A young actor stars in a young-adult sci-fi romantic series where he is an unusually pale boy but with oddly charming looks. The first film somehow manages to sail through but the next three films can’t repeat the same magic. Each film only adds to the annoyance of the viewers, failing to score high in both ratings and box-office. The cheesy, pale (literally) and wooden performance from the young leads become pop culture’s favorite laughing stock. The backlash the young actors face in the years after the last film’s release is immense and mostly unjustified. At this juncture, you might feel that the careers of the said young actors are done for. But guess what, flash forward 7 years and we have an entirely different picture to talk about. One of them is the new Batman and the other is one of Charlie’s Angels.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart‘s career graph is immensely interesting for any film buff. After tasting success and notoriety at a very early stage of their career with the ‘Twilight’ series, both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart started back from the scratch and has done all the hard work over the years to establish themselves as bankable actors again. But right now, let’s talk about Robert Pattinson for a bit.
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born and brought up in London. He was born on 1st May 1986 and was inclined towards music from an early age. He was a shy kid in childhood and with his father’s insistence, joined a London theatre group. Initially, Pattinson was hesitant about his film career in America and acting as a career in general. But the casting director of ‘Vanity Fair’ (2004) got him a small but important role in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005). Through that one small role, he became famous among Potterheads.
However, his milestone in acting career came with the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s book ‘Twilight’. Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen featured opposite to Kirsten Stewart’s Bella Swan. The film received subdued success but nonetheless was a solid stepping stone for the franchise. The following films in the series were badly made, in terms of its approach and the writing. The actors were ridiculed but the series ended with ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ (2012). The series moved Robert to the elite class of the most talked about celebrities but acting-wise, he had a lot to prove.
Robert went back to his original love for cinema and the cinephile in him crafted a new identity for him. It all started with David Cronenberg‘s ‘Cosmopolis’ (2012). He gave a compelling performance that was far removed from the chocolaty boy persona of Edward Cullen. After that, he worked mostly in indie films and was a regular in Film Festivals. In films like ‘The Rover’ (2014), ‘Maps to the Stars’ (2014), ‘Queen of the Desert’ (2015), ‘Life’ (2015), ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ (2015) he gave a series of astonishing performances. But he made the jump with the 2016 film ‘The Lost City of Z’ that opened in New York Film Festival. His amazing physical transformation and acting in that film got the attention of everyone. But so far, his career-high is definitely the crime thriller ‘Good Time’ (2017) where his performance garnered a 6-minute long standing ovation from the Cannes crowd. He then worked with Claire Denis in ‘High Life’ (2018) and gave another memorable performance.
The revival arc of Robert Pattinson has been amazing. He has gone back and worked with celebrated directors in critically acclaimed films and has been a Film Festival darling. So now you must be wondering what is the next Robert Pattinson movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Robert Pattinson films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Robert Pattinson movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.