The ‘Twilight’ and ‘Goodbye’ filmmaker is making headlines for all the right reasons. The 31-year-old British celebrity has finally accepted the fact that he is one of the worlds most recognizable and influential figures, and is using this to his advantage. He recently won the American Music Award for International Artist of the Year, and has been named Billboard’s Artist of the Year, as well as Vanity Fair’s 2016 Man of the Year.
If you’re unfamiliar, ‘Twilight’ was the phenomenally successful vampire saga that broke box office records and popularized the vampire genre. It was made back in 2009, and was inspired by the best-selling novel by Catherine Hardwicke, ‘Sweeney Todd’. The book and the film introduced us to the world of Judge Faden, whom we sadly never actually get to meet. The protagonist in the novel is a famous pianist named Robert Pattinson, who turns into a vampire at the end of the story.
‘Twilight’ also introduced us to the fascinating world of Edward Cullen, the vampire played by Robert Pattinson in the film. The actor’s portrayal of the character was phenomenal, and made him a household name. While we were initially skeptical about the film adaptation, the reviews have actually been quite good. Perhaps the most well-known review was Stephanie Meyers’ from ‘Vanity Fair’, which stated, “If you’re looking for a smart and exciting vampire story, I’d have to say The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is right up your alley.”
The following is a detailed look at the fascinating history of Robert Pattinson and how he became one of the worlds most eligible bachelors. We’ll cover his incredible success in the film industry, how his personal life is so often overshadowed by his wild adventures as a Hollywood celebrity, and much more.
From ‘Sneakers’ To ‘Goodbye’
It all started with the 2008 debut of ‘Sneakers’, the acclaimed documentary about Kanye West and his groundbreaking album, ‘808s’. One of the film’s many highlights is a scene where Kanye meets with filmmaker Michael Moore, and they watch the playback of ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’s’ ‘Suicide Squad’ music video. Moore asks Kanye if he’s ever thought about making such a video for himself, and the rapper replies that he has, in fact, shot a music video with his friends in a similar fashion. Moore and Kanye then decide to give it a try. The result is one of the most memorable music videos of all time.
The documentary also explores Kanye and Jay-Z’s meteoric rise to fame. The film captures the two rappers’ first meet-and-greet with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama back in 2008. It was a time when Obama was still a U.S. Senator and Kanye was just one of the many celebrity supporters who turned up to show their support. The documentary also shows how close the two friends were at the time. Jay-Z even considered offering to be Obama’s running mate on his 2008 presidential campaign, but the offer was reportedly turned down. The film ends with a glimpse at Ye’s current life, including his wildly successful album, ‘Life Of Pablo’, and more.
Robert Pattinson And Kate Bosworth Have A Baby Girl
After the phenomenal success of ‘Sneakers’, Kanye approached Adam Morrison, who directed the documentary, with an offer to helm his next music video. At the time, Morrison was deep in post-production on his latest documentary, ‘Jon Benjamin Has a Wild Ride’. But Kanye wanted to put aside their differences and work together, so he instead offered to fund the entire project. When Morrison told Kanye that he had accepted the offer, the rapper immediately responded, “Then you better make that movie.”
Morrison wound up taking on a bigger project than he’d ever worked on before. The filmmaker decided that to properly tell the story of Kanye’s ascent to fame, he needed to step away from the limelight for a while. He wanted to make a biopic about the artist’s life, but he also needed a co-director, so he turned to his friend, the British actor and filmmaker, Robert Pattinson. Together, the two men worked on a film that would become the basis of their partnership, ‘CK One’.
Since then, the ‘Twilight’ and ‘Goodbye’ filmmaker has worked with Morrison on all of his projects. He also made a trilogy of films about the literary character Jasper, the wolf from ‘The Twilight Saga’, which was originally due for release in 2019. The first of these films, ‘Jasper Park’, will be released this October, and its trailer was just revealed. While we’re excited for his next film, we can’t help but wonder what is taking so long with \’The Twilight Saga: Eclipse\’ — the five-and-a-half hour long epic that was originally scheduled for release in 2010, and then pushed back to December 2012. The movie is finally coming out in May 2021, which is nearly two years after the movie\’s premiere date. Hopefully, Morrison will use this extra time to properly edit the film and polish it for release.
The Making Of ‘Notorious B.I.G.’s’ ‘Suicide Squad’
While we await the release of ”The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, here’s one event that we can look forward to. On March 16th, 2020, Warner Bros. will release the long-awaited single-disc DVD, ‘Notorious B.I.G.’s “Suicide Squad” Music Video Anthology’. If you’re unfamiliar, ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ was the legendary rapper who passed away in March, 2020 at the age of 48. Aside from his music, the Bronx rapper was well-known for his fashion, cars, and expensive jewelry. The music video anthology features 12 of ‘Norman’s’ iconic videos, most of which were directed by Chris Robinson (RIP). The anthology also includes an interview with the rapper from 2009, as well as rare photos from the ’90s.
The 12-disc set will be released in conjunction with Burger King’s ‘Black History Month’ promotion, which celebrates black music and popular culture. The company is teaming up with the Notorious B.I.G. estate and others to celebrate the rich history of African Americans and their contribution to popular music. So, while you’re scrambling to find a limited-edition chocolate bar to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic hip-hop artist, you can also find out more about the history of black music and culture through this release.
Hollywood Musicians Aren’t Your Regular Folk
Whether he’s fronting a band or acting in a film, you’ll often hear Robert Pattinson mention how grateful he is to be in the position he is in. The ‘Twilight’ and ‘Goodbye’ filmmaker has made it clear that he feels fortunate to be able to work in a field that he loves, and to have been able to make a living out of doing what he loves. In an interview with Esquire, Pattinson stated, “I still feel like a kid in a candy shop, stumbling into the biggest movie musical ever made without even thinking about it. So, when I walk through the doors of a recording studio, I still feel like a teenaged kid on a mission: to make the monsteroids roar and the cameras flash.”
Whether it’s the iconic music scene in ‘Sneakers’ or his partnership with Kanye and Adam Morrison, it’s safe to say that he’s done more than enough to secure a place in the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere.