Though his career got a running head start in the late-2000s with appearances in back-to-back franchises by way of "Harry Potter" and "The Twilight Saga," Robert Pattinson's been hanging his beanie within the Indie circuit for the past few years, starring in small but acclaimed films such as "Cosmopolis" and "The Rover."
So, although he's already achieved international star status from headlining a five-film blockbuster franchise, his rising Indie cred apparently still gives him enough of an up-and-comer vibe to be chosen as one of this year's recipients of the Deauville American Film Festival's Hollywood Rising Star award for his work in Anton Corbijn's "Life."
According to The Hollywood Reporter Pattinson and actress Elizabeth Olsen will be honored at the 41st annual festival, which will begin on Sept. 4 and feature an evening premiere of the film, which stars Pattinson as Dennis Stock, the LIFE Magazine photographer responsible for an iconic portrait series of another then-rising star, James Dean.
Also debuting at the fest will be Eli Roth's "The Green Inferno," which stars Olsen as a member of a Rainforest-saving task force whose plane crashes in the middle of an uncontacted tribe's domain, and the results are terrifying.
This will mark the fest's first set of Hollywood Rising Star prizes, and the two actors are expected to attend the Normandy-based event to accept the prizes.
Other honorees of this year's event include Michael Bay, Patricia Clarkson, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, and Ian McKellen, and 14 films will be screened in competition.