Every Single Movie Robert Pattinson’s Done Since ‘Twilight’

Robert Pattinson has had an incredible career. He’s been making art-house films for the past few years and giving showstopping performances. He’s a versatile actor and, of course, made himself a household name by starring as Edward Cullen in Twilight

While that breakout role gained him a lot of hate and mockery, it allowed him to have the illustrious career you see today. Pattinson is delving into blockbuster movies again with The Batman coming out in 2021, ready to knock your pants off as Bruce Wayne. But if you can’t wait for new Pattinson content, take a look at all the films he’s made since the last Twilight came out in 2012. 

Robert Pattinson on the red carpet at TIFF.
Robert Pattinson at “The Lighthouse” premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival | Tasos Katopodis/WireImage

‘The Rover,’ 2014

Pattinson plays Rey, and stars alongside Guy Pearce in this modern-day western film. It takes place in a “what if” scenario where the world suffered a massive economic collapse. Rey is the brother of a thief that stole Pearce’s characters only possession: a car. 

‘Maps to the Stars,’ 2014 

In this film, Pattinson plays Jerome Fontana, a limo driver and struggling actor on the side. The movie is a satirical drama following a Hollywood family striving for fame and meaning and also stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and John Cusack. 

‘Queen of the Desert,’ 2015 

Queen of the Desert stars Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell, and it chronicles her life as a formerly wealthy British woman who needs to find purpose outside of status. Pattinson co-stars as T. E. Lawrence, a British archaeologist.

‘Life,’ 2015

This one is a biographical film that focuses on the friendship between Life photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan). They met during a photoshoot before Dean became famous, and the two made fast friends and companions from then on.

‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ 2016

Pattinson plays Charles and The Leader, in this historical mystery drama. It follows the life of a fascist person in power, post-World War I. It won Best Debut Film and Best Director at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015. 

‘The Lost City of Z,’ 2016

Co-starring with Charlie Hunnam and Tom Holland, Pattinson takes up the role of Corporal Henry Costin. It’s a true story about British explorer Major Percival Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared during an expedition in the Amazon, searching for a “lost city” in the 1920s. 

‘Good Time,’ 2017

This one’s a crime film that warrants Pattinson who plays Constantine “Connie” Nikas, a robber who messes up a bank robbery. As a result, his disabled brother ends up in jail. The movie is about Connie trying to bust him out. 

‘Damsel,’ 2018

Another western film, Damsel takes place in the Wild West of the 1870s. It stars Pattinson and Wasikowska, again, and follows Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson) on his journey across the frontier to ask Penelope (Wasikowska) to marry him. It’s a very quirky, new take on a western film.

‘High Life,’ 2018

Pattinson is Monte in this trippy sci-fi film that takes place in outer space. Monte and his baby daughter are the last surviving people on a spacecraft in deep space, and he’s trying to keep them alive while they head towards a black hole. There’s a lot for the audience to unpack and figure out, like how they got there and what the mission really is. 

‘The Lighthouse,’ 2019

Deemed as “hypnotic and hallucinatory” on IMDb, this A24 film stars Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. They’re lighthouse keepers on a remote island in New England, and the whole movie is just the two of them, for the most part. Shot in black and white and set in the 1890s, it’s not something you see every day. 

‘The King,’ 2019

Lastly, The King is set to premiere on Netflix Nov. 1. It follows the true story of King Henry V of England (Timothée Chalamet) and Pattinson is his adversary, The Dauphin of France. Running a country in the early 1400s seems like it would be dramatic, the same goes for royal life, so be prepared for some great performances here as well. 

What does Pattinson have next?

As stated before, Pattinson is gearing up to play Batman in Matt Reeve’s new iteration of the hero’s story. He also has The Devil All the Time on deck first, which is jam-packed with well-known actors like Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, and Sebastian Stan.

Say what you want about Pattinson, but don’t say he’s not a good actor, and a busy one to boot.