Robert Pattinson has been having everyone’s eyes on him for quite a while now. The British actor collected many roles over the years, as well as criticism. Pattinson's career, infact, began with optimism, and then what could have been one great opportunity turned out to be an own-goal.
Starting, like any other young British actor at the time, from a role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the humble Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory who eventually dies at the hand of Lord Voldermort, his experience allowed him to be part of an international project. At the age of 21, he is cast as the good vampire Edward in the adaptation of the hit book trilogy Twilight. This and the sequels that followed Twilight had extreme success, launching Robert towards Hollywood icon fame. However these hights came with downsides: public opinions and critics didn’t account for the young age, inexperience, and room to learn of the actor during his Twilight era, and for many years his name was linked to the immature and weak performance as Edward.
After Breaking Dawn: part 2, the last movie of the trilogy, Pattinson acted in small, marginal movies, where he would usually take part as one side of the romantic duo in the story: from Remember me in 2010, to Water for Elephants in 2011.
However, he was an actor to keep an eye on: in 2017 the Safdie brothers cast him as the warm-hearted thief in Good Time and the talent of the actor finally had its time to shine. The movie proved to a broad audience that Pattinson was more than his role as the soft teen vampire, and was ready to take on more complex and serious roles.
In the last few years, Pattinson’s career has skyrocketed, collecting roles that have established him as the brilliant actor he has the talent to be. From more indie and sophisticated movies like The Lighthouse to international blockbusters as Tenet. Now he is giving us his take on the role of Batman, alongside the wonderful Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and many still have the courage to say that this version could be even better than The Dark Knight.
What do you think about Robert Pattinson? Did you like his Batman?