Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular English actors of this generation. The British-born Hollywood star has appeared in several hit films, including Twilight, Where the Wild Things Are, and, most recently, The Lost Child. In 2014, he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to drama.
Pattinson began his acting career while studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating in 2005, he had several minor roles in British television series before being cast in the international hit film Twilight. Since then, he has become a prominent figure in Hollywood, starring in major productions such as the latest Harry Potter installment and Michael Fassbender’s upcoming X-Men film, among others.
If you are an aspiring filmmaker looking to cast a role, you have many choices, but not all will be easy. Just remember that ‘the better the actor, the better the performance’, so take your time in choosing the right person for the job. Here are some useful tips from an expert in the field on how to choose the right actor for your production.
Check Their Demeanor
Aside from their acting talent, you should also consider an actor’s demeanor. Does he seem like a serious, thoughtful individual, or is he more likely to come across as cocky and cool? You should try to find someone who is easy to work with and will bring an agreeable atmosphere to your set.
Even if you have the best script ever written, it won’t mean much if the actor mucks it up. You don’t want to waste your time with someone who won’t pay attention to the details or will deliberately contradict your directions. Instead, look for someone who will be receptive to your vision and easy to work with, even if you are used to being in charge.
Look At Their Resume
Actors’ resumes should always be taken into consideration, especially when dealing with more experienced professionals. Just because someone is talented doesn’t mean they will be able to bring that talent to your project. There are many examples of talented actors who didn’t land the right role because of their resume. Take Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s career for instance; before Twilight, he was mostly known for his roles in smaller independent films. However, it was his performance as Levitt in the 2008 film, The Dilemma, that won him recognition. He followed it up with a leading role as Johnny in the 2011 indie film, Hit and Run, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Just because someone has appeared in a few small films doesn’t mean they are suited for your big budget project.
When it comes to selecting an actor, there are various aspects to consider. From their talent for the role to their experience and how easy they will be to work with. Make sure to take all these factors into consideration before making a decision. If you have chosen an unknown actor, try to find a way to get some feedback from people who have seen them in past productions. With online databases such as IMDB and Casting Networks, you can easily find out more information about an actor. Use these resources to your advantage.