The Many Faces of Robert PattinsonPosted by: Michael
Robert Pattinson may be the heart throb of teen girls everywhere but just a few years ago he was a struggling actor just looking to find his break in Hollywood. In The Many Faces of Robert Pattinson we take a look at his career the roles he has played and where he is going from here.
Despite the fact that many think that Robert Pattinson is nothing more then a teen heart throb his young career clearly shows that he is much about films with substance as he is about being a star. Twilight has made Robert a household name but believe it or not Robert Pattinson has played much more then just a vampire heart throb
Vanity Fair: Robert Pattinsons first role was in Vanity Fair where he played Rawdy Crawley in a small role. Vanity Fair takes place in the first half of the 19th century and is about a poor woman named Becky Sharp ( played by Reese Witherspoon ) who despite growing up in poverty defies the social ladder to advance her life. It follows the span of 20 years.
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire: After Vanity Fair Robert had a few small roles but his next big one was Harry Potter which is quite ironic considering he goes on to be the lead in the teen sensation of Twilight which is really a successor to Harry Potter in my books. Robert Pattinson played the role of Cedric Diggory one of 2 Hogwarts Champions in the Triwizard Tournaments.
The Haunted Airman: After Harry Potter Robert Pattinson took on a much more serious role in The Haunted Airman where he played an injured RAF pilot named Toby Jugg who confined to a wheelchair who is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to lose his mind.
The Bad Mothers Handbook: After The Haunted Airman Robert went on to star in The Bad Mothers Handbook a made for TV movie. He plays the role of Daniel who must help his high school crush deal with her pregnancy by another. It is a 9 month transition as his character learns to cope with love, strong women and family.
Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix: After doing two smaller films Robert Pattinson returned to the franchise that first gave him his big break. He reprised his role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix.
The Summer House: Robert Pattinson starred in this short film about love and love lost. In the short film he plays 18 year old Richard who breaks up with his girlfriend to pursue another girl only to find his heart remains with the girl he broke up with. He sets out to win her back.
How To Be: This time Robert Pattinson took on indie comedy in the form of How to Be where he plays the character Art who is having a bit of a break down. He convinces a self help guru to come and become his personal self help guru to help him get his life together.
Little Ashes: In Little Ashes Robert Pattinson plays an 18 year old Salvador Dali the famed painter. The film focuses on Salvador as a youth and the controversial relationships he pursued.
Twilight / New Moon: After filming two back to back indie film productions Robert Pattinson really hit the radar with Twilight which was followed up by New Moon where he plays the vampire Edward. As if any of you really needed me to tell you this! Twilight and Twilight New Moon not only made Summit Entertainment a small fortune it also put Robert Pattinson on the map as the new heart throb for teen girls everywhere.
Remember Me: After doing back to back Twilight Films Robert Pattinson did Remember Me a romantic drama about a young man named Tyler ( played by Robert ) who finds love unexpectedly while trying to deal with family tragedy. Pierce Brosnan co-starred as his father.
In upcoming projects Robert Pattinson is staying true to form with two more major films in the works namely Twilight Eclipse about to hit theaters and two more Twilight films in the form of a two part Breaking Dawn Movie. He also stars in Bel Ami where he plays a young man who manipulates women to his own advantage and Water For Elephants where he plays a young vet who joins the circus after his family is killed. The most interesting upcoming role he has from my perspective is Unbound Captives where he plays a frontiersman who rescues a widow played by Rachel Weisz and must help her find her kidnapped children.
Robert Pattinson is already a very rich young star and it appears with his half dozen projects in the works he will continue to focus on not just blockbuster films but indie films that gave him his break.