Happy birthday to actor Robert Pattinson! The “High Life” star turns 33-years-old and today we celebrate his roles as they’ve impressed through the years. From the tween-aimed series of the “Twilight “ franchise, Pattinson’s stardom has come a long way. His choice in roles consistently dazzles audiences for being a long way from his early vampiric, heartthrob label. In the Claire Denis-directed space drama “High Life” he stars as Monte, a father in isolation with his daughter in what seems to be an existential voyage and existence. The actor continues to hone these independent, stimulating roles as they seem to pay off. He’s set to appear alongside Willem Dafoe in the Cannes-bound “The Lighthouse,” from “The Witch” director Robert Eggers. Today Awards Circuit poses the question: what is your favorite Robert Pattinson performance?
In his first credited feature role, Pattinson starred as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” A Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain and Seeker, the role was quite an entrance for Pattinson to consume Hollywood’s attention. Pattinson has since been an actor on the rise. When he took on David Michôd’s “The Rover” in 2014, it launched him into a spot of critical praise. After all, it was Pattinson’s first feature role outside of the completed “Twilight” universe. Now five years after the film, Pattinson has finished filming on Michôd’s “The King,” which is expected to premiere in the fall.
Another meaty role for Pattinson came in the Safdie brothers film “Good Time,” where he played an amateur criminal who attempts to free his brother out of prison after a botched robbery caper. Pattinson embodies a gritty character absorbed in a kaleidoscope of events. He is exceptional in these types of roles. Some of his earlier middle-of-the-road projects include Francis Lawrence’s (“Constantine” “I Am Legend”) “Water for Elephants,” in which he played a veterinary student who falls in love with a circus ringmaster’s wife, and the 2010 romance “Remember Me.” Other great roles came in “Damsel” and “Lost City of Z.” Audiences can continue to admire Pattinson’s upcoming films as he’s one of the most peculiar and fascinating actors working today.