While it’s sad to see so many celebs opt for early retirement, the fact is, it’s much easier for them to make a living these days than it was 20 years ago. Thanks to the internet and social media, the entertainment world has been turned upside down. Gone are the days when superstitions about “showbiz” coupled with bad luck would keep a celebrity away from the limelight. Nowadays, the only thing that might get in the way of a famous face’s progress is their own personal safety concerns.

Robert Pattinson

No one personifies the millennial generation’s attitude to life more than Robert Pattinson. The British actor turned filmmaker has made a career out of shocking the establishment, and he’s certainly done that with his latest role. Pattinson plays a vampire in the new movie version of the musical Twilight, and according to most reviews, he knocks it out of the park. His portrayal of the bloodsucker has earned him many comparisons to the most legendary of cinematic evil characters, Dracula himself.

Bold And Beautiful

If you thought Robert Pattinson’s work in Twilight was impressive, just wait until you see what he does in his new movie, Believer. The actor plays the central character’s brother, and in a Hollywood Reporter interview, Pattinson reveals that he had to put his own spin on the role: “I had to create a character out of myself. It was the first time I’d had to do that, and it was quite challenging.”

Pattinson’s portrayal of a Hollywood screenwriter is full of panache. He nails the part, perfectly embodying the brash, arrogant guy who thinks he’s God’s gift to women. A trailer for the movie, which hits theaters on April 20th, depicts Pattinson’s character as a walking talking cliché, and it’s easy to see why. The actor was reportedly so determined to nail the role that he traveled to the States and put in extra hours of studying and working out. His energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and it’s clear that he’s having a ball playing such an unapologetically bold character.

More Than Meets The Eye

In another interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Pattinson opens up about his new movie and its inspiration. According to the British-born actor, the story of Believer is “based on a real-life incident that happened to an amazing woman in Los Angeles,” and he was fortunate enough to spend some time with her in order to shape the story. He talks about how he approached the role of Joe, a screenwriter who is trying to make it in Tinseltown:

“I thought it would be a fun challenge to play a character who is not only different from myself, but is also very difficult to relate to,” he says in the conversation. “I wanted to explore what it would be like to be a screenwriter in Hollywood. What is it like to live in this fantasy world? Writing for films is such an incredible thing, and it’s given me an insight into a world I never knew existed.”

Pattinson’s ability to portray such varying characters so well is a testament to his acting prowess. While we’re still waiting to see how he’ll top his performance in Twilight, one thing’s for sure: He’s not a man to be reckoned with.