On Friday, November 3rd, as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, Robert Pattinson was honored with the Maverick Award. In addition to accepting the award, the actor also took part in a Good Time screening/Q&A, conducted press interviews, and attended a masterclass with the students.
The Savannah College of Art and Design has become the largest university-run film festival, and held the festivities on campus, as has been the tradition since 1997. They have screened over 100 Oscar-nominated films and honored over 75 legendary actors, directors, producers, writers and filmmakers from around the world.
Some other noteworthy honorees included Detroit’s John Boyega who received the Vanguard Award, the Big Sick’s Holly Hunter for the Icon Award, Beatriz at Dinner’s Salma Hayek Pinault, for the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award, and Molly’s Game’s Aaron Sorkin was honored for the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award; and Logan’s Patrick Stewart, received the Legend of Cinema Award.
The following excerpt is the university’s write up on Robert Pattinson:
Robert Pattinson maintains a fearless pursuit of challenging roles, evolving with each new project and captivating global audiences with his transformative performances.
Pattinson currently stars in “Good Time,” which centers around Constantine Nikas as he embarks on a journey through New York City’s underworld in a desperate attempt to free his brother from jail. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival to a six-minute standing ovation.
He recently starred in “The Lost City of Z,” the true-life drama about British explorer Percival Fawcett, who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon. Pattinson is currently in production on Claire Denis‘ “High Life” and recently wrapped production on David Zellner’s “Damsel.”
In 2015, Pattinson appeared in “Life,” about the friendship between Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean. He also starred in Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert.” In 2014, he starred in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” as well as in David Michôd’s “The Rover.” Both films premiered at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. Additional film credits include “Cosmopolis,” “Water for Elephants,” “Remember Me” and “Bel Ami.”
Pattinson gained industry notice at age 19, when he joined the Harry Potter franchise in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” He is also known for his portrayal of vampire Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga.”
Pattinson began his professional career with a role in Uli Edel’s “Sword of Xanten.” His television credits include “The Haunted Airman” for the BBC. As a member of the Barnes Theatre Group, Pattinson played the lead role in “Our Town.” Other stage credits include “Anything Goes,” “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” and “Macbeth.”
He has been the face of Dior Homme fragrance since 2013 and is the face of Dior Menswear. Additionally, Pattinson is involved with the GO Campaign, an international charity improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world.