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Robert Pattinson ranks 4th with a $31.70 return for every dollar he is paid. Pattinson’s other movies this year, Bel Ami and Cosmopolis, weren’t released in enough theaters to count for this list. TheTwilight films have grossed $3.3 billion at the global box office and the final film, Breaking Dawn Part 2, is still in theaters. The only other film we looking at for Pattinson was Water for Elephants which grossed $118 million at the global box office on a $38 million budget.
To compile our list, we used data on actors’ earnings gathered for our Celebrity 100 list. Box office grosses and budget estimates are from Box Office Mojo. We looked at the last three films each actor starred in over the last three years that opened in more than 2,000 theaters, calculating the return on investment for the studios who pay his (or her) salary. We didn’t count movies where the actor was in a supporting or large ensemble role and we didn’t count animated movies. The actors who score well on this list tend to have small paydays and star in highly profitable movies.
*SCANS* New/Old Picture of Robert Pattinson from Cosmopolis Portugal Premiere + Breaking Dawn: Part II in TV Mais –
So Robert Pattinson and Kristen Steward went to my friends, mates restaurant on #NYE in London, only just told us
David Cronenberg talks about Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars – Moviefone, Details, IGN & The Playlist
David Cronenberg’s interview with Movieline
The Blu-ray release of Cosmopolis is coming out in the heart of Oscar-campaign season. I get the sense it doesn’t bug you too much that this film isn’t being discussed more as a contender.
Yes. Every year I try to be as disconnected as possible. This year it’s been very easy because we haven’t been nominated for any awards. It’s not sour grapes, it’s not compensation; it’s a relief. It’s very easy to get caught up in it if you are nominated. The people who are releasing the movie get excited, they want you to do more, and you understand it because the awards can maybe get more people to see the film. This, on its face, is a good thing. However, it is all bullshit, it is all annoying and it is all very problematical. But it gives people stuff to write about, gives structure, we understand. But I won’t be watching any of the awards shows.
Here’s an excerpt of @Larry411′s excellent Cosmopolis review
Cosmopolis is a highly stylized, visually complex movie that demands some humility on the part of the viewer. Go in with an arms crossed, “show me” attitude and you’re likely to tune out within the first 10 minutes. Be generous with your patience and be rewarded with writer/director David Cronenberg’s deliciously creative interpretation of the Don DeLillo novel so prescient of the events it portrays almost a decade after its publication.
Robert Pattinson portrays Eric Packer, 28, a ridiculously wealthy entrepreneur and modern-day Andrew Carnegie who trades in ideas instead of steel. Like many contemporary hedge fund managers, day traders, and consumers who constantly check the value of the dollar on their cellphones, his income comes from speculation — not much different than betting on which horse will come in first at Churchill Downs. Packer’s current obsession is the Chinese Yuan, the unit of currency expected to dominate world markets in the near future (it was changed from the Japanese Yen in DeLillo’s book — some creative license on Cronenberg’s part).Cosmopolis opens with him instructing bodyguard Torval (Kevin Durand) to usher him across town (New York, but it could be any metropolis) to get a haircut. With most scenes based on visitors entering the vehicle, it’s an inside-out take on the classic road movie that takes place in one 24-hour period.
The aforementioned Pattinson, Gadon, and Durand are the triumvirate which is a constant throughout most of the film. Always at Packer’s side, Torval is both protector and father figure to the affluent boy king. His almost-robotic yet endearing performance (praise here, not disdain) takes quite a bit of discipline, resulting in what may be the most sympathetic of the leads. Gadon also has the unenviable task of “dumbing down” for this role as a cold, unemotional trophy wife. Her talent and beauty shine through but only just enough to convince us of Packer’s decision to include her in his life. Finally, as the somewhat reluctant son around whom the rest of Packer’s solar system revolves, Pattinson’s delicately understated performance improves in inverse proportion to the state of Eric’s personality as it evolves. It’s an acquired taste. It means, by definition, the viewer needs to follow along to fully appreciate what he does here. Many won’t get that far, and that would be a shame. Few actors of his generation would be able to take on such a nuanced role and make it believable. The selection of Pattinson, in taking on the challenge of playing an uncharacteristically unsympathetic protagonist, was a coup for Cronenberg and the performance which helps make Cosmopolis a stunning creative accomplishment.
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ELLE UK – Men of the Year 2012
You don’t have to be a Twihard to fall for R-Patz. Brooding, mysterious, and just a little bit vulnerable.
GQ – The 25 Most Stylish Men of 2012
6. Rob Pattinson
Pattinson’s year was spent crisscrossing the globe in promotion of three flicks, giving the actor plenty of opportunities to break out his preferred Gucci suits, which he did in rapid, colorful succession. But it’s not just tonal suit and shirt pairings the now former vampire got right; his grunge 2.0 getups have us wondering how much flannel we’ll see on the Fall ’13 runways.