In my eyes, it makes complete sense that Robert Pattinson started as a very confident young actor, because he’s grown into being a very confident adult actor. He appears to be quietly self-assured in his work, and it bleeds into his roles, giving him a sense of strong authority over who and what he’s portraying. Plus, Pattinson has gone on to choose really fun, bizarre, and challenging roles that totally subvert the ones he got famous from, namely those in the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” movies.
Much like “Potter” veteran Daniel Radcliffe, Pattinson has made it a point to craft a filmography full of work that defies norms and upends what audiences expect from him. Some of the actor’s best films — “The Lighthouse,” “High Life,” and “Good Time,” just to name a few — have been movies that alter the audience’s perception of what is possible both in genre and in film in general. That says a lot about his curatorial eye on his own career. Plus, he’s even made the crossover into comic book franchises with his work as Bruce Wayne in “The Batman,” so he’s even bringing his eclectic sense of character to more mainstream projects as well. He’s a one-of-a-kind performer, and it just makes sense that he was always as thoughtful with his eye on the prize, even in his younger days.