Robert Pattinson's Bold New Interrogator Role Proves He's Not Just a Pretty Face

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robert pattinsonEven though Robert Pattinson will always be the sexiest vampire who ever "lived," he's really starting to come into his own and take on movie roles that are a little harder to portray than soft spoken Edward Cullen.

We're eagerly anticipating his upcoming steamy roles in Cosmopolis and Bel Ami, but the bold new gig he just signed on for in a thriller called Mission: Blacklist will really up the ante on his acting skills. The film will be based on the book, Mission: Blacklist #1, which is about the search for Saddam Hussein. Rob has been cast to play an interrogator in the flick -- and will be the dude who finally finds Saddam. (That's hot.)

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What is it about picturing Rob in an authoritative and intimidating role that makes me squirm in my seat a little bit? For some reason I'm not having any trouble warming up to the idea of him being a little bit aggressive and demanding. (Ahem.)

Ok, ok -- I'll shut up about how hot he is for at least a few sentences. Honestly, taking on this particular role is a really great career move for Rob. He's already established himself as one of the most desirable actors in movie history, so he might as well start doing more serious roles that prove he really does know how to act. And obviously plenty of directors have already figured out that he's got some mad skills when it comes to his craft. I highly doubt they'd cast people they consider to be amateurs in more mature films like Mission: Blacklist. I, for one, will definitely be hurrying to the theater when this one comes out -- how about you?

Are you able to get Edward Cullen out of your head when you watch Rob act in other films?


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slw123 slw123

Ha ha, no.  I think he'll always be Edward for me, even when he's clearly playing another part.

Karis... Karissa_ruiz

I am not a fan of him, in my eyes he isn't even a pretty face, but yeah Ill really always see him as Edward. How women are attracted to him I'll never know. He is most definitely NOT the sexiest vampire who ever "lived".

nonmember avatar Debbie

Haters are obsessed with him. They have google alerts and are always first to post. I like where his career his heading. He's a serious actor.

amy7243 amy7243

I always think of him as Edward too.

Chari... Charizma77

I've never seen Twilight movies, but still see him as

Rushn311 Rushn311

I haven't seen him in anything else yet, so right now I see him as Edward and it will probably be one of those things that will stick with him forever. It's what made him popular.

lalas... lalasmama2007

Yes. I've never seen any of the Twilight movies.

mamivon2 mamivon2

never watched any his movies

nonmember avatar galXe7

Actors are always remembered for the roles that made them popular, so he'll always be remembered for portraying Edward Cullen, but Pattinson has played very diverse characters in other films he made before and during the Twilight Saga franchise. Having seen most of the films he has made so far, and considering he is still a very young man, I will follow his career to see if there is another role he may play in the future that will be even more popular than Edward. Is that possible? I hope for him it is. I also hope that Stephenie Meyer and Lionsgate can agree on more Twilight Saga films before the current cast ages significantly.

LOswa... LOswald0314

I don't really see what the big deal is about him.

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