*Tossing her head back laughing @ Becca's comment on his hairpiece* And we'd have never known had they not said anything huh?? x-)
I think that we would have all known. We've been watching and commenting on Rob's hair for years!
oh i dont care!!! i love rob with his shaved head!! my ideal now!! **woof whistles**
Ken Loach and David Cronenberg will headline the race for Cannes gold at the Riviera festival next month, after organisers on Thursday unveiled a line-up studded with stars from Nicole Kidman to Brad Pitt.
With a month to go until the May 16-27 event, organisers named the 22 films in the race for the Palme d'Or at the world cinema showcase, 17 in its new talent section, Un Certain Regard and 15 more set for a red-carpet slot out of competition.
Canada's Mr. Cronenberg was tipped forCosmopolis , starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire asset manager, while Britain's Mr. Loach will return for the 17th time with The Angel's Share , a comedy about ex-offenders who turn to whisky-making.
“It's a journey through cinema, and a journey around the world,” said Cannes' general delegate Thierry Fremaux, who selects the films to be submitted to the jury, headed this year by Italian Palme d'Or winner Nanni Moretti.
Picked from among 1,779 submissions, this year's selection favours smaller directors, but often with A-listers in top roles.
Australia looms large with Ms. Kidman starring in the 1960s-set The Paperboy by U.S. director Lee Daniels, as well as in Philip Kaufman's Hemingway and Gellhorn , shown out of competition, where she plays the writer's war reporter third wife.
Mr. Pitt is also teaming up with an Australian director, Andrew Dominik, for the gangster flick Killing Them Softly .
And Kylie Minogue stars in Holy Motors by the edgy Leos Carax, one of three French directors in the Palme d'Or competition along with New Wave veteran Alain Resnais, who is 89, and Jacques Audiard.
Star-wise, Mr. Pattinson will be reunited on the Riviera with his on-screen lover from the Twilightfilms, Kristen Stewart, who stars in On the Road , adapted by the Brazilian Walter Salles from the Jack Kerouac novel. — AFP
That always sounds like an exciting event. :) That's awesome to hear that Rob and Kristen will be attending this event together also! Thankyou Smitha for this news.
Great article Smitha - thank you for posting.
My pleasure,Caramella:) There was a very beautiful picture of him along with the news but it wouldn't just appear here no matter how much I tried!
Sometimes that just happens Smitha!
Rumor has it that Robert Pattinson will play the supporting role of a chauffeur in Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg's new film, Maps to the Stars. According to sources, the "ubiquitous Twilight star is doing everything he can to not be described as 'Twilight star Pattinson,' and if it takes attaching himself to every upcoming David Cronenberg project to do so, by God he will follow through." Poor Rob. Well, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. But a chauffeur? And a chauffeur who's not even a pivotal character? Yikes. What was RPattz thinking?
What Rob was thinking is known (hopefully) only to himself. And even he may not be fully aware of why he decided to take the role. Perhaps he did it on a dare. Or maybe it was just one of those spur of the moment crazy things. Or maybe he was hi--. Whatever. The bottom line is that it's now reportedly a fait accompli. The Breaking Dawn heart-throb has just signed on "as a supporting actor in...Cronenberg's upcoming darkly comedic drama, Maps to the Stars." Viggo Mortensen well also reportedly appear in the film that chronicles the lives of two child stars whose lives are destroyed by "Hollywood's depravity." Sounds original. RPattz will reportedly play a chauffeur named Jerome who is also a struggling actor. Maps to the Stars was written by Bruce Wagner who was the original director until David Cronenberg took over in 2006. Cronenberg has directed Viggo Mortensen once before in the truly brilliant A History of Violence.
Whatever else can be said of him, Kristen Stewart's man is certainly a busy boy. Rumor also has it that in addition to Maps to the Stars, Robert Pattinson is "currently in active development on Unbound Captives, a period drama that will also star Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz." Whatever "active development" means, Unbound Captives is described as a "darkly comedic drama." Well, that clears that up.
Why do they always make it sound so tragic when an actor decides to take a smaller role in a movie? Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks & Tom Cruise all took small parts in the height of their popularity. They didn't want first billing, so they could let the merrit and artistry of the movie, and the other actors, carry itself. A lot of times you didn't know that they would be in the movie(especially JD and BW) until you saw them on-screen, or until the credits rolled.
I think that is a sign of class, as well as intelligence, for Rob to follow the same path. It shows that his ego is not going to fill the room and take over the movie. He is actor that wants to be a part of something good, but doesn't need to have the first billing. He's not a prima-donna.
I agree with everything you said....so articulately conveyed....
Rob is a classy guy...and he will not sell his soul to the devil.... to just be a money making, movie machine. Or be a leading man..."only" snobby actor....
Aren't these the reasons we adore him???