Robert Pattinson's New Film "Life" Gains Oscar Buzz

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Robert Pattinson, the 27-year-old Twilight star and ex to Kristen Stewart, just might have landed the role of his career. In Pattinson's new film Life, he plays Dennis Stock, a photographer hired on to a traveling photo shoot with legendary actor James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan). Set in 1955, the film focuses on the real-life friendship between the photographer and the actor as they travel together across the United States.

E! news reports that Robert looks happy while on set, sporting dark, slick hair and a 3-piece suit for most of filming, while laughing and playing around with costar Dane -- perhaps striking up their own real life bromance? In between takes, the buddy actors rode on a motorcycle together and joked with crew members.

According to Indiewire, Pattinson's role in Life has serious Oscar potential. The blog, famous for its predictions, is claiming Robert could be a best supporting actor candidate alongside Johnny Depp, Josh Brolin, and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul.

"Since Twilight, Robert Pattinson has had nothing but praise from critics,” adds a report from EntertainmentWise. The site also speculates that Robert's break-up with Kristen Stewart was a good move for his movie career, saying the offers have been "pouring in" for Rob ever since the split.

Robert's upcoming films also include The Rover, out in July, and Map to the Stars, starring alongside Julianne Moore and Carrie Fisher.

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