Team Edward swoons when Robert Pattinson
shoots long, meaningful looks at Kristen Stewart in the Twilight
movies. In Water for Elephants
, Pattinson gets to play a veterinary student with an actual pulse and a—gasp!—tan who falls for circus performer Reese Witherspoon when he joins a traveling circus in the 1930s.
Witherspoon might have made some comments to the press about how kissing her co-star was "disgusting" due to his cold while shooting, but we know the lengths some of you would go for a piece of Pattinson. Before you see him romance Reese and become the defender of an abused pachyderm in Water for Elephants, have an RPattz-a-thon at home this weekend.
The Twilight Saga:
This supernatural teen soap opera based on the books by Stephenie Meyer is what made RPattz the hot household abbreviation he is today to millions of screaming girls. Pattinson plays Edward Cullen—the brooding vampire with the magical hair and glittery skin posing as a high school student—who falls hard for sullen teen Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart
). The two strike up a romance in Twilight
after lots of long stares pregnant with possibilities across the cafeteria. In the sequel, New Moon
, Edward steps out on Bella for a bit in an effort to keep her safe from some nasty vampires, which gives hunky werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner
) a window to move in on Bella and woo her with his sick wolf-y abs. It doesn't quite work and, in Eclipse
, Bella learns the dangerous consequences of her decision to marry Edward. All three movies are available on both DVD and Blu-ray.
This time Pattinson plays a moody, directionless 21-year-old named Tyler Hawkins who works at a bookstore in New York and has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan
). Tyler and his roommate, Aidan, find themselves in trouble with a particular detective and Aidan convinces Tyler to seduce the detective's daughter, Ally (Emilie De Ravin), and dump her. Instead, Tyler and Ally bond over the losses in their lives and begin to fall in love in this coming-of-age romantic drama with a tragic twist that is available on both DVD and Blu-ray.
In what is probably Pattinson's most challenging role date, the young actor plays surrealist painter Salvador Dali in Spain in the 20s and 30s. While at university in Madrid, Dali meets poet Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran
) and aspiring filmmaker Luis Buñuel (Matthew McNulty). Together the threesome form the most modern group of artists in the city until Buñuel moves to Paris to pursue his own ambitions. Dali and Garcia Lorca get closer and closer until the relationship turns romantic, but the relationship is doomed as Dali becomes consumed with high society, decadence and his public image. Little Ashes
is available on DVD only.