In 2008, Pattinson landed the role of Edward Cullen in the film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel of the same name.According to TV Guide, Pattinson was initially apprehensive about auditioning for the role of Edward Cullen, fearful that he would not be able to live up to the "perfection" expected from the character.In 2013, Dior Homme signed him as the face of their Fragrances.In 2016, he also became the first brand ambassador of their Menswear collection. He sang songs for the Twilight film series and the 2008 independent comedy-drama film How to Be.But all have grown into their roles, cutting loose in a film that (thankfully) sidesteps the melodrama of its prequels." Though the film received mixed reviews, some critics praised his performance.Jake Coyle of The Associated Press said that "The young actor has an unmistakable screen presence.Shot on the streets of New York, the film narrates Pattinson's journey to buy a hot dog while avoiding media and fans in the hustle of the city.
He auditioned and was cast in a small role in Guys and Dolls.This is a camouflage for his own problems that slowly unfurl, adding colour and improving the film." In the film, he played the dual roles, first a brief but crucial role of Charles Marker, a reporter in Germany during World War I and latter as an adult version of the leader.He received praise for his performance, which Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called "elegant" In August 2017, during promotion for Good Time, Pattinson wrote and starred in a short film for GQ, titled Fear & Shame, which was described by the magazine as, "Robert Pattinson Battles Fame and Fear to Get a New York Street Dog".However in Remember Me, he pours it on thickly and self-consciously.With low eyes, sleeves rolled up just so and cigarette drooping artfully from his mouth, Tyler (like Edward Cullen) is a reluctant romantic." The film received mixed reviews, but Pattinson's performance was praised.