Robert Pattinson Is In Every Movie I See

Written by chase bridges

I’m not the only one who has noticed this right? Pattinson has been in every trailer, every movie, and every tweet I have seen over the past few months. And I am not complaining.

For a very long time, the name Robert Pattinson was associated with the word vampire. I won’t even say that is necessarily a bad thing (a great actor in a bad movie is still a great actor.) After his role as Edward in the Twilight Saga, Pattinson was a house hold name. Until he wasn’t.

Just as quickly as he rose to fame, he seemed to disappear. He went from being every Tumblr girl’s dream celeb for four years, to a very niche, independent actor. Starring in mostly unheard of films like The Rover, and Life.

That is not a diss at Pattinson, by any means. After he finished his time as everyones favorite sparkly blood sucker, he went on to put on some amazing performances. Slowly but surely becoming one of the most talented character actors going.

In 2017, Pattinson was thrust back into the lime light a bit with his film Good Times, which was directed by The Safdie Brothers (Uncut Gems.) The film was a low budget, financial and critical success, receiving a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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A brief reminder of who he was, and how talented he is, the film caused Pattinson’s name to spread through the internet like wildfire. Everyone talking about his time as Edward, and how far he had come. He used this momentum to ride right back into Hollywood.

But it was two years later, in 2019 where Pattinson started his quick take over of the film industry. Starting the year off hot, starring in The Lighthouse along side Willem Defoe, Pattinson received critical acclaim for his amazing performance, even being nominated for an independent spirit award.

He did not slow down there, as he grabbed everyones attention in the Netflix film The King, where his role (and french accent) stole the show every time he walked on screen. Once again everyone on twitter was talking about Robert Pattinson.

His third and final film of 2019 was ‘Waiting For The Barbarians’ a film that premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film has mixed reviews, but considering Pattinson stars along side fellow character actor Johnny Depp, it was definitely a solid move for his career.

Riding the momentum of these three films into 2020, Pattinson returned to blockbuster films in a big way. Starring along side John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s latest mind bending film ‘Tenet.’ The film became of the biggest of the year, and the first major film to release in theatres after the COVID-19 shut down months earlier.

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Pattinson’s performance in Tenet was loved by everyone, casual movie goers, and critics alike. Even when someone complained about the movie, they mentioned that Pattinson was a highlight nonetheless.

After the blockbuster that Tenet was, Pattinson kept up the releases with his second film with Netflix, The Devil All The Time. The film is absolutely amazing, and his performance as a demented southern pastor is untouchable. If you want to read our review of the film, click here.

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All of these outstanding performances in independent films and blockbusters just in the last two years, must mean that Pattinson is on his way to becoming one of the biggest names in acting right?

Oh, still not convinced? In May of 2019, Pattinson was announced to be taking up the mantle of Batman in the upcoming The Batman movie, directed by Matt Reeves. After the announcement was made, it was met with a ton of hate from die hard DC fans.

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All hate was immediately shut down when the first trailer was released on August 22nd 2020, showing the world the brand new Batman. People absolutely lost their minds when they saw the trailer. Pattinson as Batman went from being looked down on, to being called the best iteration of the iconic hero after JUST THE TRAILER.

Pattinson’s future is extremely bright, already proving himself to be one of the greatest actors of our generation. If he continues to put out performances like he has the past two years, there is no telling the heights he will reach.

Underrated Actors – Matthew Lillard

Scream (1996)

When you hear the name Matthew Lillard, what do you think? Most people immediately identify him as Shaggy Rogers in the live action Scooby-Doo movies from 2002 and 2004. Or perhaps if you are a horror fan, your mind goes towards his famous character Stu from Scream. (1996)

Regardless of how you know him, Hollywood has not given him the credit he deserves as an extremely talented and versatile actor. With over 150 acting and voice over credits throughout his thirty year career, he has put out some astonishing performances.

SCREAM (1996)

I know, I know. I’ve already mentioned Lillard’s character Stu in the horror classic, Scream. But it would be a disservice to not dive deeper into the complex role that shot Lillard into stardom.

Lillard plays Stuart “Stu” Macher, one of the teenagers tangled in the web of murders taking place in Woodsboro, California. When we first meet the character, Stu is talking to his friends, the main cast of the film.

Immediately, Lillard captures the attention of the audience during his dialogue. His teenage, California accent is absolutely captivating, and his performance during this scene really sets the tone for the film. You immediately find him creepy, yet endearing. A dumb teenage boy, but also shades of something more complex.

Throughout the film he finds his place as a fun comic relief, making you excited to see what’s going to happen when he arrives on screen. However, once we reach the end of the film, that’s when his performance really takes off.

(Warning: Spoilers for Scream Ahead.)

The end of the film reveals that the ghost face slasher is none other than the dynamic duo of Stu and his best friend Billy. In the next few minutes, Stu dissolves from Cali Party Boy, into a child like psychopath.

After the success of Scream. Matthew would find a plethora of fun characters to transform into. Including the character Steven “Stevo” Levy in the film SLC Punk! An exaggerated take on real life events.

Matthew Lillard as Stevo Levy

The film didn’t do great in the box office, but has become something of a cult classic through the years. Especially with “punk” demographic.

Scooby doo & scooby doo monsters unleashed

I won’t spend long on this role, as there has been a million articles and interviews where Lillard’s performance has been discussed. But I felt that if I left out his most famous role, it would be a bit of a crime.

Lillard has said in interviews that he spent his early career working extremely hard to be a very serious actor. That doesn’t mean playing dramatic Oscar bait roles, but taking on complex characters and diving into them with everything that he has.

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His performance as Scooby Doo’s iconic best friend, is a prime example of this. He plays the goofy and silly character of Shaggy, and commits to the point of no return. And the movie was ten times better because of it. Lillard really proved that if given to a talented actor, any part can become a jaw-dropping career highlight.

without a paddle (2004)

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Lillard next stepped into the role of leading man of an action comedy. Playing the character Jerry Conlaine along side Dax Shepard and Seth Green. The film was a big box office success, making $70 million on a $19 million budget.

The movie is about three best friends who go on a dangerous treasure hunt for D.B Coopers stolen cash, when everything that can go wrong in the outdoors, does. Including fighting a bear, white water rafting, fighting off pot farming rednecks and cuddling half naked in a cave.

The cast later talked about how the movie they saw at the premiere was not the movie they thought they were making, but it was still successful and one of my personal favorites.

This character was actually very different from what Lillard had played up to this point. Being something of a character actor, taking on the straight leading man role was a step out of the normal.

He did a fantastic job and I find it quite ridiculous he wasn’t cast in more roles like this one.

becoming a voice over icon

After Casey Kasem retired as the voice of Shaggy, Matthew Lillard stepped nicely into the role. Voicing Shaggy in over thirty different films, and television shows as the scared, hungry character. Lillard has built a legacy as one of the most iconic characters in cartoon history.

recent work

Lillard hasn’t slowed down either, still putting out great perfomances in the year 2020 with his show Good Girls.

Good Girls is a crime comedy drama, about three Michigan mothers who after trying to make end meet, decide to rob a supermarket. Lillard plays the role of Dean Boland, an unfaithful car salesman who has a long list of poor spending decisions, causing his wife, Beth, into robbing the store.

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Lillard’s performance in Good Girls has been loved by audience and critics alike. Proving that people are still fascinated by the amazing actor.

Matthew Lillard has had a career full of longevity, creativity, and insanity. And has proven time and time again that he is one of the most talented actors to grace our screens in the past few decades.

Do you agree that Matthew Lillard is underrated? What performances of Lillard’s is your favorite? Tell us about it!