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Pattinson: Cosmopolis director helped my career

1 of 1 Robert Pattinson has credited Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg with helping his career
Robert Pattinson has credited Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg with helping his career

Robert Pattinson says Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg helped him gain confidence as an actor.

The 27-year-old actor, who rose to fame as vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga franchise, explained that he didn't feel like a proper actor until Cronenberg convinced him of his great talents.

Speaking to French magazine Madam Figaro, Pattinson said: ''Cosmopolis is the film of my career. Beforehand, I didn't consider myself to be an actor, even with 10 years of acting under my belt.

''I've always felt out of place. I doubt myself. David Cronenberg restored my belief in myself and changed the way I act and think about the industry.''

While Pattinson admits that landing the lead role in the Twilight Saga was a "blessing," he often fears that he has made the wrong career decision.

He added: "When you're blessed with a phenomenon like Twilight, it's difficult to imagine being perceived in another way by the public.

''I thought I would never get out of it ... that kind of success can become a gilded cage. I know I've escaped a pivotal stage in my life.

''All the choices I make today will forever define my future. The pressure is huge, I'm constantly wondering, 'Have I made the right choice?' At the same time, I won't let fear take over.''

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