Robert Pattinson

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It just got a little nicer to be in Nice.

Robert Pattinson arrived Friday in the French Riviera and was immediately set upon by fans at the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport who were anxious for a glimpse of the handsome star, who despite being used to the attention still managed to look a bit startled.

The British actor had his shades on and was toting a copy of the Independent newspaper. A couple of bodyguards warded off his admirers.

Pattinson is in town to attend the Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday, on behalf of not one, but two films.

Robert Pattinson

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The Rover, the dystopian crime drama he shot in Australia costarring Guy Pearce and from a screenplay cowritten by Joel Edgerton, screens May 18, while the David Cronenberg-directed Maps to the Stars premieres the following night.

While there are plenty of stars for him to be hobnobbing with on the Croisette, not least of which being his Maps costars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Carrie Fisher, there is an actress he'll probably miss seeing like a ship in the night.

Kristen Stewart won't be coming to town until just before Clouds of Sils Maria premieres May 23.

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