Robert Pattinson’s Acting Career Is Doing Just Fine — But He Still Has a Backup Plan

Robert Pattinson got his start on the big screen when he first appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, it wasn’t until he got the role of Edward Cullen in the hit vampire series Twilight that everyone really started to take notice of the talented actor.

Today, his career is still thriving. He has starred in a few big-named movies since his vampire days and is now bringing an iconic character back to life in one of his most exciting roles so far. Even though Pattinson has such a promising career in the film industry, he still has made sure to secure a backup plan just in case anything ever happens to his career.

What are some of Robert Pattinson’s biggest roles so far?

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One of the first roles that Pattinson had after the Twilight saga ended was his portrayal of a character named Tyler Hawkins in the movie Remember Me. The romantic drama was a big hit with fans and critics alike. It not only chronicled some of the struggles that young couples face, but it also showed the audience just how devastating the events of 9/11 were for so many people.

After that, he landed some very prominent roles in other top-rated movies, like Map to the StarsThe Rover, and The Lost City of Z. However, it wasn’t until we were able to see him do one of the most convincing portrayals of a criminal from New York who is trying to break his brother out of jail in the movie Good Time that many fans were starting to see Pattinson as a truly diverse actor. 

Pattinson is also starring in Netflix’s newest dramatic medieval movie, set to debut this fall, called The KingThe movie is about the reign of King Henry V. Young actor Timothée Chalamet plays the king in the movie. Pattinson plays the Dauphin of France, who happens to also be the king’s enemy.

What project is Robert Pattinson working on now?

Pattinson has quite a few new movies that are coming out later this year and next year. One of the most anticipated movies that he will be starring in is called The LighthouseThis movie, which has been classified as a “psychological thriller,” is shot entirely on 35 mm black-and-white film. The movie is about two lighthouse workers in 1890 who are tasked with overseeing the care of a lighthouse that is located on a mysterious and creepy island.

Pattinson also has another exciting project in the works. He will soon be putting on the same suit that other great actors, like Michael Keaton, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck have worn when he reprises the role of Batman. Filming is expected to start at the end of this year or early next year. So far, we don’t have a lot of information about who the other cast members will be. But according to RadioTimes, the film should be out in theaters by June 25, 2021. 

What is Robert Pattinson’s backup plan?

Every year, Pattinson’s career continues to soar to new heights. Even so, he still wants to make sure that he has something to fall back on, just in case. Back in 2012, Pattinson sat down for an interview to promote his newest movie at the time: Cosmopolis. 

During the interview, Pattinson revealed that in addition to acting, he is also a musician. He knows how to play both the piano and the guitar, and he even writes some of his own music. In fact, he even co-wrote and sang the song, Never Think, which appears on the Twilight soundtrack. He also sang Let Me Sign, which is another song on the Twilight soundtrack.

Back in 2012, Pattinson said that he hasn’t really taken his music very seriously, but that could all change one day. “I’ve never really recorded anything,” Pattinson had said. “I just play in pubs and stuff. Music is my back-up plan if acting fails.”

From the looks of it, it doesn’t seem like this world-renowned actor is going to need a backup plan. However, there is no denying that he does have a pretty good voice. If you would like to hear his voice for yourself, click on the video below.