Showing posts with label Yes Rob is a really good actor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yes Rob is a really good actor. Show all posts

Robert Pattinson with his "deliciously wicked French accent" will "razzle-dazzle" us in The King

Robert Pattinson with his "deliciously wicked French accent" will "razzle-dazzle" us in The King

The King has premiered at the Venice Film Festival and oh boy is it exciting! First up, a new still of Rob looking very Robearrr-ish.

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David Michôd shared more about casting Rob and the role he's playing during the press conference. We're going to have to wait an hour to see our guy but it seems like the wait will worth it.

Excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter, Venice: 'The King' Director Says He Cast Robert Pattinson to Add "Razzle-Dazzle":
Although all actors are in top form, at an early morning press screening in Venice, Pattinson stole the show from the moment he appeared onscreen. With his outlandish garb and foppish accent, Pattinson drew laughter and applause in his role as the Dauphin of France, serving as the perfect foe to Chalamet’s earnest Henry V.

"I just had a feeling he would make it fun," said Michod. "I needed that. He is a supporting character. He doesn’t appear in the movie until an hour in. It was very, very important to me that when he did appear it was with razzle-dazzle."

Michod said that he and Edgerton did an enormous amount of research for the project. "And then we made a whole bunch of stuff up, too,” he said. “The upshot is I sit here now and I kind of honestly can’t remember what’s real, what’s made up and what’s from Shakespeare.”

He continued: "I think he was a bit of a dandy. I think he was quite a bit younger than Rob. Apparently he was hugely fat. Apparently it was historically true that Hal as king offered to fight him one-on-one to settle the score, probably knowing that his offer would be refused."

Michod, who cast Pattinson in his second film The Rover, praised the actor for his career decisions. "I loved working with him. I loved how inventive he was. I loved how hungry he was to make bold choices," said Michod. "I just had this feeling that he would love to sink his teeth into this character because it wasn’t like anything he’d done before."
Excerpt from Vulture, The King Director Cast Robert Pattinson and His Wig for ‘Razzle-Dazzle’:
Writer-director David Michôd delivers entertaining history with The King, his new Netflix movie about Henry V (Timothée Chalamet) and his ascendancy from partying teenager to warrior sovereign. At its Venice Film Festival premiere on Monday, Henry and his sparring partners snared some hearty gasps and laughs — particularly France’s Dauphin, an arrogant and ridiculous prince who provides a steady stream of comedy. A bewigged Robert Pattinson plays the preening, over-dressed Gallic dandy. “I like speaking English,” he sneers in character. “It is a simple, ugly language.” 
“I just had a feeling he [Pattinson] would make it fun,” Michôd told the standing-room only Sala Perla 2 press conference. “I needed that. He is a supporting character. He doesn’t appear in the movie until an hour in. It was very, very important to me that when he did appear it was with razzle-dazzle.”
Here's a part of the press conference on video with David chatting about Rob and contains some of the quotes above.

The folks who saw the film are also singing Rob's praises:

The King will be in US theaters Oct. 11th and on Netflix Nov. 1st.

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SPOILER POST: Robert Pattinson is "astonishing", "commanding" and "tremendous" with a "career-peak performance" in Good Time

SPOILER POST: Robert Pattinson is "astonishing", "commanding" and "tremendous" with a "career-peak performance" in Good Time

Good Time is sitting pretty at 92% certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes! This is Rob's highest rated film and thank you lord, he's the lead. Rob was praised heavily for Cosmopolis and The Rover but this film is clearly breaking new ground....

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From Roger Ebert:
Having said that, most of what shines so well about “Good Time” can be traced back to Robert Pattinson’s performance, the best of an already-impressive career. He is impossible to ignore from his very first scene, expressing Connie’s ability to only keep digging himself deeper and deeper into trouble. Connie makes choices instantly, and one gets the impression that it’s an instinctual ability that has helped him at times but will only prove his downfall on this particular night. “Good Time” is essentially one long chase movie—the story of a man trying to evade capture for a bank robbery and get his brother out of the predicament into which he threw him—and Pattinson perfectly conveys the nervous energy of being essentially hunted by your own bad decisions without ever feeling like he’s chewing scenery. Like Pacino in the ‘70s, there’s something in the eyes and the body language, an unease about what’s going to happen next, an inability to sit down. It is a stunning performance, and one of the best of 2017 by far.

From Los Angeles Time:
“Good Time” is Pattinson’s breakthrough, the most sustained and revelatory transformation of the actor’s career and, not coincidentally, the most extreme of his recent efforts to thwart the audience’s sympathies.

From Entertainment Weekly:
Pattinson anchors Good Time, completely selling Connie from the moment he bursts into the frame and delivering the best performance of his career. (This coming only a few months after a quiet, assured turn in The Lost City of Z.)

From Variety:
A career-peak performance from Robert Pattinson

From The Wrap:
Pattinson delivers a manic, adrenalized performance in the vein of Robert DeNiro in “Mean Streets,” a film to which “Good Time” often pays homage.

From Time:
Good Time offers plenty of sweaty suspense laced with a few bittersweet laughs. But Pattinson is the real reason to see it: his Connie, wiry and intense, with beady, cracked-out eyes, is the kind of guy you'd cross the street to avoid.

From Little White Lies:
The tipping point arrived in James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, in which [Pattinson] insouciantly stole the film from underneath bulky lead Charlie Hunnam with a breathtaking and unshowy supporting turn. Good Time marks the full transition, as if his acting dirty laundry is now completely ice white once more and he can make great movies without the burden of his formative CV. He’s nothing short of tremendous here, taking cues from Robert De Niro circa Mean Streets as he channels a sense of constant exasperation, but in the most tamped down and poised way imaginable. He doesn’t ever strain to stretch this character too far or give him too much mystery or depth, emphasising that when it comes to his single-minded motivations, he’s something of a twinkle-toothed open book.

From SFist:
As Pattinson plays him, you also can't help but root for him, even as he's using everyone around him to get what he wants through a combination of charm and mania.

From Rolling Stone:
By now, Robert Pattinson shouldn't have to prove he can act. Cosmopolis, The Rover, Maps to the Stars and The Lost City of Z – they all show that his brooding Twilight days have passed into teen-movie myth. But if doubters still need proof, check out the Pattinson tour de force in Good Time...It's a wild, whacked-out ride that cements the reputation of the Safdies as gutter poets with a flair for tension that won't quit. But it's a never-better Pattinson who gives the film soul and a center of gravity.

From The Playlist:
And in Robert Pattinson‘s central performance, these Kerouacs of current-day Queens find their Neal Cassady. After a long period of ascent in which the signal to noise ratio for the young actor has been consistently out of whack, here he turns in his first unequivocally commanding lead performance: bringing absolute commitment, wolfish energy and Method-y charisma. Robert Pattinson is, finally, fantastic.

From The Film Stage:
Robert Pattinson gives the performance of his career thus far as Connie Nikas, a wired, erratically dangerous, and unpredictable pariah who looks like he could use a good night’s sleep.

From AP:
And in close-up, we see Pattinson more clearly than ever before. His performance — sensitive and controlled amid the chaos— is easily the best of his career.

From Paste:
Connie is played by Robert Pattinson in a performance so locked-in from the first second that it shoots off an electric spark from the actor to the audience: Just sit back, he seems to be telling us. I’ve got this under control.

From Collider:
It features a strong performance from the criminally underrated Robert Pattinson...Pattinson certainly doesn’t have it easy as Connie. His character is a parasite whose only redeeming value is his love for his brother. How he finds the subtle nuances to even suggest he’s more than that is all sorts of remarkable even if those trumpeting his work here as a career best are overlooking his stellar turn in The Rover.

From The Thrillist:
None of it would work without Pattinson powering the motor.

From Slate:
With this movie, both Pattinson and the Safdie brothers have broken new ground in their careers; if you haven’t been keeping track of what either of them is up to, Good Time would be a good time to start.

From JoBlo:
Proudly displaying their Scorsese influence (who’s thanked in the closing credits), GOOD TIME is a bit like MEAN STREETS if it had focused solely on Robert De Niro’s Johnny Boy. Shockingly, star Robert Pattinson makes for an ideal De Niro stand-in, with his Connie Nikas a staggering change-of-pace for the actor.

From Indiewire:
The actor is astonishing in the Safdies' rambunctious heist thriller, which takes place in a single frantic New York night.

From Slant1:
Connie is a mediocre criminal with an undeniable talent for drawing strangers into dicey situations, and the marvel of Pattinson's performance is how precisely the actor navigates the lies and pleading conviction innate in his character's bravado. Pattison's shaggy charisma is indebted to a slew of New York films from the 1970s and '80s, and Connie's dark journey through the night (something like if Ratso Rizzo or Sonny Wortzik were inserted into After Hours) is both candy-colored and scrupulously designed to address how the urban poor interact and negotiate with city services.

From Slant2:
The actor is a physical and emotional force throughout the film. Pattinson’s Connie exudes a simultaneous intelligence and cunning and a hopeless inability to comprehend his own limitations. The actor avoids empty posturing and homes in on his character’s sense of practicality—because the paranoiac Connie never stops thinking about and carefully calculating his next move. There are other memorable characters in Good Time, in particular the perpetual fuck-up drug dealer Ray (Buddy Duress), who Connie breaks out of Elmhurst accidentally, but the film is at its strongest when it keys its intoxicating aesthetic to Pattinson’s performance.

From HeyUGuys:
As Connie, Robert Pattinson is tremendous. He completely dominates the film and is in virtually every scene. As all his schemes unravel, his desperation and desire to escape is palpable. Connie quickly adapts to new situations and assumes different identities: polite young man, charmer, bank robber, security guard, tough guy. Pattinson laps up the challenge and gives the performance of his career.

From Vulture:
Most of this is on the shoulders of Pattinson, doing some of the best work of his post-franchise-journeyman career. His Connie is both capable and foolhardy, empathetic and scuzzy in the extreme.

Robert Pattinson as Connie and Jennifer Jason Leigh as his sometime girlfriend, Corey. Both elevate the material enormously. Pattinson - even scruffier than usual, but with an authentic New York accent and determined stare - is pure, panicked intensity.

From MaraMovies:
In the electrifying crime-drama Good Time, the actor finally shows that he has range beyond that of a brooding, sleepy-eyed vampire. Playing a small-time crook on the run in the most desperate night of his life, he gives his most commanding performance yet. Indeed, Pattinson, using his best East Coast dialect, is in virtually every scene of this adrenaline rush of a movie. A rock-synth musical score, neon lights, choppy editing and guerilla-style cinematography all factor into the frazzled story. It’s not until the film hits the brakes that we’re able to breathe and appreciate his virtuoso work.

From Sight & Sound:
Pattinson is playing for keeps, throwing himself into the Safdies’ shabby, stylised spin on street-level realism. Comparisons have been made with Robert De Niro’s star-making role in Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese sits atop the ‘Gratitude’ list in the credits), but where Johnny Boy was an unpredictable firecracker, Pattinson imbues Connie with an enigmatic, desperate, directionless energy.

From IrishTimes:
Against that, he adores his brother and is imbued with the charisma of Robert Pattinson, who has never been better. “I always wanted to look like I’ve been street cast,” said Robert Pattinson told the press conference after Good Time premiered at Cannes. Well, mission accomplished. They shot the film guerrilla-style on the streets on New York with one of the planet’s hottest stars and not one person spotted him.

From The Hollywood Reporter:
Led by Robert Pattinson, giving arguably his most commanding performance to date as a desperate bank robber cut from the same cloth as Al Pacino's Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, this is a richly textured genre piece that packs a visceral charge in its restless widescreen visuals and adrenalizing music, which recalls the great mood-shaping movie scores of Tangerine Dream.

From The Skinny:
The film stars an unrecognisable Robert Pattinson as low-level bank robber Connie, and the actor offers up his most accomplished performance to date.

From AVClub:
Pattinson is enthralling in the part; he lets us see not just the caged-animal attitude of the character, who’s in survival mode for the entire running time, but also the improvisational spark of his intellect. Edward Cullen is a tiny speck in his rearview mirror.

From Telegraph:
Instantly riveting, Pattinson bristles his way through the movie, saying some truly ridiculous things. “Don’t be confused or it will make things worse for me!”

From Vanity Fair:
I’d argue that Pattinson had already proven his mettle this spring in James Gray’s near-perfect The Lost City of Z, in which he plays a laconic supporting role with a centered intelligence, communicating a calm thoughtfulness that was a vast improvement dead-eyed work as Edward Cullen. But Good Time certainly builds on that promise, and is an example for other young (or not!) actors out there looking to do a career renovation that the best path forward is oftentimes smaller, riskier films done with the right auteurs. (It certainly makes it easier to do this if you never have to earn big popcorn paychecks again because you’re stinking rich from doing five vampire movies.) Pattinson has shown discerning taste these last few years, and with Good Time’s glowing reception on the Croisette, he’s finally reaping the benefits of it.

From TimeOut:
Pattinson is great in this, surely his best post-‘Twilight’ performance to date: he’s quick and coarse yet he also lends the character a glint in the eye and a spark in the brain – he’s always more than just bad.

From The Guardian:
Robert Pattinson gives a strong, charismatic performance.

From Common Sense Media:'s Pattinson, shaking off the last of his Twilight-drenched past, who gives a Pacino-worthy performance full of street smarts and fast talk, but with a human soul.

From Reason:
Robert Pattinson does his best work to date in Good Time, a raw, roaring new movie from the Safdie brothers.

From Cinemalogue:
Good Time also provides a showcase of Pattinson’s versatility, as his ferocious transformation leaves behind the brooding British heartthrob persona on which he established his career.

From Movie Nation:
Pattinson, who never lets on that he’s wearing an alien accent, gives Connie just a hidden hint of charm. Like the actor himself, women just get lost in those blue eyes, and he can talk them into anything.

From We've Got This Covered:
...A career-expanding role from Pattinson...Pattinson vanishes behind a gritty, kicked-in-the-teeth anti-hero, desperation his cologne of choice. Baggy hoodies his uniform. You’ve never seen this Pattinson in a very James-Franco-from-Spring-Breakers way – and you damn well should.

From Buzzfeed:
Good Time starts and ends with Nick, but the film belongs to Connie, and to Pattinson, who lives and breathes the young man's poisonous desperation. It's the kind of performance that sticks with you, like a layer of grime that needs to be washed off.

From Screen Crush:
It would be inaccurate to say Pattinson is unrecognizable as Connie – the YA heartthrob has too handsome and recognizable a face to totally disappear into a role. But there’s something remarkable about how well Pattinson’s good looks meld with his seedy, lowlife character. He’s disarmingly handsome, which he uses to manipulate others including an underaged teen (Taliah Webster), but when you get up close you can see the ruthlessness in his eyes.

NEW: Robert Pattinson intense and scrappy in Good Time stills

NEW: Robert Pattinson intense and scrappy in Good Time stills

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Robert Pattinson and Good Time receive rave reviews: Rob is "terrific", "fantastic", "next level", "astonishing".

Robert Pattinson and Good Time receive rave reviews: Rob is "terrific", "fantastic", "next level", "astonishing".

Oooooooo boy. These are goooooood.

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

Here it is...your moment of Robert Pattinson

Here it is...your moment of Robert Pattinson

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ROBsessed's 30 Days for Rob's 30 Years: Robert Pattinson Is Awesome To Work With

ROBsessed's 30 Days for Rob's 30 Years: Robert Pattinson Is Awesome To Work With

Over the years there have been NUMEROUS posts here on Robsessed from people who have worked with Rob (from co-stars to directors & producers to photgraphers) all saying how awesome it has been working with him and just what an awesome guy he is in general.

When I went diving into the archives to put this compilation post together I got lost down the rabbit hole and loved looking back on all the wonderful things people had to say about him.
So take my advice and go make a cuppa and get comfortable before you start reading. You're going to be here for a while.


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“I love what Rob (Pattinson) did in Cosmopolis…on the outside he’s all ‘I don’t know what I’m doing’, but he’s very smart….I get along really well with all my leading men.

"Um, what is Rob really good at? He's good at a lot of things! I think he was really great as Eric Packer. And I think that was one thing that kind of surprised me, because I didn't really know him very well. And in real life he's very kind of... I mean, you heard him in the press conference: he's British and he's self-deprecating and he's much more self-conscious [than his character].
And then all of a sudden he put on his suit, and this American accent would come out, and he would be so sure of himself and so powerful! And direct! And it was amazing to me to see that transformation of going from himself into Eric Packer. And I think that there's few, few guys right now in the industry who can pull off that kind of powerful masculinity at such a young age."

"He was refreshingly normal,and perhaps shockingly deeply concerned about the development of his career"

Julianne Moore
“[Co-star Robert Pattinson] is one of those people whose affect is so dissimilar to who he is. He has this gorgeous face and he seems like he’s going to be very remote and very serious. But he’s not. He’s incredibly chatty, fun, and smart.”

“Robert’s looks belie who he is inside. He has this formidable, very beautiful face. He’s such a gorgeous guy. He looks like he would be remote, but the minute I met him, he was very chatty. He’s very funny. He’s knowledgeable about film. He loves acting, actors and movies.

“Robert talked the entire time. I have to say I was shocked because I didn’t expect it. I mean, he’s so friendly, truly delightful, smart and talented. I loved him right away!”"

David Michôd
"I immediately liked him." "Not just affable but available guy, obviously intelligent."

" 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."

Around the 15:13 mark

“He has a really beguiling physical energy, clearly smart, and he was actively seeking out directors whose work he liked.” 

"We met, I appreciated him a lot and then, he did some screen tests for me, awesome tests, full of life, never forced or artificial and then it was done. And there's something very exciting to have the opportunity to show to the whole world that a star, who was understimated and reduced to a certain image, has in fact a treasure of unexploited talent. I quickly notice that Rob is a great actor. And I'm looking forward to everyone seeing that."

“Rob is REMARKABLE”.  

"Rob is a “really smart guy and he knows exactly what he wants to do to build the career that he wants”.  Rob was “incredibly hardworking and a fun guy to work with, he’s a really good actor”.  Of course Rob thinks he’s a really bad actor, but it wasn’t long before I realised that “that was Rob’s schtick”." 

ROBsessed Awards Results: Robert Pattinson's Best Performance and On-Screen Pairing of 2015

ROBsessed Awards Results: Robert Pattinson's Best Performance and On-Screen Pairing of 2015

Not surprising!

Best Performance - WINNER: Dennis Stock
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Best On-Screen Pairing - WINNER: Rob & Dane

Life won both these categories by a landslide. The winner for Best Performance was Rob as Dennis Stock with a HUGE 94%. Best On-Screen Pairing with Rob & Dane was also a bit win with 70% of the vote but Rob's chemistry with Nicole was still well liked.

What did your mods vote for? We're on the same page...
Kat: "Life | Rob and Dane"Kate: "Life | I'm gonna say Rob & Nicole but I would have liked to see MORE."PJ: "Life | Rob and Dane"Tink: "Dennis Stock in Life. His Lawrence was good and more entertaining in ways but there was just more for him to work with in Life. It’s a leading role and it shows wonderfully. | I really liked Rob and Nicole but Rob and Dane win again because they had more to do and show us. Their dynamic sold the movie."

Check out the rankings below!

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MOVIE NEWS: Another directors award for 'Childhood of a Leader' with Robert Pattinson

Another directors award for 'Childhood of a Leader' with Robert Pattinson from the Lisbon Film Festival.

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"Brady Corbet receives the “TAP Revelation Award” as Best Director for The Childhood of a Leader The TAP Revelation Award distinguishes the film, director or actor that the official selection jury considers to have stood out as a revelation. This year, the jury has given the TAP Revelation Award to a director, Brady Corbet, for his film Childhood of a Leader. This film, which premiered at the LEFFEST, is a terrifying fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century.

The cast includes Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin and Liam Cunningham. Brady Corbet, best known for his work as an actor (Thirteen, Mysterious Skin, Thunderbirds, Funny Games), directed his first feature with Childhood of a Leader. Corbet and his film have already won the Best Debut Film and Best Director awards at the 72nd Venice Film festival."
Great to see another award for Brady Corbet and Childhood of a Leader.  Venice and Lisbon Film Festivals both recognising this debut film with awards.  Also nice to see Rob's choice of directors getting so much attention!


Anton Corbijn talks about the parallel universe of Robert Pattinson playing Dennis Stock in LIFE

Anton Corbijn talks about the parallel universe of Robert Pattinson playing Dennis Stock in LIFE


Anton talked about Rob ahead of the films release in Ireland Sept. 25th. I share his feelings about Rob not playing Dean and have been amused by publications that are quick to assume Rob plays the icon when the film was in production last year.

Excerpt from Scannian (Ireland): “I had Robert on board first,” says Corbijn. “I never saw him as Dean. Most people assume, when they hear he’s in this film, that he’ll play James Dean, because you equate a big name with a big name.

“But I love Rob playing the part of Dennis Stock because, as you know, he’s very famous through the Twilight series, which came when he was young, and it came relatively easy, I guess, to him. Now he wants to prove to himself that he’s worthy of being an actor, so he takes all these left-of-centre roles – with directors like (David) Cronenberg and Werner Herzog.

“So he is a guy who wants to prove himself as an actor playing a photographer who wants to prove himself as a photographer. I thought it was a nice parallel universe, and also to turn the camera on him.

“He’s always being chased by photographers and now he plays a photographer himself. There’s a kid of perverse pleasure there.

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AUSTRALIA: Robert Pattinson's leading role in LIFE is ready for your viewing pleasure!

AUSTRALIA: Robert Pattinson's leading role in LIFE is ready for your viewing pleasure!

LIFE opened in Australia today and hopefully all the ROBsessed Aussies are too busy watching the film over and over again to read this fantastic review from FilmInk (Australia):
As a few recent, highly effective true life movies (My Week With Marilyn, The Queen, Capote) have shown, sometimes the best way to capture a real figure on screen is by honing in on a short, specific period of their life, rather than getting caught up in the tripwires of hitting every significant point in their personal history. Life – the latest film from extraordinary photographer turned equally impressive director, Anton Corbijn (Control, The American, A Most Wanted Man) – prescribes intelligently to this model, taking one brief, essential moment from the all-too-short life of movie icon, James Dean, and investigating it with astute precision. 
Life documents the beginnings of what would become the important friendship of fifties figurehead, James Dean (hot up and comer, Dane DeHaan, makes his all-too-recognisable character a truly mercurial and utterly absorbing creation), and Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson proving, yet again, to all the doubters that he is, indeed, a highly accomplished and charismatic performer), the young photographer from Life Magazine whose stark, beautifully composed black-and-white images of the rebellious actor are among the greatest celebrity portraiture ever committed to film.
Proving yet again, indeed.
Click HERE to continue reading the top notch review!
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LIFE releases Sept. 25th in the UK/Ireland/Turkey, Nov. 6 in Canada and Dec. 4th in the US. More release dates can be found on our sister site sidebar.

"Robert Pattinson Is Incredible, The Kid Has Chops. This Dude Can Act" ~ Watch Collider Movie Talk Discuss 'The Lost City Of Z' & Robert Pattinson

"Robert Pattinson Is Incredible, The Kid Has Chops. This Dude Can Act" ~ Watch Collider Movie Talk Discuss 'The Lost City Of Z' & Robert Pattinson

It never fails to bring a smile to my face when others realise what we've known all along. Watch the Collider Movie Talk guys discuss how they're looking forward to seeing The Lost City of Z and what their thoughts are about Rob.

Tom Holland Joins James Gray's 'The Lost City of Z'
ICYMI: The future Spider-Man is going on an indie film adventure prior to getting his own film. Find out a little bit about 'The Lost City of Z'.
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Robert Pattinson: A Talent For The Unexpected, A Hollywood Good-Guy Whose Success So Far Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Robert Pattinson: A Talent For The Unexpected, A Hollywood Good-Guy Whose Success So Far Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

If the line above has you grinning from ear to ear, just wait until you check out the rest of this article about Rob by Dan Stephens for Top100 Films.
It's a great read and we just had to share some extracts with you. So grab a cuppa make yourself comfortable and prepare to beam with pride!

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A movie star with swashbuckling good looks might suggest Twilight’s Robert Pattinson is just one of many Hollywood commodities, but beneath the surface, you’ll find far more substance in this talented Brit.

Adored by his committed fans and praised by critics, Robert Pattinson is a “pretty boy” with a talent that matches his appealing good looks. A childhood model from the age of 12, Pattinson quickly became a film star after his appearance as Cedric Diggory, alongside Daniel Radcliffe, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Unfairly ignored by those thinking of him only as “that guy from those vampire movies”, Pattinson proved that Twilight, while winning him favour with audiences across the world enamoured by the gothic, Romeo and Juliet-style romance of the Twilight series, only highlighted a small proportion of his acting talent.


Perhaps what’s most appealing about Pattinson within his movie work is his courage to experiment. After Twilight you’d forgive him for pursuing similarly commercial roles – the sort guaranteed to gain favour from his core group of younger fans – but he hasn’t done that. In fact, he appears to have sacrificed “safe” projects for far more demanding films.

While you may argue the adoration aimed at his celebrity lifestyle and private romances is keeping his profile primed within mainstream media, his choice of work, particularly his recent projects with the distinctly un-mainstream David Cronenberg in Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars, have hardly deterred his devoted followers.

Take for example Rey in David Michôd’s The Rover. A far cry from the milky-white skin of his former vampire persona, Pattinson is grizzled and bloodied here in a performance widely praised.Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times called the actor a “revelation”, describing Rey as a “damaged, unfocused individual who is the older man’s half-unwilling accomplice.”

Todd McCarthy, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, clearly saw an actor determined to shed pretty boy baggage in favour of edgier, riskier, far less superficial roles. “Pattinson delivers a performance that, despite the character’s own limitations, becomes more interesting as the film moves along, suggesting that the young actor might indeed be capable of offbeat character work.”

This sentiment was echoed by Ryan Pollard in his review for Top 10 Films. “Robert Pattinson is really coming into his own as an actor, after having landed fascinating roles since the Twilight years, and recently excelling in David Cronenberg’s striking Maps to the Stars. Here, Pattinson [is] perfectly able to play someone who’s slightly crazy and dangerous, yet somewhat sympathetic and tragic underneath.”

It might be surprising that Robert Pattinson hasn’t gone “off the rails” having achieved fame at a young age and had to endure the invasive eye of the tabloid press for most of his young adult life. But here is a man whose intelligence perhaps belies his formative years played out in the limelight of celebrity. Cronenberg talks of Pattinson’s intelligence as an actor, his ability to recognise the nuances of character, and understand why the director wants to do things a certain way. “He’s very well-read, and very well-versed in cinema – which I’m not sure his fans know,” he said.

He’s also far more selfless than many of his peers. His work for various charities dates back to the late 2000s when he supported the ECPAT UK’s campaign Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People to stop human trafficking. The following year he donated his own artwork to PACT which auctioned on eBay, to help the organisation working for missing children. He also donated a sketch, drawn by himself, called Unfinished City which raised $6,400 for an Arizona based homeless centre.

In subsequent years he has participated in a number of initiatives to raise cancer awareness including auctioning items of his own to raise money for various charities.

If that wasn’t enough, the multi-talented Brit has also composed music which has gone on to appear in his movies. Skilled at both piano and guitar, he co-wrote and sang Never Think for the Twilight soundtrack and also played guitar on the Death Grips song “Birds”. The actor has quipped: “Music is my back-up plan if acting fails.

It’s the teen fandom, beguiling boyish good looks, English charm, and multi-million dollar fantasy franchise versus a cinematic intelligence and diverse acting range, selfless attitude and philanthropic endeavour, that makes Robert Pattinson a “talent for the unexpected”. Here is a man who’s the polar opposite of someone like Justin Bieber – all packaged, manufactured and commodified. Pattinson’s a genuine talent – a Hollywood good-guy whose success so far is just the tip of the iceberg.

Check out the rest of this GREAT article over at Top100 Films

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Torture Tuesday: Robert Pattinson's best performance was in wait...The Rover...

Torture Tuesday: Robert Pattinson's best performance was in wait...The Rover...

PJ recently did a Blast From The Past about Rob's rave reviews for his performance in Cosmopolis.

It got me thinking....thinking evil things....
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Oh's Tuesday which means why not have a little torture???

Since Twilight ended, Rob has had 2 pretty substantial roles (substantial meaning lead or co-lead) that received much praise - Eric Packer in Cosmopolis and Rey in The performance do you think was the best???

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This might seem easy to some but is it really? IS IT???
I actually know which one I'd pick but I've had time to ponder. Now it's your time to ponder...

ROBsessed Quickie: Robert Pattinson delivers "one of the most skillfully interiorized and physically nuanced performances of the year"

ROBsessed Quickie: Robert Pattinson delivers "one of the most skillfully interiorized and physically nuanced performances of the year"

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Regarding Rob's performance in The Rover:
"The part is a breakthrough performance for the actor who brandishes a convincing Southern accent and reveals a depth of emotion in what is one of the most skillfully interiorized and physically nuanced performances of the year, and if the film had been seen by more people, certainly merits awards nominations."
~Meraj Dhir - Great Films The Awards Missed… David Michôd’s The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is "perfectly cast", gives his "best performance", and is "as crisp as the white shirt" he wears in LIFE

Robert Pattinson is "perfectly cast", gives his "best performance", and is "as crisp as the white shirt" he wears in LIFE

UPDATE2: 2 reviews added!
UPDATE: 3 reviews added! Rob's work called terrific, edgy, understated, charismatic and more!

I've really enjoyed Rob's reviews out of Berlinale. Click HERE if you missed the initial reviews for Queen of the Desert. The films have received mixed reviews but Rob's performances have been mainly on mainly positive side. Critics just don't disrespect his work like they used to and that's certainly pleasant to read. 
Here are the highlighted excerpts for Life, which you know is a leading role for our guy. :)


Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson shine in Anton Corbijn's low-key portrait of James Dean...But Stock, too, who has an ex-wife and young son he barely sees, is playing the angles, sniffing out a meal ticket. The underrated Pattinson is playing a cold fish here, and does a credible job getting inside Dennis’s aura of shifty desperation: he pesters Dean, pursues him to New York, hangs around his grimy apartment building. The star is half-alarmed, half-amused, and can’t decide if he needs this vulture buzzing around him or not...There are photographers whose camera is like an extra limb, but he’s not one of them. Every time Pattinson reaches for his, he seems sneaky about it, as if he’s stealing something, aware that the authenticity of the moment is under threat.
Anton Corbijn’s Life stars Pattinson in an admirably low-key role as mid-century photographer Dennis Stock and his frustrated attempts to land a Life magazine photo spread with laconic and wary up-and-comer James Dean (Dane DeHaan, doing disaffection with a surprisingly convincing pout). The slow-burn film is an absorbing study of how arresting, emotionally potent circumstances become iconic imagery. 
Considering we’re living vicariously through Robert Pattinson’s Dennis Stock in Anton Corbijn’s ambitious biographical drama Life, we rely on our protagonist earning the trust of Hollywood icon and star James Dean, to be granted the fortune of getting beneath the surface of his subject, to allow the audience to do so themselves. What transpires is an absorbing insight into the life of one of the industry’s mot renowned, and elusive stars....Given the undeniable charm and charisma of Pattinson, there was always the fear that he would steal the show from his counterpart, and be perceived as the star. However such is his understated, subtle turn, it allows DeHaan to take on that very role, which, given he’s playing James Dean, simply has to be the case.
DeHaan and Pattinson are also both terrific, at once elegant and charismatic, yet equally uncomfortable in the skins they inhabit. Dean's ability to mirror the dilemmas of a disenfranchised generation of youngster made him a star and whilst DeHaan's performance is a little over-exaggerated, he still manages to capture that sense of relatable despondency. This also affords Pattinson time out of the spotlight in one of his strongest roles to date.
London Evening Standard:
Pattinson as the restlessly ambitious Stock is more edgy (you can’t help wishing he had been cast as Dean instead)
Boston Herald:
How honest, personal and affecting is LIFE.... Robert Pattinson is perfectly cast as Stock, a man adrift with an ex-wife from a teenage marriage and guilt filled about the young son he never sees.
The main things you'll remember are Pattinson's best performance and the finest projectile vomit scene you’ve ever seen.
Robert Pattinson in a sly turn as Dennis Stock...It’s the peculiarly moving, even subtly queer friendship between the two men that distinguishes “Life” from standard inside-Hollywood fare, while gorgeous production values and ace star turns make it a thoroughly marketable arthouse prospect...DeHaan and Pattinson enact this anti-romance beautifully, each man quizzically eyeing the other for leads and clues, while coyly retreating from scrutiny. Pattinson, adding to his post-“Twilight” gallery of sharp-cut screw-ups, brings intriguing layers of childish dysfunction to a character who is only ostensibly the straight man in the partnership.
Gone With The Movies:
For Robert Pattinson, his take on iconic photographer Dennis Stock is equally as impressive as he enters the world of Hollywood from the other side of the carpet (and at bottom). Spotting Dean's talent early, Stock, in the two-hour running time attempts to get photographs of Dean before fame kicks in. Deadlines, pressure and awkwardness soon mount-up, and Pattinson expertly presents it onto screen.
Little White Lies:
Robert Pattinson impresses in this stylish drama about the relationship between celebrity and the media. An intense mob formed around the Berlinale press screening of Anton Corbijn's Life — such is the continued allure of Robert Pattinson. His fans beyond the festival will be pleased to hear that his brittle performance as LIFE magazine photographer, Dennis Stock, outshines Dane DeHaan's over-baked rendering of James Dean, although the latter is poignant enough to enliven this tale of men helping each other to take a leap into greatness...Pattinson's performance is as crisp as the white shirt and black suits his character always wears. This is a camouflage for his own problems that slowly unfurl, adding colour and improving the film...The social backdrop is just as carefully wrought. In another film, Ben Kingsley's fuming studio head, Jack Warner, would be The Other Man to Jimmy Dean and the tussle would be Saving Mr Banks flavour. Instead, Kingsley ball-busts just enough to give Jimmy's non-conformity gravitas, but the viewfinder is trained on the man behind the camera. Pattinson steps up, allowing more of his character's insides to come out. As Life proceeds the pace picks up and by the third act, it is a compelling dramatisation of an artistically fascinating alliance.
Screen Daily:
The two leads convince as actors; it’s the characters that are more of a problem. DeHaan method acts his way into the persona of a consummate method actor whose cool persona was partly a protective screen; his Dean is very much in the mould of the Dean remembered by his East Of Eden co-star Lois Smith, who once said: “He was a sweet, rustic person, but there was also this suspicious, taut, guarded young man”. Pattinson’s hangdog character is defined by an exchange in which, after Dean tells him he’s disappointed in him, he replies “you’re not the only one”.
The Hollywood Reporter:
While Pattinson has endured a lot of gratuitous bashing post-Twilight, he gives arguably the most fully rounded performance here
The Guardian review is bleh but I did wonder if anyone was going to muse about if Rob was in the role of Dean instead. It was something many of us thought when Rob was first cast and several media outlets during the casting announcement thought so as well.


REVIEWS: Robert Pattinson is sharp-tongued and comedic in Herzog's Queen of the Desert!

REVIEWS: Robert Pattinson is sharp-tongued and comedic in Herzog's Queen of the Desert!

Berlinale is underway and the reviews for Queen of the Desert are coming in! Rob was not present for the press conference and premiere but you can click HERE if you're interested in the events.

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Since Rob is not in Berlin yet (he arrives for Life promo) and we have no pictures of Rob as T.E. Lawrence (the world is cruel), we have to "settle" for this knock out portrait during Berlinale 2012.

Here are the highlights about Rob and we'll be updating as they keep rolling in:

Excerpt from The Independent:
T.E. Lawrence himself appears (played in eccentric, tongue in cheek fashion by Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame)...Pattinson’s performance, meanwhile, is comic and a very long way removed from Peter O'Toole. He plays Lawrence Of Arabia as a sharp-tongued, sardonic figure who can see through the pretensions of his bosses and colleagues.
Excerpt from The Playlist:
In fact, of the actors not overwhelmed by the heavy sense that "we're playing old-timey dudes in old-timey duds," Robert Pattinson (though the duds do sit awkwardly on him), for words about whom, I'll face the fact that probably 75% of the readers of this review will have expressly tuned in, is most surprising. The part is small. He only has a few scenes, but helped by the writing of TE Lawrence as an ego-driven but lighthearted, whimsical brainbox, he actually sounds like he believes he is living in modern times, not some anachronistic recreation. And so even when he has ponderous words to say, such as when he quotes Jefferson's famous, damning line, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just," he does so lightly, conversationally — unconvincing costume aside, he lets a little life in.
Excerpt from The Guardian:
Perhaps in flight from her internal emotional turmoil, Bell cultivates her passionate interest in the Bedouin tribesmen and displaces her need for romantic love outwards – into the desert. There she is to encounter Lawrence himself, played boyishly by Robert Pattinson. He looks a little self-conscious in the headdress – though perhaps no more self-conscious than Lawrence himself looked in it. His appearance got a few laughs from the Berlin festival audience, but Pattinson carried off this (minor) role well enough.
Excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter:
The brief but significant appearances of Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence
Excerpt from Criticwire:
Robert Pattinson gets relatively high marks for his brief turn as the bonafide T.E. Lawrence
Excerpt from The People's Movies:
With the exception of Robert Pattinson as T. E. Lawrence, her male counterparts are somewhat lacking. 
Excerpt from Indiewire:
The most ironic aspect of the enterprise is that the one man with whom Bell conducts believable, intriguing dealings is the one upon whom her sex-appeal has zero effect: none other than T.E. Lawrence himself, played with a plummy-voiced knowingness by Robert Pattinson. Pattinson doesn't get very much screen time here, but manages to come up with a Lawrence a universe away from Peter O'Toole's iconic portrayal - a kind of proto-Beat rebel in fancy Arab duds - and his dialogue exchanges with Kidman have a little touch of Steed and Mrs. Peel that at least gives their scenes some kind of oomph.
Excerpt from The Film Stage:
She encounters various historical figures, such as T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson, in hilariously pretentious form)
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