In 2010, Robert Pattinson burst onto the scene playing the lead in the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. Since then the British actor has carved out a niche for himself playing a variety of characters in critically acclaimed films. Most recently, he was seen in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Ledge (2017). While he may not always get the girl, the 28-year-old is sure to keep your attention as he roams the screen.
The Making Of Twilight
Since its premiere, Twilight has been met with critical acclaim and turned into a cultural phenomenon, selling more than 70 million copies worldwide and spawning a whole generation of devoted fans. The film is the story of Edward Cullen (Pattinson), the charismatic and brilliant leader of the vampire clan in Forks, Washington. Edward is the only human who can see and hear the undead while under the control of a venomous mist referred to as a venomous fog (VF). Through a combination of mesmerism and hypnosis, Edward can compel individuals to do his bidding, including turning themselves into perfect pets.
In order to play the part, Pattinson had to get and keep his hands full, training to become an expert lip-flapper and nail-biter. To achieve the right look, he visited spas and salons in London to get treatment for his nails and spent time with makeup artists watching tutorials and listening to advice. He also went to great lengths to understand and embody Edward’s character, studying the sociopathology of vampires and reading extensive biographies on the subject. The research and preparation paid off as Twilight was praised for its realistic portrayal of vampirism and received several awards, including the prestigious Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. In the years since, Pattinson has appeared in a variety of films, often portraying charismatic villains and cult leaders.
Will Robert Pattinson Stay In Hollywood?
Despite his success in the movies, Robert Pattinson is originally from England and has been living in Los Angeles since he was 19. Over the years, he has built a reputation for himself in Hollywood and has stated that he wants to remain in the Entertainment Capital of the World. In an interview with Collider, Pattinson said, “I love it here. I don’t really want to live anywhere else. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t get to go to work every day. It’s a great city to be in.”
In addition to his work in the movies, Pattinson has established himself as a popular TV guest, appearing on shows like The Tonight Show and The Walking Dead. In 2019, he will host the 86th Annual Academy Awards, making him one of the best-known faces in Hollywood.
While the future of film is undoubtedly digital, there is still a place for old-fashioned movie magic. For fans of Twilight, the prospect of a reunion sequel featuring Edward and Bella is certainly enticing. However, for those hoping to see Pattinson settle down with a nice woman and start a family, well, he may choose to explore his bisexuality in future films.