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11 best Robert Pattinson films besides Twilight
11 best Robert Pattinson films besides Twilight

Lifehacker has collected 11 diverse roles of an actor who became famous thanks to the vampire saga.

What to see with Robert Pattinson besides "Twilight"
What to see with Robert Pattinson besides "Twilight"

Robert Pattinson's career started early. At the age of 15, the boy played in a small amateur theater, and then in a more professional one. The first notable film project of the future star is the fantastic two-part television film The Ring of the Nibelungs, based on Scandinavian folk legends. A little later in the film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" the young actor played Cedric Diggory - an attractive and brave captain of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.

But success came to Robert with "Twilight". This is a teenage romantic drama where the actor played the vampire Edward Cullen, who fell in love with an ordinary schoolgirl. True, the triumph also had a downside. Filming in a mega-popular franchise prevented the actor from participating in other projects and made him a hostage of a dubious image for a long time.

1. Remember me

  • USA, 2010.
  • Drama, melodrama.
  • Duration: 113 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 1.

The film, directed by Allen Coulter, speaks honestly with the viewer on topics such as the transience of life, the loss of loved ones and love. The painting tells the poignant story of two young people. Tyler (Robert Pattinson) suffers from depression caused by the suicide of his older brother, and Ellie (Emilie de Ravin), after the death of her mother, decides to live to the fullest.

2. Water for elephants

  • USA, 2011.
  • Drama, melodrama.
  • Duration: 120 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

An unusually beautiful love story that unfolds in the United States during the Great Depression. Young veterinarian Jacob Jenkowski (Robert Pattinson) takes a job at a traveling circus and falls in love with the beautiful trainer Marlene (Reese Witherspoon). She is the wife of the charismatic but brutal manager August Rosenbluth (Christoph Waltz).

3. Dear friend

  • UK, France, Italy, 2012.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 100 minutes.
  • IMDb: 5, 4.

One of the most underrated works in Pattinson's career is his role in the film adaptation of the novel by French novelist Guy de Maupassant. The film was directed by theater directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormrod. The picture was unlucky - it was released immediately after the final parts of "Twilight", and many viewers still perceived Robert Pattinson's play through the prism of the image of Edward.

Former military man Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson) is not very successful in life. But everything changes when he meets an old acquaintance. He invites Georges to try his hand at journalism. Duroy's career goes uphill thanks to charm and seduction. But one day Georges will have to pay for his actions.

4. Cosmopolis

  • France, Canada, Portugal, Italy, 2012.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 109 minutes.
  • IMDb: 5, 0.

The film by David Cronenberg based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Although the picture received mixed reviews from critics, it still made many viewers reconsider their attitude towards Robert Pattinson.

In the center of the plot is the young billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson). At one point, he can lose all his fortune due to stock market fluctuations. Most of the action takes place in a luxury limousine, in which the protagonist drives around the city in the midst of anti-capitalist protests.

5. Rover

  • Australia, USA, 2014.
  • Post-apocalyptic thriller, unfair.
  • Duration: 102 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 4.

A post-apocalyptic road movie written by director David Michaud tells about true male friendship in the context of universal enmity and hatred. In the near gloomy future, reminiscent of the world of "Mad Max", people live by concepts.

The main character of the film, Eric (Guy Pearce), loses the only thing that is dear to him - a car. The car is shamelessly kidnapped by a gang of robbers. The man goes in search and meets on his way a seriously wounded Reynolds (Robert Pattinson), who turns out to be the brother of one of the hijackers.

6. Star map

  • Canada, France, Germany, USA, 2014.
  • Black comedy.
  • Duration: 112 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

In his brilliant satirical film, director David Cronenberg tries to answer the question of why the cult of Hollywood is so important to the West. The plot revolves around the stormy life of the Weiss family, led by their father, the successful psychotherapist Stafford (John Cusack).

Pattinson's role in Star Map, like in Cosmopolis, involves a limousine. Robert played a young ambitious driver named Jerome Fontana, who dreams of becoming a Hollywood actor.

7. Childhood of a leader

  • UK, 2015.
  • Arthouse, historical drama.
  • Duration: 111 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

The dramatic film by the independent film actor Brady Corbet, who has moved to the director's chair, is based on the story by Jean-Paul Sartre "The Childhood of the Master". The film tells the life story of a fictional dictator. The tape tries to answer the question of how and why innocent children turn into monsters. The reason may lie in both heredity and upbringing.

Robert Pattinson played Charles Marker, a close friend of the family in which the future tyrant is growing up. But the true essence of the character will be revealed only in the finale of the picture.

8. Life

  • USA, 2015.
  • Biographical drama.
  • Duration: 111 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 1.

The biopic about the friendship between documentary photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood actor James Dean, created by famed visionary Anton Corbijn, has received mixed reviews from critics. But you should definitely see the picture, because it is in it that Robert Pattinson's performance is as good as ever.

Inspirational photographer Dennis (Robert Pattinson) is tasked with doing a photo shoot with star actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan), who recently starred in East of Paradise. But this is not so easy to do. Together with Dean, Stock will have to go to the homeland of the eccentric actor to get to the bottom of the true essence of James.

9. Good time

  • USA, 2017.
  • Crime drama.
  • Duration: 99 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 3.

Living in poverty, Connie (Robert Pattinson) is forced to constantly take care of his mentally retarded brother Nick (Ben Safdie) and in desperation decides to rob a bank. However, things go awry and the police catch the unfortunate Nick. Connie manages to escape, but now he needs to free his brother from prison.

The combined efforts of Robert Pattinson, who also acted as a producer, and the independent directors of the Safdie brothers were not in vain. At the Cannes Film Festival, the film was greeted with enthusiasm: after the premiere, the audience gave the film a six-minute standing ovation.

10. Maid

  • USA, 2018.
  • Western, drama, black comedy.
  • Duration: 113 minutes.
  • IMDb: 5, 6.

The Zellner brothers' parody western is centered around the loser and dumbass Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson). In the company of elderly pastor Henry (David Zellner) and Toffee's horse, the hero goes to rescue his beloved bride Penelope (Mia Wasikowska) from the clutches of cruel thugs. It is later revealed that Penelope is not at all one of those girls who need to be rescued.

"Maid" is proof that the actor is not at all afraid to be funny and seeks to play a wide range of roles.

11. High society

  • France, UK, Germany, Poland, USA, 2018.
  • Science fiction, horror.
  • Duration: 110 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 0.

Robert Pattinson played one of the most striking roles in Claire Denis, the most important representative of modern French auteur cinema. The main theme of this poignant film is indescribable loneliness and inevitably impending death.

The action takes place on a closed slowly dying space station, on board which are life-sentenced criminals. Their mission is to figure out how to extract the energy that humanity needs from a black hole. The main character Monte (Robert Pattinson) becomes part of the experiment, the purpose of which is to continue life at the station.