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How Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson went from mere celebrities to brilliant actors


The public perception of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has been a chaotic roller coaster from teenage girls and media lovers to objects of ridicule and vicious parodies to status as the most interesting movie stars of this generation. In 2008, they first appeared on screen together as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, an ordinary schoolgirl and vampire in love, setting the new standard for Hollywood romance. Five episodes of the “vampire saga” based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer have grossed around three and a half billion dollars worldwide. What was first contemptuously called a “little girl movie” turned out to be the start of one of the most successful franchises in film history, actually opening up a promising new market segment. for industry.


In 2009, Pattinson was named “The Sexiest Men Alive” and “The Most Handsome Man Alive” by the media. Stewart was considered the Dream Girl. Together, they were a phenomenon that swept a generation of teenage girls off their feet. After the end of Duskhowever, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have continually and wonderfully destroyed that brilliant image, parting ways to become the “James Dean for Millennials” and the “dark, unhinged DiCaprio.”

Recently, the phenomenon resurfaced, as fans were thrilled to see how the palpable chemistry would work now that the two have honed their skills through unconventional projects and performances away from Hollywood and become powerhouses. Oscar-worthy actor. Let us remember their career stories and their journey from mere celebrity idols to brilliant actors.

Before Dusk

It should be noted that while Dusk made Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson megastars, they displayed great talent and had significant acting skills under their belts long before the saga. In some ways, it was precisely their appearance there that kept audiences from taking them seriously and recognizing their talent for so long, overshadowing their many other compelling projects.

Stewart’s first truly notable role was the daughter of Jodie Foster’s character in David Fincher panic room. His whole set of controversial acting techniques are already burgeoning, equally praised as naturalistic and held back and mocked for being inscrutable.

Fincher’s film was followed by Mike Figgis’ Cold Creek Mansion and the fantasy of Jon Favreau Zathura, which, in retrospect, deserves much more recognition. Stewart’s most serious and valuable work in the pre-Dusk period was the small independent film Talk, in which his character is speechless after being raped at a school party. She (and the audience) end up with internal monologues full of scathing sarcasm.

Robert Pattinson first appeared on screen as the blue-eyed, strong-chinned king in the Ring of the Nibelungs. Then there was another scene in Thackeray’s film adaptation vanity lounge, which ended up cutting. Pattinson enters the Harry Potter franchise as Cedric Diggory, a talented, romantic, and gorgeous young man who tragically died at the hands of the Dark Lord. Whether he liked it or not, in his early days, the role of brooding romantic hero remained with him.

How a girl who never smiles became the darling of Cannes

The collapse of the Dusk myth was perhaps the beginning of Stewart’s artistic and personal liberation. Critically accessed, Kristen Stewart’s filmography includes many great films but just as many boring ones. In her own words, she would sometimes join a project even though she only liked one scene from the script. Such a “proudly reckless” approach showed that Stewart was actually having fun with her acting and no longer cared what anyone else thought of her.

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When Assayas Clouds of Sils Maria presented at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014, critics seemed to rediscover the young actress who appeared on screen as an assistant to a European theater and film star played by Juliette Binoche. Modest, restrained, and witty, Assistant Val seemed the epitome of fit in the context of her quarrelsome employer. Thanks to Clouds Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart becomes the first American actress to receive a César (for best supporting role) and becomes the absolute favorite of the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, they have been trying to bring her there under various pretexts: sometimes with a big premiere, then with her own work as a director, a short film, or as part of the jury.

Two years later, Assayas personal customer featured Stewart as the main (and almost the only) character. A girl with psychic abilities lives in Paris, buys trendy clothes for an even more absurd client, and waits for an otherworldly signal from her recently deceased brother via iMessage. Assayas managed to craft a short-lived ghost-hunting film that straddles the line between pure genre and auteur cinema, a thriller about the elusive definition of modernity, highlighting everything Stewart is so good at: focus, uncertainty and determination simultaneously, inner pain, self-absorption about to be on the spectrum.

Assayas saw and grasped Stewart at the moment of radical transformation, the final liberation from the externally imposed role. He used this transitional energy in two of his films, which for him and her became the most interesting works of their careers.

Stewart never made an official exit statement, however, his statements are in something else. In recent years, Stewart has increasingly chosen feminist film projects that touch on complex and ambiguous aspects of female sexuality and female destiny and is more willing to work with female directors.

This strange independent actor who sometimes appears in major Hollywood films

Robert Pattinson sees his blockbuster money as an opportunity to participate in the weirdest independent film projects. For example, a chaotic film about Salvador Dali’s romance with Garcia Lorca, Little Ashes. Pattinson brilliantly depicted the artist’s evolution from a shy Pierrot to a hedonistic gambler. how to be showed Pattinson in an all-new persona, a clumsy goof with a guitar.

In general, it becomes clear that Pattinson is more interested in the role than the size or success of the film. This ideal role has been found, that of Georges Duroy in the new adaptation of Maupassant Nice friend. The character played here by Pattinson is an overgrown void, an upstart who has succeeded at the expense of the feelings and destiny of others. The shy and mischievous smile of the young dreamer at the beginning of the film and the empty and blurred look of the young rascal strangely belong to the same person and the same actor.

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So Dusk finally ends and that of David Cronenberg Cosmopolis spell. Pattinson is once again the embodiment of emptiness in human form. The vampire Cullen was still alive, the human capitalist in Cosmopolis dead forever, but Pattinson’s impassive face, like a theatrical mask, applies perfectly to both.

the rover is a completely different Pattinson again: instead of a playful or flirty smile, there’s a quivering mouth of mute resentment; instead of a light, confident gait, there is the waddle of a broken doll. He continues to develop his vast acting range, from petty criminal or spunky romantic to Good time to a clean-shaven, thoughtful, Rodin-like thinker (or, really, just very sedated) Byronic pariah of high lifeof the paranoid lighthouse keeper and completely crazy about Lighthouse to the famous crusader capped in The Batman.

Well-deserved recognition from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson also used their Dusk start choosing only the projects that speak to their soul. Stewart knocked down the reviews. As her Vanity Fair portfolio puts it: “For years, Stewart’s appeal was in her composure, the mumbling, angsty thing she projected into Twilight and refined over time. There have always been those who claim that she is among the best actresses of the millennial generation, and this sentiment is spreading.

As for Pattinson, he plans to return to independent films after The Batman, to continue “his masterfully planned decade-long prison escape from that particular career,” meaning smaller films where he can be as crazy as he wants. It may be similar to his iconic performance in The kinganother way Netflix movie, or a new project called Mickey7 of the genius of Bong Jon Ho.

Maybe Stewart and Pattinson can reunite in an upcoming Cronenberg movie? They have each acted for him before. Now that will be a sight to behold.