Rob has been nominated for 2 more categories in the Teen Choice Awards 2010
Summer Male Movie Star for Eclipse and Summer Movie – Eclipse
Rob has also been nominated in the following categories :
Best Actor(Fantasy) for “New Moon”
Best Actor(Drama) for “Remember Me”
Best Film (Fantasy) for “New Moon”
Best Film (Drama) for “Remember Me”
Best Lip lock Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for “New Moon”
Best Chemistry Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for “New Moon”
Male Hottie – Robert Pattinson
Rob has been nominated in new category…..Male Hottie .
The other categories :
Best Actor(Fantasy) for New Moon
Best Actor(Drama) for Remember Me
Best Film (Fantasy) for New Moon
Best Film (Drama) for Remember Me
Best Liplock– Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for New Moon
Best Chemisty– Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for New Moon
Remember to also vote for Rob , New Moon & Remember Me
The show takes place on Aug 9th, 2010.
‘Remember Me’ alive with emotion
There is an elephant in the room, metaphorically. He is a most handsome, most famous, most perplexing elephant. His name is Robert Pattinson, a superstar among Twi-hards who follow his every breathless, bloodless moment in the Twilight series.
But “the room” is an American indie film called Remember Me, beautifully crafted with an air of thoughtful melancholy by director Allen Coulter. This is the story of a New York university student estranged from his wealthy father, in trouble with cops, and intrigued by the daughter of one detective who has already smashed his face in during an alley fight. The film just debuted on DVD following its modest theatrical run, timed to coincide with Friday’s release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
In Remember Me, Pattinson gets to play a real human being in a romantic drama populated by other functioning humans. They are flawed, complex, interesting people played by Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, wonderful child actress Ruby Jerins and Australian discovery Emile de Ravin as the object of Pattinson’s burning desire. No one drinks blood, although this saga is rife with tragedy.
Coulter, a New Yorker, is on the phone explaining how Pattinson, already cast in the first Twilight, was eager to find an antidote — something radically different — even before its release. Executives at Summit Entertainment, producers of Twilight, were looking to help out.
“Honestly,” Coulter recalls of an early luncheon meeting with Pattinson, “he was not known, Twilight had not been released and there was no way to see it. We just knew he was interested. Sitting in front of us was a guy who was scruffy, intense, charming, unpretentious.”
Pattinson was freshly returned from Mexico and astonished because he had been besieged “by 50 girls at the airport,” future Twi-hards who knew him from pre-release publicity. “Little did he know that this was not even the tip of the tip of the iceberg,” Coulter says, laughing. “Nor did we.”
After lunch, Coulter told producer Nicholas Osborne: “I don’t know why but I have the instinct that this guy could do it.” It would also clinch the production deal because Summit would commit to the $16 million budget. “Clearly,” Coulter says now, “that’s not lost on a director. That certainly gets your attention. But, if we didn’t think he was right, we would have said no.”
The “yes” came, Coulter recalls, “because he seemed to understand the role. He had the kind of scruffy attractiveness we needed and a hidden intensity. He was kind of secretive in a way that I thought was kind of interesting, given who his character is and how he’s conflicted about his father. So we said: ‘Let’s just take a flier!’
“It was after that I saw Twilight and had to admit that, if I had seen it before, just because it is so radically different, I might have hesitated.”
The Twilight films, Coulter says, are like silent movies and Pattinson is like 1920s star Rudolf Valentino. Pattinson was also about to go viral. “It might have given me pause because someone that famous brings a certain amount of baggage.”
One problem now might be typecasting. “There will be people who cannot accept that this young man is doing something different from Twilight,” Coulter says. “Or they may have an attitude about Twilight and about his fame, about his face being on the cover of magazines, and that may influence how they see the movie.
“That is something that, in my opinion, the movie will outlive and, at that point, people will simply see it as a young man in a role. And, in my opinion, I think he is perfect for the role.”
Americans not in the mood
Remember Me, which co-stars Robert Pattinson and Emile de Ravin along with a rogues gallery of great character actors, is a romantic tragedy — not a romantic comedy. That already makes it different from most Hollywood movies, especially with its melancholic mood.
“I didn’t think of it as daring,” says American director Allen Coulter. “But it’s not a mood that most Americans necessarily sign up for. I just thought it was true to the story.”
Indeed, Americans did not sign up. Remember Me earned $55 million worldwide, just $19 million of that in North America despite the star power of Twilight star Pattinson (he was cast before Twilight was released and became famous during the Remember Me shoot). Remember Me, like other challenging films that look at youth romance in an intelligent way, is now looking for its audience on DVD.
Remember Me includes reference to 9/11. “It just seemed like the ultimate version of what this whole story was about,” Coulter says, “which is the event that shatters your life and changes its direction. It was a gamble, to be honest, and one that I wrestled with really until the film was finished. But it was a gamble that I was also willing to take.”
Any American filmmaker who even mentions 9/11 within a fictional story is taking a risk because many people are still so sensitive about the subject. “For some, it was something that they wish I had not done,” Coulter admits. “And, for others, I think it worked in the way I intended. But everybody felt the need to be as respectful and delicate as possible.”
The new categories :
Best Liplock- Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for New Moon
Best Chemisty- Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for New Moon
Other categories , don’t forget to vote!
Best Actor(Fantasy) for New Moon
Best Actor(Drama) for Remember Me
Best Film (Fantasy) for New Moon
Best Film (Drama) for Remember Me
While Robert Pattinson spends his June promoting “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Summit Entertainment is working its cross-pollination magic by pushing “Remember Me” out on DVD.
Due June 22, the romantic drama starring Pattinson and “Lost” blond Emilie de Ravin touts a major bonus feature — a cast commentary track in which the heartthrob drops serious pearls about his filming experience.
Taking the lead for our favorite factoid: Pattinson’s dirty journaling. Playing the broody Tyler, the actor spent most of the film scrawling mysteriously in a leather-bound notebook. “On set I kept on going up to Rob and saying, ‘You’ve got to write in your journal, mate,'” producer Nick Osbourne said.
Said Pattinson: “I remember writing all these kind of pornographic poems, whenever there was a close-up on it. Horrible, horrible things in bold capital letters.”
We can only hope a man from Nantucket was involved.
Other amazing insights into Rob’s soul include …
His sex scene was scary: Pattinson was “terrified” during his boom-boom moment with De Ravin. More so, he was sympathetic to the director of photography, “who had to look deep into my … crack for a long time.”
His mother was appalled at the thought of a tattoo: Pattinson’s character has his brother’s name inked on his left pec as a memorial. When his mom saw it in the “Remember Me” trailer, she called him immediately. “I was like, ‘Really, do you think I tattooed ‘Michael’ on my chest?”
Fans take note — when in Los Angeles, he reads scripts in a fast-food restaurant parking lot: “I was in an In ‘N Out burger car park where I used to always read scripts. … I realized I liked the character Tyler in the first four pages.” Perhaps he celebrated with a Double-Double.
He’s not shy about his frustrations with the paparazzi: As the film’s New York shoot was plagued with photogs, almost every scene in the “Remember Me” commentary comes with some anecdote about the invasive shutterbugs. “They showed absolutely no respect for anything,” Pattinson remarks.
Big dramatic fight scenes (like in, um, “Eclipse”) bore him: Pattinson gets roughed up by costar Chris Cooper in the film, and loved every minute of it. “It’s probably the most fun I’ve ever had in a scene,” he says of being slammed against the hood of a car. “Normally the fights are so choreographed, it makes it boring.”
Rob does a mean Barney Gumble: Pattinson randomly bursts out in an impression of resident derelict Barney from “The Simpsons” on the commentary track. And it’s actually pretty spot on.
Emilie de Ravin, Robert Pattinson Remember Me
Robert Pattinson’s romantic drama Remember Me has taken in approximately $10.5 million at the international box office up to March 28, 2010, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. (Australia and Bulgaria, March 21.)
After being greeted by mixed-to-negative reviews, Remember Me has earned a total of $17.7 million in the United States/Canada up to April 1. Its worldwide cume currently stands at about $28.2 million — actually more than that; as stated above, international figures are one week behind.
To date, Remember Me’s top international markets have been Russia* with $3.159 million, Brazil with $1.476 million, Italy with $1.043 million, Australia with $916K (March 21), and Germany with $843K. Apparently, Robert Pattinson has a large following in those countries.
Next in line are Greece (423K), Sweden ($405K), Poland ($333K), Mexico ($270K), Portugal ($229K), and New Zealand/Fiji ($216K).
Remember Me, which was executive produced by Pattinson, officially cost $16 million. Summit Entertainment should get about half of the film’s worldwide gross (if $28.3 million, that would mean approximately $14 million or so for the studio; the box-office split, however, can vary depending on the film and the territories where it has played).
As I’ve said in previous posts, even after including advertising and distribution costs, Remember Me will most likely end up in the black after worldwide box-office rentals and ancillary revenues are added up.
In fact, this latest Robert Pattinson vehicle is already close to covering its production costs at the global box-office even though it’s just now opening in major markets such as the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Spain.
Remember Me has yet to open in Japan, China, France, South Korea, Denmark, Turkey, and Argentina and many other large and mid-size territories.
Directed by Allen Coulter from a screenplay by Will Fetters, Remember Me stars Robert Pattinson as a young rebel at odds with his father (Pierce Brosnan). Emilie de Ravin plays Pattinson’s romantic interest. Also in the cast: Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, and Tate Ellington.
Remember Me – Robert Pattinson interview
ROBERT Pattinson talks about his new film, Remember Me, what appealed about the character of Tyler, the themes of the movie and working with Pierce Brosnan as his father.
He also talks about how he chooses projects outside of the Twilight movies and why brooding is a new term for him…
Q. What did you like about the script when you were approached?
Robert Pattinson: I’d read tons of scripts over the summer, after I did Twilight – I mean hundreds… and everything just seemed exactly the same. This one initially stood out in the way the dialogue was written – it just seemed much more naturalistic than most things. Tyler as a character – it seems that most movies which have a young male protagonist as the lead have to be either a virgin, or have to learn everything during the movie, or they always go through the trials of the movie and end up a different person and they’re completely fine afterwards. But Tyler starts off with a lot of baggage and a very full and developed character, and ends up being developed in a slightly different way, rather than: “Oh I’m fine now!” You just never see that in films very much, especially for young people’s parts.
Q. How was working with Pierce Brosnan as your father?
Robert Pattinson: I never ever would have thought initially it would have been someone like Pierce playing Charles. I think he has an innate likeability to him, as soon as you meet him he’s very, very charismatic. Charles, on the page, was someone who’s very domineering and quite a negative character, and Pierce just by being Pierce can change the whole dynamic of it, which made for a much for interesting relationship. He’s a really nice guy.
Q. You’re very sweet with the young girl playing your sister. It seems like a very natural relationship. Tell us about how you made it seem that way?
Robert Pattinson: It’s all down to Ruby Jerins, who plays her. I don’t have any younger brothers or sisters… I’ve got two older sisters. I kind of think I always wanted a younger sibling – not that I have anything against my sisters [laughs]. But she’s just one of the best actresses I’ve ever worked with. She’s surprisingly articulate about her character. When I first met her, she seemed like a very, very normal kid, and then the more she talked about her character’s development, she could talk about it for hours. And she could also improvise for hours and was so comfortable in front of a camera and working with adults. It was very easy to do anything with her. You could just look at her and know what to do immediately.
Q. At what point did you realise you could use your powers for good and through your success help finance movies like this? And what pressures are there on you to make other stuff that might earn more money but be less satisfying?
Robert Pattinson: I never like anything, so it’s quite easy to decide what to do – even movies I’m not in [laughs]! I’ve never felt any pressure to do anything, particularly. Even when we were shooting it, I never thought about the box office… it’s only when it came to promoting it that you’re asked about that stuff. Obviously, it’s not like a Twilight movie, it’s an original screenplay, and it doesn’t fit into any genre… it’s not really that much of a feel-good movie. They don’t make movies like it anymore. I think that’s how I kind of choose stuff. That’s the only criteria I really have. If there seems to be a gap in the market for something, then I try and do that. I’m trying to do that with all the other things I’m doing afterwards.
Q. How were you with the New York accent?
Robert Pattinson: I think it just came out of the script. I pretty much had the same voice from the first time I read the script to the whole way through the movie. Sometimes when you’re lucky, you just read a script and the voice comes out right. I wasn’t even conscious of doing a New York accent – I don’t even know what borough or anything! I’ve spent a bit of time in New York, and just tried to pick up on how people speak. But I don’t know where my accent is now – I wouldn’t say I’ve specifically got a London accent anymore.
Q. Your character has a buddy, Aiden, who becomes increasingly important to him. Do you have a real-life equivalent – a male buddy? And your sister in the movie regards your character as a hero to protect her – do you have a hero?
Robert Pattinson: I’ve grown up with the same friends since I was 12. I have a very, very close-knit set of them. As for the hero – I think I’m always kind envious of that. I grew up with people that a lot of other people regarded as heroes, but no-one ever kind to me for advice or protection – so I think I’ve been left out as a hero! As regards my own heroes, outside of my family I don’t really know… they are great people, my parents are great parents and they brought me up very well. I think that’s about all the heroes I have.
Q. How important is the reaction of your fans to this, being such a different, more low-key project to Twilight?
Robert Pattinson: I always felt it’s the most important thing you can do, doing films like this, which are quite difficult, I would have thought, to just generically advertise and get out to people. Having something like Twilight and Lost gives it publicity immediately. So, if people go to see it… once you’ve got them into the cinema, then it’s almost inevitable that they’ll get drawn into it, hopefully. Obviously, you hope people like things, but if you start doing stuff to please a certain audience then you’re going in the wrong direction – because you can never please people by deciding for them, you don’t even know the people you’re trying to please… especially when you’re trying to please huge swathes of people!
Q. What is it that attracts you to deep and brooding types like Tyler and Edward, and might you do a comedy?
Robert Pattinson: I did do lighter stuff before Twilight came out. It just so happened that Twilight has become so much about this archetypal, brooding person. I never thought Tyler was that brooding, to be honest! I never even heard the word before Twilight. I guess you like to play broken, troubled characters because that’s more interesting, especially because I’m not particularly broken or troubled myself. I’m doing something now which is still quite dark but the character isn’t so fractured… it’s someone who is incredibly focused and has a lot of confidence in himself. Nothing can shake his confidence. After that, I think there’s a lighter thing as well. It’s not really that they’re angsty… joy seems to be a universal emotion but in scripts, it’s quite difficult – if you’re happy, you’re happy.
Q. Can you talk about the progression of your character – did you always have a clear view of how you were going to play him?
Robert Pattinson: Well, the script changed so much over seven months, and had lots of re-writes. I spoke a lot to Nick and Alan [Coulter], the director, and the writers, Will and Jenny. I tried to tailor things to what I was interested in. The relationship with the Dad changed quite a lot… because I thought, when you’re a young guy, one of your biggest fears, is an irrational fear of walking in your dad’s footsteps and living the same life as him.
Even if your dad’s a good guy, you just want to assert your independence on everything and that causes irrational rages. It developed into something quite different and specific from the first reading. But I always feel pretty connected to it. I thought it was a great template from the beginning. The other thing that was interesting about it was how it dealt with grief. Tyler doesn’t deal with grief in the typical way. Dealing with sorrow is a noble emotion and grief when your young can be very cheap in a lot of ways… and I thought that was quite interesting how Tyler does want to forget about his past.
Q. Tyler is quite an angry, punchy young man. How did you psyche yourself up for the fight scenes, and have you ever been in a fight?
Robert Pattinson: I haven’t been in a fight for quite a long time. I’m too scared now. I think if I got into a fight now, I’d go: “Just kill me!” I liked a lot of Tyler’s character, the rebelliousness and the audaciousness of it, because it’s kind of like a fantasy of myself. Like: “I’m the type of guy who just randomly gets into fights… getting into them all the time.” I’m not really.
Q. How was fighting Chris Cooper?
Robert Pattinson: Chris Cooper is unbelievably strong… he’s terrifying! Also, the fight I had at the beginning, I was doing it with the big stunt guy and I was hitting a thing next to his head, and hit him with what I thought was my full strength, I hit his face about four times, and every time I was going: “I’m sorry, I’m sorry!” And he said, “It’s fine, it doesn’t really hurt.” That was kind of an ego-deflater.
Q. When an Australian and a Brit working together did it provide the backdrop for a shared sense of humour?
Robert Pattinson: On the day of the audition, when Emilie got the part, we went to a bar afterwards, and I swear Emily, who’s the tiniest girl, drank about 24 beers and was stone-cold sober afterwards! I thought… this is different, this is something for the character!
You can read Emilie’s interview after the jump.
In Part One of this series of interviews Robert reveals how he felt during the fight scenes, how he views father figures, his role in Bel Ami and his relationship with his friends and family. Stay tuned for the next installments!
- On playing brooding types, and whether he’d consider a lighter role: “I did the kind of lighter stuff before Twilight came out, and it just so happened that Twilight’s become so much about the archetype of the brooding person. I mean I never thought that Tyler was that brooding to be honest [laughs], and then I just get it at every single thing, people saying, “brood, brood, brood” — I hadn’t even heard the word before Twilight! I guess I like to play broken and troubled characters because it seems more interesting, especially because I’m not that broken and troubled myself.”
- On his new roles: “I’m doing something now [Bel Ami] that’s still quite dark, but the guy, his character isn’t so fractured, he’s just someone who’s incredibly focused and has a lot of confidence in himself, and nothing can shake his confidence. And then after that, I think there’s a kind of lighter thing as well. I don’t know, it’s not really that they’re angsty it’s just that joy seems to be more a universal emotion in script, it’s quite difficult — if you’re happy, you’re happy.”
To find out what Rob had to say about fighting, fathers and friends, read more.
- On how the character of Tyler developed: “The script changed so much over seven months and just had loads and loads of re-writes. I tried to tailor things to what I was interested in, like the relationship with the dad changed quite a lot because I thought one of the things when you’re a young guy one of your biggest fears is this irrational fear of walking in your dad’s footsteps and living the same life as him. I thought, even if your dad’s a good guy, you just want to assert your independence on everything and it causes these irrational sort of rages.”
- On his own fighting history: “I haven’t been in a fight in quite a long time, I think I’m too scared now. I think if I got in to a fight now, somebody would just kill me just for the sake of it [laughs]. I liked a lot of Tyler’s character, the rebelliousness and audaciousness of it, it’s like a fantasy of myself, like yeah, I’m the kind of guy who just randomly gets in fights. Yeah, I do it all the time. But, not really [laughs].”
- On filming the fight scenes:
Producer Nick Osborne: “I felt scared for you because the day you were doing the Chris Cooper fight, Chris was doing press-ups against the wall [laughs].”
Robert: “Yeah, he’s like unbelievably strong, he’s terrifying. And the fight I was having at the beginning I was doing it with this big stunt guy and I kept hitting this thing against the wall, next to his head. Then I was hitting him with what I thought was my full strength, I hit him in the head about four times and every time I hit him, I was like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry’. And he’s like, ‘It’s fine, it didn’t even hurt’. Yeah, that was kind of an ego deflater!”
- On his friendship group: “It’s nice that I’ve grown up with the same friends since I was 12, I have a very close knit set of them… I grew up with a lot of people who a lot of other people regarded as heroes, and no one ever came to me for advice, no one ever came to me for protection, and so I don’t ever really think I’ve been looked at as a hero.”
- On who he considers his hero: “Outside of my family, I don’t really know. They’re great people and my parents are great parents, and they brought me up very well, I think. I don’t know, I think that’s about all the heroes I’ve had.”
Stay tuned to find out what Rob had to say about his Twilight fans, how Emilie feels about Lost ending, how they perfected their New York accents, and what biscuits they love!
Source : PopsugarUK