Could “Water for Elephants” be Robert Pattinson’s big break?

I know what you’re thinking: Robert Pattinson is already a huge star. But, could “Water for Elephants” make him even bigger? Opinions are split on whether “The Twilight Saga” was just the beginning for Pattinson, or whether playing Edward Cullen was the beginning of the end.

According to Pattinson’s fans, the star’s acting talents surpass what can been shown through his portrayal of Edward Cullen in the “Twilight Saga” movies. The same fans believe his arrival as one of the most respected actors in Hollywood is only a matter of time.

Yet another group who enjoyed Pattinson in the “Twilight Saga” films, is more cautious, if even optimistic. “Remember Me” did not do as well as anticipated in the box office, despite Pattinson’s timely popularity. Such lackluster numbers could jeopardize Pattinson’s career if such performance becomes a trend. Add in the inevitable typecasting that will cause Pattinson to be passed over for certain roles, and the star could fail to achieve longevity.

Yet, “Water for Elephants” could save the day for Pattinson by exposing his talents to a much wider demographic. The Sarah Gruen novel continues to be a bestseller, and the audience is far more mature. Add in the fact that Oscar Winners Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon may be greater draws than Pattinson in getting viewers interested in the movie, and “Water for Elephants” could be the only kind of film apt to give Pattinson the cred he deserves.

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