Friday, April 30, 2010

Robert Pattinson Awarded Best Actor for “How to Be” at the Strasbourg Film Festival

ETA: He actually won that award in 2008. - Thanks to RobPattOnline

Rob was awarded "Best Actor" for his performance in "How To Be" by the Strasbourg International Film Festival

Other awards received by Twilighters for non-”Twilight” performances fall primarily in the niche, festival, or independent realm. Robert Pattinson’s sole non-”Twilight” win was awarded by the Strasbourg International Film Festival—he was honored with a “Best Actor” designation for his performance in “How to Be”.

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A note to fans from Bill Condon

Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,

I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you've probably heard, I've been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit - who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.

I'm pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I've read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine's and Chris's movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk - a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for "newborn" status in the universe you've been living inside for a few years now, but a guy's gotta start somewhere.

Like many of you, I've always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn't been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I've been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.

The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don't think it's difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy - and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.

I'm a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I'll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I'll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.

All best,

Bill Condon

P.S. Answer #1: No, there won't be any musical numbers

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New Edward/Bella Eclipse Still

The same from EW, but untagged and better quality. Click for UHQ

UHQ via Pattinsonlife

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rob Spotted Having Lunch Today in Vancouver

ETA: More pictures added


Click for HQ

ETA: One more

And a new/old one from last year

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The LA Times Tells Us What We Can Expect From Edward Cullen in Eclipse

The family that slays together, stays together.

At least that's the case for the Cullen brood.

In "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which hits theaters June 30, Seattle is ravaged by a series of killings caused by an army of newborn vampires controlled by revenge-seeking bloodsucker Victoria. To combat the threat against Bella ( Kristen Stewart) in this third installment of the franchise, the Cullens must band together and join forces with their sworn enemies, the wolf pack.

"The whole family is in a vulnerable position because of the love we have for Bella," said Elizabeth Reaser, who plays matriarch Esme Cullen. "If she's not OK, we're not OK."

In the past, we've seen the clan hit baseballs so hard that they can play only in a thunder storm, to block out the sound. And we've watched the buttoned-up human imposters welcome Bella into their home as the human girlfriend of one of their own — the handsome Edward.

"This time around, you get to see their true vampire-ness," said Peter Facinelli, who plays head vampire Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the series based on the bestselling books by Stephenie Meyer.

What can we expect from the pale-faced Cullen family (which includes the Hale siblings) this go around? Here's what the actors say audiences can expect from the story and their characters:

Robert Pattinson (as Edward Cullen): Snagging a phone interview with the brooding dreamboat — who was overseas shooting his latest film, "Bel Ami" — proved difficult. So what can we expect from the lovesick Edward? He promises to love Bella "every moment of forever," as the trailer reveals. He's still hesitant about her becoming a vampire. He's determined to protect her from Victoria. And he's vying with Jacob for her affections. Oh, the life of an antique teenage vampire.

You can read what the other Cullens talked about their characters here at The LA Times

Betty White 'too busy' to get naked with Robert Pattinson

Golden Girl Betty White says she is too busy to do a nude scene with Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson who is 65 years her junior.

But the 88-year-old actress says she should write to the 23-year-old Brit for reportedly calling her the sexiest woman in the US.

'I should write him a thank you note,' White tells the New York Post.
When asked if she would do a nude scene with the heart-throb though, White squashed the idea.

'No, sorry. I wouldn't,' she says. 'There really isn't much spare time these days.'

TV veteran White will guest host US TV show Saturday Night Live on May 8 after fans launched an internet campaign requesting that she appear.

'I don't understand it all,' White says. 'I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet.'
White, who co-starred alongside Sandra Bullock in The Proposal last year, is in hot demand of late, despite nearing 90.

The Saturday Night Live guest spot is just the latest in a string of recent projects that includes her new TV series Hot In Cleveland.

Speaking about her upcoming schedule she says: 'I do the show Saturday night. Sunday I fly back to California and Monday I start the new series I'm doing for TV Land.'

The demanding commitments won't slow her down though, White insists.

'I think energy builds on energy,' she says. 'I love the business I'm in and the more you do, the more it works.'

Article | Betty White fans can read her full interview at The New York Post

Funny: What Bill Condon Might Do With Breaking Dawn and THAT Famous E/B Scene + Vote for Rob!

Popsugar came up with a few funny ideas of what Bill Condon might do with Breaking Dawn based on past projects. They mention a famous scene with Robert and Kristen.

And Rob is now on Round 4 of Popsugar 100 against Penelope Cruz. Vote for him here

As always, thanks to Alison4828

Robert Pattinson Makes TIME Magazine's World's Most Influential People

Robert Pattinson
By Chris Weitz

I have to be careful about what I write here because it will be tweeted the moment TIME hits the stands. And if I say something bad about Rob Pattinson, I'm dead meat. That's the devotion the Twilight films inspire. It's certainly not how he planned it. And though I am continually impressed by the aplomb with which he handles the hysteria, I occasionally think he would take it all back if given the chance. Because essentially, Rob, 23, is a reserved, bookish sort of specimen, a guy who'd rather spend the night at the corner table in the pub with friends — a bit of a weirdo, frankly, in the best sense.

So how to write about someone who seems to answer Freud's rhetorical question, What do women want? Perhaps it's just worth pointing out that it'd be fun to have a beer with him even if he weren't Edward Cullen. That we haven't seen a tenth of what he can do onscreen. And that important things, beyond the veil of Hollywood, occupy his time too — music, conversation, ideas, a sense of the absurd. Which, maybe, explains why he never gets to my e-mails. I love you, Rob! Call me!

Weitz directed The Twilight Saga: New Moon


38 Amazing Old/New Fan Pictures of Robert Patiinson in Japan


Thanks to Hitomi via Thinking of Rob