Robert Pattinson is one of the most beloved Hollywood actors of our time. Since his breakout role in 2010’s “Water for Elephants”, he’s appeared in a number of big-budget Hollywood films, and even had a brief stint as President of the United States. In 2016, he even nabbed a Golden Globe. If you’re still questioning whether or not you’ll like Robert Pattinson, then it’s time to reevaluate your opinion. Here’s a complete list of his numerous film roles, spanning over 10 years.
Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them
The first in a series of magical creatures/witch hunting films, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is based on the books by J.K. Rowling. In the Harry Potter universe, Rowling’s famous wizard has crossed paths with the famous author/artist, as depicted in the film. The famous English author penned more than 20 novel series, some of which were made into films (e.g., “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts”).
Despite the overlap in their work, Rowling and Pattinson have never actually met. The famed author did not approve of the young adult fiction adaptations of her books, and even went as far as to call the first movie adaptation of her children’s books “filth.”
While no actual confirmation of a romantic relationship exists between the two, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is widely considered to be one of the actor’s most prominent dating films. If you’re unfamiliar, and/or haven’t heard of J.K. Rowling, she’s the world’s best-selling author behind the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Her books have sold over 450 million copies and been translated into over 60 languages. On January 12, 2001, Rowling married American billionaire Jim D. Wilson, best known as the founder of the luxury goods company, J.W. HETTINGER & SONS.
What We Know
It’s rare for an actor to have such a devoted and passionate fanbase, but it’s clear that Robert Pattinson is one of the biggest movie stars, if not the biggest movie star, of today. Over the years, the English actor has kept himself busy, starring in both big-budget and independent films alike. Most recently, he starred in three films in 2018: the black comedy, ‘Good Boys’ alongside Woody Allen, the psychological thriller ‘PULS’ and the gangster film ‘The Game.’
Pattinson was born on December 30, 1986, in London. At the age of three, his family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he grew up and spent most of his time. The young Robert Pattinson attended The High School of Edinburgh, and then went on to study at the Edinburgh College of Art after graduation. There, he trained as an actor and began working on stage, performing in plays and musicals. While attending art school, he also worked as an intern at a PR agency, where he learned to speak for the media.
Pattinson then moved to London, where he began his acting career. Since then, he’s had several notable success stories, including a handful of nominations for prestigious awards, such as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He also garnered critical and popular acclaim for his performance in the indie film, “Good Time.”
In 2016, Pattinson was reportedly in a relationship with actress and singer Emily Renton. The two were first linked when they worked together on the 2016 film, ‘The Commuter,’ where Renton plays Pattinson’s on-screen mother. The couple split up soon after. Reports have suggested that Renton was insecure about her body and didn’t feel comfortable enough with Pattinson to show off her curves. In 2018, he began dating fellow English actress, FKA Twigs. The two were first spotted together at an after-party for the 2018 film, ‘Little Women,’ where Twigs plays Pattinson’s on-screen stepmother. They’re rumored to be planning to wed in the coming years.
It’s important to note that alongside his blockbuster films, Robert Pattinson has also starred in a number of independent films that have gained significant popularity and acclaim. These include “The Rover,” “Four Rooms,” “Four Letters” (a.k.a. “How to Write Love Letters”), “Sightseers,” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”
“The Rover,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is a post-apocalyptic thriller that follows a group of ex-cons, led by Joe Pesci, as they wreak havoc on a peaceful island. Directed by John Hillcoat (“La Brava” and “The Proposition”) and starring Matt Damon, Pesci, and Robert Pattinson, the film has received critical acclaim and has been referred to as “one of the best films of the year.” It officially premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in January, and went on to earn a number of awards, including the prestigious Golden Bear at the festival. It has been rated as one of the greatest films of all time by Film-Critic.com.
“Four Rooms,” which debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, is a domestic drama about a divorced couple (played by Mia Wasikowska and Thomas Jayne Plante) who move back in together after their friend, Mary (Sophia Coppola), throws them a birthday party. The two women become close and begin to depend on each other while struggling to rebuild their lives. Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Sophia Coppola, Mia Wasikowska, and Thomas Jayne Plante, “Four Rooms” was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay. The film has received widespread acclaim and has been referred to as one of the greatest films of all time by Film-Critic.com.
“Four Letters,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, follows a writer (Peter Sarsgaard) who decides to pursue a romantic relationship with an actress he meets at a theater audition (played by Jessica Chastain). Directed by Kelly Marcel and starring Jessica Chastain, Peter Sarsgaard, and Robert Pattinson, the film is an adaptation of the Spanish writer’s 1999 book, “Las 4 letras” (a.k.a. “The Four Letters”) and follows the writer as he struggles to write the perfect love letter to the actress.
“Sightseers,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is a supernatural thriller about a man (played by Robert Pattinson) who moves into a new town and befriends a young boy who subsequently begins to see and communicate with the spirits around him. Directed by Michael J. Bassett and starring Pattinson, the film has received widespread acclaim and has been referred to as one of the greatest films of all time by Film-Critic.com.
“Eclipse,” the final film in The Twilight Saga, was the eighth installment in the wildly popular series and was released in 2013. It sees the return of Edward (Pattinson) as he struggles to control his vampire instincts while also battling his conscience. The film was met with positive reviews and has been referred to as one of the greatest Twilight Saga films ever made. It was the second-highest-grossing film of the year and the series finale, grossing almost $2 million more than its nearest competitor. In 2019, ‘Eclipse’ was ranked #12 on the list of the greatest films of all time by the American Film Institute.
In addition to his acting roles, Robert Pattinson has also written a number of critically acclaimed and bestselling novels. He’s currently working on a children’s book series, which is scheduled for release in 2020.