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Sarah Gadon Mentions Rob in New Interview   Leave a comment

Sarah Gadon talks about media interest in Robert Pattinson

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Eric Maddox Talks About Rob and Mission: Blacklist   1 comment

Eric Maddox talks about approving the decision of casting Rob, meeting Rob for 14 hours earlier this month, how committed he is to the project, scouting locations in Iraq and more.

At 11:10 talks about having the final decision on Rob’s casting and 22:38 talks about meeting Rob and more about the movie

or Listen to audio HERE

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Robert Pattinson mention – How British actors are dominating Hollywood like never before   1 comment

The Telegraph on-line posted this article that mentions Robert Pattinson

In the 30 years since Colin Welland collected an Oscar for Chariots of Fire and famously declared: “The British are coming!” there have been plenty of false dawns.

British actors flocked to Hollywood only to find themselves cast repeatedly as villains, fops and toffs. But this year’s Cannes Film Festival proves that US studios have finally fallen for the charms of the British leading man.

The three major US films in competition all have British actors playing American leads.

Tom Hardy is the star of Lawless, a Prohibition-era gangster film in which he plays the toughest of three bootlegging brothers in rural Virginia.

Robert Pattinson, he of the teen Twilight franchise, plays the lead in another literary adaptation, Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, as a billionaire Manhattanite.

And the long-awaited adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, that most quintessential of American novels, stars Yorkshire’s Sam Riley as Sal Paradise.

It is a state of affairs mirrored in US television, where British actors are slipping seamlessly into US lead roles, from Hugh Laurie in House to Damian Lewis and David Harewood in Homeland.

Industry watchers say we have entered a golden age for Brits in Hollywood.

“It’s what I call ‘Hugh Laurie Syndrome,” said Tim Gray, editor of trade bible Variety.

“When Laurie appeared in House, Americans said, ‘Who is this actor? I love him, he’s great’. Then we found out he’s British, and it’s like a magician has pulled a trick on you. People like to be fooled sometimes.

“In films, it started with Christian Bale in Batman, who showed that British actors can be better at playing Americans than Americans themselves.

“And now it really is a trend. Hollywood people are very imitative, very superstitious. If something is successful, then let’s repeat it.

“Also, there are a lot of good actors in the world. If you go to any gym in LA, you walk in and there’s 10 really great-looking actors working out. Go to an audition and there’s 20 great-looking actors sitting there. So if you’re looking for somebody with something different, British actors stand out. And there is that element of snob appeal: ‘He’s not only talented but he’s a Brit.’”

The new wave of British actors have also mastered flawless American accents.

Gray said: “In the 1970s, the British would push it a little too hard, they over-enunciated and would say, ‘You stoopid person’.

“Now they are really good. It’s partly the training, and partly because British actors I talk to say they grew up watching US films and TV shows.

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New Robert Pattinson fanmade video   Leave a comment

Here’s a great new fanmade video from FistfulLove:

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Posted May 20, 2012 by Sim in Fan Vids, Robert Pattinson

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Spotted: big Télérama and Premiere posters with Robert Pattinson in France   2 comments

Robert Pattinson is being promoted all over France: these are taken in Nice. Thanks to Twilight-vef France for the pics:

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Posted May 20, 2012 by Sim in Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson

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Cosmopolis ‘Heads Up’ in The Independent – UK   1 comment

From The Independent

What are we talking about? A new film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel Cosmopolis, following a young billionaire asset manager as he tries to make his way across Manhattan in a very swish limo, in order to get a haircut.

Elevator pitch Through limo glass, darkly: Cronenberg takes R-Patz for a spin through sex, wealth, and death.

Prime movers It’s directed and adapted by David Cronenberg.

The stars Taking the lead is Robert Pattinson, and the rest of the cast is top drawer too: Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel and Kevin Durand all star.

The early buzz Empire, when commenting on a new dark, glitteringly rapid-fire trailer, wrote, “Robert Pattinson is living every wide-eyed Apprentice’s dream in the new trailer for Cosmopolis – seemingly, at any rate. Admittedly, there are more of those Cronenbergian strains of sex, death and paranoia than you’d find around Sir Alan’s [sic] boardroom table.” The Hollywood Reporter says, “it falls upon David Cronenberg’s vehicle Cosmopolis, a nihilistic futuristic drama (is there any other kind?) with a lot of drug-fueled sex and craziness to showcase Pattinson’s acting chops. The film could be another chance for Rob to be just another pretty (if tortured) face … [but Pattinson] claims that Cosmopolis has given him ‘balls’.” Jolly good.

Insider knowledge R-Patz is quite the Cronenberg fan – and openly grateful to the director for giving him a chance in a “serious” flick. So much so, he conducted a 13-hour fashion shoot for French magazine Premiere in order to pay homage to Cronenberg’s work (including hanging out on a sofa with a stomach wound and staging a threesome with himself and a pregnant lady).

It’s great that … Judging by the trailers, it’s going to be a high-octane return to form for Cronenberg – and who knows what interesting impact it could have on the cine tastes of young, impressionable Twi-hards…

It’s a shame that … The most recent trailer proclaims: “Finally the first film about our new millennium” – which seems a little hubristic, to be honest, not to mention uncharitable towards the past 12 years of film.

Hit potential Cosmopolis is at Cannes, where ordinarily its reception might have a big impact – but it’s got R-Patz in it. It’ll do just fine, even if every critic hates it.

The details Cosmopolis is released on 15 June.

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French Bel Ami Movie Tie-In Edition   1 comment

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Posted May 20, 2012 by fastieslowie in Bel Ami

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