from Cedric Diggory to ‘Tenet’s’ Neil
It’s still relatively early in the year, but Robert Pattinson has already delivered one of the most acclaimed performances of 2022, thanks to his turn in The Batman.
The latest iteration of Gotham City’s legendary Caped Crusader is aiming for major box office success ahead of its March 3 release date, after garnering rave reviews for its retelling of the story we know – or think we know. – so good.
Robert Pattinson, 35, the British actor who surprised many, and especially himself, by taking on a series of teen idol roles as Harry Potterby Cédric Diggory and duskof Edward Cullen in an acclaimed career that has long since bid farewell to its idol roots.
That’s no small feat, considering that Hollywood is littered with the shattered dreams of pin-up girls who couldn’t free themselves from the double-edged sword of eye candy status.
“His search for the truth is relentless,” high life co-star Juliette Binoche recounted QG. “It also explains his need to go to different worlds [in] movies and films.
Here, a look back at five remarkable performances by Robert Pattinson:
1) Cedric Diggory, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, 2005
As Pattinson recounts, his agent felt so bad when he ended up on the floor of the editing room, edited from the 2004 Reese Witherspoon vehicle. vanity loungethat she offered him to play Hogwarts’ golden boy Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the goblet of fire.
Falling, literally, into the public consciousness when Diggory portkeyed from a tree for the Quidditch World Cup with Harry et al, the role proved the perfect film for Pattinson’s cheekbones and cut-glass jaw. .
While the golden boys, as we know them, too often veer into teacher territory, Pattinson invests Diggory with a charm and sympathy for everyone, making his disappearance at the hands of the new Voldemort in the flesh a turning point. devastating and poignant in the series.
2) Connie Nikas, ‘Good Time’, 2017
Fans of the work of writer-director brothers Josh and Benny Safdie will know it’s best to hang on and enjoy the ride when it comes to their movies.
The duo behind Netflix Uncut Gemswent full guerrilla for 2017 Good timeand found in Pattinson a leading man ready to go platinum blond and wall-crawling for that visceral, relentless run through New York City you won’t find in guidebooks.
Pattinson plays Connie Nikas, a petty crook, whose job at a major bank turns into a prank to compete dog afternoonwhen his brother Nick (Benny Safdie), an intellectually handicapped person, whom he released from a mental institution to take to work, is arrested by the police and sent to prison.
In this modern George and Lennie-esque fable, Connie does whatever it takes to bail her brother out of Rikers Island, until the finale didn’t know he had it in him.
3) The Dolphin, ‘The King’, 2019
Think back to 2019, when one of social media’s biggest cultural flashpoints was Pattinson’s wig, not to mention French accent, on Netflix. The kingthe streamer’s take on an array of Shakespearean texts, including Richard II and Henry V.
While Timothee Chalamet was rightly hailed as Prince Hal, the man who would become King of England, Pattinson proved a scene stealer as the spoiled Dolphin whose unwavering belief in his own mortality would see him come. , less to a noble end, than a cringe-worthy fizzle, just before Agincourt’s main event.
4) Thomas Howard, ‘The Lighthouse’, 2019
Directed by Robert Eggers, Lighthouse East a prime example of the “all-inclusive” approach Pattinson brings to his roles.
Channel the intensity of sound Good time character, albeit on a much less wordy scale, Pattinson more than stands up to one of Hollywood’s masters of set-chewing, Willem Dafoe.
The story follows two New England lighthouse keepers who find themselves stranded on their remote island after a storm. But whether we watch their descent into madness or whether they’re already languishing in purgatory is up to the viewer.
The “What?” scene remains a stand out.
5) Neil, ‘Principle’, 2020
There’s a certain genre of directors who like to give their characters a single name or designation, with standalone nicknames usually indicating that the film itself, not the actors, is the star.
In PrinciplePattinson’s Neil navigates these waters impeccably in Christopher Nolan’s almost deliberately impenetrable film, bringing to the big screen a version of sleazy, vowel-clipped, well-adapted English that encompasses the likes of Tom Hardy’s Eames in Creationand goes back beyond Michael Caine’s Alfie Cartwright in Alfie.
As a CIA agent audiences often don’t know if John David Washington’s character, the protagonist, should be trusted, Pattinson proved he could turn to mind-blowing action, remaining a cool touchstone. and unfazed amid everything the film is about.
Updated: March 01, 2022, 11:49 a.m.