An intrepid adventurer, casting off the shackles of ordinary life.
We bet Robert Pattinson would like nothing better than for this to happen in real life, given the media storm he's been caught up in of late.
Instead though, he will be playing a man who did it for real - the army officer Thomas Edward Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, in Werner Herzog's upcoming film Queen of the Desert.
The character was made famous by Peter O'Toole in the 1962 film directed by David Lean.
According to Variety.com, Pattinson has been cast as the British Army officer alongside Naomi Watts as writer Gertrude Bell.
Bell, one of the first female graduates from Oxford University, travelled through the Middle East, working as an archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political officer for the British Empire, and was good friends with Lawrence.
Naomi Watts is having a slew of iconic roles at the moment - she is currently filming Diana, a biopic about the Princess of Wales's last years, in which she is playing the lead.