Wondering how old Robert Pattinson was in the latest movie? Curious as to what parts of the film felt authentic and which felt like they were transplanted from a Hollywood script? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Let’s dive into the filmography of the handsome actor to get a clearer picture of his career so far and what roles he’s likely to land in the future.
The handsome British actor was born in the city of London on August 22, 1986; which makes him 27 years old as of now. He began acting professionally at the age of three, starring alongside his parents in the 1999 movie The Tuxedo Mask. He later went on to study acting at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. While in London, he attended St Martins School, an all-boys school with an excellent reputation. After completing his studies at the academy, he returned to London and began working as an extra in movies and TV shows. He also appeared in several well-known commercials, including one for Subway. During this time, he also began to build a reputation as a talented young thespian. At the age of 19, he was chosen to play the part of Tiger Woods in the 2006 made-for-television movie The Woodsman, based on the real-life story of Woods’ rise to fame and subsequent fall from grace. The following year, he made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play Beautiful. That same year, he also played the lead in the romantic comedy Me and My Gal alongside Amy Adams and Rebecca De Mornay.
The Downfall OfTiger Woods
Since the turn of the millennium, Hollywood has seen quite a bit of turnover amongst the top tier of actors. With the exception of Tom Hanks, who reprises his role as Forrest Gump every year in the anniversary specials, the actor playing Tiger Woods has changed hands from one film to the next. The closest thing to a reunion of sorts came in the form of 2014’s The Great Gatsby, in which Pattinson played the part of the handsome Englishman Auden Fiddler, who befriends the young Jay Gatsby (Jordan Fisher). In the end, Gatsby chooses to save face and lets Fiddler play the part of his son in his scheme to con wealthy people. It was a memorable performance; especially since it marked Pattinson’s first time working with director Baz Luhrmann. In 2017, he reprised the role of Fiddler once more for the Netflix series The Goldfinch, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Donna Tartt. A young adult book series partly inspired by the movie, the novels have sold over 14 million copies worldwide. Even if you’ve never read a word of Tartt’s work, you’ll know that much about the book and the story behind it.
The Rise OfPattinson’s Career
Pattinson’s breakout role came in the form of Rupert Pick, the rich art collector and antique dealer in the 2014 movie The Rover. The part was originally earmarked for Matt Damon, but when Damon dropped out, the producers turned to Pattinson, who was more than happy to oblige. The movie is a remake of the 1960 movie of the same name about a group of eccentric adventurers who travel the world in search of ancient artifacts. While the story may not sound like much, the movie itself is an interesting cinematic experiment, especially since it is partially inspired by the adventures of real-life adventuress Cecile Hockx. The actress portraying Cecile in the movie is French and the accent may be a little unfamiliar, but it’s not hard to follow. The production values are beautiful and the costumes are astounding.
Since taking on the role of Rupert Pick, the actor has been keeping busy, working hard to prove to the world that he is more than capable of being a leading man. He’s starred in two additional movies since The Rover, the action comedy Safety Patrol and the dark dramatic thriller The Lighthouse. He also starred in the 2016 movie The Battle of the Sexes alongside Ricardo Montalban and Olympia Dukakis. His next project, the period film The King, is set for release in October 2021. The King is based on the true story of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was imprisoned and executed by Elizabeth I of England. Starring opposite Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, it is one of the most anticipated films of the year. This is the latest in a line of project for the A-list star, who previously starred in the 2018 movie The Beach Bum, a biopic about the late Richard Simmons, director Jeffrey Blitz’s follow-up to 2017’s Get Out. It was also the lead role in the 2014 romantic comedy What Maisie Knew, based on the short story by Elinor Wylie. In 2019, he will star as the lead in Todd Haynes’ acclaimed directorial debut Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the iconic horror series of the same name. From Academy Award-winning director Todd Haynes (Carol, 1995) and starring alongside Tim Curry, Jared Leto, and Nicole Kidman, it will be interesting to see how Pattinson portrays the titular character. If you’re looking for a new thing to stream on Netflix or Amazon, you should definitely check out Dark Shadows, especially since it’s available on those platforms now.
The Future OfPattinson’s Career
It’s been a banner year so far for Pattinson, who has starred in three major studio films released in the last 12 months. Even more impressively, he has also starred in two major British productions, having had a prominent role in the historical drama The Lost Prince opposite Tom Hardy and Kelly Macdonald and the biopic The Goldfinch. Going forward, it’s hard to predict what roles he will play next. Having established himself as a leading man whose star is on the rise, who knows what exciting projects are in store for the actor?