He was cast as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga film series in 2008. In the same year, Pattinson ranked #23 in ‘The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25’, was awarded Best Actor 2008 at the Strasbourg Film Festival for his performance art in the film How To Be, and was chosen by the Hollywood Film Festival Award Committee as the recipient of the 2008 New Hollywood Award.
Behind the scenes
- Pattinson is close to his Harry Potter co-stars Stanislav Ianevski and Katie Leung, who portray Viktor Krum and Cho Chang, respectively.
- Pattinson considers Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Jean-Paul Belmondo among his acting idols.
- Pattinson has starred alongside several other actors and actresses from the Wizarding World franchise in various projects:
- Jamie Campbell Bower (Young Gellert Grindelwald) in three films from The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2 (2011-2012).
- Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) in the 2019 film Waiting for the Barbarians and the 2020 film The Devil All the Time.
- Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour) and Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) in the 2020 film Tenet.
- Colin Farrell (Percival Graves) and Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) in the upcoming film The Batman.
Notes and references
- Strasbourg International Film Festival: 2008 Awards. Retrieved on 2010 August 22.
- Robert Pattinson on Moving Past 'Twilight,' Cold-Calling A-List Directors and Downsizing His Life (en).