The ‘Twilight’ actor has been in the news for the wrong reasons recently, which is why many people are pleasantly surprised to hear that he has praised the director of the upcoming ‘The Great Gatsby’ movie.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Pattinson said he wouldn’t mind being compared to another famous actor because he feels that both he and Leonardo DiCaprio have something in common: “We’re both very talented and like to take chances. And I think that’s what makes us unique as actors.”

Praised Gatsby

The ‘Twilight’ hunk is praised for his performance in The Great Gatsby, which is slated to be released in theaters on May 10, 2018. When asked about the film by Bloomberg, Pattinson said: “It’s interesting that people are comparing these films, because they’re such different things. Gatsby is more of an ensemble piece, and I think that’s what makes it interesting.”

The ‘Dogs of War’ actor then went on to discuss the challenges of playing Nick Carraway, which he described as “one of the most difficult assignments I’ve had.”

“It’s important to find the truth in the character, because he’s a conflicted man, and you don’t know what to believe. He’s searching for the truth, and he doesn’t always find it,” Pattinson said. “Some people were comparing me to Marlon Brando, and I thought that was a compliment.”

Pattinson On DiCaprio

While talking about comparisons, Pattinson was then asked about playing the role of a younger version of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in The Great Gatsby. He said he doesn’t feel that he is that young, adding that when he looks in the mirror, he sees “a gray-haired version of myself.”

“I don’t feel like I’m acting. I don’t feel like I’m being inspired by anyone. I just feel like I’m doing my job,” Pattinson said.

Why Safdie?

The name Josh Safdie may not ring a bell, but if you’ve seen one of the many critically acclaimed documentaries directed by him, you’ll recognize his work. He has previously directed such docs as Whitney, which follows the story of famous American fashion designer and founder of the iconic firm Markelle Fleck, and his relationship with legendary fashion photographer, Richard Avedon; and The King of Kong, which explores the competitive world of gamers and the evolution of video games.

The director’s latest project is called Martha Marcy May Marlene, which stars Elizabeth Taylor and was filmed almost entirely in one take. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Patricia O’Brien, who has a Pulitzer Prize for her work, the film follows Taylor’s character, a bored, rich widow named Martha Marcy May Marlene, as she escapes from New York to a small town in New Mexico. She comes to believe that her late husband was murdered, and sets out to find the person(s) responsible for his death. While on the hunt for answers, she teams up with a local sheriff and forms a friendship with a former student, Abel Crain. As the two of them try to solve the murder, Martha Marcy May Marlene battles loneliness, boredom, and her own worst enemies, the local boys who just want to have fun with her money. However, she eventually finds the happiness she was looking for, and the film ends on a hopeful note as she prepares to return to New York. The movie is set to be released on May 10, 2018.

Rocking T-shirts And Jeans

When it comes to fashion, the 51-year-old actor is a walking enigma. Although he has worn Marlboros and Jack Daniels T-shirts in the past, today’s Robert Pattinson prefers to keep his social media channels free of any blatant brand affiliations. The marketing people behind these brands must have been thrilled, as the actor has recently gotten into the habit of wearing their products without their knowledge. To his credit, he has gone from strength to strength in terms of his fashion choices, and it seems that no brand or style is safe from his charm when it comes to endorsing products. While many famous faces are currently riding a wave of popularity thanks to the current trend of bold prints and classic monochrome looks, it seems that the ‘Twilight’ star has gone against the grain.

Pattinson has always been a man of paradoxes. It seems that he holds a special place in his heart for designer brands such as Dior and Givenchy, while also appreciating the value of a plain T-shirt to keep his clothes simple and to the point. In a way, it almost seems like he has two distinct personas: the cool, calm, and collected (CCAC) actor, who projects an image of confidence and luxury, and the down-to-earth guy, who is a bit of a fashion renegade. It’s this dual identity that makes him so interesting as an actor to watch, and it also explains why he has been fortunate enough to work with some of the greatest directors in the business. While he may not always get the roles he covets, when he does land a part, it seems that he handles it with the skill of a seasoned veteran.