In the past year, we’ve seen a lot of famous faces paired up with famous dogs. From Halle Berry and her pug pal Brutus to Tom Hardy and his black Lab Sherpa, these dogs have been spoiling their owners with their own unique brand of cuddles and kisses. And it seems that 2019 is set to continue this trend.
Pattinson’s latest film, Yesterday, officially hits theaters today, and in it, we see the actor’s face beamed up on the big screen for the first time in years. Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last month, the film took the #2 spot on the annual box office, with $16.5 million, behind only Avengers: Endgame. So, it seems that audiences are responding well to Pattinson’s intense gaze and brooding attitude as Galavant in this year’s latest cinematic offering.
While we wait for Pattinson’s next project, which he has set to begin filming soon, we’ve collected some of the actor’s best funny photo moments from throughout his career.
The Walking Dead
If you’ve been following our blog for a while then you’ll know that we regularly feature photos of celebrities with their dogs. In fact, one of our most popular posts is titled ‘Walking Dead’ – a reference, of course, to the hugely popular AMC television series. So, it should come as no great surprise that we were delighted to see an abundance of Hollywood stars sporting their canine companions this year on the big screen and on social media.
In April, we saw a number of major Hollywood stars jetting off to Italy for the 72nd Annual Academy Awards. Here, they were photographed with their dogs, often mirroring the ‘dead’ pose that is so iconic of the show’s zombies. The photos were taken by a professional photographer traveling with the group, who was kind enough to share them with us. You can see the results of the trip in the gallery above.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Last but not least, we have Mad Max: Fury Road. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic Mad Max film series, and to celebrate this milestone, the franchise has returned with a bang. This year’s installment, Mad Max: Fury Road, follows the titular character, who is now nearly 100 years old, as he roams the wasteland seeking shelter and sustenance in the wake of climate disaster.
The film was directed by George Miller and stars Tom Hardy, who takes on the iconic role of Max, alongside Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult. Mad Max: Fury Road was screened last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, where audiences, critics, and fans alike responded enthusiastically to the action-packed adventure. The film took in $35 million at the box office in its first week, becoming the second-highest-grossing film of all time in its opening weekend, behind only Avengers: Endgame. It went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2019 thus far, earning more than $75 million globally.
Mad Max is not the only franchise to boast an abundance of famous canine faces. The recent family reunion film, Over the Moon, was a coming-of-age story about a group of friends who reunite after many years apart. The movie also featured a number of iconic animal stars, including Tigger, the tiger from Winnie the Pooh, and a dog named Gidget who was played by T.J. Miller. While on the surface these might not seem like funny photo moments, behind the scenes they could have been absolute chaos, as Miller has spoken about in subsequent interviews. Giggle at the fact that these animals were in the same movie as some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and you’ll begin to see what we mean.
Dogs And Roses
It would be remiss of us not to mention that one of the best things about this year has been all of the canine-themed movies and the chance to see our favorite actors play alongside their four-legged friends. From Halle Berry’s passionate pugnacity in Brutus to Charlize Theron’s menacing hound from Mad Max, these dogs have been the perfect accessory to our favorite movie stars. And it seems that the trend continues in September with the premiere of Disney’s animated adventure, When Dogs Dream, which features Willem Dafoe voicing the titular character and a voice cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Alec Baldwin, and Chris Evans. The film, which will be released in theaters September 6, marks Dafoe’s directorial debut and follows his journey as he tries to make sense of a dream world peopled by animals, many of whom have human-like qualities (like in the case of the fox character).
While Dafoe has previously worked with animals, this will be the first time that he has actually portrayed one in a major motion picture. And, at least in the case of When Dogs Dream, we can see how truly versatile Dafoe is, as he not only plays a character with animal features but also trains his pet dogs, Candy and Shadow, to act.
Even those who aren’t familiar with Robert Pattinson may know of him, as he is one of the most recognizable actors of the 2000s. The Los Angeles native began his film career in 2006 with the indie drama, The Broken Hearts Club, and went on to star in such major productions as Vampire Academy, Burnt, and The Lost Valley.
Pattinson burst onto our screens with a bang in 2009, when he starred alongside Kate Winslet in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Beach. In it, he played a young Romeo who falls in love with Winslet’s character, an immortal socialite who lives on the beach. The film was a major critical and commercial success, earning Pattinson a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and proving to be one of the best-selling DVD releases of all time. (It currently holds the record for the best-selling DVD of all time, with 11.8 million units sold.)
Since then, Pattinson has gone on to star in a number of highly acclaimed feature films, including Parklife, Midnight Special, and The Lost City. In addition to acting, he has also dabbled in music as well, with several of his songs, such as ‘If You Love Me (Coco Chanel)’ and ‘Do You Remember’, becoming viral sensations on the internet.
Pattinson, like many other entertainers, has gone viral this year, as many of his fans have uploaded hilarious videos of themselves singing and dancing along with his songs to TikTok, where his videos have been viewed over 300 million times, and Instagram, where his photos have been liked by over 23 million people.
Overall, it seems that fans are responding well to Pattinson this year, as evidenced by the success of his latest project, Yesterday, and it will be interesting to see how this trend continues in the coming months.