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R PATTZ'S HILLBILLY PERFORMANCE LAUDED BY CRITICS

Forget R-Pattz, the teen heartthrob. Meet Robert Pattinson, the serious actor.

The British star is having a great time at Cannes, with two films premiering at the prestigious film festival - The Rover and Map To The Stars.

His performance in gritty Australian drama The Rover looks to have finally won critics over. Many have lauded the 28-year-old's performance as a stuttering, twitching hillbilly as his best yet.

Directed by David Michod, The Rover also stars Guy Pearce. It opens here July 10.