This Bat Doesn't Just Twinkle

Ever since it was released that Robert Pattinson would star as Batman in Matt Reeves', The Batman, people have been littering Facebook with twinkling vampire scenes from Twilight. Personally, I never read or watched the Twilight series. (Harry Potter all the way! Which Pattinson stars in also, as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). They are mocking the fact that a glittery, romanticized vampire is now playing a badass DC superhero. However, what they aren't realizing is, Pattinson's career involves more than just the young adult series, Twilight. The extraordinary thing about Pattinson is that he can adapt to just about any role he chooses. Some of his best performances are in the following:

Cosmopolis (2012)

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Director: David Cronenberg

The Rover (2014)

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

Director: David Michdô

Maps to the Stars (2014)

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg

The Lost City of Z (2016)

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray

Good Time (2017)

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

High Life (2018)

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis

The Lighthouse (2019)

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers