Rob being cute and shy about his rambling response to a question || Press conference Cosmopolis (x)
I watched Little Ashes, in which Rob plays a young Salvador Dali; I watched Remember Me; I watched the first Twilight movie. And I watched — interestingly enough, I suppose, because people wouldn’t expect it — but you watch interviews with the guy on YouTube, you know. I want to get an idea of his sense of humor, his sense of himself, the way he handles himself, his intelligence — all of those things you can’t really tell from watching an actor play a role in a movie. I suppose in the old days you meet the guy and hang out, and go to a bar or whatever — [laughs] — but these days nobody has time for that, or the money, and so you do it some other way. And once I’d done all that stuff, I thought, This is the guy I want. I thought, He’d be terrific and I actually think he’s a very underrated actor — and it would be my pleasure to prove that by casting him.
- David Cronenberg on Robert Pattinson
“You need to be fascinated enough to stay with Eric throughout the movie. Which is why you need a charismatic actor like Rob, who has a face you want to keep looking at.” David Cronenberg about Robert Pattinson
“He’s the sweetest man in the whole world.” Robert Pattinson (about David Cronenberg)
“Rob is a beautiful actor who often responds to scenes without even realising what he’s doing. That’s why I love him.” - David Cronenberg
“He’s the sweetest man in the whole world.” - Robert Pattinson
“He’s intensely charismatic and watchable and this is a role in which the lead character is in every single scene, and that’s really unusual, even for a movies with big stars. And that means you have to have somebody who people will watch and want to watch and want to listen to. I’d seen some of his movies that were not Twilight and I thought this guy’s got an interesting range and he seems to be a serious actor, he’s really interested in chances and is willing to take chances.” - David Cronenberg talking about Rob.