Robert Pattinson in Oscar-winning company with “Water for Elephants”
By Tracy Rosenfield
HollywoodNews.com: Though Robert Pattinson has yet to be nominated for an Oscar, his latest project, “Water for Elephants” is chock full of Oscar contenders.
The credits list reads like a who’s who of recent Oscar winners and nominations: Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”), Christoph Waltz (“Inglorious Basterds”), Hal Holbrook (“Into the Wild”, ironically with Kristen Stewart), director Francis Lawrence, screenwriter Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King”), production designers Jack Fisk and Jim Erickson (“Their Will be Blood”), costume designer Jacqueline West (“Quills” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (“Brokeback Mountain”).
Being surrounded by this much Oscar potential, is Robert Pattinson more likely to receive a nomination, or perhaps be a part of an Oscar-nominated picture? Pattinson has stated that he picks parts based on when he can really get a feel for the character he’s portraying (i.e. not for Oscar potential) and then completely immerse himself in the role. But when everyone around you is striving for that level of work, will it bring a new level intensity for Pattinson?
No one will be betting until the reviews start to come in, but regardless of the number of Oscar winners and nominees, this is the first film where Robert has literally surrounded himself with some of the best of the best in the business. “Water for Elephants” might just have what it takes to get a few nods.
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