Early reports that are leaking out from the lucky few who have gotten sneak peaks of the still unfinished Water for Elephants are saying that it has the opportunity to become one of the best films of the year and that Robert Pattinson gives one heck of performance.
Is it possible that Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and the movie itself could be up for a few Academy Awards next year?
Let's not forget that the movie already has one Academy Award winner already on the cast. Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor at last year's Awards for his role in Inglourious Basterds.
In a lot of serious acting circles, Robert Pattinson doesn't get the same respect that his Twilight fans give him. It's not hard to understand why. Fantasy films are not considered Oscar material, so until Pattinson proves that he can successfully play a character other than Edward Cullen he will never get serious consideration for any significant awards.
Water for Elephants is Pattinson's chance to prove the critics wrong. An outstanding performance in a serious film with a supporting cast that already features one Oscar winner may just give Pattinson the legitimacy he needs to solidify his position among the great actors of the day and perhaps even get him some hardware to take home.