Creator: Kristen Stewart
Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight film series.Prior to Twilight, Stewart was a little-known actress who appeared mostly in independent films, occasionally getting supporting roles in studio films. At age ten, she had her first major role playing Jodie Foster's daughter in Panic Room. During this period, she was generally considered to be an up-and-coming talent by those who were aware of her.However, after her role in Twilight, public opinion of her has deteriorated a bit. Stewart, who comes off as a bit of a Shrinking Violet, makes it pretty clear that she does not enjoy being famous, doesn't like the series and generally preferred her pre-Twilight life.She has also played Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. After finishing the Twilight series, she returned to small independent films. Her acting fortunes appear to be looking up in 2015, as she became the first-ever American actress to win a CÚsar (the French version of the Academy Awards), Best Supporting Actress for Clouds of Sils Maria.
- Panic Room (2002)
- Speak (2004)
- Fierce People (2005)
- Zathura (2005)
- The Messengers (2007)
- In the Land of Women (2007)
- Into the Wild (2007)
- Jumper (2008)
- Twilight (2008)
- Adventureland (2009)
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
- The Yellow Handkerchief (2010)
- The Runaways (2010)
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
- Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
- Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
- On the Road (2012)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
- Camp X-Ray (2014)
- Still Alice (2014)
- Clouds Of Sils Maria (2014)
- American Ultra (2015)
This actress provides examples of:
- Character Tics: She has a habit of biting her lower lip, which she shares with Bella Swan.
- Cluster F-Bomb: She has been known to drop these on set when she messes up a take. She also curses like a sailor in interviews.
- The Danza: In Cold Creek Manor, she played a character called Kristen Tilson.
- Dull Surprise: A common complaint against her acting.
- Doing It for the Art: She agreed to a salary of less than $200,000 for her role as Marylou in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road after its budget was drastically cut, purely out of love for the novel.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Fond of going barefoot on and off camera.
- Dyeing for Your Art: For her role as a runaway teenage stripper in Welcome to the Rileys, she learned how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep, chain-smoked, and ate mostly junk food. As a result her body and legs were covered with bruises, her skin was blemished, and she constantly looked tired.
- Fake Brit: Her accent in Snow White and the Huntsman holds up rather well.
- Fan Disservice: Recently revealed this is why she rarely - if ever - smiles when being photographed, on the grounds that she believes she'll somehow be a sellout to her fans for doing so.
- Name's the Same: Her father's name is John Stewart.
- She Really Can Act: Finally started to earn some deserved chops with her roles across 2014, including Camp X-Ray and Still Alice, but predominantly for her turn in Clouds Of Sils Maria, which saw her become the first foreign recipient of the prestigious Cesar award.
- Shrinking Violet: As noted above, she has a tendency to come across as this, especially in interviews.
- The Stoic: Isn't generally known for her emotive acting. That said, it's worked well for her in some roles, such as the one she played in Speak.