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SNATCH: Robert Pattinson - Chronicle Of A Changing Icon

SNATCH: Robert Pattinson - Chronicle Of A Changing Icon | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

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For a long time, Robert Pattinson had only been a Twilight character: a kitsch romance actor, sex-symbol of all the teenagers of the world, and press people favorite which were delighted of his complicated love affairs with Kristen Stewart. And then, there has been his meeting with David Cronenberg in 2012 in Cosmopolis, which marks the début of a new orientation more independent in his career and changed his image. From the Barnes suburb, where he was born, to his new Hollywood life, portrait of a pure bold actor, victim of a very long misunderstanding. ...

Chris Weitz sums up perfectly what Robert Pattinson’s last few years looked like: an enormous madness. From 2008 and 2012, the time the Twilight franchise lasted, the five movies adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s books earned three billions dollars in total. Robert Pattinson became, for his part, one of the biggest pop icon from this century beginning. Thanks to his romantic vampire role, he had been imposed as the sex symbol of an entire generation of teenagers, and provoked a hysterical wave comparable to the one known by Leonardo DiCaprio during Titanic, for better and for worse. The better: he became a multimillionaire at only 21, and has known how to use his fame to concentrate on more prestigious, doing, from Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg in 2012, an independent turn which made him one of the most passionate actor from his time. The worst: he sacrificed a good part of his youth, and has to live now under constant protection because of the phenomenon Twilight. “He did not predict this immoderation”, sums up his friend, the actor and director Brady Corbet....

"He thought the first Twilight would have been art movies about vampires. He did not have any idea what was waiting for him” David Cronenberg.

 

Read more:  http://www.spunk-ransom.com/2014/05/14/pictures-translation-robs-portrait-in-snatchmag/ (eng translation + fr scans)

 

Source: http://snatch-mag.com/article/sommaire23

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Flashback Roundup: Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali in “Little Ashes” - How It Was Done

Flashback Roundup: Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali in “Little Ashes” - How It Was Done | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Paul Morrison, director of the film, about the process of selection actors:

For Lorca and Dali, I must have seen every up-and-coming young actor who was available in both Spain and the U.K. Originally, Rob read for Lorca, and I was going to cast Dali in Spain. But Rob felt so much more a Dali – the combination of acute intelligence and vulnerability and self-consciousness that the part demanded – that I switched, and brought him back to read for Dali. He was perfect. I never saw anyone in Spain who felt right for Dali, by the way.

(Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/little-ashes-director-paul-morrison-talks-about-the-film-the-cast-and-the-future-an-exclusive)


David Cronenberg about Rob in “Little Ashes”:
I saw him in "Little Ashes" as the young Salvador Dali. He does a Spanish accent, he was not afraid to play a character of ambiguous sexuality and eccentricity. That probably of all the things I saw made me think he was the right guy [for role of Eric Packer in "Cosmopolis"]. (Source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/cronenberg-talks-cosmopolis)

 

Robert Pattinson about playing Salvador Dali:

I did that before "Twilight." I was going to give up acting before that. I did the casting about two years before for "Lorca." (Federico Garcia Lorca) They said, we found a Spanish guy who looks just like Lorca to play Lorca. Do you want to play Dali? Which is like the opposite part to Lorca. They told me four days before shooting. I was just so disinterested in acting at the time. I just thought oh, a three-month vacation in Spain. OK. I went there and it was so intense the whole time and everybody was speaking Spanish and I don't speak a word of Spanish. The whole crew was Spanish. I was the only English person there for the majority of the time. It gave me a reason to really focus on the script and the research to a ridiculous degree. It was the only thing I did for the entire time. I had this whole series of photos. And figuring out the way he would move his body. There's a picture of him pointing. I spent days trying to figure out how did he get his arm like that. It was probably unnecessary but it was the one time I felt like slightly satisfied. (Source: http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_15905.html)

… I just did the same thing, breakdown what you know about him. Also, there's a ton of literature which he wrote and about him and then you just kind of build that back up again. Also, when I was playing him it was when he was very young, 18 to 26 and the story is about his descent or assent into this caricature of which everyone knows. He was this chronically shy kid when he was younger. So it's really not playing Dali, per se, apart from towards the end of it - and I'm still not really playing him. It's more the mood of Dali I think.

I just researched tons and tons of stuff because everyone spoke Spanish on the set and so I just read all day. It was the first time that I ever really got into characterization, trying to work on movements. There was a photo of him pointing and I kept trying to figure out how he pointed for like three days. I've never done that for any job. I was doing tons of stuff on his walk and such. By the end, I have no idea [how it turned out]. Someone said to me the other day, 'I had no idea it was about Dali until you had the mustache at the end.' I was just like, 'Oh, great.' I think it's a kind of homage to him, I guess, in that performance. I've never related to a character more than him, which is really weird because everyone thinks that he's some nut job. When he was younger, if you read his autobiographical stuff – he wrote three autobiographies which completely contradict each other. Literally in one of them he said that his mother sucked his d-ck and all this stuff. And then in another one he says that his mother was the greatest mother in the whole world and gave him the best childhood he'd ever had. There are chapters called 'Truth' and other ones are called 'Lies' and then lies and the truths and stuff, it's just really funny. There was so much about him that I found fascinating. It's depressing how he did it himself and yet everyone sees him as this mask. He wanted that, but it's so funny how he was so much more than just this bizarre clown that he was at the end of his life who only cared about money. He was an incredibly complex person. I'm not saying that I am. I'm not at all." (Source: http://movies.about.com/od/twilight/a/rob-pattinson_3.htm)

 

Robert about nude scenes:

"In a lot of ways, I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing. I had to do all this naked stuff. I thought I'd never get another acting job again. So I was like, 'Yeah — why not try to do something weird?' There's all these gay-sex scenes. And, you know, I haven't even done a sex scene with a girl in my whole career.” Pattinson said it wasn't so much having to play gay that was hard, but having an audience there for it: "Here I am, with Javier [Beltrán], who plays [Federico Garcí] Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward. And because we're both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous. ... And it wasn't even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves." (Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1607053/robert-pattinson-talks-about-nude-scenes.jhtml)

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