It’s been a while since Robert Pattinson graced our TV screens with his charms, but don’t fret, Beliebers, the Oxford-educated heartthrob is back and better than ever before.
The Twilight star was recently spotted chatting away with a young fan at the premiere of his new movie, Good Time in London. And even though Pattinson politely declined to film a belated selfie with the lad (as seen in the Instagram video above), the moment was truly priceless.
Pattinson’s social media teams have been working overtime to ensure he doesn’t disappear from our newsfeeds again, bombarding us with photos of the actor and making our day by letting us know he’s still alive.
From his debut in the 2005 TV movie The Canterbury Tales to his role in the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians, Pattinson is arguably one of the most loved and most copied British actors of our time. From his cheeky smile to his brooding stares, it’s quite clear that not even a day has passed since we’ve needed someone to save us from our troubles.
The Twilight Saga: Ecliptic
After the success of Twilight (2008), the Vampire Saga continues in earnest with the fourth movie, Ecliptic (2010). Like the previous instalments, Ecliptic focuses on a brooding, handsome vampire (Pattinson) who struggles to reconcile his thirst for blood with his desire to be accepted by society.
Filmed in Portugal and directed by Peter Weir (2010), Ecliptic finds Pattinson trapped in an alleyway by a vicious vampire (Bill Nighy). While a mysterious woman in black pushes him towards a bloodthirsty embrace, a mob of villagers watch in horror as their children are snatched away by the undead.
Despite its dark premise, Ecliptic benefits from some truly gorgeous settings, vivid performances and haunting, melodic soundtrack to create one of the best vampire movies of all time. As the vampire observes in the introspective voice-over: “I’ll give you a gift, if you’ll let me. An amazing gift. Your own life. But you have to prove to me that you’re worth it”.
Weir returns at the helm of the fifth Twilight installment, Anna (2014), which is set in a different time and place. In the year 1956, an itinerant ice skater named Anna (Kristen Stewart) arrives in the city of Sochi in search of a skating rink. When she arrives, Anna discovers that a film is being shot in the city and decides to try out for a part. But she also discovers that there is more than one type of skating rink in Sochi – traditional and “colorful” – and that there is a lot more to the country than meets the eye.
In what would become one of the most recognizable and beloved cameos in movie history, Meryl Streep plays Anna’s mentor in this movie. As the two women skate, they discuss the challenges and delights of portraying a character who has to learn to skate in a scene that parodies a film noir routine.
Out of Sight
After two years off, fans will be pleased to see Pattinson back in action in 2016’s Out of Sight. Set in New York City, the heist movie revolves around a trio of friends – one a safecracker, the other two motorcyclists – who conspire to pull off the perfect robbery. But in order to pull off the perfect heist, the buddies need the help of a professional bank robber (Pattinson).
The result is one of the funniest, most unexpected heist movies in recent memory. With a script by Justin Suits and directed by George Tillman, Jr., Out of Sight features a performance by Michael Caine as the grizzled guardian of a beguiling heiress (Olivia Wilde).
Tired of crime-fighting and looking for a change of pace, Michael (Pattinson) is drafted into a new role as a “good time” vampire. The film explores the relationship between Michael and his maker Kate (Kate Beckinsale), as the two begin a passionate affair that will ultimately change both their lives forever.
Good Time is the most recent installment in the Twilight saga, and one of the most critically acclaimed thrillers of recent years. With stunning cinematography, an innovative score and award-winning writing, Good Time is yet another triumph for director Peter Weir and his team at the London Film School. And yes, even the most ardent critic would have to admit that good things come in twos. After his work on the Twilight series, Weir went on to direct the sci-fi opus A Cure for Cancer, released in 2018.
With each passing year, it becomes more apparent that not even a day has passed since we’ve needed someone to save us from our troubles. From his debut in the 2005 TV movie The Canterbury Tales to his role in the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians, Pattinson is arguably one of the most loved and most copied British actors of our time. From his cheeky smile to his brooding stares, it’s quite clear that not even a day has passed since we’ve needed someone to save us from our troubles.