I think it wouldn’t be fair, if I only write about their looks and distinctive characters. I must also take a note on their acting career. I could share hundreds, but I will limit it to few of important facts on their journey to become the heart throb and won much attention around the globe, especially Robert Pattinson *_*
Both actors were from England and experiencing theater roles, before they start acting on a big screen. Ben Barnes was a little bit late in entering the acting world. In 2004, when Ben finished his education at Kingston University and dared himself to joined Hyrise boy band and took a stage of Eurovision 2004 singing “Leading me on”, Rob Pattinson has started his small but remarkable role as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire.
After his role as Cedric Diggory, Robert was predicted to topple Jude Law. In some ways, Rob could look like him as well.
While, I found that Ben Barnes, in a way, could look like Keanu Reeves.
Probably this was another reason, why I fell easily for Ben, I love Keanu much ^_^
In their journey to become the award-winning actor, both of them had the experience taking a role in an independent low budget yet award-winning movie. Robert got a role as Arthur in How to be and Ben as Cabakka in a Russian movie, Bigga than Ben: A Russian’s Guide to Ripping off London.
Another amusing fact about these to British actors was, they were entering the new world of fame through a movie adapted from novels as a leading role. Robert, out of his expectation, got a chance to portray the drop-dead gorgeous, brooding vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight movie adapted from the first book of Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer and Ben, surprisingly got the role of a young and naïve Telmarine Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis.
The interesting part was, Rob must hide his British accent and speaks American English in Twilight, while as Prince Caspian, Ben requested to speak English in Mediterranean accent (he got a local tutor to pulled out his accent)
Rob and Ben also took a change to play a challenging role. Rob as the eccentric bi-sexual painter Salvador Dali in dark-depressing movie, Little Ashes and Ben as the hedonist Dorian Gray in the ultimate horror story of gay narcissism, the Picture of Dorian Gray. These movies also forced them to do sex-scene with a man.
As Edward Cullen and Dorian Gray, both of Rob and Ben, played the role of astonishing good looks creature who’s forever young but forever cursed.
In between of their acting career, both of them also had an experience of becoming a campaign model. Robert for Hackett International in 2007 and Benjamin for GAP International in 2008. They really have that power. The power to captivate their fans under their charming spell.
Rob and Ben were multi-talented actors. Besides playing music instrument, they can also sing. Another fascinating fact about these two British male was they had an opportunity to perform their singing talent in their movies. Rob sings 2 songs for Twilight with his harsh and deep blues voice while Ben performed his baritone Broadway voice to sing also 2 songs for Easy Virtue.
Thank you for reading. My next blog will be on their attire 😉
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