The question: Who is the better actor? There could be no more interesting comparison than that of Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson. Let’s examine their similarities and differences, and see if we can’t come up with a definitive answer.
Both actors came in below the average height. Robert is 6 feet tall, while Andrew measures in at 5’9”. However, they share the same hair color, which is an important point considering their characters. They have also been noted for their sharp features and pale complexions.
Andrew is known for his distinctive cheekbones and soft brown eyes, while Robert is often compared to a young Ian McKellen due to his piercing eyes and angular face. Their eyebrows are also similar in shape, as is their full and wavy hair.
Robert played the lead role in The Lost Honour of Katherine Anne, a WWII drama directed by Peter Jackson. The character, Lord Peter Wimsey, was originally created for a radio series, but the part was enlarged for the movie. The character is described as a middle-aged Englishman who solves crimes for money. He is an amateur detective, and is often accompanied by his “unofficial” assistant, a bright and beautiful young woman (Jane Holzer).
While it’s true that most of the crimes are a pretext for the character to be with the lovely Jane, the movie is quite explicit about what happens under the table. The romantic subplot between Robert and Jane is one of the major points of the movie. You’ll find yourself rooting for the couple, even though they’re pretty despicable characters.
The Making Of
Peter Jackson is one of the most successful film directors of all time. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings cemented his status as one of the greatest storytellers in moviemaking. He successfully combined special effects and live action into one believable narrative. Sadly, Jackson does not get the recognition he deserves, as his directing career was nearly stopped by a series of accidents. He broke both his legs in a fall, and his right hand was crushed in an accident involving a backhoe.
While recuperating from his injuries, Jackson began toying with the idea of making a mini-series version of The Lost Honour of Katherine Anne. The plan was to shoot around the world in 28 days. He gathered a crack team of filmmakers including his `Wizard of Oz` collaborator, Laszlo Krasznahorkay.
Sadly, Jackson’s grand plan never materialized. While shooting in Budapest, his crew was besieged by hostile gangs. Their plane was hijacked, and they were robbed at gunpoint. The incident shook the director, and he returned to London with the remainder of the season’s filming in a modified form. The result is The Lost Honour of Katherine Anne (1995).
In 2018, Jackson returned to directing with A Song of Fire and Ice. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by George RR Martin. It tells the story of the Game of Thrones characters through the eyes of professional photographer, Gregor Clegane. Once again, Jackson turned to his familiar team of filmmakers to bring the book to life. This time, the team included Neil Marshall (who directed The Wolf of Wall Street), as well as Rick Famuyma (director of the Oscar-winning short, March of the Penguins). The film premiered to widespread critical acclaim.
Jackson’s visual style has become one of the defining characteristics of his films. The director has said that he models his work after the silent era of cinema. He prefers to use old-fashioned techniques, like deep focus, and natural lighting. Many of his movies are also stylized in tone, with an almost campy feel. One of the most prominent filmmakers of the 20th century, Edwin Lutyens, described Jackson’s style as `vividly realistic imagery used in an almost theatrical manner, especially in fight scenes.`
It’s important to note that while there are many similarities between the filmmaking styles of Jackson and Pattinson, there are also key differences. The director has said that he doesn’t like to do many takes, and prefers to move quickly through the script. Most notably, unlike Jackson, Robert does not use doubles for his fight scenes. While it’s not difficult to find a body double for Andrew, the same cannot be said for the majority of the characters in The Lost Honour of Katherine Anne.
The performances of both actors were very good, in different ways. There is no question that Robert has the raw talent. He won several awards for his portrayal of a young, angst-ridden artist. One of the most prestigious awards he won was the Academy Award for Best Actor. This was for his performance in The Artist (2011).
Robert was initially reluctant to take on the part of the adult Peter Wimsey. He viewed the character as a mockery of himself, as it is portrayed in the film. He took a gamble, and agreed to the part because of his admiration for the work of Peter Jackson. Indeed, he said: `I admire the director’s audacity. He took a huge gamble, and was absolutely right to do so.`
There is a scene in which Peter walks through a jungle. The camera lingers on a waterfall as the sound of trickling water is heard in the distance. It’s a scene that will stay with you after you’ve seen the movie. You’ll be able to close your eyes, and envision yourself walking through the lush, tropical environment. It’s just one of the many visual and auditory sensations that bring the jungle to life on the big screen.
Andrew Garfield’s portrayal of the adult Peter Wimsey is considerably more subdued. The actor has cited his research as to what made Tolkien’s character tick. He wanted to bring a realism to his performance, and tried to embody all of the ambiguity that is manifested in the books. While he is often compared to Ian McKellen due to his likeness in face and stature, Garfield’s performance is far more nuanced. He doesn’t have McKellen’s gregarious nature, and his quiet intensity allows for more subtle characterization.
Although these two talented actors have much in common, their styles and approaches to their craft are so different that it’s almost hard to compare them. While you may not see yourself as an unbiased party, it’s hard to deny that the film industry would be a lesser place without the work of Peter Jackson. Sadly, Jackson also has a habit of alienating large sections of the audience. Despite this, he’s still widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
On the subject of great filmmakers, there is another pair of actors that deserves a spot on this list. While we’re on the topic of books and movies, let’s consider Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw. Hiddleston plays the villainous Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is the brother of Hel, and is known for his many wicked tricks. His character is essentially an amalgamation of Loki from the Avengers movies, and the character from the Netflix series, Daredevil. Hiddleston’s portrayal of Loki is one of the greatest pieces of acting he’s ever done. In addition to his great performance, he deserves recognition for bringing to life a character that the screen had not previously seen.
In terms of movies based on books, let’s not forget about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s 1974 children’s book is one of the most popular movies of all time. This was back in the days before CG effects were commonplace, and the special effect that viewers saw was quite novel at the time. The movie was a major hit, and remains one of the most popular children’s movies of all time. It should come as no surprise that O’Reilly has gone on to create other popular movies, including the 2015 drama, The First Grader.