Robert Pattinson inspired by Dean

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 October 2009
Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson inspired by Dean

Robert Pattinson has revealed that Hollywood legend James Dean was the inspiration for his leading role in the 'Twilight' franchise

Robert Pattinson took inspiration from James Dean for his role in 'Twilight'.

The 23-year-old British actor - who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the hit movie franchise - owes his success to the Academy Award-nominated star of 'Rebel Without a Cause'.

He said: "I tried copying James Dean's accent just because I've always wanted James Dean's voice. I think that is why it has worked. Everyone loves a bit of James Dean."

Pattinson also tried to copy the acting style of the screen legend, who tragically died aged 24 after a car crash.

He added: "'Rebel Without a Cause' was a big influence on the first 'Twilight' film - it influenced the hair and stuff. In lots of ways, it has a very similar character arc. An everyday girl brings this relatively strange individual out of his slump."

Although Pattinson is thrilled with the success of 'Twilight', he admits he still feels overawed by his legions of female fans.

He said: "I'm not entirely sure what it is. I'll probably realise afterwards how I could have controlled it a little bit more. But I am still like a deer in headlights at the moment."


1. whitewolf300126 Oct 2009, 2:09pm Report

Hello. :) Just wanted to say'.. I'm really glad James Dean is your inspiration for this character. Robert you and James have much in common. He also, was curious about what the press would say about him. He made it so fast. So I see 2 men here who are great artists. Yes I love the hair :) You did awesome for this part. I look forward to seeing more of you up on the big screen. And if James Dean were here right now. He'd tell you to not take the press so serious. Since it's your life! You should be living it the way you want. It really doesn't make any difference what the world thinks. They don't know you the way your close friends do. As long as you have 1 good friend in this world. Then your good to go. :) I wish you all the best! And yes you are one of my favorite actors. James is also my favorite! Take Care and Stay sweet! -Angela angey7 ;) goldy3001 a few online names I'm under.

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