Directed by Allen Coulter and featuring Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan, this 2010 coming-of-age drama (above) was seen by many as Pattinson's bid at an intriguing character study, and though his acting was quite well received the film received mostly negative reviews.
Pattinson loved the morally redundant character of Georges Duroy, who takes centre stage in this adaptation (above) of the 1885 French novel by Guy de Maupassant, which was in cinemas earlier this year. Despite an all-star cast including Kristen Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci, however, the film was universally panned.
Water For Elephants
He teamed up with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, the latter hot off the back of his Oscar win, for this 2011 romantic drama (bottom) unfolding amid the world of the circus. Set mostly against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Pattinson and Witherspoon brought some sparkle to the story and the film went on to take over $100m worldwide.
Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, David Cronenberg's stylised drama (below) set in Manhattan places Pattinson centre stage. It earned some good reviews, some bad, and it flopped in cinemas, falling short of the $10m mark worldwide. Pattinson, however, loves the movie ...