Hello all! Here we go again…actually writing another editorial to try and keep up with our “Weekly (now hopefully monthly) editorials) and this time we’re expanding on the previous one were we discussed Mr. Pattinson being The Real Deal. Once again teaming up with our friends over at LookingForMore blog we’ll be taking excerpts from their post which is full of amazing quotes from people in the industry that have worked or are about to work with Robert Pattinson.
Last tome we discussed why he is so well loved by actors, directors and fans alike due to his charming, down to earth nature. this time around we’ll talk about his talent…which he has in spades. His body of work (no not that body) has become quite impressive. So much so that he nabbed the eye of director Romain Gavras for the short film for Dior Homme which has made Robert’s face widely known (how can it not when it’s plastered all over malls and city streets in Europe!).
Frankly, for me the moment his career as a serious actor was solidified was in Little Ashes, followed up by Remember Me and his take as Jacob Jancowski in Water for Elephants and then Eric packer in Cosmopolis. With these films he showcased a wide range in acting ability and emotional maturity that a guy his age is not usually known for. He is ranked up there with some of the best and has been at time hailed as “the next Jude Law”, but as he mentioned in an interview..”everyone is the next someone.” We preferr his talent to stand alone and for that Robert Pattinson is one of a kind.
September 2013 ROMAIN GAVRAS (Director, Dior Homme fragrance advertisement)
“Speaking as a director, I can say [Rob] is an actor who is very easy to work with, able to give so much.”
August 2013 GUY PEARCE (Actor, 2014 The Rover)
“I was really impressed. He’s a really amazing actor. He’s incredible in this film, I have to say.”
January 2013 WERNER HERZOG (Director, 2015 Queen Of The Desert) Playboy
[on casting "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson in Queen Of The Desert:] “He came to me. Therefore, I am taken seriously in Hollywood. Because so many good actors want to work with me. [What do you see in Robert Pattinson?:] He has charisma, he is smart, he writes. I hope we will see him one day as a director.”
October 2012 JEAN- STÉPHANE SAUVAIRE (initial director for 2014 Mission: Blacklist)
“…and I saw Cosmopolis for example, his last film, and I think he did a great performance, you know, he’s amazing in the film, he’s totally different as in real life, at the same time you believed his character. I mean he’s amazing and the character he has to do in my film, in ‘Mission Blacklist’, it’s a tough character, I mean it’s not at all what we can imagine from Rob Pattinson, or what we know about this guy so it’s gonna be really interesting I’m sure he’s gonna be great because he’s really intense and he has this … I know that he is a great actor inside, I’m really excited in working with him on this film.”
August 2012 DAVID CRONENBERG (Director 2012 Cosmopolis and 2014 Maps To The Stars)
[After being told Werner Herzog cast Rob in his film] “Well that pleases me no end, and I think that obviously this is what Rob needs. They just need to see that he’s really, really good and really, really subtle; and that he can do a lot of different stuff. Once you break through that barrier then I think there’ll be no turning back.”
March 2012 NICK OSBORNE (Producer, 2010 Remember Me )
“It’s not an easy movie to get going — it’s a dark love story set in New York, and we kept trying to get it set up at studios and no one was interested. Eventually it got to Allen [Coulter, the director], and he had interest, but we still had trouble finding an actor. There are simply very few actors in that age range who could pull a role like this off. And I was on IMDB Pro one day and put in “male stars 18-27,” and he literally came up as No. 2. And we called Summit and they said, “Actually, we really like the kid, we’re doing a movie with him.”
This is just a taste of the many, many, many amazing things people in the industry are saying about Robert Pattinson. To see an amazing compilation of over 40 quote be sure to head over to Looking for More Blog.
This is a portion of a post in a series on Robert Pattinson created by lookingformorefilmblog.com and @LFMoreFilmBlog. To see the full post, please visit this link: “Robert Pattinson: The REAL DEAL: A TALENTED & Versatile ACTOR, With A Bright Future [QUOTES]”
What about you? What are some of your favorite quotes describing Robert’s talent as an actor? Share them on teh comments below!
MSN has an interesting article on the lifestyle section of their website where they talk about the Dior Homme campaign with Robert Pattinson. It’s nothing we haven’t already read but they do have a better quality [hoto from the shoot plus an interesting shot of what looks like the filmstrips.
In your eyes, who’s that young man wearing Dior Homme?
He smells amazing! [Laughs] Romain Gavras and I imagined someone who was quite sophisticated yet a little wild. A free spirit who does whatever he wants and is fearless about it. There certainly is a sense of relentless energy about this young man who is on his own trip, unaffected by trends. And I loved that.
What is masculine to you?
What masculinity used to be no longer works in a modern context. It is a strange time to be a guy — and probably a strange time to be a girl! [Laughs] I always thought of it as being solid and relatively pragmatic, but masculinity is many different things, really. If you work in artistic fields, you sometimes need to have some kind of imbalance, be solid and wild, be caring and careless.
Chemistry was obviously important between you and Camille Rowe. Did you two already know each other?
We didn’t, but she had a small part in Our Day Will Come, so Romain knew she’d fit the mood perfectly. And he was right. There are little moments in the film where her presence softened what I was doing, just because she is so playful and free-spirited. She just genuinely would go with the flow.
And the film was sexy, too.
Camille has a lot to do with it. I remember seeing a 2-inch shot of her and Vincent Cassel and thinking, “That director knows how to shoot sex right.” You rarely see that in movies, where someone really understands body language. Camille brought a grace and something very special to the film. Most of the time, fragrance commercials have a kind of “hands-off” feel — there is a distance between the viewer and… I’m not sure why. But with Romain, it is always visceral, kind of bloody, dirty and sweaty.
Was filming this campaign a freeing experience for you ?
Very much so, which was strange because I was so worried about the whole experience originally. And it ended up being so easy. I felt the energy when I was on the set. And when that happens, it means you have a director in control who knows what he wants.
How does that help?
There’s a great sense of freedom that goes with it, and as an actor, you feel you want to give it all, whatever it is. It completely made me want to work with Romain on a movie.
One more Dior interview has popped up on French Magazine Numero and we get to seee a new photo of Robert Pattinson looking handsome as always.
thanks to LeRpattzClub
Translation of new quotes by RPlife
His cap on backwards, bags under his eyes, feet on the table during half of the interview, Robert Pattinson seems like a pretty cool rock star that escaped from the grunge era. And he’s actually a musician, but that’s something he only does in private: “I play music all the time, I take my guitar everywhere. I feel like I should be making an album sometimes, but I feel like it would be useless. I don’t need validation from anyone. I have enough opinions about my work when it comes to the cinema *laughs* And I don’t feel the need to sell my music.”
Since he was a kid, the list of actors he admires grew a lot. When we asked him which comedian could be considered his major inspiration, he doesn’t hesitate one second on his identity. “My favorite actor is Jack Nicholson. I always loved what he did, the way he managed to differenciate his public image and the one he has in the movies. Such an incredible manipulation. When you look at his filmography up close, Nicholson did back to back 7 incredible movies, that weren’t obvious choices, and at a crucial point. He played in 7 of my favorite movies, one after the other. I think it started with “Easy Rider” in 1969, and then there were, among others, “Five Easy Pieces”, “Chinatown”, “Profession: Reporter”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, … It’s crazy right? If I really had one aim in my career, it wouldn’t necessarily to win an Oscar but to reach that kind of consistency in my work. The Oscars are still mainstream and I don’t think I’m made for that. Coming from me, that comment can seem ridiculous but I’m trying to take a different road. Among contemporary actors, I admire Joaquin Phoenix: it’s so difficult to carry out a carreer without making any compromise.
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WHO: Robert Pattinson WHERE & WHEN: 2nd Annual Australians In Film Awards Gala on October 24, 2013. WEARING: Gucci
MY VERDICT: For his first formal event since the Golden Globes back in January, Robert shined bright in a deep sapphire two-button suit at the Australians In Film Awards Gala in Los Angeles this evening where he presented an award to Baz Luhrmann and posed with actress Isla Fisher (pictured above). If the photo was a scratch ‘n’ sniff, we’d probably be getting the swoonworthy scent of Dior Homme–however, when it came to his suit designer, the 27-year-old actor stuck by his go-to Gucci. The man tends to look in every suit he wears, but I’m particularly fond of his choices of vibrant color. Showing off his strong jaw with just a little bit of stubble, Rob finished with a white shirt, a matching navy silk tie, and lace-up brown leather shoes.
UPDATE: Buzzfeed has some more blooper footage to share with fans.
YouTube thanks to RPL
Entertainment Tonight has a blooper reel from back in the day when Twilight was first filmed. Robert Pattinson is adorable as always.