April 4, 2011 by Kuma
Robert Pattinson – yeah, yeah. You can laugh but… because of what? ‘Cause he played Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’? And – answer me – have you ever seen him in any other film? No? Just like I thought.
Let’s start from the beginning – Pattinson played Cedric Diggory in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ but, in fact, nobody remembers that now. And the role itself wasn’t something spectacular (maybe apart from his death) or amazing. Fame came to him with ‘Twilight’ – a type of fame that’s impossible and really hard. People started to look at him just like on Edward Cullen, sparkling vampire and – it seemed – he lost any authenticity. Not actually.
‘Little ashes’. I think by this role Robert showed his talent and everyone, who didn’t believe that he has it, should watch this. He played the mad, expressionistic painter – Salvador Dali, controversial and somewhat scary character. Rob showed all the passion and craziness of Dali, he fit exactly to this role – with mad, wild the look and the dark moustache. It sounds strange, maybe almost terrible and I’m sure that when some people will see him in character they will be in for a surprise. But, of course, looks are not everything. Here the most important is acting and all the emotions which he’s showing.
‘Remember me’, a film which came onto the screens last year. At first sight this was a typical love story about a rebellious teenager, who has had problems with a chilly father and… coping with the death of his older brother. When I went to this film I thought it’ll be nothing special but when it finished… I couldn’t say anything. Really. I won’t tell you what’s in this film but I assure you– it is surprising.
Maybe it’s not great filmography, but it certainly shows Pattinson in a different light. Not only as Edward Cullen but a talented guy, who’s trying to erradicate this horrible tag, which we gave him after ‘Twilight’. And this is not simple – there are many good actors who don’t get new roles or can’t advance just because of this. For example – Colin Firth, who – till two years ago – couldn’t show his real talent just because in 1995 he played Mr. Darcy in ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Sounds impossible? But it’s true. I don’t know what will be with Daniel Radcliffe or with his friends from the set of ‘Harry Potter’, but, in fact, I think Rob is still more talented than them and he’s got more possibilities.
And it’s not fair, what we do to all those good young actors, look at them through tags and typecast them. I’m not fanatic fan of Robert Pattinson or ‘ Twilight’ but I also don’t think it’s horrible. I just want us to see through all these stereotypes and try looking at some things, at some people objectively.