Robert Pattinson has been cast as Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and while we understand the move has upset fans of the caped crusader, it’s about time we all forget the Twilight saga and focus Pattinson’s impressive filmography instead. Since playing Edward Cullen in romantic fantasy films, Pattinson has starred in numerous art house films and worked with some of the best directors and actors in Hollywood.
Here are 12 performances that prove Robert Pattinson is a great actor and will make an excellent Bruce Wayne… and Batman.
The Childhood of a Leader (2015)
The Childhood of a Leader is loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story of the same name, which was published as part of a collection in 1939. The story chronicles the childhood of a fascist leader and his disturbing coming of age following the events World War I. Co-written and directed by Brady Corbet, The Childhood of a Leader stars Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Robert Pattinson, and Tom Sweet.
Pattinson plays the role of Charles Maker, a free-thinking journalist and close friend of the young boy’s father. The entire cast is superb and Pattinson was no exception. His portrayal of the elegant and intellectual Maker was spot on. Interesting enough, Pattinson plays a second role in the film, a clever move by Corbet but we won’t spoil the reveal.