Well, that depends. Did you see Pattinson in his independent movie Little Ashes?
No? Hm. That’s not a good sign.
E! suggests that Pattinson could end up like Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. “Moviegoers had so much trouble disassociating the Star Wars actor from his Luke Skywalker character that he removed all mentions of the franchise from his résumé,” the article says. Hamill’s movie career basically died, although he found work later as a cartoon voice actor.
More recently, Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom has had a hard time finding another hit movie, and Lord of the Rings’ Elijah Wood deliberately tried to take offbeat roles in movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to avoid being typecast as a hobbit.
Which brings us back to Robert Pattinson. Not only did nobody see Little Ashes, the reviews weren’t that good. But he has some other upcoming roles that look like they could work, including Remember Me, a romance co-starring Emilie de Ravin and Pierce Brosnan, and Unbound Captives, an adventure co-starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.
And he was great in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, remember? R.I.P. Cedric…
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