While it is great to see all of the success that Robert Pattinson has had since getting his break in Hollywood and landing the coveted role as the next James Bond, the actor is not hiding from the fact that he is now a big celebrity and has a lot of work to do. One of the things that Pattinson is doing to help make the most out of his newfound fame is filming a new movie each year, often playing the same character multiple times. With 2019 now behind us, it is a good time to reflect on the phenomenal success that the actor has had over the past 12 months.
It’s fair to say that 2019 was a banner year for Rob. Not only did he land a coveted role as James Bond’s replacement, he also starred in multiple blockbusters and managed to keep busy on and off-screen. It was an extremely eventful year for the 31-year-old, who was previously best known for his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films. Since the beginning of 2019, Rob has starred in six films that have grossed over $500 million worldwide, along with various other smaller budgeted projects.
The New James Bond
If 2019 was a banner year for the English actor, it was also a banner year for Daniel Craig, the man behind the mask. Daniel Craig is now the longest serving actor to play James Bond and the seventh actor to take on the role. While he has mostly worked with renowned British production company Eon Productions over the course of his career, Daniel Craig has also collaborated with Hollywood studio Warner Bros. on several projects.
After making his debut in the 2005 movie Casino Royale, Daniel Craig has become arguably the greatest James Bond ever. The actor broke records and became the first person to earn over $100 million for each of his four previous performances as Bond, as he did again in 2019 with Quantum of Solace, officially making him the highest paid actor in the history of cinema.
The success of Daniel Craig as James Bond is probably most notable for the fact that it has made him into one of the most in-demand actors of all time. The majority of his projects now are based around the world of luxury and fashion, with the actor starring in many commercials for high-end brands such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Rolex. It’s fair to say that Daniel Craig has truly carved out a niche for himself in the Hollywood world.
The Record-breaking Year For Blockbusters
There are few other Hollywood stars who can boast a similar level of success, especially when it comes to the big-budgeted blockbusters. While most actors hone their craft in the often-neglected independent films to build a body of work, the truly successful ones constantly turn up the heat in the megabudgeted flicks, commanding huge box office returns and, in most cases, being bankable roles even after they hit their 30s. This is especially the case for men in Hollywood, as they often still have the ability to draw significant female audiences.
It’s safe to assume that the year 2019 was a phenomenal one for blockbusters. Not only did Jurassic World become the highest grossing movie of all time, it also marked the fourth consecutive year in a row that a film based on a video game topped the box office. Thanks in part to the continued success of the Assassin’s Creed series, players were desperate to see more of Connor, the game’s lead character, who was played by English actor Jason Mamoa.
Dealing with a global pandemic certainly did not stop anyone from going to the movies. Some of Hollywood’s biggest and most prestigious studios released mega-budgeted movies in the closing months of the year, with Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, and The Last Jedi all being among the top ten highest-grossing movies of 2019. With audiences desperate for escapism following the outbreak of COVID-19, these films were able to draw plenty of people to cinemas across the world.
Most Popular Actor
It is well-known that the most popular actors in Hollywood are often those who star in several popular movies each year. This is largely because it is relatively easy for movie-goers to remember a face or name, even if they have not seen that person in a while. This tactic allows actors to capitalize on their fame, as they often draw on this well to land a role in a major motion picture. In 2019, it was once again the case for English actor Rob, who has been in the limelight for some time now thanks to his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films. Although he has not been in a Hollywood blockbuster since 2017’s Crazy Rich Asians, Rob has still been able to draw attention to himself through various high-profile projects including the upcoming Disney+ series ShadowHunter. In 2019, it was revealed that ShadowHunter would be the most popular show of the Disney+ original series, setting a new record for the platform. Thanks in large part to Rob’s newfound popularity, it was also revealed that Disney+ had paid over $25 million for the rights to use his image alone for advertising and promotional material.
With so much talk of blockbusters, vampires, and James Bond in the news, it is no wonder that people are drawn to Rob’s films and persona. The English actor has firmly established himself as one of the most in-demand stars in Hollywood, and it seems that fans want to know more about his personal life as well. In an interview with GQ, Rob revealed that he does not believe in love at first sight, as he feels there is usually some kind of build-up that precedes it. He also mentioned that he does not drink, which is certainly a relief for those who have to work with him. Finally, the English actor revealed that he has no interest in gaining popularity through social media, as he does not believe there is anything truly effective about it. We can only hope that he continues to keep his private life private, as it is rare to see truly successful stars speak so openly about themselves.