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Old 01-10-2012, 07:29 PM
To those saying that Fincher noticed her from Elm Street or something to that affect, there are interviews out there where she says she has had to audition for every role. Even TGWTDT, where she said she had to audition several times over a month or two. Keep in mind that's even after having worked with Fincher (briefly) on The Social Network.

Plenty of name directors audition actors they have worked with before, and in this case Mara only had a minor role in TSN. So unless she caused such a huge impression on Fincher that he's like "I need Mara for the role of Lisbeth," I'm not surprised he auditioned for several months to find the right person.

I'm glad the context of her words was clarified. I also want to add that a lot of fans don't know how the world of actors is. I've worked for a few years in TV/film productions and I have friends who are aspiring actors, that attitude of disliking roles and big opportunities is common even for a bunch of no-name actors. I have a friend who's in a national Wal-Mart ad, his biggest break, but even he was thinking "man, this can work against me."

Think about it: You're trying to really stand out, but your so-called "big breaks" are in roles and movies that you know are going to be shitty and likely to disappear into obscurity (i.e. Elm Street remake).

I thought she was an excellent Lisbeth Salander. I think she's proven she can carry a movie playing a fairly complex character.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:44 PM
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Think about it: You're trying to really stand out, but your so-called "big breaks" are in roles and movies that you know are going to be shitty and likely to disappear into obscurity (i.e. Elm Street remake).
The difficulty of the chosen career path doesn't allow for excuses in misbehavior. Plenty of people have careers in stressful, difficult lines of work without acting unprofessional and dissing your peers.

How in the world can we feel sorry for somebody getting a role in a major motion picture like the Nightmare on Elm Street remake? Shitty movie to some maybe, but I wager plenty of people love that film, and worked hard to bring it to life. Film is too subjective to hold such a holier-than-thou mentality. You make it big then thumb your nose at the very opportunities that got you there? It's going to rub people the wrong way.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:44 PM
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To those saying that Fincher noticed her from Elm Street or something to that affect, there are interviews out there where she says she has had to audition for every role. Even TGWTDT, where she said she had to audition several times over a month or two. Keep in mind that's even after having worked with Fincher (briefly) on The Social Network.

Plenty of name directors audition actors they have worked with before, and in this case Mara only had a minor role in TSN. So unless she caused such a huge impression on Fincher that he's like "I need Mara for the role of Lisbeth," I'm not surprised he auditioned for several months to find the right person.

I'm glad the context of her words was clarified. I also want to add that a lot of fans don't know how the world of actors is. I've worked for a few years in TV/film productions and I have friends who are aspiring actors, that attitude of disliking roles and big opportunities is common even for a bunch of no-name actors. I have a friend who's in a national Wal-Mart ad, his biggest break, but even he was thinking "man, this can work against me."

Think about it: You're trying to really stand out, but your so-called "big breaks" are in roles and movies that you know are going to be shitty and likely to disappear into obscurity (i.e. Elm Street remake).

I thought she was an excellent Lisbeth Salander. I think she's proven she can carry a movie playing a fairly complex character.
Well Fincher may have really wanted her as Lisbeth automatically, but the studio more than likely demanded she audition since she was by all accounts a "nobody" in terms of playing a lead in a big budget Hollywood film.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:59 PM
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The difficulty of the chosen career path doesn't allow for excuses in misbehavior. Plenty of people have careers in stressful, difficult lines of work without acting unprofessional and dissing your peers.

How in the world can we feel sorry for somebody getting a role in a major motion picture like the Nightmare on Elm Street remake? Shitty movie to some maybe, but I wager plenty of people love that film, and worked hard to bring it to life. Film is too subjective to hold such a holier-than-thou mentality. You make it big then thumb your nose at the very opportunities that got you there? It's going to rub people the wrong way.
Basically what DaveyJoeG said.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:26 AM
Bottom line: some people just naturally can't sugarcoat things... even if they're still relative newcomers. I'm sure I'd have the same problem if I were in her shoes.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:42 PM
I give up. If someone wants to see being a spoiled asshole and then insincerely backtracking as a sign of bold and iconoclastic behavior, I can't really stop them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:00 PM
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I give up. If someone wants to see being a spoiled asshole and then insincerely backtracking as a sign of bold and iconoclastic behavior, I can't really stop them.
Forget it Buck, it's the internet.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:06 PM
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:31 PM
I didn't even get any 1974 Faye Dunaway action.

What a ripoff.
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