Robert Pattinson has drawn lots of comparisons in his meteoric rise following his debut as Edward Cullen in the first “Twilight” film in 2008. James Dean, Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley and now… Brad Pitt.
Jacqueline West, the costume designer who worked with Rob on “Water for Elephants” and with Brad on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” thinks she is in a position to know. And tells MTV, yes.
“I think Brad would think so too,” she added.
“He’s kind of perfect,” she said. “He’s easy, like Brad in that way. You can’t put anything on them that they don’t look good in.” Ahh the advantages of being ridiculously good looking.”
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Jacqueline also believes the two hunks have a lot more in common than their looks.
“Both of them are so nice to work with. They’re both really lovely people and nice to everyone, respectful of everyone’s work and collaborative and genuine,” she said.
“There’s something very down to earth about both of them. Brad, because he’s from the Midwest, I think, and Rob, because he came from theater.”
Jacqueline also noticed a common thread in the way both actors work. “They’re similar in the way they approach characters and a part and how they’re so respectful about their craft.”
But here’s where the two part ways.
Brad at 47 is entering the latter stages of his career. He’s garnered two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one for a slew of interesting films.
Rob has yet to be nominated, but his career is just beginning. While he’s already box office, he’s still growing as an actor.
His maturity was evident in “Remember Me,” and “Water for Elephants” could be the breakthrough he wants to distance himself from “Twilight” and establish himself as a serious actor, like Dean or Brando.
After all, he’s working for the first time with Oscar winners in Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.
It’s likely their acting took Rob to the next level, which makes the film that much more eagerly anticipated.
It will be interesting to see how he compares in amid such strong acting talent.
Brad established himself the same way when he landed the role of vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in “Interview with the Vampire” in 1994.
The ensemble cast included Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas, all of whom brought serious acting cred to the picture.
And, that in turn, elevated Brad.
Brad hasn’t hesitated taking chances with his career. Rob seems interested in doing the same.
Pitt has appeared in such outside-the-mainstream films as Terry Gilliam’s 1995 science-fiction movie “12 Monkeys” or Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Seven Years in Tibet.”
He did not always win critical acclaim, but the roles have helped him grow as an actor.
Will Rob do the same? That remains to be seen.