He was the heartthrob of the ‘90s and the most popular actor of his generation. Robert Pattinson is often referred to as ‘the Scottish Robert Pattinson’, which is an interesting connotation because while he was born in Scotland, he grew up mostly in England. In hindsight, it would appear that Pattinson was destined to become famous; from an early age, his adventurous nature and his beautiful looks drew the public’s attention, and his acting debut in the 2004 film, Trust, was a critical and commercial success. Since then, Pattinson has not looked back and has continued to grow his audience dramatically. He recently completed filming the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and where to next? The complete filmography of Robert Pattinson finally puts the spotlight on just how dedicated the actor has been to expanding his circle of admirers.
While many of Pattinson’s films have been commercial and critical successes, his road to stardom was not seamless. Pattinson’s early career was marked by several underwhelming performances, and he went on to appear in a string of box-office bombs. From 2004 to 2008, Pattinson’s films averaged around $500,000 per year in global ticket sales. This is in comparison to the actor’s later work, where his films averaged around $800,000 per year.
Pattinson’s first major success came in the form of Trust, a critically acclaimed film that was a commercial and critical success. The drama focused on the drug wars in England in the early ‘90s and starred Pattinson along with John Hurt and Michael Caine. It was followed by The Rover, for which he earned a Best Actor nomination at the 84th Academy Awards. After this, Pattinson’s films began to draw serious interest from Hollywood studios and filmmakers. The international bestselling debut novel The Martian was made into a film starring Matt Damon, and Sony eventually acquired the streaming rights to the novel before its publication.
Transition To Marvel Cinematic Universe
In 2018, the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally gave in to fan demands and brought together the various individual arcs and storylines that fans had been requesting for years. It did so by bringing together the Avengers, who once again reclaimed the MCU. Following this, several important figures in the comic book world were revealed to be the ancestors of some of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Finally, after the Infinity War and Black Panther tours, fans can rejoice in the fact that Black Widow will be getting her own TV series, premiering in 2022.
The events of Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther proved to be the event that reignited the MCU and put it back on the map. These two films were met by critics and audiences alike and are considered by many to be among the best films in the MCU. The success of these two films finally put an end to the rumors that the MCU had “slowed down” due to Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Incredible Hulk, both of which underperformed at the box office. Now that the MCU is back in full swing, it’s possible that we could see other projects from acclaimed directors, such as Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The future of the MCU seems incredibly bright, and with new projects like WandaVision on the way, it’s clear that Disney and Marvel have big plans for the franchise.
Robert Pattinson’s Filmography
The following is the filmography of Robert Pattinson, highlighting some of his major accomplishments. For a more detailed look at his career, see the article linked below. If you’re interested in learning more about the talented actor, you could start by reading our in-depth biography of Pattinson.
There have been 15 feature films since Pattinson’s debut in 2004, starring the handsome British actor in major roles. The following is a comprehensive list of these films with relevant information about each one, including the worldwide box office totals:
Dontnod Entertainment’s The Matrimony received a mixed review from critics but was a financial success, earning $32 million at the box office against a $13 million investment. This was followed by the actor’s most recent role, that of a warlord in Saving Mr. Wu, which was a critical and commercial hit, grossing over $400 million worldwide against a $60 million budget. Finally, the critically acclaimed game Life is Strange was turned into a film starring the young actor. Although the film did not do well at the box office, it was a critical and audience favourite and turned out to be one of the best films of the year.
Pattinson began production on the action-adventure film Million Dollar Baby in early 2021, and Principal photography wrapped a few weeks later. We don’t know much about the plot yet, but we can expect a gritty tale set in the world of boxing, where the talented Oscar winner Harrison Ford is set to play the role of Mr. Big. We can also expect Pattinson to appear in a supporting role as one of the trainers, alongside Sylvester Stallone and boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. Million Dollar Baby is currently in post-production and will be released on December 10th, 2021.
New Regency Studios
New Regency Studios’ The Laundry was a commercial and critical success and one of the best British films of the year. The ensemble comedy-drama was based on Chris Riddell’s New Regency novel and saw the talented cast of Elle MacLeman, Dean Lennox-Lightbody, and Robert Pattinson as a struggling novelist who invents a time machine to visit his favorite novelist from the past and inform him about changes to his favorite book. The Laundry also marked director Joshua Peck’s debut feature film. The film was a success at the box office and received a Best British Screenplay nomination at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards. Its success led to the greenlight of a sequel, The House of Gucci, which will star Olivia Colman and Anna Chlumsky, and is currently in production.
WWE Studios’ The Marine 3 movie was a commercial and critical success and one of the highest-grossing films of all time, having earned over $500 million at the box office globally. It’s the third installment in the The Marine franchise, where the action heroes of Peter Feehan, Scott Stonie, and Matt Brailsford go head to head with some of the most dangerous outlaws in the American West. Despite the critical and commercial acclaim, the film was not well-received by fans of the series, due to the fact that it was the first film in the franchise that was not directly based on The Marine novels by Ramsay Leitch. The fourth and final Marine film is currently in post-production and will be released on March 5th, 2023.
StudioCanal’s The Sun was a critical and commercial hit and marked the directorial debut of British auteur, Guy Lodge. The drama focuses on the complex relationships that develop between a photography student, his teacher, and the women that both men love. The script is by Oscar-nominated playwright Richard Laxton, and the cast features Robert Pattinson, Luke Evans, and Olivia Colman. The film is based on Lodge’s own experiences at university and was selected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The Sun has since won several awards, including the Best Foreign Film at the 83rd Academy Awards and Best Film at the 2020 European Film Awards. It will be released in UK cinemas on October 15th, 2020.