What will the next century look like – and who will lead it? These are questions that have been weighing on our minds since the turn of the millennium. In the last hundred years, we’ve seen an unprecedented number of world-changing events. From climate change to the rise of dictatorships, technology to the collapse of traditional hierarchies, there have been so many upheavals. Now, more than ever, it feels like the world is on the cusp of a great change. But what is the best way for us to navigate these tumultuous times? One answer to these questions may be found in the work of two men: Robert Pattinson and Christian Bale.

Both actors rose to fame in the early 2000s and are now considered to be among the greatest of their generation. And while they might not always seem to work together (Bale was previously married to Angelina Jolie and has also collaborated with J.J. Abrams), when it comes to their dramatic roles, they are almost always on set together. In fact, it’s almost impossible to look at their Instagram accounts and not see their matching posts. With a combined total of more than 70 million followers, the popularity of these two modern day Renaissance men is undeniable. Let’s take a closer look at their lives, careers, and achievements – and see if they are really the best of the best.

A Brief Biography Of Christian Bale

Often cast as a leading man, Christian Bale’s dramatic roles have made him famous around the world. The British actor is best known for his iconic role as Dick Cheney in the 2014 film Dick Cheney, about the then-Vice President’s life. He is also known for portraying real-life murderer Ted Bundy in Tully, and Bruce Wayne/Batman in the highly acclaimed The Dark Knight trilogy. Most recently, he portrayed Dick Nixon in the Emmy-nominated limited series The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Although he has enjoyed great success in Hollywood, it hasn’t always been easy for the actor. Christian Bale was born in London in 1974 and grew up in a small town in South Yorkshire.

After graduating from the University of York with a degree in economics, Bale found work in marketing and corporate finance, but struggled to find any meaningful engagement in his off-days. In 1995, he moved to London to take up acting as it is considered to be the best career in the UK. However, it wasn’t long before Bale was struggling to find meaningful roles in the capital. After a couple of bit parts in British films, Bale was cast in a prominent role in the independent thriller Shadow of a Doubt – a role which went on to win him an Independent Film Awards in 1998. This breakthrough led to further prominent roles in films such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Black Hawk Down, and The Dark Knight, all of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time. In 2010, he collaborated with J.J. Abrams on the revival of Star Trek, and in 2012 he starred in the acclaimed WWII drama, This Is Not a Game. Since then, he has mostly stayed away from the big screen, focusing on more character-led roles. He is also the founder of the micro-billing platform, Elios Trading, which he ran with his business partner Rich Lee before they sold the business to Atomwaffen for an undisclosed sum in 2018.

A Brief Biography Of Robert Pattinson

It’s fair to say that Robert Pattinson’s rise to fame was similar to Christian Bale’s – albeit on a slightly different timeline. The English actor first found success in the UK, with memorable roles in the indie films Shame and the musical drama, Water For My Trees. He then went on to star in the Twilight franchise, one of the top-grossing movie series of all time. Since then, Pattinson’s career has gone from strength to strength, with high-profile lead roles in acclaimed projects such as the 2013 drama, Gone Girl, and the Divergent franchise, among others. Interestingly, for someone who has always wanted to be a major player on the Hollywood scene, it was taking roles in smaller indie films that led Pattinson to the big time. In 2018, he collaborated with J.J. Abrams on the reboot of the classic TV series, Lost, and in 2019 he will star in Woody Allen’s next film, Café Society.

Pattinson was born in London in 1985 and grew up in Australia, spending his formative years between Sydney and the Blue Mountains. He then moved to London to study Economics at University – a decision he later said he regretted. After graduating, he began working for Credit Suisse in London before moving back home to Sydney, where he worked as a stockbroker for the investment bank, Goldman Sachs. In 2006, he moved to Los Angeles to follow his dream of becoming an actor. He is also the founder of the micro-billing platform, Elios Trading, and currently resides in the UK.

It’s no surprise that these two intelligent and driven men have found success in the crowded world of Hollywood, as they are both very resourceful. They’re also well-liked by their peers, which is probably because they have something valuable to offer. As we’ve established, Christian Bale is a great actor whose career has been nothing short of meteoric. But even before he made his name in American movies, he was already a renowned stage actor who performed in prestigious companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Similarly, Robert Pattinson has had an impressive acting career, with memorable roles in The Lost Years and the Harry Potter series, but he began his training at the Old Vic theater school in London. In addition to acting, the two men are also passionate about politics and are among the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. But, as they’ve established, they aren’t always meant to be alone. Both Bale and Pattinson have a very strong bond with their significant other and often work together on projects they are both involved in. For example, they collaborated on The Dark Knight for ten months while Angelina Jolie was on maternity leave. It’s almost as if they’re waiting for her return so they can finish what they started. That is dedication!

Ultimately, it’s not simply about having a famous name or a popular movie that guarantees you’ll be successful in Hollywood – although these certainly help. The most effective strategy is to put in the hard yards and create a strong portfolio. If you want to succeed in the film industry, put in the time and develop your skills. Work hard, act responsibly, and most importantly – have fun! If you follow these three basic guidelines, you’ll make Hollywood a much happier place to be. And, as we’ve established, happiness is the key to successful acting. So, if you want to be the best, act like it.