Status: In a relationship with actress Kristen Stewart
Filmography (year, title, role):
2004: Vanity Fair (Rawdy Crawley) – feature film (scene cut from theatrical release but present on DVD release)
2004: Curse of the Ring AKA: Ring of the Nibelungs (Giselher) – made for TV movie
2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Cedric Diggory) – feature film
2006: The Haunted Airman (Toby Jugg) – made for TV movie
2007: The Bad Mother’s Handbook (Daniel Gale) – made for TV movie
2007: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Cedric Diggory) – feature film
2008: How to Be (Art) – feature film
2008: Twilight (Edward Cullen) – feature film
2009: The Summer House (Richard) – short film
2009: Little Ashes (Salvador Dali) – feature film
2009: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Edward Cullen) – feature film
2010: Remember Me (Tyler Hawkins) – feature film
2010: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Edward Cullen) – feature film
2011: Water for Elephants (Jacob Jankowski) – feature film
2011 (completed): Bel Ami (Georges Duroy) – feature film
2011 (post production): The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part One (Edward Cullen) – feature film
2012 (post production): The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two (Edward Cullen) – feature film
2012 (post production): Cosmopolis (Eric Packer) – feature film
I’m not going to waste a lot of space with blah, blah, blah on this one. We all know who Robert Pattinson is. So instead of talking about what he’s doing now – Twilight, obviously – let’s talk about how he got his start, why I like him so much and how he got his career making role in Twilight.
Rob started modeling when he was twelve years old but despite a promising start, he’s calling his career in that industry “the most unsuccessful modeling career” as it was pretty short lived, spanning really only four years. He did however land some fairly prestigious work in the modeling industry, appearing as a featured model in the autumn collection for upscale men’s wear clothing company, Hackett London, in 2007.
Acting was really where Rob shined, however – at least on a professional level. While many folks are quick to write him off as a one trick pony, Rob actually has a fairly accomplished resume. Mostly doing stage work early in his career including small roles in Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and Macbeth, it was really his role in Tess of the d’Urbervilles that kick started his career. He was discovered by an agent and began looking for more professional roles starting him out on the road that led him to Twilightand super-stardom.
Big things really started happening for Rob when he won the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Buzz started surrounding the still young actor – the kind of buzz many actors wait their whole lives to hear. From being proclaimed the next Jude Law to being named British Star of Tomorrow by The Times, it was pretty clear that big things were in Mr. Pattinson’s future, although I doubt anyone could’ve predicted just how big.
After Harry Potter came Twilightand I suppose the rest is history. What has yet to be seen, however, is where Rob will go from here. I’m going to save my predictions on that for tomorrow’s article about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart but for today, I’ll sum it up with this. Rob isn’t the type of actor that’s going to take any role that comes along. He picks his roles carefully and I think that’s going to cement him a place in this industry for a long time to come.
I like the Twilight movies. They’re entertaining and exciting, but my favorite Robert Pattinson role to date is without question Remember Me. For me, that movie marked the first time I actually looked at Rob and said the guy can really act. It wasn’t just the emotional impact of the film’s finale that made me love that movie. It was Pattinson’s performance. The boardroom scene between Rob and his father (Pierce Brosnan) is incredible. While he still has growing to do as an actor, he’s young enough to have more than enough time to do that. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Pattinson accepting an Academy Award one day.
So, what do I love about Rob? Well, the crush started with his spread in GQ magazine (which you can see in the gallery below). I’d never seen Twilightand had no interest in changing that but then I saw those photos and they spoke to me. There is soul in his eyes. There’s character in his face. He isn’t the typical Hollywood pretty boy and he doesn’t seem interested in changing that. While in that particular shoot you can see his background in modeling from his very precise poses, there just isn’t anything typical about the guy.
Robert isn’t the bad boy of Hollywood. He isn’t the sophisticated, suave ladies’ man. He isn’t the artistic, sensitive type who can’t play tough. He’s just Rob and that’s so incredibly appealing. Apart from that, his music is the kind of music that makes my heart melt. Songs like I Was Broken, Stray Dogs, Never Think and Let Me Signhave such heart and passion and show that more than an actor, Rob is an artist. In all honesty, I think Rob is committing a grave injustice against the music scene as a whole if he doesn’t release a full album one day.
Okay, that’s it for the talking part. Went on a little longer than I intended, but I love the guy. What can I say? It was another close race last week for our Man Candy men. Robert Pattinson came out on top with 41.18% of the vote with James Franco coming in next with 38.24. Thor and Star Trek star Chris Hemsworth came in third with 11.76% and Blake Shelton took the fourth place spot with 5.88%. 50 cent, somewhat surprisingly for me, came in a distant fifth with only 2.94% of the vote. This week, your choices will be James Franco, Chris Hemsworth, Blake Shelton and two new entries, Robert’s Twilight Saga co-stars Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone. Remember, if you don’t like the choices, you can also suggest one of your own. Hit me up on Twitter, send me an e-mail or use the ‘other’ option in the poll and enter your choice. Finally, don’t forget that voting is free and you can vote as many times as you like. Just click the link below, vote, close the poll page to return here and click the link again. You don’t even have to sign up for anything. Pass the poll along to help your favorite Man Candy take the win.