The world is a busy place, and while we’re always glad to see an actor or actress make it to the big screen, sometimes we have to wait a long time for the next big thing. When that happens, we can always turn to the ever-growing list of Hollywood’s directors who have worked for Robert Pattinson. Here’s a list of every single one of them!
Kevin James is an Academy Award-nominated director and producer whose work you might know. He has helmed such films as Step Brothers, The Houses We Lived In and Daddy’s Money. He’s also worked with Robert Pattinson on the upcoming High Maintenance. You can see the trailer here:
Step Brothers is one of the few films on this list that wasn’t directed by Pattinson himself. But even if it wasn’t, we think it’d still be on this list because it’s such an iconic film. In the movie, James plays two estranged brothers who decide to live together and help support their ailing mother. The movie is a classic example of the “bromance” subgenre and features a young Christian Slater and an uncredited cameo by Macaulay Culkin. The film also introduced us to the world of potato salad, which we’ve all come to know and love.
The Houses We Lived In is another great James film. Here, he explores the genre of “couch surfing,” where people watch television and movies on their couches, often with others sitting nearby. The film follows three strangers who live together and help each other navigate their complicated lives. James also directed the 2017 documentary Mansard, which follows real-life couple John and Karen Mansard as they renovate a Parisian mansion in just seven days. The couple have both been married to each other for more than 30 years, and they credit their creative collaboration and intense focus for the house’s stunning transformation. They also founded the architecture and design firm Marjorie Merriweather Post Pavilion in 1989, which they use to furnish their work.
The next director on our list is Mikael Herschlag, who has worked with Robert Pattinson on several films including the aforementioned High Maintenance and the 2007 psychological thriller Traitor. If you’ve seen either one of those films, you know exactly what to expect: a dark, moody, cerebral cinematic experience that features complex plotting and an unsettling atmosphere.
Lluís Maquier is an award-winning Spanish director whose work you might know if you’re a fan of Spanish cinema. He has helmed such titles as The Last Days of August, The Kingmaker and Mostrando True (2014), for which he won the Silver Shell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. His most recent project is My Son the Cheetah, an adaptation of the children’s book by José Hernández in which a father protects his son from animal attacks.
Another well-known director who has worked with Robert Pattinson is Andrea Arnold, whose films include the Academy Award-winning North Face and the 2013 psychological thriller Red. Arnold is known for her use of extreme sports in her films. In one of her earlier collaborations with Robert Pattinson, she directed a short film featuring the actor in the role of a lifetime: an extreme sports athlete who must overcome his fears to qualify for the Olympics.
Arnold’s other films include the 2012 documentary Andrea Arnold: A Portrait of a Filmmaker, which follows the director through the making of Red, and the 2018 horror-thriller High Tide, in which she explores the theme of isolation and its many different forms through the lens of the English countryside.
Red is widely considered to be one of the greatest thrillers of all time. Noted film critic Roger Ebert gave the film 4.5 out of 4 stars, proclaiming it: “One of the truly great films…an astonishing achievement.” A group of screenwriters, producers and artists collaborated on the screenplay for Red, which focuses on a group of friends who go on a camping trip only to have their retreat turned into a living nightmare when a mysterious psychopathic killer starts hunting them down one by one. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Madsen and Donald Sutherland.
Michael Madsen is an Academy Award-nominated producer and director whose work you might know if you’re a fan of horror films or crime dramas. He has directed several successful movies, such as The Hunter (2012), Blood Creek (2014) and Traitor (2007). In addition to his work in film, he is also an accomplished musician, recording and touring with industrial band Nine Inch Nails. On the subject of collaboration, he has worked with the band’s frontman, Trent Reznor, on several films. His production company, Final Cut Productions, became responsible for the music and sound design for The Weinstein Company’s 2016 biopic The Founder, starring Michael Keaton as the real-life American business tycoon Howard Schultz. With his unique blend of genres, unique storytelling and attention to detail, we can see why so many filmmakers have worked for Robert Pattinson.