We've Narrowed it Down to 5. Out of These 5 Book Characters Which One Would You Like To See Robert Pattinson Play on the Big Screen   80 comments

The other day we did a poll asking you guys which book character you’d like to see Robert Pattinson play on the big screen. We went through all your answer (awesome discussions by the way) and narrowed it down to 5 book characters. For those of you who’ve never read the books I’ve attached a little summary to each one. If you love reading and haven’t read The Bronze Horseman I highly recommend it. It’s an amazing book!

Here are the 5 characters:

Holden Caulfield – Catcher in the Rye

Novel by J.D. Salinger, published in 1951. The influential and widely acclaimed story details the two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the “phoniness” of the adult world. You can read more here.

Alexander Belov – The Bronze Horseman

Set in her native St. Petersburg, Russia, Simons’s latest thick novel (after Tully, etc.) focuses on a WWII love affair. As the story opens, Tatiana, the youngest member of the Metanova family, is just 17; she still shares a bed with her older sister, Dasha. Not long after the country goes to war with Germany, Tatiana meets Alexander, a soldier, and sparks fly. It turns out, however, that Alexander is the same soldier Dasha has been crowing about. Possessed of a strong sense of family loyalty, and living under conditions that permit no privacy, Tatiana refuses to interfere with her sister’s happiness, but the attraction between Tatiana and Alexander proves too powerful. Complicating matters, another soldier, Dimitri, has information that could destroy Alexander, and Dimitri likes Tatiana, too. In order to protect both Dasha’s feelings and Alexander’s life, the star-crossed lovers become part of a deceptive quadrangle as war intensifies around them. Taking her title from a tragic poem by Alexandr Pushkin, Simons skillfully highlights the ironies of the socialist utopia. Read more here.

Jamie Fraser – Outlander /Cross Stitch (UK Title)

Absorbing and heartwarming, this first novel lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland, quickening both with realistic characters and a feisty, likable heroine. English nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall and husband Frank take a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands in 1945. When Claire walks through a cleft stone in an ancient henge, she’s somehow transported to 1743. She encounters Frank’s evil ancestor, British captain Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall, and is adopted by another clan. Claire nurses young soldier James Fraser, a gallant, merry redhead, and the two begin a romance, seeing each other through many perilous, swashbuckling adventures involving Black Jack. Scenes of the Highlanders’ daily life blend poignant emotions with Scottish wit and humor. Read more here.

Heathcliff  – Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is a house on the lonely moors of Yorkshire in the north of England. Here a tragic love story unfolds as Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe fall in love. But Cathy marries another man, Edgar Linton, and breaks Heathcliffe’s heart. Returning years later, he takes his revenge on the Linton family. Will the ghosts of Wuthering Heights ever be still? The passionate and emotionally- charged classic from Emily Bronte. Read more here.

Mr. Darcy – Pride & Prejudice

Austen trains her sights on a country village and a few families–in this case, the Bennets, the Philips, and the Lucases. Into their midst comes Mr. Bingley, a single man of good fortune, and his friend, Mr. Darcy, who is even richer. Mrs. Bennet, who married above her station, sees their arrival as an opportunity to marry off at least one of her five daughters. Bingley is complaisant and easily charmed by the eldest Bennet girl, Jane; Darcy, however, is harder to please. Put off by Mrs. Bennet’s vulgarity and the untoward behavior of the three younger daughters, he is unable to see the true worth of the older girls, Jane and Elizabeth. His excessive pride offends Lizzy, who is more than willing to believe the worst that other people have to say of him; when George Wickham, a soldier stationed in the village, does indeed have a discreditable tale to tell, his words fall on fertile ground. Read more here.


So which one would you like to see Rob play? Leave a comment below and we’ll tally the votes!

*All book summaries are from Amazon


80 responses to “We've Narrowed it Down to 5. Out of These 5 Book Characters Which One Would You Like To See Robert Pattinson Play on the Big Screen

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  1. Deff Heathcliff!

  2. Heathcliff Heathcliff Heathcliff Heathcliff!!! I just love that character! And he would probably have to die his hair Little Ashes style! He’d be great for it…but don’t think he’d do it though… it’s too close to comfort…

  3. DARCY! I was watching the Pride and Prejudice movie with Keira what’s her name last week and I kept picturing Rob as Mr Darcy the whole time.

  4. He would be the perfect Heathcliff.

  5. DARCY!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Darcy is good but the movie is too recent! =/
    Congrats to the ones who thought of Heathcliff! I could think of no one, but absolutely love the idea!

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  8. Mr. Darcy! ❤

  9. Alexander Below.

  10. hell I can’t decide between Mr.Darcy and Hethcliff…Can I say BOTH

  11. Heatcliff!

  12. I’ve been dreaming of Rob playing Mr. Darcy, so yes Darcy it is! *Swoon*

  13. Can’t stand Catcher in the Rye, but from this list, I’d pick it, nonetheless. As much as I love RP, I don’t just want to see him in romance films…bleh.

  14. I’m still with Mr. Darcy. ❤
    But,hell you made my decision hard,maybe Heathcliff instead? xD
    I just don't know anymore…
    In some points they are similar,but to me, Darcy seems happier,with a lighter mood and a sense of humor. But then again I loved Heathcliff,too.
    Still, I would much rather watch a light movie,than a sad one. So let it be Mr. Darcy!

  15. I looked at this with logic, although any of those characters and books have and could be remade again, here is how I deceided on the book I like to see filmed. Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice have been recently remade and by very competent actors. Maybe 10 years from now I would luv to see Robert portray Mr. Darcy. So those two are out, he is too old to play Holden Caulfied, he can barely play a 17 yr old vampire. It isn’t that he looks so old but he is older so you need someone closer to 20 playing the part who looks 16. Outlander, is made to be a franchise, I don’t think Robert wants to get into another franchise. So I select Alexander Below in The Bronze Horseman.

  16. He would be wonderful in any of these stories and would like to see him do them all. Also – would love to see him do something using his beautiful British accent.

  17. Oh Mr. Darcy!!!!

  18. As a huge Jane fan I have to say I can’t picture Rob as Darcy because Colin Firth is still stuck in my head…I do think however Rob would be a PERFECT Captain Wentworth from Persuasion… could you picture him reading this:

    “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost broke it eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”

    It will seriously make me melt. It’s much more passionate to me than Darcy (as much as I love him) Saying “Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth”. Wentworth has been separated from his love for what was it 8 years?? It’s a long time and a lot of pent up frustration. *Swoon!* Plus there hasn’t been a big screen adaptation of this movie in a while.

    P.s. I also want to see him as Lewis Aldridge in The Outcast if that ever gets made into a movie.

    • Yes…everything you just wrote. Just…YES. I always thought Rob reading that Captain Wentworth letter would be the last sound I heard on this earth before spontaneously combusting.

      And totally agree with your PS too! Get out of my brain!!!

    • Oh my yes, Persuasion, rather than P & P any day. That role belongs to Colin Firth, and the MacFadyen/Knightley adaptation was dire. I liked Alan Rickman’s take on it, but I’d love to see Rob’s

  19. Out of the five my choice would be…Jamie Fraser/ Outlander. I love Mr. Darcy but feel that role has been replayed enough. The angst in the role of Jamie would give Rob a chance to really shine.

  20. I think this is my order of preference.

    1) Heathcliff
    2) Holden Caulfield
    3) Alexander
    4) Darcy
    5) Jamie Fraser

  21. Heathcliff

  22. Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2011, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1374989/)

  23. I just read Outlander and definitely… Edward CANT be Jamie… They are too different !!! I could never see RPattz as Jamie. Never ever.

  24. I think Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prej­u­dice would be perfect and…romantic.
    But Rob could play every role…

  25. Heathcliff

  26. MR. Darcy for sure!!!!!!!!!!!he is the perect Mr. Darcy!!!

  27. Oh, please, this list is so predictable and rather boring. Darcy, Rochester and Heathcliffe have been done to death. I’d hate for Rob to be lumbered with any of them.
    For me, he is Lewis Aldridge in The Outcast

  28. Mr. Darcy!

  29. A huge hell yeah to Jamie Fraser. omfg that would be just hot, Rob with a scottish accent AND the amount of sex scenes he gets with Clare? Pfft that gets my vote right there. I know he could pull off all of those characters though I’m sure JD Salinger doesn’t want Catcher to be a movie. Rob would make an excellent Holden.

  30. MR. DARCY!!!!!

  31. JAmie Frasier *sigh*

  32. Heathcliff or Holden

  33. I’d really like to see him as mr Darcy but i think that they’re not gonna make soon this movie again so i vote for Alexan­der Below

  34. Outlander!!

  35. Editing my vote to Alexander Belov from The Bronze Horseman.

    Pride & Prejudice is a wallbanger for me. No matter how many times I’ve tried to read it I just can’t do it.

  36. Rob would be the perfect Heathcliff.

  37. Mr. Darcy! 🙂

  38. I’ve started re-reading The Bronze Horseman because of you guys 😉 I was surprised so many ppl knew about this book.

  39. Jamie Fraser Jamie Fraser JAMIE FRASER!!!!! *screams and dies*

  40. Too old for Holden, too young for Heathcliff or Darcy, too skinny for the Outlander character (I’m opinionated-lol). Guess it would have to be Alexander out of those offered. 🙂

  41. Alexander! OMG, that book was sofa king hawt, and Rob in a Russian army uniform… ’nuff said. Plus the whole middle of the book was sex. 100 pages of pure steam, in a tent. On a kitchen bench. Anywhere, really. Yessssssssss.
    I also agree with Persuasion. The last best Capt Wentworth was Ciaran Hinds, and he’s not pretty at all. Rob would be UNF.
    Darcy and Jamie also go without saying. Rob in a frilly shirt – W00t! Rob in a kilt – double W00t!

  42. Mr.Darcy: 12
    Heathcliff: 10
    Alexander Belov: 6
    Jamie Fraser: 5
    Holden Caulfield: 2

  43. Alexander, i am dying to see him as a soldier ( Haunted Airman notwithstanding).
    Would love to see him as Darcy, but there are too many recent adaptations to make it worthwhile.

    And i could definitely see him as Heathcliff in a few years.

  44. Mr. Darcy

  45. The Bronze Horseman is in development on IMDB. SQUEEEEEEEE Someone get this script to Rob!

    http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1627936/

  46. Mr.Darcy is maybe one of my favorite fictional characters, but I’m already happy with the 2005 movie with Matthew Macfadyen.
    I don’t like Heathcliff, though it would be good to see Rob playing that evil creature lol But I think Wuthering Heights was already mentioned too many times in the Twilight Saga, it would more of the same.
    I’m really curious about Alexan­der Belov — The Bronze Horseman – I’m going to read the book. It would be funny to hear Rob’s russian accent =p

  47. Mr.Darcy: 13
    Heathcliff: 10
    Alexander Belov: 8
    Jamie Fraser: 5
    Holden Caulfield: 2

  48. I vote for Alexander in The Bronze horseman

  49. Mr. Darcy. Always so honorable, dignified, insightful. I love him!!

  50. Definitely as James Fraser of Outlander. I’m a big fan of the book series and Rob would make one hot Scotsman! FYI, this is a VERY romantic character!

  51. Mr.Darcy: 14
    Heathcliff: 10
    Alexander Belov: 9
    Jamie Fraser: 6
    Holden Caulfield: 2

  52. Mr. Darcy 🙂 that way he can replace Colin Firth in my dreams, Oh wait! he already does 😉

  53. Alexander, I’m done with remakes of P&P, as much as I love it, there are too many. The James character would also be interesting, the story is very intriguing I want to get that book now as well.

    I would like for Rob to play a villain or serial killer or something along those lines…and a Romantic Comedy, that would be grand.

  54. ALEXANDER owns me. I would die if Rob played him. He has to be the sexiest male character in literature. We need a really hot Tania, too.

    • Alexander is a great character. I wonder how they’re going to fit the book in one movie though since it’s close to 700 pages. I think it’s awesome that they’re finally making it into a movie.

  55. Jamie!!!

  56. Mr.Darcy: 15
    Alexander Belov: 11
    Heathcliff: 10
    Jamie Fraser: 7
    Holden Caulfield: 2

  57. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. Darcy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. It has to be Mr Darcy he would be just so right for that part being an English Gent which he is.

  59. Heath­cliff !!!

  60. Need get the The Bronze horseman LOL, but Rob always will be my JAmie Frasier

  61. Heathcliff of course. Who else could play the part so brooding like Robert could.

  62. Heathcliff then Mr Darcy

  63. Mr. Darcy — Pride & Prejudice
    He is so perfict for that part….. and why not use Kristen as the girl with spunk and attitude…. I could see it… even if I am a Twi-Hag… I still think they would be so good….. it worked for Tracy and Hepburn… Why not Stewart and Pattinson…. it could work…

  64. Mr.Darcy: 18
    Alexander Belov: 11
    Heathcliff: 13
    Jamie Fraser: 8
    Holden Caulfield: 2

  65. Please please please DO NOT encourage him to play Jamie Fraser!!!!

    There would be so so many dissapointed Diana Gabaldon fans out there if he got the role. Jamie Fraser was a 6’4″ red head with cat eyes. He had a huge build and was feared by his ememies.

    Sorry but Robert Pattinson simply does not have the bulk or the looks to play Jamie Fraser!

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