August 5th, 2020 / No Comments

Catherine Hardwicke talks Robert Pattinson as The Batman

ET talk to Catherine Hardwicke about Twilight at Comic-Con, Midnight Sun and Rob as Batman. Comic-Con talk starts around 1.14, but I’ve started the video at 2.48 where she talks Rob.

“Rob is Batman now… I mean, I can’t wait to see it because I know he is going to just bring layers that are fascinating, you know because he is a very fascinating person, so I’m excited about it.”

Thanks Cyn (@Korita05)

July 20th, 2020 / No Comments

Vogue UK focuses on 10 Defining Roles from Robert Pattinson

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Vogue UK has run an editorial piece entitled “10 Defining Robert Pattinson Roles to Devour” – they focus on the following films “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “The Twilight Saga”, “Cosmopolis”, “The Rover”, “Maps to the Stars”, “The Childhood of a Leader”, “The Lost City of Z”, “Good Time”, “High Life” and “The Lighthouse” claiming they feature Rob’s best performances. I’m not sure why they didn’t add “Damsel” or “The King”, since in my opinion, they show Rob’s comedic capabilities and are definitely memorable. In any event, below is an extract from the article:

There are few actors working today who are as versatile as Robert Pattinson. The 34-year-old Londoner first made a splash at the age of 19, when he caused a generation of Harry Potter fans to swoon at his chivalrous, clean-cut portrayal of Cedric Diggory in the fourth instalment of the series. Then came Twilight, the vampire saga which became a cultural phenomenon, grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide and secured the actor an obsessive global following.

Instead of parlaying his newfound fame into another blockbuster franchise, Pattinson confounded his critics and grew into a mainstay of auteur cinema. He played British officer TE Lawrence in Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (2015), an ambitious photographer in Anton Corbijn’s Life (2015), a street hustler in the Safdie brothers’ explosive crime drama Good Time (2017), a bumbling pioneer in the Zellner brothers’ feminist western Damsel (2018) and, most recently, an officer in Ciro Guerra’s JM Coetzee adaptation Waiting for the Barbarians (2019).

Considering his off-beat oeuvre, the industry was stunned once again when it was announced in May 2019 that Pattinson would be transforming into the caped crusader for Matt Reeves’ hotly anticipated reboot The Batman. Could this spell a permanent return to the mainstream? Perhaps his next role, in Christopher Nolan’s big-budget time-bending thriller Tenet, will provide the perfect balance between arthouse credibility and commercial clout. Ahead of its scheduled release in cinemas on 12 August, we revisit Pattinson’s 10 most memorable performances to date.

May 2nd, 2020 / No Comments

Claire Denis talks Robert Pattinson

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Claire Denis presented a three-hour masterclass last Wednesday (29 April 2020) as part of the Vision du Réel film festival. The festival also honored her with the “Maître du Réel” and Claire was happy to provide some insights into her career where she mentioned both Rob and Juliette Binoche. The masterclass will be made available with English subtitles at the festivals site. But for now, here are two takes on what drew Claire to Rob:

From Variety:

There’s something hidden in him. I think that’s why he’s so strong. He’s not at all naturalistic — he has this plastic beauty behind which hides something mysterious. That’s very powerful in cinema.

From Cinecetta News (Italy)

The question of reality also manifests itself in your relationship with the actors, like when you talk about Robert Pattinson , which you directed in High Life : “I saw it in Twilight and Cosmopolis , and it struck me because it has a hidden side, which is also seen in Good Time . He is not a naturalist actor, there is always something under it, and that is why it works in all those films “. 

April 21st, 2020 / 4 Comments

Throwing back to this post we shared in December 2016. Rob at Comic-Con for Twilight on 24 July 2008.

I love searching through my files for golden oldies.  It just felt like the right time to have a look at these beauties again.

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March 22nd, 2020 / No Comments

Nicole Adam shares Robert Pattinson Photo from Orlando Square Mall during Twilight Frenzy

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Nicole Adams (MonsterMedia) shared this great black and white photo she took during the Twilight phenomena at Orland Square Mall, Chicago back in 2008. Rob did a Q&A at Hot Topic. I’ve posted parts 1 and 2 videos below for those who may not have seen it back then.

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January 29th, 2020 / No Comments

Robert Pattinson King of Clickbait calls Twilight AN “Arthouse movie”


Nicholas Barber of BBC Culture spoke with Rob about his career on the eve of The Lighthouse being released in the UK. Below is an extract, but you can read the full interview by clicking on the link above:

“I literally started this year with no job,” he says, referring to 2019. “I remember my agent saying, ‘You’re not really on anybody’s list. The movies are well reviewed, but they aren’t big hits.’ And then a week later I got another call out of the blue: ‘Do you want to be in a Chris Nolan movie?’ I was like: ‘Wait – how did that happen?

As well as featuring in Christopher Nolan’s time-twisting thriller, Tenet, which is released in July, Pattinson is squeezing into the bat suit vacated by Ben Affleck to star in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. But he maintains that he is not plunging into the Hollywood mainstream. Nolan, he argues, is an indie auteur who just happens to have colossal budgets at his disposal, and Batman is one of the “crazy and perverse” characters he usually plays. “Out of all the big roles that I knew of in that kind of realm,” he muses, “there was just something about this one.”

Maybe Pattinson can teach us all a lesson about having the courage of our convictions. By sticking to his own niche taste in films, he gets to be one of the saviours of arthouse cinema – and yet he gets to flirt with blockbusters and be the saviour of Gotham City, too. Who else has a career like his? The only actor who springs to mind, strangely enough, is Pattinson’s Twilight co-star and ex-girlfriend, Kristen Stewart. He grins so widely at this comparison that his eyes crinkle up and disappear. “That’s because no one realised that Twilight was an arthouse movie. It’s part of the same thing. In a few years, people will suddenly realise – ah, it was arthouse! I totally missed it!”

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Director: Bong Joon Ho
Release Date: 31 January 2025 (US). | Post-Production since 22 December 2022. Check out all upcoming release dates at our Film Page by clicking on News below

The Batman Role: Bruce Wayne | Batman
Director: Matt Reeves
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Director: Christopher Nolan
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Director: Robert Eggers
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