I liked and B) the first that I've seen that I just didn't recognize him at all. He disappears into the role and plays it for all it's worth.
Look It's Eugene Abano:
Then we have Pattinson’s portrayal of Rey… my goodness. There’s some great acting going on here, Pattinson really shines (pun intended).
Amazingly, Pattinson, who has long been the butt of too many a joke, holds his own against Pearce’s patented brand of laconic ferocity. The younger actor perhaps even eclipses him here, if for no other reason than the efficacy of his performance is so surprising. Having long been relegated to roles which capitalize on his looks, Pattinson has steadily continued to push himself as an actor, particularly in recent years as he has attempted to escape the sparkly shadow of Edward Cullen. His Rey is an intriguing creature, appearing initially to be little more than a hapless dolt, but slowly revealing an affecting emotional dependency (on Pearce’s character) but also a hidden capability to survive.
Medium (4/5):
While Pearce’s performance is no real surprise, Pattinson steals the show, proving that he is an actual actor and not the pretty boy that the awful ‘Twilight’ adaptations have made him out to be. Pattinson stammers and twitches as Rey, a character whose thought process is a little bit slower than your average young man, but is still able to convey his feelings through simple sentences and memories. I can’t speak highly enough about the film’s watchability because of these two performances, which leads one to question whether or not the characters are bonding.
At The Picture Show:
It's an exceptional performance from Pearce - there's a controlled sense of madness and anger in him that's fascinating to watch - and Pattinson gives his best performance yet as Eric's somewhat unwilling, and uncertain, companion. The film is at its best when it's a two-hander between Pearce and Pattinson, as their characters - whose understanding of the world could not be more at odds - reconcile the absence of moral order in a world that's left them for dead.
Reel Freak:
Pattinson is probably the most surprising part about The Rover, proving that he deserves a lot more credit as an actor than just “that guy from Twilight”. We saw solid dramatic acting from him previously in movies like Water for Elephants a few years back, but this sets a whole new level of appreciation for his talent. He is able to pull off this sort of simple-man character and pairs up extremely well with Guy Pearce’s character.
it's Robert Pattinson who steals much of the spotlight in this dystopian crime drama. A couple years removed from his teeny-bopper past and with films like the critically panned Cosmopolis allowing him to flex his post-Edward muscle, Pattinson plays the dumb dirtbag Rey to a tee, complete with loose-fitting pants, limp, shallow stare and penchant for over-played pop songs (one scene finds him mumbling along to Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" to great success).
Film Fisher:
Pattinson disappears into the role, revealing a well of talent untapped by the Twilight films. His tics and neuroses feel unaffected, not calculated, and he is able to balance Rey’s cluelessness with an innocent charm while also selling his naked emotional vulnerability.
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Guy Pearce talks about Robert Pattinson: "This guy is going to have just the most incredible career"

Guy Pearce talks about Robert Pattinson: "This guy is going to have just the most incredible career"

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Excerpt from Den of Geek:

Were you guys uncomfortable during the shoot and did you want to be, to help get into the spirit of the film?

Well, there is a certain level of uncomfortability that's necessary obviously because you're out there in the heat and it's dusty, but I find it awe inspiring as well because that landscape is incredible. You feel like you're just away from everything. You're away from all the noise of the city and all those things that you sort of live your life by these days, iPads and iPhones and all the i's, you know, all that stuff slowly didn't work the further north we got. The phones didn't work and then we sort of lost Internet connection. So it's sort of tough but it's equally kind of inspiring because you're aware of it being put down on film and it being part of this film that you're making. Every kind of difficult and fascinating location we got to, you would just think, "Oh wow, this is going to be incredible on film." We had pretty hot weather but we had breaks in the weather too occasionally, like it would rain and cool down for a bit so we kind of felt like we were okay. I mean it was pretty brutal and pretty hot a lot of the time, and I know it was hot for Rob because he wasn't so used to it. I've done a couple of films in the desert now. I love it out there.

How was it working with Rob? His fame maybe has overshadowed his talent to some degree.

Well, I mean, that performance that you see him deliver in the film -- I detected that on the first or second day or whenever I went to set and watched him work, I was like, "Wow this is going to be great." I mean, Rob is a pretty quietly spoken guy. I think it is difficult for him dealing with all of the publicity that he gets and all that sort of stuff and so he just sort of wants to get out of the way and not get hassled. You don't get too much of a sense of who he is and then he starts performing and you just think, "Wow, this kid's incredible." And you think about the popularity that he has and how amazing he looks, and you couple that with that talent and you think, "Wow, this guy is going to have just the most incredible career." He has an amazing career already, but for him to now be able to just string together one more interesting role after another I think will be fantastic.

He was great to work with. He was so relieved to be out there and not be hassled by paparazzi and press and fans and stuff that he had a really great time. We didn't really know each other very well, in fact we didn't know each other at all and just slowly got to know each other through the course of the film, which was good because we're not meant to know each other at the beginning anyway. We all just sort of slipped into it kind of nicely. There was a nice respect for David and for the movie he was making and for each other, and the characters we were playing. I think what was interesting was once I started to realize what that dynamic between us was going to be -- I got it on the page on an intellectual level, but once I started to see what Rob was doing and how needy and vulnerable the character was, then I really knew what was going to work as far as what I offered up and what I delivered with him. It's always interesting when you are reading relationships in a script, the transition between that and the actual doing of it, once you start meeting actors. Something can go wrong and another actor would be horrible or they could think you're horrible and you just think this is going to be really difficult. But then other times you just go wow, this whole thing is opening up now. Now I get it so it's interesting.

Robert Pattinson is a winner at the Cannes Film Festival! Color us not surprised.

Robert Pattinson is a winner at the Cannes Film Festival! Color us not surprised.

I liked this write up from The Wrap. It's about the winners and losers at Cannes so far and guess who's a winner??

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Excerpt from The Wrap's 10 Cannes Winners and Losers (So Far): Robert Pattinson Scores as Ryan Gosling Bores
The Cannes Film Festival is still going full-force but it's never too early to anoint this year's winners and losers. After reading reams of coverage from across the globe, the verdicts are in from TheWrap‘s one-man jury. Let's see who will be leaving France with a frown and who will be returning Stateside with a smile.
Robert Pattinson - While neither David Michod's “The Rover” nor David Cronenberg's “Maps to the Stars” drew stellar reviews (Tink: Um. Beg to differ HERE and HERE), Pattinson was singled out for his performances, particularly for his work alongside Guy Pearce in “The Rover.” None of Pattinson's post-”Twilight” movies have found great success or acclaim, but judging from his reviews for these two films, he's not going anywhere and will have a feature career for years to come — especially if he continues working with directors who push him as a performer.

LA TIMES: Robert Pattinson is a revelation in The Rover! David Michôd calls his performance extraordinary!

LA TIMES: Robert Pattinson is a revelation in The Rover! David Michôd calls his performance extraordinary! 

OMG. Guys. Serious talk. Are you sitting down? Do you have your survival supplies? READ THIS.

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From LA Times, Kenneth Turan:
'The Rover,' shot in the scorching outback, chills the heart and soul

Film directors fretting on the set is nothing new, but David Michod, whose "The Rover" will debut at the Festival du Cannes on Saturday, had a concern that was considerably out of the ordinary: "I worried," he says, "that the actors would die."

Michod's first feature since 2010's knockout "Animal Kingdom," "The Rover" stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and was filmed in the South Australian outback, where temperatures in the hottest time of the year are literally inhumane.

"We had a technical scout the week before we started shooting and it felt dangerous, the temperature was 50 degrees Celsius, which is 122 degrees Fahrenheit," the director recalled while in the cool interior of a posh hotel bar.

"You couldn't work in that kind of heat, if you stood outside for more than 20 minutes you could start to die. ... The producers [and I] had a short conversation about that, it was short because we didn't want to contemplate that possibility. Fortunately, the temperature during shooting went down to 40 to 45 degrees Celsius [104-113 Fahrenheit.] That sits within the spectrum suitable for human life."

Unaccountably slotted for the midnight section of the festival rather than the main competition, "The Rover" is a most impressive piece of filmmaking, tense and unrelenting, that chills the blood as well as the soul.

It not only features head-turning performances by Pearce as a man ferociously determined to get his stolen car back and Pattinson as someone dragged along in his wake, it is set in a completely terrifying world. It's 10 years after an unnamed global economic collapse, and this part of Australia has become a bleak and hopelessly hollowed-out society that Michod and his team have superbly created.

"I didn't want to do a post-Apocalypse movie, where you're on the other side of a catastrophe so unforeseeable that you can sit back and enjoy your popcorn," the director explained.

"And I didn't want the world reduced to total anarchy, I wanted an infrastructure of sorts, like in a resource-rich Third World country, where financial interests are protected and everyone else is left to fend for themselves. I wanted a world that could be right around the corner, something tense and menacing because of its palpable plausibility."

Writer-director Michod and his story collaborator, Joel Edgerton, came up with the idea for "The Rover" in 2007. "We scratched out an outline and I wrote a first draft when we were in Los Angeles, at loose ends and not knowing why we were there.

"We started out with nothing other than a man and a car in the desert. I always start with something generic and it becomes my goal to make it less so, to make it unusual, detailed, specific. If there are references and touchstones, I try to put those aside and make something you haven't seen before."

The success of 2010's "Animal Kingdom," first at Sundance and eventually at the Oscars (where costar Jackie Weaver got a best supporting actress nomination), was both unexpected and a career-changing experience for the 41-year-old director.

"I went to Sundance without having any idea of what anyone was going to make of the movie, I had totally lost perspective," Michod remembered. "I went bracing myself for embarrassment."

Instead came the exhilaration of success, and with it "suddenly an entire world of possibilities opened for me. I decided to keep myself open to the idea that my next film could come from anywhere.

"So I spent — or wasted — a couple of years reading other people's scripts. But I like building movies from the ground up, and I couldn't wrap my head around movies that were already half made. I wanted to do something of my own on my own terms."

That led Michod back to "The Rover" and the terrifying character of Eric, played by Pearce, "a murderously embittered man trying to track down the people who stole his car. He is a guy in his mid-40s, old enough to remember life before the collapse but young and vital enough to be dangerous. His character is slowly revealed to you, he had a complex emotional life that had just atrophied."

Pearce was one of the stars of "Animal Kingdom" and Michod wrote this part specifically for him, but the director still had to fight to get him, to combat the notion that "to get almost any movie made you need one of the eight guys in the world everyone wants."

"Guy is a lovely, warm and engaging human being, but there is something hidden and mysterious about him as an actor, and he is a master of taking minimal stuff and simply filling it with details," Michod said. "And he's a professional, he's really good at playing the instrument when he picks it up, and he's also good at putting it down, he doesn't need to wear the character when the camera isn't rolling."

Pearce's barely controlled ferocity as Eric is exceptional, but it is not as much of a revelation as Pattinson's unrecognizable work as Rey, a damaged, unfocused individual who is the older man's half-unwilling accomplice.

"I met him in Los Angeles when I was doing the 400,000 meetings I was expected to do after 'Animal Kingdom,'" Michod said. "I've learned not to dismiss actors based on preconceptions, and he was a classic example.

"I understand how young actors can paint themselves into luxurious corners, and I knew if I could get the movie made and Robert played that character, the world would see a skill set he has that I don't think he's previously ever demonstrated.

"Robert and Guy's performances are so extraordinary, I want them to win things," the director concluded, which is another reason "The Rover's" exclusion from the Cannes competition is so regrettable.

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So proud, so CRAZY proud of Rob!!!! It's a new day!!!!

Robert Pattinson to work with Olivier Assayas? "Let's hope so..."

UPDATE: Another mention from a different interview added below 
Robert Pattinson to work with Olivier Assayas? "Let's hope so..."

It looks like Rob has got another esteemed director lined up...Olivier Assayas!

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The rumor comes from an interview Assayas conducted with French newspaper, "The Inrocks". Pattinson Art Work has provided a translation of the interview but the French version follows directly after:
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Translation: "I see that in the United States, especially since the success of 'l'Heure d'été' and 'Carlos', I gained a relative notoriety, which sharpens the curiosity of some actors. In my next film, for example, will included Robert Pattinson."
Transcript: "Je vois bien qu'aux États-Unis, notamment depuis le succès de 'l'Heure d'été' et de 'Carlos', j'ai acquis une notoriété relative, qui aiguise la curiosité de certains acteurs. Dans mon prochain film par exemple, figurera Robert Pattinson."
That's awesome. Rob is pretty entrenched in the auteur, independent film circuit now. And a bit of trivia, do you remember the last time we mentioned Assayas on the blog? These guys were having a bit of fun with Rob's fandom but Rob was there with buddies Tom Sturridge and Johnny Flynn (Flynn was in Assayas' Something In The Air). Now I wish those guys had eavesdropped on some conversations with Rob and Olivier. We know the collaboration was welcomed in 2012....

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The film Rob might be in isn't specified but Variety has some information on Assayas' next film, HUBRIS - his first shot in the US. It'll be "an action-packed crime thriller set against the backdrop of organized crime in Chicago in the 1970s." Oh YES PLEASE!

Assayas will write the script. "Inspired by an article by journo Hillel Levin, “Hubris” turns on a gang of thieves led by notorious mastermind John Mendell who rob a pawn shop only to discover it is a front for Chicago’s most brutal crime boss, Tony Accardo."

GAH. We'll keep a look out to see if this is the one Rob might be involved in.

Scans | Via: PAW | Variety Tips: Clara & OhWell

Another mention from Olivier of possibly working with Rob. This time in an interview with Studio Cine Live.

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"These young people really deserve to be recognized
Besides, my next film
I'll probably shoot with robert pattinson"

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Robert Pattinson is transformative and stunning in The Rover and we are all gonna die

Robert Pattinson is transformative and stunning in The Rover and we are all gonna die

UPDATE: Another tweet. Another GAH! Also when I read or hear the word riveting...I think of Tyler! "Why aren't you RIVETED!" Do any of you use this in real life? I do. It makes for peculiar conversation.

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Seriously. What coping skills do we have to prepare for ReyRob???

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We loooooooove this time. Do you know what time? THIS TIME!

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GAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Review time!!! There was a private screening from Canadian distributor, eOne, in Toronto Monday night and those tweets* popped up afterwards.

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Let us marinate on....."ROBERT PATTINSON WAS STUNNING."

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I can't take it and this isn't even the avalanche. OMG.

Rotten Tomatoes also included the review from Film Comment on The Rover's page. It makes it the first review on the site and it's FRESH!

From Film Comment's, Maitland McDonagh:
Michôd's sweet spot is the intersection of high and low, the place where genre clichés bleed into unpredictable and nuanced storytelling.
We posted the full article HERE but it's very spoilery. Beware if you enter. As the film is released, we'll start having spoiler posts so you guys can talk about the film and rave about Rob - basically what we do every day, non? ;) We'll also start gathering the delicious reviews as they pile in! It's about time we do THIS again.


*Rob doesn't have twitter. The Rob fraud in the above tweets is just trying to live the dream.

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Torture Tuesday: Robert Pattinson was the best Tyler, the best Jacob, the best Georges, but.....

Torture Tuesday: Robert Pattinson was the best Tyler, the best Jacob, the best Georges, but.....

It's Tuesday! Have you missed me?

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Awww don't be like that. You know you love Torture Tuesday.

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TOO BAD!!! Because your grumbles keep this day going. ;) Where shall I begin....

Yesterday, we found out that Rob was no longer going to be a part of Mission: Blacklist. I'm totally fine with this for reasons I shared in the comments but the one thing I am sad about is we lost a film with Rob in the lead and well, Rob as a lead......

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This made me think about Rob taking on leading roles after he snagged Twilight yet before he became the KING OF CANNES with Cosmopolis...

In Remember Me, he was the charming and troubled Tyler, breaking our hearts and making us fall for him just like Ally.

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In Water For Elephants, he was the compassionate, sweet Jacob, making us again fall in love with him like Rosie and Marlena.

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In Bel Ami, he was back to charming and troubled....actually Troubled with a capital T. And this time, you were definitely in danger if you fell for poor Virginie here.

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Rob would go on to knock it all out of the park in Cosmopolis as the leading man and start his reign as the KING OF CANNES but what do you think about these three leading roles/characters during the Twilight years? Great you say? Fantastic? Rob was the complete embodiment of Tyler/Jacob/Georges? Well what if I asked you this....

heheheheeeeee....happy Torture Tuesday!
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Folks continue to chat up The Rover teaser trailer and get me all kinds of excited for when the full trailer hits the scene. I liked this write up because it talked about a feature of Rob that captivated me during the teaser trailer. Those eyes. Those clear, emoting eyes.

The teaser is over 500,000 views now! Give it another watch and see what you think about the comments from

Excerpt from
[Pattinson] looks nothing like anything we've seen him in before — his normally thick hair has been shaved nearly bald and he sports a perpetual stubble. Also, his frame is gaunter, since his character probably lives day-by-day in terms of finding his next source of food. He looks just very jagged and hard — though his trademark thick eyebrows are still present. 
Watch Pattinson's eyes in every scene he appears in the trailer. They're constantly watchful, cautious, even almost feral. They show a survival instinct, where they have to take every bit of detail going on around them to make sure they don't miss anything. Listen during the whole trailer... his character doesn't speak once, except in an almost involuntary shout as he ducks behind a bed during a fusillade of gunfire. Another former cover boy, Guy Pearce, stars alongside him and looks like if he went another week without shaving, he'd resemble Tom Hanks in Cast Away. 
One person who Pattinson could probably identify with is Brad Pitt, another man vying for the world record of Highest Cheekbones. Pitt also decided he just wanted to be known as an actor, and not someone who relied on being easy on the eyes. This could be Pattinson's Twelve Monkeys.
Click HERE to read the entire piece. What do you guys think? Will this film be seen as a major turning point in Rob's career?

Thank you Calihi27 for the tip!

UPDATE: Robert Pattinson to star in Death Grips film, Misoneism, alongside Colin Hanks??

UPDATE: Robert Pattinson to star in Death Grips film, Misoneism, alongside Colin Hanks?? 

UPDATE2: Colin Hanks says he didn't film a movie with Death Grips. From CoS: Hanks tells Consequence of Sound that news of him making a movie with Death Grips is untrue. So it definitely looks like we can chalk this one up as a hoax. Sorry, folks.
UPDATE: Well now another website is saying Death Grips is denying this to be true.
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From Pitchfork:
The band tells Pitchfork that none of this is true. There is no short film directed by Zach Hill and starring Robert Pattinson. They don't know who sent the letter. But, this being Death Grips... who knows what's going on.
How odd. There WAS a film Zach Hill was working on as of May of this year. Read HERE.
Fun while it lasted? It did make me listen to Birds....we'll see how this rolls out and keep you posted. :)

Original post after the cut!

DIOR: Robert Pattinson and Romain Gavras "began a new chapter in the fragrance's history, writing it in black and white"

DIOR: Robert Pattinson and Romain Gavras "began a new chapter in the fragrance's history, writing it in black and white"

site, DiorMag, has some great, recent editorials on DiorRob. I love the way Dior is marketing everything. Pleased as punch with their new Dior Homme. The first article was about the behind-the-scenes video. Click HERE to view the BTS video from DiorMag's site. We've also added our playlist of official DiorRob YouTubes to our sidebar. We start with Rob's interview and after that, the film launches, followed by the uncensored version then the BTS video. Then it loops all over again! DiorRob is always a click away when you're on ROBsessed.

The second article from DiorMag was posted on DiorRob Day (forever September 1st). A NEW MAN! You'll be beaming by the time you finish reading.

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From DiorMag:
After unveiling the brand new film for the fragrance Dior Homme starring Robert Pattinson, DiorMag takes a sneak peek at the secret workings of the filming process and invites you to discover the making of the campaign. 
It's an overwhelming desire he'd had for a long time: more than anything Robert Pattinson wanted to work with the director Romain Gavras. A major fan of the film maker's raw, edgy aesthetic, it was the British actor who personally suggested the name of the son of Costa-Gavras to Dior for the filming of the new Dior Homme campaign. Together, they began a new chapter in the fragrance's history, writing it in black and white, a chromatic contrast that gives the resulting images a heightened effect. Romain Gavras' unrestrained, feverish camera style provided the perfect tool to lay raw Robert Pattinson's offhand, provocative power. 
Remaining faithful to his reputation as a controversial music video maker (he's worked with the likes of Jay Z, M.I.A, Justice), Romain Gavras has created a faced-paced, breathless film, where the images, snatched moments speeding past, segue into each other as an expression of our two heroes' swelling thirst for experiencing life. It's the turn of photographer Nan Goldin to capture Robert Pattinson's seductive power. The American artist, famous for her on-the-wing snapshots of 1980s New York, is the creator of the campaign portraits. Bathed in a warm, amber light, a quite sensual tone, she captures Robert Pattinson's on-edge intensity, immortalizing his impulsive, electric charisma.
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From DiorMag:
A new chapter in the Dior Homme story starts today with Robert Pattinson playing the leading role. Here, on DiorMag, we bring you the fragrances brand new film advert directed by Romain Gavras.

He's in perpetual motion, running towards freedom, navigating the tightrope of an ever-changing life. The Dior man is fearless, embracing the unknown, playing with his own destiny. He has no regrets, his life is unapologetically his own, and he fits a thousand lives into his single one. Magnetic, sensual and provocative, the Dior man possesses the same traits as Robert Pattinson. Because the actor, like the character he embodies, has already lived several lives: as a youngster he played piano and guitar, was in a band and dreamed of being a musician. Next, he began treading the boards and taking on the kind of roles that would catapult him to icon status: the conflicted heartthrob vampire of Twilight fame, of course, but also the veterinarian of the film Water for Elephants, and the golden boy of Cosmopolis. 
And now his path crosses that of the Dior Homme fragrance. Together, they revisit the fragrance's identity, opening it to new horizons through the camera of the director Romain Gavras. Known for both his full-length films and his striking music videos for the likes of Justice, M.I.A and Jay-Z, the son of film maker Costa-Gavras recounts a story here that's edgy and energetic. A story in which the black-and-white images segue into each other in a shimmering, powdery, grain-filtered gray, where the camera captures the headlong rush of two soul mates living out a modern love in the throes of youth. Attracting and electrifying each other, they write their carefree, tumultuous love story, living for the moment, seeking out sensations, diving fully-dressed into a swimming pool, shocking the public at a straight-laced ball. Their tale is unique but nonetheless universal and timeless. Whether on a deserted beach or the rooftops of New York, whatever the destination, the Dior man relishes the pleasures of whichever life he's chosen for himself - a life of a thousand possibilities.

The Robert Pattinson Music Club: Rob's musical picks find a home on the blog

The Robert Pattinson Music Club: Rob's musical picks find a home on the blog

Rob loves music. We love Rob. Let's love what Rob listens to.


We have a Robert Pattinson Book Club that we maintain, adding books to it that Rob mentions in public and we even have a scroll on the sidebar that you can purchase these books. During the time of that post and pretty much ongoing, readers have requested a list of Rob's musical picks.

I've avoided it because you just KNOW Rob has tens of thousands of songs on his iPod(s). Maybe hundreds of thousands?? o.O We loved Rob's iTunes Celebrity Playlist from 2008 and just like his book reads, Rob's shared other artists and albums through the years that he enjoys.

I need your help. I've jumpstarted us but what do you remember? Start talking in the comments and I'll try and find the source. That's the main criteria - Rob needs to have mentioned it or the link to him is clear and direct. You can link in the comments too because I'll see them. I've also included a category for concerts Rob has attended that we know of.

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