The name Robbert Pattinson might not mean much to you, but if you’re a fan of the Twilight Saga’s charismatic lead, you’ll know exactly who he is and why you should be paying attention to him.
The handsome British actor has enjoyed a successful career portraying Edward Cullen in the popular vampire movie series, but he’s certainly not resting on his laurels. As the years have passed, Pattinson has established himself as one of Hollywood’s elite leading men, starring in big budget films and winning multiple awards along the way.
The actor has released two films so far this year: Cosmo’s Midnight and The Magic Kingdom. For those who have yet to see the series, or simply want to rekindle their love for it, here’s a look at how to keep up with Pattinson as he makes his way to the theater.
Follow The Twilights On Social Media
If you want to keep up with the charismatic British actor, then social media is where you need to be heading. Edward Cullen is an iconic character, but he isn’t exactly known for his social media game. That role isn’t exactly suitable for portraying in real life either, so Pattinson hasn’t been as active on social media as one would expect.
The Twilight Saga is one of the most popular series of books ever published, and the movies are arguably its most iconic and recognizable installments. Without exaggeration, it could be said that the fate of the series was decided on December 30, 2012 when Summit Entertainment released Twilight and its two sequels on DVD. Since then, the films have remained popular, and even spawned a Broadway play.
The series follows the story of Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart), a young woman whose life is turned upside down when she becomes fascinated by the charismatic vampire Edward Cullen (portrayed by Pattinson). Her interest is entirely platonic, as she falls in love with her best friend Charlie (Joshua Jackson) first, before realizing her true feelings for Edward.
Before Twilight came along, Pattinson had already accumulated a substantial acting resume. He began his film career in 1997, appearing in a range of supporting roles before being handed the lead in a BBC mini-series titled Legend of The Seeker. The actor reprised the role in the second and third season of the fantasy series, earning him a British Academy Award for Best Actor in 2015.
Pattinson’s other film credits include Under the Skin, The Rover, and The Lost City. He’s since continued to act, appearing in such films as The English Patient, The Legend of Tarzan, and the recent drama The Gentlemen. In addition to acting, Pattinson has launched a fashion line (Robeert Pattinson) and curated an exhibition titled The Music of Twinkling (Music of Twinkling).
Aside from showing off his enviable looks and acting chops, Pattinson has also made headlines for his controversial opinions. In 2016, he spoke out against what he considered to be political correctness, calling out social media users for censoring themselves. He said: “I think often you’ll find when you look at the news, or when you read articles, they’re really quite reactionary, quite fearful, and quite close to what people want to keep quiet.”
Keep An Eye On The Awards
If you’re a big fan of the Twilight Saga, then you’ll know that awards are a significant part of its appeal. It doesn’t hurt that the films’ gorgeous visual style and soundtrack are also unforgettable. With so many accolades under his belt, it’s no wonder why Pattinson is often typecast as a romantic lead.
The actor has been nominated for and won numerous awards throughout his career. Some of the more prominent honors include a British Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award (for Best Actor).
See All Of Edward’s Best Friend’s Retrospective Shows
Pattinson is currently enjoying a renaissance, and has just as many interesting projects in the works as he does completed films. One of the most interesting developments is the fact that he’s set to star in a series of one-hour adaptations of Edward’s best friend Charlie’s (fictional) short stories for Netflix.
The five-part series takes inspiration from such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and will star Pattinson alongside actors including Johnny Depp, Dustin Hoffman, and Jude Law. The project is currently in production, and it’s expected to be released in 2022.
Keep An Eye Out For Premiere Dates
The premiere dates for the highly anticipated Twilight Saga installments are now known, and fans of the series won’t have to wait very long to see Pattinson reprise his role as Edward Cullen.
The first of what will be three weekly installments of Twilight airing on November 25th will reveal more about Cullen’s transformation into a vampire, as well as the state of his burgeoning romance with Stewart’s character Bella. The hotly anticipated premiere will be followed by the second installment almost exactly a month later on December 1st. After that, it’s off to London for the annual AACTA Awards, where Twilight and its stars are sure to be nominated for a number of prestigious prizes.
If you want to keep up with the charming British actor, then it’s important to keep a lookout for premiere dates, as these will most likely coincide with hot stories making headlines and dominating social media discussions.
This will make it much easier to keep track of all his projects, opportunities, and new ventures. Whether you’re a big fan of Twilight or just want to keep track of the talented actor’s career, this is certainly a useful guide to do so.