Now we’ve all heard about some actors and actresses being overnight sensations. But the fact is, many of them feel that called an overnight sensation detracts from the many years of hard work they put in to get to the top. Robert Pattinson, however, is the real deal in overnight sensation. He’s quickly become a hit with Twilight.
The Twilight movie has been a huge box office sensation, earning more than $200 million in its first few weeks of release in northern America. The movie’s popularity is apparent in the fact that it knocked out the James Bond flick “Quantum of Solace” from the coveted number one spot.
Who is Robert Pattinson?
He is a British born actor, model and musician. You can admire both his good looks and his music in this movie. Not only is he drop dead gorgeous as the vampire Edward Cullen, he also sings quite well. Rob Pattinson’s original song “Never Think” is featured in the soundtrack.
Robert Pattinson also starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where he played Cedric Diggory. He plays the famous artist Salvador Dali in the yet to be released Little Ashes.
For his stellar performance as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter, Times Online dubbed the actor as the “British Star of Tomorrow”. (Well it is only 2008, and some would say that in a vampire calendar 3 years is only a mere tiny window of time.)
Prior to the success of Twilight, Rob Pattinson had been seriously thinking about chucking the acting gig in. However, Robert realized he should take acting more seriously when he thought he may have left it too late in the day.
The Twilight success.
For majority of Twilight readers, Robert Pattinson is Edward Cullen come to life. Robert Pattinson bears more than a passing resemblance to Edward’s description in Stephenie Meyer’s book. Me and my daughter were both amazed at seeing the trailers and posters for Twilight. We thought Robert was perfectly cast for the role.
As every one knows, it’s only a matter of time before fans see the second installment of the Twilight series, New Moon. Production of Twilight is has been for full steam shooting as Edward’s character, like Harry Potter, is frozen in his teen years. The actor needs to complete filming the remaining 3 Twilight stories before he becomes too old to play the role. Robert Pattinson as the drop dead gorgeous Edward Cullen will keep us mere warm blooded mortals coming back for more.
Author and critic Raymond DeChampfleur has supplied more details here on Robert Pattinson in Twilight.