Rob at the Cosmopolis Red Carpet in Cannes 2012 (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
∟ Cosmopolis premiere in Berlin ‘12
∟ Robert Pattinson | Cosmopolis premiere moments 2.
“He’s the sweetest man in the whole world.” Robert Pattinson (about David Cronenberg)
“That’s a great line which I think a lot of people - well, men - will wanna use.”
- David Cronenberg talking about Robert Pattinson’s character in the movie Cosmopolis.
David: Rob and I, both … I’m really very dense when it comes to money. The best that I can do is figure out how a movie bugdet and I think that’s about the top for me so … I don’t even own any stocks.
Rob: I just know how to blow it all, that’s it. I’m good at being broke.