Pattinson, Robert: Actor in High-Profile Art Movies, Directed by Cronenberg and Michod

Robert Pattinson, still best known for known for his role as Edward Cullen in the blockbuster vampire-franchise “Twilight,” appears in two high-profile movies in Cannes Film Fest

Pattinson got some good reviews for “The Rover,” the Australian action film directed by David Michod that opened out-of-competition on Sunday night.

He also will benefit from “Maps to the Stars,” a contempo satire directed by David Cronenberg.

“He’s incredibly respectful,” Pattinson said of director Cronenberg. The two first worked together on 2012’s “Cosmopolis,” which underperformed at the U.S. box office. His other post-“Twilight” misfires include 2012’s “Bel Ami” and 2010’s “Remember Me.”

Pattinson is getting ready to shoot actor Brady Corbet’s directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader.” He added that “Brady is just brilliant.”

Pattinson revealed that he’s been talking to “Spring Breakers” director Harmony Korine about starring in one of his upcoming projects.

Pattinson said that the role that made him an international superstar came as a complete surprise. “No one thought it was going to be a big deal,” Pattinson said of the 2008 vampire movie. “We thought it was going to be like ‘Thirteen,’ ” he said, referencing the directorial debut of Catherine Hardwicke.

“I couldn’t do another ‘Twilight’ movie,” said Pattinson, who is 28. “I’m too old.”