When it comes to his acting career, there’s no question that Robert Pattinson is a major star. With six films in the canon, it’s clear that he is a Hollywood mainstay. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There’s also no question that his music career has been just as successful. With five albums under his belt, including two sold out concert packages, it’s clear that he is a true musical phenomenon. His latest album, Delta, was released last year and has become his best-selling release so far.
However, it’s not just his film and music careers that have made him a superstar. He is also recognized for his activist efforts. Most notably, he has been an outspoken proponent of environmentalism and anti-vivisection. He has also been very vocal about his support for LGBT rights. In 2015, he even released a statement about the importance of standing up for equality for all people.
The Newest Film From Robert
With all of his endeavors, it’s clear that Robert Pattinson has enjoyed great success. In fact, he has enjoyed such great success that it’s hard to keep up with all of his ventures. Most recently, he has been hard at work on his newest film, Lighthouse. The film is described as a “buddy comedy” and follows Robert and his best friend Tom as they try to navigate their friendship and professional lives as professors at a university. The movie also stars Kate Winslet and Charlie Hunnam.
During a press conference in May, the director of Lighthouse explained that he wanted to make the film because he “believes that there’s a lot of funny stuff to be said about academia.” The director continued by saying that it’s important to him “to have a university scene that isn’t scary or pretentious.” While this could be a bold claim, it’s clear that he succeeded in making a movie that isn’t afraid to portray the complexities of being a scholar. In fact, one of the pivotal scenes in the movie depicts a debate that breaks out in the middle of a class over which research paper to opt for. The resultant argument is both interesting and hilarious.
The Making Of Lighthouse
If you’re wondering how a film about academia can be made funny, the answer is simple: the actors! The movie is packed with funny performances that will have you laughing until your sides hurt. For example, the great Kate Winslet plays the part of a tough and competitive academic who isn’t afraid to throw her weight around. In fact, when one of her papers is critiqued by a professor (Charlie Hunnam), she completely annihilates him in a debate that is both laugh-out-loud funny and intellectually stimulating.
Besides the hilarious banter between the leads, the film also features cameos by several iconic actors, including Jon Hamm, John Malkovich, and Mary Steenburgen. It is well worth seeing this incredible ensemble work together. They do a wonderful job of making even the most serious scenes hilarious.
There’s also another actor who deserves to be mentioned in this context: Rob Reiner. He plays the part of a curmudgeonly, old man who is one of the professors in question. Reiner brings an incredible amount of comedic and dramatic weight to the role and the audience instantly empathizes with him. In the scene where the debate about the research paper breaks out, Reiner’s scenes are some of the most memorable and one of the main reasons why the film is such an instant classic.
It is clear, then, that Rob Reiner is a comedic genius. Not only does he contribute enormously as an actor, but he also has an unparalleled eye for comedy. He even wrote and directed the legendary 1980 film American Graffitti, which many consider to be one of the greatest comedies of all time. While Reiner is undoubtedly a comedic genius, he is also an incredibly gifted director and one of the greatest film makers of all time. Simply put, he is a true Renaissance Man.
It is important to make a distinction between American Graffitti and Lighthouse. While the former is undoubtedly a masterpiece, the latter is a much more subtle and understated film. This is, in part, why it took Reiner so long to make the film. It is also worth noting that Reiner had to cut several scenes from the final version of the film. He had to leave certain things on the cutting room floor in order to achieve the finished product that he envisioned.
The Environmentalist Agenda
Lighthouse is filled with more than just funny scenes. The film also serves an important function as a warning about the perils of climate change. This is a cause that Pattinson has taken very seriously and, as a result, has become a passionate advocate for. The environmental message was stated very clearly in an article published by The New York Times shortly after the film’s premiere:
“The film, which many have called his best work, is a sharp denunciation of the havoc that climate change has wreaked on the world. Through a series of sharp exchanges, the academic friends struggle to find a way to save the earth while still being true to their craft. Mr. Pattinson has argued that in the era of climate change, it is essential that people with power and privilege bear witness to the challenges that those who are most vulnerable are facing. In particular, the film is a powerful rebuke to the kind of luxury that is embodied by the fictional character Christian Louboutin, a designer of shoes who has made a name for himself by selling shoes that cost as much as an entire house.”
This is a key scene in the film. One of the pivotal scenes and, perhaps, the funniest scene in the entire movie. Tom (Charlie Hunnam) is seen wearing several pairs of Louboutin shoes while surfing the web. As he scrolls through the websites, we see images of increasingly desperate animals that were used to make the shoes. This scene manages to be simultaneously funny and dramatic. When the shoes are ultimately compared to animal flesh, the joke becomes all the more poignant.
It is also worth noting that, earlier this year, the shoes that Charlie Hunnam is wearing in the scene above were stolen from a film set. It is a sad fact that, in the face of climate change, this kind of thing keeps happening.
The Gay Agenda
Pattinson has also been a champion of LGBT rights since at least 2012, when he came out in support of an equality bill in the UK. The film industry is still not exactly a friendly place for LGBT+ people, especially in the US. Just look at how long it was before Harvey came out. However, at least Hollywood is beginning to accept and embrace its gays. The director of Lighthouse made a point of saying that he was “overjoyed” to have a gay character in one of his films. While this might seem like an odd thing to be proud of, it’s important to remember that LGBT+ people are still stigmatized in many parts of the world. It is therefore incumbent on us, as a civil society, to continue to fight for equal rights for all people. It is an issue that we will continue to confront until it is no longer relevant.
The Filmography Of Robert Pattinson
In addition to making a splash with his acting and directing work, Robert Pattinson has also been a busy musician. He started his career with the band The Lost Boys, and then went on to form the band Placebo with Brian Molko. In addition to these two bands, he has also worked with Annie Lennox, Gossip Girl star Kelly Rowan, and the Brazilian Girls. He has also written and produced three EPs, including two with Brian Molko. These days, he mostly works with producer Richard Bussey, having co-written and co-produced the recent Delta album with him.
It is therefore clear that, over the past 20 years, Robert Pattinson has managed to stay at the top of his game. The film and music industries have changed in ways that benefit both creators and audiences. However, it still feels like there’s a place for everyone in this world, and Robert Pattinson is a living testament to that. He has managed to carve out a niche for himself and has clearly found a passion in filmmaking and music. He continues to be an inspiration to both audiences and artists alike.