Robert Pattinson: David Cronenberg invigorated my career

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Twilight is the vampire film that cashed in big on the science fiction trend in Hollywood. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz all became household names as a result of this 2008 fantasy film. Stephenie Meyers is the author of the popular novels from which the movies are based. In this installment, a young girl named Bella (Stewart) is sent to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzling Edward Cullen (Pattinson), whose unlike any boy she's ever met. The two are swept up in a passionate romance, though it's quickly threatened when the Cullens' mortal vampire enemies come to Forks looking for Bella.
September 22nd, 2013

Robert Pattinson has credited director David Cronenberg for restoring his confidence in his acting abilities.

The 27-year-old star shot to fame as vampire Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight Saga' franchise, but didn't feel like he was doing his job properly until he appeared in 2012 drama movie 'Cosmopolis' and Cronenberg convinced him he was a great talent.

He said: '''Cosmopolis' is the film of my career. Beforehand, I didn't consider myself to be an actor, even with 10 years of acting under my belt.

''I've always felt out of place. I doubt myself. David Cronenberg restored my belief in myself and changed the way I act and think about the industry.''

While Pattinson admits landing the lead role in the 'Twilight Saga' franchise was a ''blessing'', he often fears he has made the wrong decision by becoming a movie star.

The screen star - who is also a songwriter and musician - told French magazine Madam Figaro: ''When you're blessed with a phenomenon like 'Twilight', it's difficult to imagine being perceived in another way by the public.

''I thought I would never get out of it ... that kind of success can become a gilded cage. I know I've escaped a pivotal stage in my life.

''All the choices I make today will forever define my future. The pressure is huge, I'm constantly wondering, 'Have I made the right choice?' At the same time, I won't let fear take over.''