Pattinson, Robert: From Movie Star to Serious Actor

The best reason to see Good Time–and there are several–is Robert Pattinson’s powerful, multi-nuanced performance.

For a decade, Pattinson was known for his leading role in the mega-hit Twilight franchise, which made him a heartthrob for many young girls and a bona fide movie star.

But over the past five years or so, Pattinson has worked steadily to add more serious films to his resume.

His leading role in the Safdie brother’s thriller Good Time, marks his most critically acclaimed performance.

“There was no role when I first signed up to it, no script or anything,” Pattinson said about working on Good Time. “I just really like the trailer to the directors’ previous movie.”

“I’ve played a lot of parts that are quite reactive, and quite passive. I just wanted to play a part which was really on the front foot, and also didn’t have any shame, or any fear.”

Pattinson continued to praise his directors saying, “I think it’s just my own insecurities, or whatever, I want to find someone who doesn’t have them, and be like, okay, if I just hold onto the train, the train will go through the wall, and everything will be fine.”