He became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company.He auditioned and was cast in a small role in Guys and Dolls.He is a supporter of End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT), and the GO Campaign, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.
He received praise for his performance, which Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called "elegant" Pattinson began modelling at the age of 12, but his workload began to decrease four years later.
Film critic Richard Corliss from Time praised Pattinson for being "shy and watchful" and said that he "radiates a slow magnetism that locks the viewer's eyes on him", ultimately calling him "star quality".
The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.
I had the most unsuccessful modelling career." and featured in the advertising campaign titled 1000 LIVES, directed by Romain Gavras and photographed by Nan Goldin.
This campaign has also featured the track Whole Lotta Love by English rock band Led Zeppelin.
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.