5. HE WILL SURVIVE BOTH "TWILIGHT" AND HIS 30TH YEAR
Let my play Alice Cullen for a sec and predict something here: While "Punxsutawney Zac" will go through his very own Groundhog Day over and over again (probably teen comedy pics until he's too old, followed by one or two hardly noticed attempts to really act and look like a actually living human being), Robert Pattinson will simply skip what I use to call "the male twilight zone" (no pun intended). There is a time in every male's life - famous or not - where they're no longer cute but not yet interesting (to the eyes of a female, that is). The duration can vary, but during this miserable period of time they are just indifferent if not boring. The rare thing about Pattinson is: he is already interesting while he still is cute.
And his fans acknowledge this. Where nobody really cares whether Efron took piano lessons some time (to be fair for once: he did!), people swoon about the dvd extras where Rob is improvising self-forgotten on the piano. And everybody is quite aware of his indie film performances before Twilight. He is already considered for more adult projects in the future, and there will be a life after "Edward". He will survive all the fuzz and will probably surprise us more than once and will go on to grow and mature as an artist.
When I first found out who the singer of "Let me sign" in the Twilight movie was (this was what got me into this, and I was like "No way... that KID?!?"), I was immediately alarmed. There's no denying that there is a history of extraordinary talented and sensitive young artist who have died much too early. The above mentioned adorable Jeff Buckley did, same as his unbelievably gifted father Tim Buckley, and I deeply mourned for them both. From Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin. From River Phoenix to Heath Ledger. And so on... and whether they died of wine and cookies or in an alleged accident, one could justifiably say: They died of showbiz.
//Alice Cullen mode on:// This will NOT happen to multitalented Robert Pattinson! //Alice mode off//
For all those who use to ask: Why is it always Lennon and never McCartney? - Despite that fact that there's more to Rob than meets the eye, he's quite a golden boy. He seems to be fundamentally positive and easygoing. If you look at the list above, all of these died-too-youngs had a more or less depressive edge to them, they didn't cope well with the consequences of their fame. Nothing like that can be observed with Pattinson. He deals astonishing well with all the hysteria so far. And, other than the Disney puppies, he's not told by anybody to pretend to be someone he is not (or if so he just doesn't obey). He can keep it real, and this is why he will make it.