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Rooney Mara is one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year

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Status Update: “It’s -9 degrees Celsius. 37 takes down, only about 42 more to go. Every time he says, ‘Okay, last one,’ I fall for it. Every. Single. Time. If only I could get this damn shrug right, then maybe I could go inside and my nipple ring would have time to thaw out…” (Sent via e-mail from the set of David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in Stockholm)

Why her? The adage that there are no small parts, only small actors proved especially true for Mara. Playing Zuckerberg’s quick-witted ex, she had just a few short scenes in the movie. But she dazzled in them, making an instant impression on audiences – not to mention director David Fincher, who cast the 25-year-old as the tough computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in his upcoming Dragon Tattoo adaptation.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara Cast in Star-Making Role for David Fincher-Helmed Remake of Overrated B-Movie Thriller

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was a B-movie that played like a 2.5-hour episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (not even peak seasons 3-7). It was elevated to something considered high art because it had subtitles and had a somewhat more overt sexuality than most American cinema. We are so starved for interesting female characters that we elevated Lisbeth Salander to some kind of fem-super hero/empowerment figure purely because she was a little more interesting and had more back story than the stock female love interest. To paraphrase Aaron Sorkin, we are so thirsty for water than we’ll drink the sand. Take away the overt sexual content, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remains a perfectly entertaining, if overlong and plodding, diversion for an evening rental, the kind of thing that Paramount used to toss out with regularity in the mid-to-late 1990s. So what does it mean that David Fincher has cast Rooney Mara to portray the iconic character in the American remake? Continue reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara Cast in Star-Making Role for David Fincher-Helmed Remake of Overrated B-Movie Thriller

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It’s Not Too Late For Rooney Mara, Unsung Star of “Social Network”

With all due respect to the actresses in the running for this year’s best supporting actress Oscar, the 2010 field is far from the deepest field in the history of the category. Nobody is — or, frankly, should be — a sure thing at this point, which inherently means that everybody still has a shot. For this reason, I’d like to discuss a name that’s been on my mind a lot lately: Rooney Mara, the 25-year-old actress who gives a brilliant performance as Erica Albright — a B.U. student whose decision to dump her Harvard boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg indirectly leads him to create Facebook — in the critical and commercial hit/best picture Oscar frontrunner “The Social Network.”

I am totally convinced that Mara would be generating serious awards buzz right about now if she, like all of the other people competing for a nomination, could have been in the United States at the time of her film’s release to promote it and, in so doing, herself. She could not be, though, because she was needed on the Sweden-set of the film that will probably make her a household name less than a year from now, the American version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” (Incidentally, the director David Fincher cast her in that film’s title role — which was more highly-coveted than any other for young actresses in years — because she had so greatly impressed him during the making of “The Social Network.”) Continue reading It’s Not Too Late For Rooney Mara, Unsung Star of “Social Network”

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Rooney Mara Listed “Elle: 2010 Women In Hollywood The Power List”

Rooney Mara has been listed “Elle: 2010 Women In Hollywood The Power List: The Talent”.

Noomi Rapace & Rooney Mara
Rapace is Hollywood’s new It Girl. As the hard-ass-on-a-Harley heroine in the Swedish version of Stieg Larsson’s book trilogy, most famously The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she’s being considered for an Oscar. Rooney Mara won the most closely watched casting search for an actress since Gone With the Wind to star as Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood version of Dragon Tattoo. That, and her big role in The Social Network, makes her the “get” of every media outlet.

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Noomi Rapace: I’m glad Rooney Mara is a relative unknown

Noomi Rapace had never heard of Rooney Mara, the young actress who was recently tapped to play Lisbeth Salander in the English-language version of of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” before she was cast in the part.

But Rapace, who, of course, originated the Salander role in the three Swedish films adapted from author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, says she now endorses the choice.

“I don’t know her. I haven’t seen her,” said the 30-year-old, who was in Hollywood to promote the Friday U.S. release of the final film in the trilogy, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” But, she added, “I think that David Fincher is a great filmmaker, and he probably made a good choice…. I don’t think that people should ever know so much about an actor that they go into the theater and can’t see the character.”

Since she was cast in the Salander role several months ago, Mara has faced criticism (perhaps inevitable, given the affection for Rapace) about whether she could walk in the actress’ footsteps. Mara has sought to answer those critics by throwing herself into the role. It’s been reported that Mara, who has been in production on the remake in Sweden since September, recently pierced her nipples and dyed her hair to get into character.

Rapace herself famously went to similar lengths to play Salander, cutting off her hair, buffing up and getting seven body piercings. “I’m overwhelmed by how people have embraced my performance in the films,” Rapace said. “I didn’t expect that at all.”

Rapace, on a brief respite from production of Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” sequel in London, said, despite the acclaim it brought her, she was not eager to reprise the Salander role.  “I was done with it, and I was very clear that I didn’t want to do it again. And when people knew that it was David Fincher, everybody came back to me and said, ‘Have you changed your mind?’ No. Why should I?”

The actress says she has not been asked by the filmmaker or Mara for advice on how to approach Salander. “I don’t think I could help her, because she has to find her own [version]. I don’t know more about this book than she does, because she’s probably read the books, and she has to find her own truth and give something from her to it. She will probably do something completely different.”

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Alexandra Daddario Joins ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Alexandra Daddario keeps it simple and chic as she arrives at the Grand Opening of the Esquire House LA With International Medical Corps Benefit in Los Angeles on Friday night (October 15).

The 24-year-old actress will next be seen in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a young Harriet Vanger. The older version is played by Joely Richardson. Do you think they look alike?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is about journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who is hired by a grieving man to find his niece Harriet, who disappeared years ago. Mikael is aided by Lisbeth Salander, played by Rooney Mara.

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