One of the most popular recent movie stars is Robert Pattinson. The British actor has been in the limelight since he shot to fame after starring in the 2012 movie, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’. Since then he has starred in several other hit movies including ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, ‘The Lost City’, and ‘The King’.
The actor rose to prominence as a result of his performances in the ‘Twilight’ movies. He plays the malevolent vampire, ‘Edward Cullen’ and has become one of the most popular Hollywood stars. Despite his success, Pattinson has not forgotten his roots and regularly visits the UK to promote his latest projects. Here, we take a look at Pattinson’s filmography and the fascinating life that led him to the top of his profession.
The 32-year-old began his career in the UK in the late 1990s. He rose to fame in the ‘Twilight’ series and made several other appearances in television shows and movies. His biggest break was playing ‘Arthur’ in several episodes of ‘The Little Englishers’ Adventures. This cartoon series was based on a Danish book of the same name and follows the adventures of three young children as they navigate their way through childhood. The role allowed Pattinson to show off his dramatic range and the episodes “The Mummy Deception” and “A Tale of Two Santas” were particularly memorable. The ‘Twilight’ franchise cemented Pattinson’s fame. In 2010 he was named one of Femail’s “50 Most Romantic Stars”.
The ‘Twilight’ Series
Pattinson’s breakout role was in the ‘Twilight’ series. The series follows the adventures of Bella (Kristen Stewart), a young girl who finds that her telepathic communication with the woodland creatures has made her the target of a vampire (Pattinson) and his family. The first film in the series, ‘Twilight’, was released in in 2012 and became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. The success of the franchise led to the release of ‘The Vampire Chili’ (2014), and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2016).
The ‘Good’ Actor
After the phenomenal success of the ‘Twilight’ franchise, it was only a matter of time before the media focused on the opposite side of the camera and branded Pattinson a ‘good’ actor. The actor has consistently returned excellent performances in both ‘The Twilight’ and its four sequels. He has also received praise for his work in other major projects including ‘The Lost City’, ‘The King’, and ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’.
While the actor has received acclaim for his film performances, it is important to remember that he is really just an actor who plays one role, Edward Cullen, in the ‘Twilight’ franchise. He is exceptional at portraying this character but it is important to keep this fact in mind when considering his overall level of craftsmanship. The character has become his trademark and has even started appearing in the actor’s personal life. In 2017, he celebrated the one-year anniversary of his relationship with Stewart with a splendid birthday cake adorned with a roses embellished with violets, the traditional colours of St. Louis.
The Future of Star Formation
With Pattinson’s newfound success comes a spotlight on the future of star formation. Before the success of ‘Twilight’, Pattinson was purely a TV actor. He has never been the subject of any major celebrity scandals and has avoided the ‘celebrity bubble’ that has plagued so many other A-list actors. While his star has risen, it has been a slow process and he continues to manage his reputation with both his work and his private life. Many young actors (and women!) will be hoping to follow in Pattinson’s footsteps and make the transition from TV to big-screen stardom. The future of Hollywood looks exceptionally bright for Pattinson.