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David Cronenberg talks about Robert Pattinson with St. Louis Post Dispatch   2 comments

David Cronenberg talks about Rob in an interview with St. Louis Post Dispatch

Then the director snared Pattinson, one of the hottest actors on the planet. But “Cosmopolis,” which opens locally Friday, is not a multiplex-ready entertainment or even a horror film. Based on a novel by Don DeLillo (“White Noise”), it’s a day in the life of a paranoid billionaire who runs his empire, beds his lover and checks his prostate in the back seat of a limo that’s circling Manhattan.

To get the movie made, Cronenberg, 69, had to enter the sanctum of the same kind of kingpin who is satirized in the movie.

“One of our investors in this film is known as the French Warren Buffet,” Cronenberg told me when I passed the distributor’s background check and was able to chat with him on the phone recently. “One of the reasons he wanted to get involved is because he says he deals with people like Robert’s character all the time. They live in a kind of bubble of unreality. They handle billions of dollars every day but they never really touch money. He felt that this story was strangely accurate.

The ace up Cronenberg’s sleeve was Pattinson, who attracted investors and then delivered a performance that leveraged his vampire persona from the “Twilight” movies. “I don’t mind the metaphor of a blood-sucking businessman,” Cronenberg said, “but by the end of the movie, as he’s thinking about his past and visiting his childhood barber, he’s a much more vulnerable character.

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‘Home Plate Project’ Organizer talks about Robert Pattinson   Leave a comment

Rob’s artwork in auction for the ‘Home Plate Project’ was sold with a bid of $6,400 (click here to all the details) and one of the organizers talked about Rob being part of the project.

“Robert heard about us through his assistant Jeff. Jeff grew up with Cory Parsons, a key member of the Home Plate Project team.”

“Bids came in from all over. There was a worldwide response due to Robert Pattinson’s participation. It’s really what got us all the attention and helped us raise all this money.”

“The fact that a superstar like Robert Pattinson was willing to take the time to do a personal sketch is amazing.”

“It took us from a good little project to something that raised over $ 50,000.”

“Emory said the actor was told when the bid hit $ 3000 and that today (9/1) his assistant texted Pattinson the final, stonker bid.”

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New/Old Fan Video of Robert Pattinson from the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Comic Con Panel   2 comments

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