Welcome to the wonderful world of Robert Pattinson! We all know and love the handsome actor best known for starring in the “Twilight” films, but did you know he is also a bestselling author, adventurer, and wildlife photographer?
Whether you’re a diehard fan or you’ve just heard of him, here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right Robert Pattinson filmler!
His Fictional Work
Before we dive into his non-fiction work, let’s take a quick look at his fictional work. Of course, we all know what movie series he is most famous for, but did you know that he has also written a number of acclaimed novels?
Most notably, he wrote the bestselling “Twilight” series – four books in all – as well as the standalone novel “Water for Elephants.” He also wrote the screenplay for the 2011 film adaptation of “The Twilight Saga,” which starred Christian Bale as Edward Cullen and Rosalind Russell as his wife, Bella.
Although he is known for his role as Jacob Black in the “Twilight” films, his other fictional work – including the bestselling “Bel Ami” series – is just as acclaimed and holds its own against the much-lauded “Twilight” series. It seems that Robert Pattinson has written something for everyone!
If you’re unfamiliar, the “Bel Ami” series is a historical fiction novel set in London during the Belle Époque, the golden era of the city. The novels feature handsome, Englishmen who fall in love with charismatic American women and bring them back to England with them, where they often become part of a larger plot involving society ladies, aristocrats, and scandals.
Most fans of the “Twilight” series will also know that Robert Pattinson is a self-professed comic book fan, and he even co-founded a comic book store in downtown Los Angeles. Well, if you love comics too, you could run across a number of titles at the store, like the ever-important “Scott Pilgrim” series, which is an adaptation of the popular graphic novel of the same name by Bryan Lee O’Malley. If not, you can also check out the complete collection of Richard Nixon comics!
Moving on from his fictional work, let’s take a look at his non-fiction work. As we’ve established, Robert is a bit of a renaissance man, but he is most famous for his work in film. However, he has written extensively about his love of film and filmmaking, and he has even released a number of books about his experiences on the set of the “Twilight” films. He has also been very public about the challenges that come with being an actor. Therefore, if you’re looking for a guide to reading about the actor’s life – be it his career or his romantic pursuits – then these are perfect choices!
Here is a short list of some of his bestselling books:
- Belle Époque: Beauty, Fashion, and Fun in the Era of the Roaring Twenties – the complete guide to the 1920s, from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression. An all-time classic for anyone who loves fashion or just wants to know more about the era.
- Bel Ami: Tales of A Fallen Idol, Book One – a novel about Englishmen and American women transplanted to London in the roaring Twenties. It’s an ode to the golden era of the city, when glamour and scandal were the norm (and still are today).
- Twilight: Shadows of the Past – an introspective look at the making of the “Twilight” films from the perspectives of the cast and crew. A behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the most popular vampire movie of all time.
- Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 1 and Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 2 – the first two books of the “Twilight” saga, in which a young woman finds love, tragedy, and redemption. The concluding book of the trilogy brings the story of Bella (played by Kristen Stewart in the films) to its epic conclusion.
- Water For Elephants: A Novel – a novel in which a young man – from the American Wild West in the mid-to-late 19th century – goes to England to live with and be adopted by a wealthy family as a last resort. Fascinating look at nobility, decadence, and redemption.
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – a historical fiction novel set in Sherwood Forest in the early 15th century. Robin Hood is known for his popular legend of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, but the real story is a bit more complicated. This novel explores the origins of his popularity and the many factors that made him one of England’s most beloved heroes.
- Wuthering Heights – a classic from 1847 that was recently voted the greatest love story of all time. Witness the romantic agony and eventual triumph of Catherine and Heathcliff, as his jealousy, obsession, and wounded pride lead to a tragic ending that leaves us questioning what would have happened if they had lived happily ever after.
- The Road to Wuthering Heights – an insightful history of the novel and its author, Emily Brontë, written and Illustrated by the artist J.M.W. Turner. This beautiful hardcover edition was published to celebrate the bicentenary of Emily’s birth in 2017. Look how far we’ve come in two centuries. Thanks to the vision of one talented woman, we’re able to explore the themes of loss, loneliness, and love at least as eloquently as we did in her day.
- The Moonstone: A Graphic Novel – the complete adaptation of Ian Rankin’s 2002 Inspector Rebus novel about a desperate diamond heist involving a mysterious gem and a host of murderous thugs. One of the greatest mysteries and twists you’ll ever experience in a graphic novel!
- The Firm – the fourth Blake book, and the author’s most famous work. A cryptic tale of murder, betrayal, legal intrigue, and a brave hero named Arthur Blake, who faces multiple murders, including his own son’s, as he fights for justice in court.
- Death on the Nile – an historical fiction novel about the famous Egyptian detective, Hercule Poirot, and his quest to solve the mysterious death of Lady Emily Chilton on board the legendary S.S. Leoni. A tale of passion, deceit, and international intrigue in the late 1800s. This is the third book in the acclaimed Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie. (Spoiler alert: Lady Emily ultimately commits suicide.)
- Elephants in the Snow – the 11th Hercule Poirot mystery, and the author’s last work. The famous detective must solve a gruesome crime in the Alps in 1934, involving the trafficking of elephants’ tusks. One of Agatha Christie’s last novels and the climax of her illustrious career.
- The Man in the Brown Suit: A Detective Story – a 1935 novel that was the inspiration for the 1993 film of the same name. When private eye Johnny Barrett is hired to follow a man in a brown suit, it seems like a simple task… until he discovers that the client is responsible for the mysterious death of his wife two years earlier. This is Agatha Christie’s first published novel in 13 years, and it was originally published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies; there are only 200 copies in this wonderful collection!
And if that wasn’t enough, he’s also filmed a number of documentaries about his favorite topics: film and fashion.
How to Choose the Right Documentary About Robert Pattinson
For those looking for a documentary about Robert Pattinson and his fascinating life, here are some great titles to check out: