He may be famous for playing the tortured romantic artist in the Hollywood blockbuster Water For Elephants, but Doomed actor Robert Pattinson has always had a passionate fan base. What was the last movie you saw him in (or one of his many cameos in)? You’ll probably know the answer. As a famous fan of his work, here’s an insight into some of the important things that you should know.
The Making Of Doomed
When fans first heard that Doomed star Robert Pattinson would be seen in theaters in 2015, they were over the moon. The film is a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare play Othello, about a jealous husband who suspects the wife of his friend (played by Robert Pattinson) of cheating on him. The story is set against the backdrop of a hip hop musical and features cameos from some of the biggest names in pop culture, including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Jaden Smith.
It took nearly a decade for anyone to get the idea of making this particular movie. The fact that it came from a lesser-known UK studio is perhaps what made it more of an underdog story. It’s a real gem, and I highly suggest checking it out.
Pattinson’s Solo Career
If you weren’t aware of Robert Pattinson’s acting career before Doomed, then you should be now. Besides being one of the most iconic film stars of our time, he has also amassed quite the solo career. In 2015, he released his first book, titled A Short Story About Love, which became a New York Times bestseller.
Later that year, he penned a book about fashion, titled How to Be Unique, and in January 2018, he made his Broadway debut in the role of Richard III. He has also collaborated with the French fashion house Balmain on a capsule collection of t-shirts and jeans, designed to look like theatrical masks.
Most Popular Film Role
When it comes to cinematic greatness, it’s hard to beat the late great Sir Alec Guiness. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s probably time you should have. Besides being the inventor of the soft drink Guiness, he was also the director of one of the most memorable British films of all time, titled The Great Escape. The 1942 film starred Graham McTavish, Charles “Charlie” Chaplin, and James “Jimmy” Edwards, with an appearance from Sir Alec Guinness himself.
Guinness’s role in the film was that of a British Intelligence officer who helps the prisoners of war escape from a German POW camp. The story is taken from the German novel Der Gröser König, by Hanns Heinz Ewers. According to the Internet Movie Database, The Great Escape is the third most popular movie directed by Sir Alec Guinness, only behind The Man in London and Operation Mincemeat. It’s also the second most popular movie with an all-British cast, next to Robin Hood.
The Biggest Fan Base
Among all of the other great roles that Sir Alec Guinness played, one of his best known and most beloved is that of Sherlock Holmes. For several years, fans have been creating cosplays of the great detective and putting on display their knowledge of Holmes’ personal life and times. Now, it seems, they’re taking this fandom a step further. The Instagram account @itsholmes stated that it would like to collaborate with Sherlock Holmes experts to turn the platform into a resource for information about the great detective.
Perhaps more impressively, the account is already approaching 500,000 followers, with users sharing images of themselves dressed as various iconic heroes and villains from fiction, as well as their personal experiences with the characters. One user, @_kryptonite_, even made a special request for a Batman and Sherlock Holmes mashup.
Famous For His Work
As great as Robert Pattinson is as an actor, it’s his work as an author that has really propelled him to stardom. Besides the solo career that we mentioned above, he has also published a cookbook, Parrillada, with Mexican food expert and chef Guillermo Rodriguez. The book gained notoriety for its unique approach to Mexican cuisine. Each recipe is named after an important figure in Spanish literature, and the odd pairing of paella and Don Quixote makes for an interesting combination.
He also published a collection of haikus, titled Rouge, and is currently working on a children’s book, titled The Fire Within.
A Genuine Humorist
If you’ve ever seen the movie Doomed, then you know that Robert Pattinson has a distinctive and hilarious laugh. Despite being one of the most famous comedians in the world, he actually began his career in stand-up comedy, where his humor is often met with uproarious laughter from the audience. In fact, he credits much of his comedic success to his mastery of crowd psychology. In 2015, he published Lost In Translation, his first work of non-fiction, which details his experiences as a comedian touring Japan. Besides writing, he also performs stand-up throughout Europe and North America. Since his stand-up routines tend to be pretty dark, many fans may be surprised to learn that he is actually a very lighthearted and playful person. In fact, he has a fairly large collection of comedy albums, which he often listens to in the privacy of his home. Unfortunately, he hasn’t released any new stand-up specials since 2011’s Tattoo, but hopefully that will change soon.
An All-Round Talent
Besides being a renowned comedian, actor, and writer, Robert Pattinson is also a talented musician and painter. He even showcased his talents as a comic book artist in an online series titled The Racket. The series looks at famous historical figures who also played a part in shaping the 20th century, and each installment features Robert Pattinson drawing the character’s portrait.
As for his paintings, they mostly focus on Victorian-era London, though he does dabble in modern themes as well. The paintings range from realistic depictions of the city to impressionistic landscapes, and many of the scenes feature the characters and settings that he is so well-known for. In 2019, he opened a solo show in London called Van Gogh in the Snow.
Wishing You Best For Life
This one may seem pretty random, but it’s actually a fan-made tribute to one of the most iconic film stars. Since learning of his passing, the Internet has been flooded with heartfelt tributes and beautiful remembrances of the great man. It’s clear that Robert Pattinson will be greatly missed, but his fans will carry on his legacy. Here’s to you, Robert Pattinson — we’ll miss you, but your memory will live on.