Five Favorite Films with Twilight's Robert Pattinson
Our (mostly) artful conversation with the 22-year-old British actor.
Thanks to a teen phenomenon called Twilight, Robert Pattinson has gone from being a little-known Brit actor (best known as the handsome, ill-fated Cedric Diggory in two Harry Potter films) to having his face plastered across every major magazine, television show, and website known to man. Or at least, every one of them known to teenage girls. This Friday, thousands of Pattinson's admiring fans will have the pleasure of finally watching the teen vampire romance that has launched their favorite new teen idol into the stratosphere, as he stars opposite Kristen Stewart as Edward Cullen, the dreamiest undead boyfriend of the year in Catherine Hardwicke's (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel.
But there's more than Tiger Beat fodder to the 22-year-old actor; after the Twilight frenzy peaks this week (with fans and Summit Entertainment suits crossing their fingers for a breakout box office to justify a multi-sequel franchise) Pattinson will appear next March as a young Salvador Dali in Little Ashes (click for images)-- a period piece that might test the ardor of Pattinson's Twilight fan base -- and the indie outsider pic How to Be, which will likely pick up distribution in the wake of Twilight. Pattinson's artful leanings came out in a conversation with Rotten Tomatoes about his favorite films of all time, which span such cinematic luminaries as Jack Nicholson, Jean-Luc Godard, and...Chris Kattan?
Read on for Five Favorite Films with Twilight's Robert Pattinson.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, 98% Tomatometer)
The Exorcist (1973, 85% Tomatometer)
Prenom Carmen (First Name: Carmen) (1983, 88% Tomatometer)
Corky Romano (2001, 5% Tomatometer)
ivan's xtc. (2002, 75% Tomatometer)
Check out more info on Robert Pattinson here, and view pictures and trailers from Twilight. Twilight opens nationwide this Friday, November 21.
Want more Five Favorite Films? Check out previous installments with Chuck Palahniuk, Kevin Smith, Guillermo del Toro, and Judd Apatow.