Some people consider Robert Pattinson to be the best actor of his generation, and we can’t blame them. After all, he has been acting for over 10 years now, appearing in big-name Hollywood films like the Twilight series, The Rover, and The Lost Honour of Kali. But is he capable of taking on bigger roles and becoming an action star? We take a look at the evolution of the Scottish actor’s career and what roles he has next in the works.
From Twilight To Action
It’s been a crazy ride for Robert Pattinson since Twilight. The British actor took the world by storm in 2008 when his debut novel turned into a series that went on to become one of the most successful films of all time. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second instalment of the franchise, became the highest-grossing film of all time, earning over $700 million worldwide. It also spawned several books and a Broadway-bound stage production. But since then, things have been a bit quieter for the 27-year-old.
After completing The Lost Honour of Kali in 2020, a war film that saw him play dual roles as Indian and British soldiers, the British actor stepped away from Hollywood to focus on his health. In an interview with GQ, he confessed that he has been struggling with depression. He also credited the success of his five-year drought to taking a break from Hollywood and focusing on himself. While he has been spotted relaxing in the south of France and walking his dog in the Hollywood Hills, it seems that Robert Pattinson has taken a step back from acting.
Key Roles And Awards
Pattinson has played a number of memorable roles in his time, but he is best known for his transformative work in Twilight. The Scottish actor was born and raised in Scotland, and it clearly showed in his portrayal of Edward Cullen. Critics and fans alike have hailed his performance, frequently comparing him to other renowned actors like Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. Pattinson won several awards for his portrayal of the reserved and intelligent Edward, including the prestigious Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for best male emerging performer. He also garnered a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a motion picture and won the prestigious Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role. It seems that Edward Cullen wasn’t the only character Pattinson transformed into a major icon.