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The Telegraph (UK) talks about Robert Pattinson “rebooting his image” with Bel Ami & Cosmopolis   Leave a comment

From the Telegraph (UK):

Either Robert Pattinson is a very smart young man, or he has an astute agent. Maybe both. Whatever the truth, he’s moving on rapidly from the wildly successful Twilight franchise and rebooting his image.
The process begins in March, when Bel Ami, a reworking of the Maupassant novel, opens here. Pattinson plays a young upstart in late 19th-century Paris who works his way up the social ladder through sexual liaisons with the wives of influential men. Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas, both old enough to be mums of the Twilight fan base, are his co-stars, along with Christina Ricci.
Later this year we should be seeing Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg from Don DeLillo’s novel of 2003. It is 24 hours in the life of a young Manhattanite (played by Pattinson) who has made a huge killing in the money markets. No one’s film career has ever been hurt by working for Cronenberg, who told me recently how highly he rates Pattinson. Clearly, he’ll be around for a while.

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Posted January 10, 2012 by Sim in Bel Ami, Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson

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The Rise of Robert Pattinson – Telegraph UK Profile   Leave a comment

Five years ago Robert Pattinson was an unknown British teenager – now he is the multimillionaire star of the hugely successful Twilight film saga. Here we chart the rise and rise of Pattinson, 24, from model, to vampire and beyond.


Pattinson, who is from Barnes in west London, started his career as a model aged 12 but struggled to find work by the time he was 16. He has described himself as having “the most unsuccessful modelling career”.

In May 2005 Pattinson was set to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre but was fired shortly before opening night and was replaced by Tom Riley.
However, also in 2005 came Pattinson’s big break when he was cast as Cedric Diggory – a Hogwarts prefect – in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The first installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series was released in November 2008 in America. It launched Pattinson as a Hollywood heart throb. He was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2008 and 2009.
The following year, sequel New Moon was released, while the latest installment Eclipse will reach UK cinemas on July 9.
Also released this year is Remember Me, a romantic drama starring Pattinson which he also produced.
Such is his new-found fame that a wax work of the actor has even been added to Madame Tussuad’s displays in London and New York.
Next year he will star alongside Uma Thurman in Bel Ami and Water For Elephants opposite Reese Witherspoon as well as fulfilling his commitments to the Twilight Saga which will be Breaking Dawn part I.
Pattinson has written several songs two of which have appeared on the Twilight soundtrack. He has said: “Music is my back-up plan if acting fails.”

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The Rise of Robert Pattinson – Telegraph.co.uk   2 comments

Five years ago Robert Pattinson was an unknown British teenager – now he is the multimillionaire star of the hugely successful Twilight film saga. Here we chart the rise and rise of Pattinson, 24, from model, to vampire and beyond.

Pattinson, who is from Barnes in west London, started his career as a model aged 12 but struggled to find work by the time he was 16. He has described himself as having “the most unsuccessful modelling career”.

In May 2005 Pattinson was set to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre but was fired shortly before opening night and was replaced by Tom Riley.

However, also in 2005 came Pattinson’s big break when he was cast as Cedric Diggory – a Hogwarts prefect – in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The first installment of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series was released in November 2008 in America. It launched Pattinson as a Hollywood heart throb. He was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2008 and 2009.

The following year sequel New Moon was released while the latest installment Eclipse will be reach screens at the end of June 2010.

Also released this year is Remember Me, a romantic drama starring Pattinson which he also produced.

Such is his new-found fame that a wax work of the actor has even been added to Madame Tussuad’s displays in London and New York.

Next year he will star alongside Uma Thurman in Bel Ami and Water For Elephants opposite Reese Witherspoon as well as fulfilling his commitments to the Twilight Saga which will be Breaking Dawn part I.

Pattinson has written several songs two of which have appeared on the Twilight soundtrack. He has said: “Music is my back-up plan if acting fails.”

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Posted June 29, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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