Robert Pattinson bagged `Cosmopolis` for his 'charisma'

Updated: Aug 22, 2012, 14:36 PM IST

London: Actor Robert Pattinson bagged the lead role in ‘Cosmopolis’ because of his ‘charismatic’ behaviour.

According to director David Cronenberg, the 26-year-old`s personality played a big part in getting the role in the drama movie.

"I`m completely aware of all of those elements and also, of course, when you`re making a movie that for an independent movie which was relatively expensive, you have to have a leading character who is very charismatic and who can carry the weight and has the star quality and so on, because you`re going to be looking at him.

"He`s literally in every scene in the movie, and that`s pretty unusual. I mean even in Tom Cruise movies, Tom is not in absolutely every scene of the movie - but Rob is. So he has to have that," quoted Cronenberg as saying.

‘Cosmopolis’ also stars Juliette Binoche and Paul Giamatti.