Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you understand jokes. Being in the public eye can be both exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. You get to speak to millions of people, but on the other hand, you might not fully comprehend the jokes being told about you. That’s why we’re here to help. In this article, we’re going to tell you all about Robert Pattinson’s first movie and how funny it is. We also want to introduce you to some other comedians who made headlines with their own unique jokes about life as a celebrity.
Robert Pattinson’s First Movie
Most famous individuals don’t need introduction, but for the sake of this article, allow us to briefly tell you about Robert Pattinson. He’s one of the most recognizable actors on the planet today and has been in a string of high-profile movies, including Twilight and The Lighthouse. In 2019, he’ll be seen in the upcoming Alien: Dark Places movie, which is based on the terrifying creature featured in the classic Aliens novel by Daniel Craig. If that doesn’t float your boat, perhaps you’ll want to watch Alien: Resurrection or Alien: Covenant instead.
If you’ve never heard of Robert Pattinson, that’s probably because he was never nominated for an Academy Award. He’s mostly known for his acting talent and the gorgeous women who fall under his spell. The latter has also become a major issue as he’s recently begun using publicly availaable resources to seek treatment for addiction. This has raised more questions than it has answered, but we’ll get to that a little later. For now, let’s take a look at his first movie.
How Is It, Honestly?
It’s been six years since Robert Pattinson last graced the big screen with the release of The Lost City of Z, and the world hasn’t stopped since then. In that time, he’s appeared in more than a handful of movie and television projects, all of which have enjoyed a certain degree of success. It’s clear that whatever team he’s playing on, somebody’s got an eye on him. He might not have an Academy Award to his name, but he’s definitely one of Hollywood’s most prized possessions.
The Lost City of Z was based on the bestselling book by William Dalrymple and screened privately back in 2011. The movie was a critical and commercial success, notching up more than $30 million worldwide and receiving glowing reviews from critics. The Telegraph’s Andrew Collins called it “an enthralling experience,” while The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said, “It’s a movie that merits its place on the big screen.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the hype surrounding it, it was the second highest-grossing independently made movie of 2011. It wasn’t until 2018 that the movie actually saw an official release, though it was briefly available for rent or purchase on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video prior to that. It currently has a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
While no one would ever accuse Robert Pattinson of not being talented, it’s clear that he’s benefited greatly from having a bestselling author behind him. That’s not to say that his movies are without their problems. Far from it, in fact. His performance in The Lost City of Z definitely lacked the charm of his previous work. There were also rumors that the movie was problematic due to Dalrymple’s involvement in the production, though that couldn’t be further from the truth. It wasn’t until much later that Dalrymple would learn that there was a problem with the script and that he didn’t contribute to its success. That being said, he is still best known for writing the book, so that’s something.
Why Is It Funny?
As we’ve established, the biggest controversy surrounding Robert Pattinson’s life is that he’s addicted to seeking treatment for his compulsive behaviors. Although he’s been open about this issue for some time now, he didn’t really start receiving any widespread sympathy until 2019, when he began appearing in public with a tattoo needle in his arm. It’s not that he needed to get the needle to treat his addiction; he just wanted people to know that he was actively engaging with addiction. It was also the best way for him to prove to the world that he’s not hiding his addiction, but rather, is owning up to it and working hard to overcome it. This act of radical honesty seems to have resonated with people, and it’s lead to a newfound respect for him as a result.
Aside from being a public figure who’s been open about his struggles with addiction, Robert Pattinson is also a proud owner of some rather bold tatts. It’s quite the eclectic mix of tattoos, really. His sleeve is covered in dragons and mermaids, as well as the Chinese symbol for success – which is pretty fitting. You can also find his mom’s name and phone number tattooed on his upper arm, along with the motto “always have fun.” It appears that he couldn’t stay in one place for too long, as he soon got inked on his upper lip as well. It’s hard to say whether he’ll continue getting inked or whether he’ll decide that he has enough. It’s also worth noting that he’s become something of a style icon in the tattoo world, with his unique ink drawing inspirations being celebrated on social media. It’s clear that he isn’t your standard Hollywood celebrity; he’s one of a kind. His tattoos definitely say something about him, though it might not be what he intends them to say.
More Than Meets The Eye
To really understand the appeal of Robert Pattinson, you have to go back to the beginning. To celebrate the actor’s birthday in August 2019, fans got to unwrap gifts that Pattinson revealed were stored inside cardboard boxes. The actor had previously revealed that the gifts were given to him by Quentin Tarantulinu, though he didn’t specify what they were. On the surface, it could be any number of items – perhaps a handbag, a scarf, or even a T-shirt. However, upon opening the gifts, it became clear that they were more than meets the eye. Inside were various creatures that the 64-year-old had imprisoned in cupboards and boxes over the years.
It turns out that the gifts were all of the above – a handbag, a scarf, and a T-shirt, but also hedgehogs, frogs, and a tortoise. As a cardigan-clad celeberity, it’s safe to assume that Robert Pattinson isn’t a vegan, so those poor creatures are probably going to end up on dinner tables sooner rather than later.
Other Notable Jokers
Before we move on, let’s take a second to discuss some other notable comedians who’ve made headline news with their own brand of humor. Some of these have become popular because of their unique perspectives on fame, some because of their drug use, and others simply because they’re hilarious. Here are some very funny people who you might have heard of, or seen featured on TV, and we’ve included some of their best jokes, too, for your reading pleasure.