Can Robert Pattinson Open A Film?

January 20, 2010 at 11:13 PM (Robert Pattinson)

In terms of Robert Pattinson, Hollywood has one thing on its mind right now and that’s money. Can he open a film on his own? Can the name Robert Pattinson deliver derrieres in seats when it counts, March 12-14, 2010? Remember Me is Pattinson’s first film outside the Twilight franchise. While it has a small budget and is technically considered an indie film without the backing of a huge studio, the media, the general movie-going public and Hollywood itself, have all been busy spinning this film as a rather big litmus test for Pattinson’s future as an actor and Hollywood’s idea of a movie star.

In a little over 14 months, Pattinson has gone from “that guy in Harry Potter” to one of the brightest, fastest, rising young stars we’ve had in recent memory. His ethereal face graces the covers of countless magazines and he is the topic of so much baseless gossip across the Internet that even Pattinson has most likely lost track of his own self-described “boring” story. The spotlight has been resting squarely on his shoulders since before Twilight opened in November 2008 and today, it shows little evidence of letting up. But Hollywood wants what it wants and right now, what it wants is proof that Robert Pattinson is more than Edward Cullen and that he can put money in pockets. More money, that is.

While Pattinson became the face of the Twilight saga and arguably the breakout star of a franchise that has raked in well over a billion dollars, this is a vital time for his career. And a career does seem to be what he is quietly intent on seeking.

As a writer named Albrian on an Internet movie blog expressed it, “There is a quiet steely determination to succeed. The self deprecating quotes are a smokescreen for an ambitious young man.”

The media constantly churns out stories asking if Robert Pattinson is the the new Depp, new James Dean, the new this, the new that. They desperately want him to be the new something, throwing out impossibly high standards and competitions that can never be won. Depp, Pitt, Clooney, and DiCaprio…all the major movie star names you can think of. Pattinson has been held up to the light and compared against them all, but to anyone with a little common sense, it’s kind of like pitting a GED against Ph.D. in terms of sheer experience and acting credits. Of course when has the media (or random people on the Internet) ever had common sense?

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