Robert Pattinson Starring in James Dean Biopic -- But There’s a Catch

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robert pattinsonIt's a dream come true! Did you hear? Robert Pattinson has been cast in the new James Dean biopic, called Life. You guys, the planets must have aligned for this one. Finally, proof that we live in an orderly universe. Of course Robert Pattinson is our next James Dean. Who else could possibly play that role? Rob was born for it. He and Dean are soul twins separated by different centuries, is all. Wow, what a perfect way to start the week.

What's that? Rob's in the movie but he's not actually playing James Dean? Oh. Wait. What? I'm confused.

So let me get this straight, someone is making a biopic about James Deal, and Robert Pattinson is in it, but they still got some other guy to play James? Why would you do that? There is so much ALMOST happening here. It's like someone just offered us a big, luscious piece of chocolate cake and then said, oh, by the way, it's actually made of carob.

Harrumph, I may need to talk this news over with a slice of real chocolate cake. But in the meantime, here's the scoop. Rob will play Dean's pal, photographer Dennis Stock. And Dean will be played by some guy named Dane DeHaan. WHO THE HELL IS DANE DEHAAN?!? Wail everyone except for Dane DeHaan's three or four fans. Dane is another wan, sensitive-looking white boy who starred in last year's sci-fi movie Chronicle. He's also our next Spider-Man, so you should probably Google him now so you can prepare for your next big celeb crush.

But for now we're just concerned with Rob. I'm trying to see the bright side of this news, confusing and wrong as it seems. Maybe it's better this way? Rob seems to be trying to crawl out from under another massively iconic role, Edward Cullen. If he were to take on James Dean, that would just be another iconic role that ends up defining him more than his acting does, know what I mean?

Not to mention, Rob said himself that James Dean was the inspiration for Edward Cullen's look, so all the more reason to avoid basically playing the same character again. Maybe Rob doesn't want to be known as the "new" James Dean. He just wants to be known as, well, Robert Pattinson, the original.

Are you disappointed that Robert Pattinson isn't playing James Dean?

 

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nonmember avatar Diane

I'm not disappointed at all. I'm actually very excited. Rob knows exactly what he doing with his role choices. I agree that this is definitely the better way. Defining himself as Robert Pattinson, the original sounds awesome to me. As for Dane DeHaan being the next Spider man, you've got it all wrong. He's been cast as Spidey's friend, Harry Osborn. I'm thrilled for Dane, also!:)

nonmember avatar pat sims

Glad to see he is getting on with life he is a great actor cannot wait to see more of him in films. Carry on good work rob.

nonmember avatar pat sims

Glad to see he is getting on with life he is a great actor cannot wait to see more of him in films. Carry on good work rob.

nonmember avatar boo

I'll take Rob any way I can get him....
Looks like Nicole Kidman will be starring with Rob in the DESERT QUEEN.. Naomi blew it as Princess Di.....

Abigail Aaron

Well, I think this Dane DeHaan is better fit for the role. After all, Pattinson is too tall. James Dean was apparently only 5'8" and Dane DeHaan looks to be ablout 5'7". he kinda looks a little like JD in some of his photos, too. Just happy to see Pattinson in anything, really. Keep'm comin'! :)

nonmember avatar Me

Maybe im in the minority here but pattison does nothing for me. I dont find him sexy, handsome or even cute. Hes too skinny and pale. He looks like he needs a meal lol james deen was sexy, so im glad hes not playing the part.

nonmember avatar Susy

For me he can iterpretare what he wants. At the end he's turned out to be a hypocrite. How many interview he said that fashion was not interested? That he has remained the same as always, who attends only his old friends and not the 'star system'? He has become the 'Dior homme' and goes to the parts of the star system.

sylph... sylph_ironlight

^Susy: What? I honestly don't know what you just said.

Renee Burgin

Dane DeHaan is NOT the next Spider-man. He is the movie but as Harry Osborn. I don't know if you guys use fact checkers, but I think it's time you do.

nonmember avatar guest

Dior would have been in ad heaven considering how they tried to portray him as a James Dean'ny. First he was known as Edward Cullen, now he is known as the Dior model so maybe him not getting the James Dean role was a blessing.

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