Robert Pattinson is arguably one of the most talented and versatile actors of our time. As well as having a hugely successful career behind the camera, he is also an accomplished and award-winning film and theatre actor. He was born in London in 1985 and began acting professionally at the age of 14. Since then he has gone on to win lots of awards for his incredible performances and is undoubtedly one of the most popular and in demand actors today. So it is no wonder that Hollywood came knocking on his door looking for a superstar to play a high-profile character. Needless to say, he didn’t say no to any of their offers.
One of the first big projects that Pattinson worked on in 2017 was The Cosmo, a fantasy adventure about a young man named Cosmo, who must save his village from a fearsome tiger. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Valerio Adami and is the first English-language production from Sri Lankan director Rusanthi Jayawardene. The movie also stars Game of Thrones’s Natalie Dormer, Taika Waititi, Thora Birch, and Stephen Curry.
Pattinson is arguably best known for his portrayal of Robert Pattinson in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel by The Twilight Saga. The actor recently confirmed that he has finished filming on the eighth and final season of the popular series and is looking forward to taking a break from the big screen while he works on other projects. He hasn’t ruled out returning to the big screen in the future, but right now he is focusing on being a more active participant in the film industry. Along with the other Twilight Saga cast members, he will be appearing at this year’s New York Comic Con to promote the latest installment in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Pattinson’s other big film of 2017 was The Circle, directed by Garth Jennings and based on the Roald Dahl book The Wonderful Story of the Lion Guard. In the movie, an old friend of Winnie the Prickett, voiced by Lupita Nyong’o, encourages her to form a pride of lions after she loses her parents to a tiger attack. The Circle is currently in theaters and also stars Michael Caine, Donald Glover, and Forest Whitaker.
Whitaker plays an influential yet mysterious character named Lord Winterrowd who mentors the young lion cubs and helps them grow into strong and independent adults. The Circle marked a big step forward for the 25-year-old actor, who has been steadily building his career for the past few years and won many awards for his exceptional performances. This includes Best Supporting Actor at the 2017 BAFTAs for his role as Winterrowd. He also won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the movie.
Pattinson had a leading role in the acclaimed movie Get Out. The dark comedy-drama explores a black man’s (Daniel Kaluuya) attempt to navigate a strange and menacing world while trying to maintain his position as a responsible and loving spouse and father. The movie also stars Algee Ashboro’, John Boyega, and Lakeith Stanfield. Get Out was directed by Jordan Peele and is currently one of the most talked about movies of the year. It has been shortlisted for multiple awards including the Academy Award for Best Picture and was named one of the Top 10 Movies of the Year by The New York Times.
Pattinson plays Luke, a photographer who takes pictures of black people for a living. With his white colleague Nick (Stanfield), they hatch a plan to visit a black suburb to take pictures of children playing in the neighborhood. When Luke and Nick arrive at the homes of Algee and Janet, an affluent white couple, they discover that something doesn’t feel right. Soon enough, Nick and Luke find themselves trapped in the home by Michael, who is armed with a knife. A tense standoff ensues and the two men begin to question their own prejudices as the situation grows more dangerous and surreal. Get Out is one of the most poignant and powerful films of the year, and an absolute must-see for anyone who enjoys great cinema.
Pattinson was also one of the main characters in the historical epic The King. Based on the life of French king Louis XI, the movie is directed by Antoine Duhamel and co-stars Mads Mikkelsen, Marion Cotillard, and Geoffrey Rush. In the film, Louis learns that his father (Rush) is gravely ill and he flees the court in search of a cure. He then travels to Italy, where he competes in a tournament that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of France. The game is afoot as the story spreads through France as word of Louis’ treachery and exile becomes known. As well as being an incredible performance by Geoffrey Rush, who won an Olivier Award for his portrayal of the titular character, The King was also nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It is one of the most impressive films of the year and a true reflection of Rush’s great talent. The director has stated that it is one of the best performances he has ever seen. We couldn’t agree more.
Finally, let’s not forget about the scandalous but highly-acclaimed film Bel Ami. Based on the eponymous novel by Guy de Maupassant, the movie tells the story of an infamous and brilliant bachelor named Count Almaviva. The Count marries a socially-insignificant wife in order to please her parents, with whom he has an estranged relationship. As soon as the wedding ceremony is over, Almaviva sets about seducing as many women as he can. He is a womanizer who uses his charm and intelligence to get what he wants. The film also stars Vincent Cassel, Jessica Chastain, and John Goodman. Bel Ami was directed by Luc Besson and is widely considered to be one of the most stylish and innovative movies of all time. It was named the 4th greatest film of all time by Empire and is widely-regarded as one of the best action movies of all time. The movie is available in 4K UHD.
Pattinson has been very busy this year and spent much of his time working on big-budget blockbusters. He has proven himself time and time again to be one of the best English-speaking actors working today and has established himself as a leading man in an action film. He also has a gift for comedy and can play some funny characters. But he is known for his serious and intense work as well, which is what makes him so interesting and entertaining to watch. He is definitely one of the biggest stars of tomorrow and we can’t wait to see what he does next.