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Robert Pattinson vying to be Jeff Buckley

Jan. 27, 2011by: Paul Tassi

I have to imagine the Robert Pattinson is counting down the days until the TWILIGHT series closes its curtains once and for all. I mean, millions of dollars and throngs of female fans willing to rip their clothes off on your command is probably nice, but in terms of progressing as an actor, TWILIGHT has to be an anvil hanging around his neck.

Pattinson has reportedly been pursuing the lead in his dream project, a biopic of the late Jeff Buckley. You may not know it, but Pattinson is musically inclined himself, and has had his music on the TWILIGHT and HOW TO BE soundtracks.

Buckley is a legend thanks to his critically acclaimed single album (Grace) and his untimely death (he accidentally drowned at 30), making this a role that Pattinson believes could win him an Oscar. The problem is that he faces stiff competition from Ryan Gosling, James Marsden and, who else, James Franco who are all also in the race for the part.

You may hate him because of his sparkly past, but do you think Pattinson has what it takes to move on from that series and earn his status as a versatile actor?

Extra Tidbit: If you don't think you know any of his songs, you know this one.
Source: Daily Express

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9:33AM on 02/01/2011

umm...

hell fucking no...everything else he's been in sucked ass, except that one harry potter flick, and he was sort of a douche in that too. he and hadyen christiansen should take what ever money they made in movies and fade away gracefully.
hell fucking no...everything else he's been in sucked ass, except that one harry potter flick, and he was sort of a douche in that too. he and hadyen christiansen should take what ever money they made in movies and fade away gracefully.
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3:37PM on 01/28/2011
Not only do I think (take note here rabid Twitards, this is just my OPINION, so don't argue with me for eighteen paragraphs.) that Pattinson is not a good actor, I also read it as Tim B^Uckley for a horrible moment, and I have never been more scared.
Not only do I think (take note here rabid Twitards, this is just my OPINION, so don't argue with me for eighteen paragraphs.) that Pattinson is not a good actor, I also read it as Tim B^Uckley for a horrible moment, and I have never been more scared.
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12:54PM on 01/28/2011

carolyn

From Milasmine to *bodom_fan* esp.,
Sorry guy(s) Hate crazy fans, did not mea to act like one...Yes, I am a Fan of both Robert and James Franco...I feel like I need to stick up for Rob...Though you are right, he can prove himself, and I just need to be the quite fan who follows his career. Don't want to hurt him, only hope to help, which obviously did not happen...I just do not like when peole have no idea of his musical talent, which is one of the reasons I'm a fan in the first place...Along
From Milasmine to *bodom_fan* esp.,
Sorry guy(s) Hate crazy fans, did not mea to act like one...Yes, I am a Fan of both Robert and James Franco...I feel like I need to stick up for Rob...Though you are right, he can prove himself, and I just need to be the quite fan who follows his career. Don't want to hurt him, only hope to help, which obviously did not happen...I just do not like when peole have no idea of his musical talent, which is one of the reasons I'm a fan in the first place...Along with the fact
& I tell this very occasionally, that i am a nurse who has worked on movie sets before, as we can be needed. When The Twilight Saga was shooting here in Vancouver, where i am from, I had the chance to met Robert on several occasions, and he remembered my name on the second meeting. He was truly lovely, funny, and very humble...I never had to treat him, lol. This is the main reason of my fanhood...Just before this time, my Husband died of a sudden, unsuspected massive heart attack, at 37 yrs. of age, infront of our daughter and myself...Life has been very difficult to say the least. My kids keep me going, and little distractions like Robert's music, halarious interviews, and movies...He reminds me of my late great Husband...Layne Stayley of AIC, has helped me cope also, his music and the pain he expresses in it hit home, for he too lost his loved one. I guess this is my small way to thank Rob...Sorry again...carolyn
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6:14AM on 01/28/2011

It has to be Franco, the resemblance is uncanny.


Milasmine there is a simple reason every comment you put gets a negative. yours is not an opinion open to discussion like everyone else's but block text (that's not even paragraphed) of the same thing said over and over.

We get it, you like the guy, some of us at this stage don't and you posting the same thing again and again won't change that. It's upto Pattinson to change our opinion of him and show some acting chops, not some obsessive fan singing his praises. It's posts like yours

Milasmine there is a simple reason every comment you put gets a negative. yours is not an opinion open to discussion like everyone else's but block text (that's not even paragraphed) of the same thing said over and over.

We get it, you like the guy, some of us at this stage don't and you posting the same thing again and again won't change that. It's upto Pattinson to change our opinion of him and show some acting chops, not some obsessive fan singing his praises. It's posts like yours that do more damage to his reputation than good.
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1:05PM on 01/28/2011
Sorry!!!
Sorry!!!
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9:36PM on 01/27/2011

Ummm...

Franco actually kinda looks like the dude and he can...ACT!
Franco actually kinda looks like the dude and he can...ACT!
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7:41PM on 01/27/2011

BOO

Making a movie about Jeff Buckley is just stupid. He vox was amazing, but for god sakes, don't make a movie. I'd rather see a documentary on his life...
But if they did make a movie, FRANCO is the only one who could pull it off...
Making a movie about Jeff Buckley is just stupid. He vox was amazing, but for god sakes, don't make a movie. I'd rather see a documentary on his life...
But if they did make a movie, FRANCO is the only one who could pull it off...
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7:22PM on 01/27/2011
Pattinson is a good actor, from what I've seen of his work prior to Twilight, and I still enjoy the story about how he got rid of a stalker by having dinner with her (true or not). I'm willing to give him a shot, as I doubt Depp himself could do an adequate job handling Twilight dialogue.
Pattinson is a good actor, from what I've seen of his work prior to Twilight, and I still enjoy the story about how he got rid of a stalker by having dinner with her (true or not). I'm willing to give him a shot, as I doubt Depp himself could do an adequate job handling Twilight dialogue.
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7:17PM on 01/27/2011
I wonder if milasmine is a fan of Robert Pattinson?
I wonder if milasmine is a fan of Robert Pattinson?
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1:03PM on 01/28/2011
Yes, sorry...Thanks for at least not being unkind about that fact...
Yes, sorry...Thanks for at least not being unkind about that fact...
5:26PM on 01/27/2011

carolyn

Notice, we who like Rob are getting - on our comments...Such grown-up people on here...The + goes too James Franco comments. Hey I too love James Franco as much as Rob, and yes he does look like Jeff, but Rob has it musically down pat...This film is said to still be taking quite awile before it happenes, if it does happen...In that case James will be say close to 36 and Rob will be close to 28...Sounds like he has age in his corner too...Also the passion he has diplayed for the role over the
Notice, we who like Rob are getting - on our comments...Such grown-up people on here...The + goes too James Franco comments. Hey I too love James Franco as much as Rob, and yes he does look like Jeff, but Rob has it musically down pat...This film is said to still be taking quite awile before it happenes, if it does happen...In that case James will be say close to 36 and Rob will be close to 28...Sounds like he has age in his corner too...Also the passion he has diplayed for the role over the other actors...If not Rob...I'm the 1st to say James...Please not Ryan G, though...
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10:38PM on 01/27/2011
we get it. your obsesed with the guy. but no one cares about his personal history. why cant u just leave ur opinion on the artical like the rest of us. no one is going to read 5 paragraphs of why you love the guy
we get it. your obsesed with the guy. but no one cares about his personal history. why cant u just leave ur opinion on the artical like the rest of us. no one is going to read 5 paragraphs of why you love the guy
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4:11PM on 01/27/2011
Hey's actually a really good actor. (Along with Kristen Stewart) and I reckon he could do it. But then it just comes down to the other two being that wee bit better than him. But I still think he could pull it off.
Hey's actually a really good actor. (Along with Kristen Stewart) and I reckon he could do it. But then it just comes down to the other two being that wee bit better than him. But I still think he could pull it off.
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4:10PM on 01/27/2011

ROBERT PATTINSON, incase u did not know...

Robert Pattinson is an Excellent musician, singer, songwriter, composer so says rolling stone and many.
He has had his music on the Twilight sountracks,and you can find the rest to download. Robert has played piano and guitar since he was three, eventually he realized he had a voice too, and started to write and compose by 12. He is a "Bluesy" guy, and misses just playing his music in smoke-filled, liquour soaked pubs somewhere in England, like he used to do, by himself or with friends. Those
Robert Pattinson is an Excellent musician, singer, songwriter, composer so says rolling stone and many.
He has had his music on the Twilight sountracks,and you can find the rest to download. Robert has played piano and guitar since he was three, eventually he realized he had a voice too, and started to write and compose by 12. He is a "Bluesy" guy, and misses just playing his music in smoke-filled, liquour soaked pubs somewhere in England, like he used to do, by himself or with friends. Those days are over, due to the fact this very private person has no privacy, cannot go anywhere-because of constant crazieness of paps. tabs. & crazier fans. Hardly his fault. Coming from England and landing the role out of 5000 - some famous - people, he had never heard of Twilight before, and had not had any idea what he was in for...He only thought the character of Edward was a little hard to swallow, when he first read the script, sent to him because of his agent, not Robert. Robert said, "Edward had to be perfection, and I'm far from that." "Kristen Stewart was the reason he took the role, and luck, he said, was the reason he got it"...Or so luck it seemed, bad-luck maybe...Though he greatly appreciates what Twilight has done, he can't wait to finish and put it far, far behind him. I think at times he is regretting his dicision to persue acting instead of music. Regular people, who know no better like some here here, wont give him the chance, but Hollywood has. His next coming roles are exciting to me, who can't wait for him to break free of Damn Twilight...David Cronenberg, liked him in Remeber Me so much, and had heard what a wonderful person and a hard working young man he was. So David called him up and cast him for his next movie, Cosmopolis, and Dave has been known to have to like his actors. Robert could not turn such a director down, though he has turned down Spiderman and James bond, in fear of getting type-cast again. He even turned down Simon Cowells multi-million $$$ record deal. As far as Kurt Cobain, Robert had to laugh at this and say, "Though he appreciated Kurt greatly, an injustice would be done if he was to play him, he would be embarrassed for Kurt and his fans, for they do not resemle each other in any way-Robert is 6'2", Kurt shorter, and their music is different. So he turned down the role. Robert has done alot more than Twilight, especially British movies/TV, where he has won many awards for his acting. When it comes to Jeff though, Jeff has been Robert's idol, along with Van Morrison for years, and he would desire a role like this, have a passion for it. Robert, like Jeff is a very deep person, with the same persona, enimgma, mysterious quality, Beautiful inside and out. Everyone who has either interviewed Rob or met/gotten to know him-from James Franco himself, Sean Penn-who I understand does not like too many,lol-Oprah, Reese, Details Mag, GQ, People, Mtv, Rolling Stone have all stated; He is the most unhollywood, down to earth, nicest guy they've met. He had also been called; geniune, sweet, shy, humble, etremely halarious, witty, smart as a wipe, and mocks himself constintly. Does not sound like a guy that has let anything go to his head. He has no PR, though he could afford and use one, flies reg, when he can first class, takes taxis, when he can limo, spends new years with friends & family in England every year to get as far away from hollywood. Flaunts nothing, including his supposed 3 years relationship with co/star Kristen Stewart. His Ex of three years prior, and still friend, Nina Shubert says, he is a genious, and see's him behind the camera/writing (He took political writing in college), instead of in front of it. When he modled in his earlier years, because his mom was an agent, he said , "he hated it...He felt like he was telling the world, look at me, when he just wanted to hide". Enough pleasing mom, so he quit and started theater, to do behind the scene things, and "meet cute girls." Well he eventually took a liking to acting, and even though he is compared to Leo, in his quick rise to fame after Titanic, even Leo has said,"I did not have it as crazy as Rob does. Thank god he has a good head on his shoulders and will make it'" James Franco is the only other actor i follow, because he is "special" to me too, i think though by the time this movie actually happens, he may be too old, where Rob will be the perfect age...
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9:12PM on 01/27/2011
there is no need for this
there is no need for this
10:02PM on 01/27/2011
This was uncalled for. Seriously... this was less of an opinion and more of an obsession with the subject. At first I thought I was reading a bad wiki entry. Instead it comes across as more of a fan blog. The original article is only a few paragraphs!!!

As for these actors... id rather see Franco play Bob Marly. Buckley Pattinson would be interesting...
This was uncalled for. Seriously... this was less of an opinion and more of an obsession with the subject. At first I thought I was reading a bad wiki entry. Instead it comes across as more of a fan blog. The original article is only a few paragraphs!!!

As for these actors... id rather see Franco play Bob Marly. Buckley Pattinson would be interesting...
3:41PM on 01/28/2011
Shut up, nobody cares about your inappropriate crush on Robert Pattinson.
Shut up, nobody cares about your inappropriate crush on Robert Pattinson.
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4:03PM on 01/27/2011

Just use

Just use the multitracks of his recordings and isolate the vocals for the movie. You're right, it will be hard to find a voice double, but Franco certainly looks enough like him to play the role.
Just use the multitracks of his recordings and isolate the vocals for the movie. You're right, it will be hard to find a voice double, but Franco certainly looks enough like him to play the role.
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3:19PM on 01/27/2011
Ryan Or James can pull it off.....due to Patterson's choice of movie roles since Goblet of Fire, I find it difficult to take him seriously. The only thing that might give him an inkling of a thought was his role in Remember Me, which wasn't that bad and made me forget he was in Twilight. I have yet to watch How To Be in it's entirety but it's a doozy of a film! Hopefully fame won't go to Franco's ego....cause I think he can pull it off....if not grab Ryan...and if he declines...pick the
Ryan Or James can pull it off.....due to Patterson's choice of movie roles since Goblet of Fire, I find it difficult to take him seriously. The only thing that might give him an inkling of a thought was his role in Remember Me, which wasn't that bad and made me forget he was in Twilight. I have yet to watch How To Be in it's entirety but it's a doozy of a film! Hopefully fame won't go to Franco's ego....cause I think he can pull it off....if not grab Ryan...and if he declines...pick the fucking Cullen boy! Cyclops? Fuck no! I'm shocked he still has a career after that piss poor Death (Soul Plane) At A Funeral!
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6:18PM on 01/27/2011
Rob is coming out in the award winning book "Water For Elephants", directed by Sean Penn, also staring Reese Witherspoon...Award winning book Bel Ami, with Uma Thurman, David Cronenberg's new movie Cosmopolis, just having also taken on keira knightely, a more independant film with Hugh Jackman...Turned down Spiderman and James Bond, because he does not want to be type cast again...Laughed off the role of Kurt Cobain, though he has the greatest respect for him, they have no resemblence, Rob's
Rob is coming out in the award winning book "Water For Elephants", directed by Sean Penn, also staring Reese Witherspoon...Award winning book Bel Ami, with Uma Thurman, David Cronenberg's new movie Cosmopolis, just having also taken on keira knightely, a more independant film with Hugh Jackman...Turned down Spiderman and James Bond, because he does not want to be type cast again...Laughed off the role of Kurt Cobain, though he has the greatest respect for him, they have no resemblence, Rob's 6'2, Kurt, well, isn't. Their music is also different. He did not take that part so to not embarrass friends,family,fans. He is a Brilliant musican and writer, loves Jeff, for he is his musical inspiration, and if romor is true, deserves this role, just on desire alone...Everyone started somewhere, even Johhny Depp was a pin-up, now look at him...
3:12PM on 01/27/2011

History repeats itself (hopefully)

I remember last year Pattinson was passed over for the role of Kurt Cobain in a Nirvana film so here's hoping the same thing happens here.
I remember last year Pattinson was passed over for the role of Kurt Cobain in a Nirvana film so here's hoping the same thing happens here.
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6:28PM on 01/27/2011
Robert turned the role down, because even he thought there was no resemblence, as much as he admired Kurt...Robert has been playing and writing music his whole life , even Rolling Stone commented how exellent a musician and writer he is...Remember Me & How To Be and the awards won by these, has proven he can act!!!
Robert turned the role down, because even he thought there was no resemblence, as much as he admired Kurt...Robert has been playing and writing music his whole life , even Rolling Stone commented how exellent a musician and writer he is...Remember Me & How To Be and the awards won by these, has proven he can act!!!
3:08PM on 01/27/2011
I agree with the post below. Franco for Buckley. Nobody is gonna come close to his amazing voice anyways. It may be a dead project.
I agree with the post below. Franco for Buckley. Nobody is gonna come close to his amazing voice anyways. It may be a dead project.
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1:06PM on 01/27/2011
I've been a big Buckley fan since around 99' and first time I saw James Franco, I made the same assumption that one day he would play Jeff Buckley in a movie. The only detractors now are that he might be too famous in his own right, plus his voice is lower than Buckley's.
I've been a big Buckley fan since around 99' and first time I saw James Franco, I made the same assumption that one day he would play Jeff Buckley in a movie. The only detractors now are that he might be too famous in his own right, plus his voice is lower than Buckley's.
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12:44PM on 01/27/2011

I Remember...

I remember not too long ago when Buckley's mom (Buckley's estate holder) turned down Brad Pitt & Steven Soderbergh with Pitt to play the musician. She was quoted as saying that she couldn't imagine seeing Pitt's blue eyes do justice to portraying her boy.
I remember not too long ago when Buckley's mom (Buckley's estate holder) turned down Brad Pitt & Steven Soderbergh with Pitt to play the musician. She was quoted as saying that she couldn't imagine seeing Pitt's blue eyes do justice to portraying her boy.
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11:58AM on 01/27/2011
I may be wrong, but didn't Jeff Buckley have some talent? I can't think how Robert Pattinson will portray that.

He can't fake talent, as that would be acting.
I may be wrong, but didn't Jeff Buckley have some talent? I can't think how Robert Pattinson will portray that.

He can't fake talent, as that would be acting.
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3:23PM on 01/27/2011
Sorry, not a fan of people who have no idea of a person...Rolling Stoned mag.called Robert Pattinson an "Excellent [link]...Robert has played the piano and guitar since the age of three...He also sings, writes, and composes, as i have mentioned. Some of his music is on the Twilight soundtracks...Other songs can be downloaded...Simon Cowell offered him a multi-million dollar record deal in which he turned down...He also turned down Spiderman, James Bond, and any other "High profile roles" that wo
Sorry, not a fan of people who have no idea of a person...Rolling Stoned mag.called Robert Pattinson an "Excellent [link]...Robert has played the piano and guitar since the age of three...He also sings, writes, and composes, as i have mentioned. Some of his music is on the Twilight soundtracks...Other songs can be downloaded...Simon Cowell offered him a multi-million dollar record deal in which he turned down...He also turned down Spiderman, James Bond, and any other "High profile roles" that would keep having him typed-cast again...He laughed off Kurt Cobain, whom he also admires, because Rob is 6'2", and their is no resemblence at all. He appreciates what Twilight has done for him, but he is dying to move away from it-Everyone started somewhere-He is in very awesome projects coming up.
David Cronenberg, who has to like his actors, has just cast Rob in his next movie, because of his awesome performance in Remember Me...Robert has done alot of other more indie movies, that have given him awards for his acting, if you too are unaware of that. He is British, and has done alot of British movies/tv as well...He is also a very deep and beautiful person on the inside, as well as being genuine, kind, humble and funny as hell...Quoting those who have interviewed, and met him...He is very well liked in hollywood, especially by the likes of James Franco and Sean Penn (who i hear does not like anyone,lol), for being so unhollywood and private. The guy doesn't even want a PR rep. though he can more than aford, one, takes regular flights, even with all his crazy fans, though he can get 1st class...He is the 1st person to say, "Who the hel am I to be treated any differently then the guy next to me, he hates the craziniess, he has not been respensible for,a nd would love to just slip into a pun and play again like he use too...He would have been a musician, if acting had not taken over...Jeff is and always has been Robert's inspiration musically, besides Van Morrison, that would be why he would be so passionate able this role...And if the movie takes quite some time to put together still, James Franco, may be too old and Robert the perfect age. Best to you Rob, from someone who actually knows what you are capable of...Love you voice and piano playing, esp. carolyn
11:35AM on 01/27/2011

Maybe

I didn't even know they were making a Jeff Buckley biopic. He was an amazing artist, and I've always thought they should make a movie with James Franco as the lead. If not him, Robert Pattinson does look like him.
I didn't even know they were making a Jeff Buckley biopic. He was an amazing artist, and I've always thought they should make a movie with James Franco as the lead. If not him, Robert Pattinson does look like him.
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11:23AM on 01/27/2011
I think he is a good actor and has potential to be an even better actor once the franchise is over and he starts doing other movies.

Pattinson does look like him, but I'd rather see Gosling or Franco.
I think he is a good actor and has potential to be an even better actor once the franchise is over and he starts doing other movies.

Pattinson does look like him, but I'd rather see Gosling or Franco.
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11:17AM on 01/27/2011
Well he does look like him, there's no doubt about that... But then again, so do Franco and Gosling, and they have already proven themselves...

While I have a hunch his Twilight past will follow him for a long, long while, I do think that, with the right director, he could do a pretty decent job.
Well he does look like him, there's no doubt about that... But then again, so do Franco and Gosling, and they have already proven themselves...

While I have a hunch his Twilight past will follow him for a long, long while, I do think that, with the right director, he could do a pretty decent job.
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