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Tyler Perry would have refused Gone Girl if he knew who David Fincher was

Aug. 26, 2014by:

Now that you've had a chance to check out the new TV spot that went up earlier this morning, we have an interesting bit of insight into the shooting of GONE GIRL. Madea him/herself, Tyler Perry, spoke with Yahoo! Movies in regards to shooting the film and despite the serious tone and nature of the story, things seemed pretty lighthearted on-set. Perry even said he would have turned down the role had he been more knowledgeable about the book's popularity and its film's director, but not for reasons you might think.

Tyler Perry elaborating on the fact him and Affleck bonded over 80s tunes:

One day, I was like, I’m just going to see how wild he can get. So I started singing [Bette Midler’s] The Rose’ and he could do it! [David Fincher] was singing along, too!

Regarding a scene where he has to throw Gummy Bears (instead of Jelly Beans) at Affleck:

Listen, the man walks around with packs of Jolly Ranchers in his pockets. He loves them! So gummy bears – he’s a happy camper. I just made sure that as I was throwing them, it was off to the left, because I was worried about hitting him in the eye.

Given that he keeps a low profile, why he took the role:

I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I’d known the book was so popular, I would have said, 'No.' And my agent knew that! He didn’t tell me until after I signed on!

Not exactly the kind of stories you'd expect from the set of a David Fincher film, but if anything I'm more intrigued to see the flick. I know there's a lot of Affleck haters out there, but from watching all the behind-the-scenes material and commentaries he participates in (all about those early Kevin Smith flicks), he seems like a good-natured guy. For that matter, so does Tyler Perry.

GONE GIRL will hit theaters on October 3, 2014.

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10:51PM on 08/26/2014
I guess I'm the slow one here, because I think his comments are made in jest, and not actually an attack on Fincher or the film, especially given the first two seemed like he had a good time making the movie.
I guess I'm the slow one here, because I think his comments are made in jest, and not actually an attack on Fincher or the film, especially given the first two seemed like he had a good time making the movie.
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9:23PM on 08/26/2014
He is being sarcastic or just stupid? I can't tell.
He is being sarcastic or just stupid? I can't tell.
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8:45PM on 08/26/2014
Tyler Perry's sarcasm is so advanced people on here just think he's stupid.
Tyler Perry's sarcasm is so advanced people on here just think he's stupid.
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1:14AM on 08/27/2014
He's the guy who made all the Madea movies so you can never be so sure.
He's the guy who made all the Madea movies so you can never be so sure.
8:40PM on 08/26/2014
Did we need another reason to dislike Perry?
Did we need another reason to dislike Perry?
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7:42PM on 08/26/2014
wow, so people really seem to hate tyler perry on this site. reading the article it's unclear to me why he would have turned down the role. was it because it's a more mainstream hollywood film?
wow, so people really seem to hate tyler perry on this site. reading the article it's unclear to me why he would have turned down the role. was it because it's a more mainstream hollywood film?
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4:58PM on 08/26/2014

Tyler Perry?

Fuck you, cunt. Fincher leaves more talent in his bowel movements than this piece of shit will produce in his entire life. Not only are Perry's movies shit, but he's exploiting black stereotypes to further his already shitty career. You want to make shit? Fine, but don't fuck over an already exploited race of people to do it, fuck face. Boy, that turned sour fast! Rant over. Seriously, though, fuck Tyler Perry.
Fuck you, cunt. Fincher leaves more talent in his bowel movements than this piece of shit will produce in his entire life. Not only are Perry's movies shit, but he's exploiting black stereotypes to further his already shitty career. You want to make shit? Fine, but don't fuck over an already exploited race of people to do it, fuck face. Boy, that turned sour fast! Rant over. Seriously, though, fuck Tyler Perry.
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4:26PM on 08/26/2014

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

I wish I didn't know who Tyler Perry was.
I wish I didn't know who Tyler Perry was.
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4:21PM on 08/26/2014
Judging from his films, I believe that Perry hasn't seen a Fincher film. If he had he should have taken away a little something about character, pacing, plot lines or ideas that a quality filmmaker uses. Perry attempts none of these in his films. Seriously though, there are no histrionic or noble black women in Fincher's films so Perry has not watched them.
Judging from his films, I believe that Perry hasn't seen a Fincher film. If he had he should have taken away a little something about character, pacing, plot lines or ideas that a quality filmmaker uses. Perry attempts none of these in his films. Seriously though, there are no histrionic or noble black women in Fincher's films so Perry has not watched them.
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3:40PM on 08/26/2014
To be fair, I suck at acting too, and if David Fincher asked me to be in his movie, I'd turn him down as well :P
To be fair, I suck at acting too, and if David Fincher asked me to be in his movie, I'd turn him down as well :P
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3:32PM on 08/26/2014
Fuck Tyler perry!
Fuck Tyler perry!
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3:24PM on 08/26/2014
Why is everyone being so negative over a joking comment? He was in Star Trek & Alex Cross, two films based on very popular franchises, so he has to be joking about trying to keep a low profile. No way Perry just randomly agrees to work with a director he doesn't know on a project he doesn't know. He rarely acts in anything he isn't involved with behind the scenes.
Why is everyone being so negative over a joking comment? He was in Star Trek & Alex Cross, two films based on very popular franchises, so he has to be joking about trying to keep a low profile. No way Perry just randomly agrees to work with a director he doesn't know on a project he doesn't know. He rarely acts in anything he isn't involved with behind the scenes.
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3:15PM on 08/26/2014
i was looking forward to this movie and avoiding trailers because i wanted to go in fresh, but now finding out that tyler perry is in it i think i will just wait till its on netflix. he was absolutely terrible in alex cross, really surprised anyone other than himself would cast him in their movie after that
i was looking forward to this movie and avoiding trailers because i wanted to go in fresh, but now finding out that tyler perry is in it i think i will just wait till its on netflix. he was absolutely terrible in alex cross, really surprised anyone other than himself would cast him in their movie after that
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3:00PM on 08/26/2014
did fincher SEE Alex Cross before casting this doofus? doesnt know who Fincher is? Tyler Perry doesnt have the internet? his agent has the wifi password and wont give it to him? fuck that guy.
did fincher SEE Alex Cross before casting this doofus? doesnt know who Fincher is? Tyler Perry doesnt have the internet? his agent has the wifi password and wont give it to him? fuck that guy.
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2:36PM on 08/26/2014

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I guess Tyler Perry just assumes that of a director is worth knowing his name should be in the title, a la every piece of shit Tyler Perry has ever directed, produced, starred in etc.
I guess Tyler Perry just assumes that of a director is worth knowing his name should be in the title, a la every piece of shit Tyler Perry has ever directed, produced, starred in etc.
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2:27PM on 08/26/2014

While you're not obligated to know Fincher's name...

... you must know at least one of his movies. Also, if this happened to me, I wouldn't tell the press and make a fool of myself.
... you must know at least one of his movies. Also, if this happened to me, I wouldn't tell the press and make a fool of myself.
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2:15PM on 08/26/2014
That is pretty surprising if he really didn't know of Fincher, but more importantly, what does that say about how he chooses his projects if he didn't know about the book or the filmmaker before he said ok to it--and then essentially disses the project by saying if he had known anything about it, he would have passed on it? I'm sure the quote was said lightheartedly but still, doesn't sound very respectful to his coworkers or book fans who are excited for the movie.
That is pretty surprising if he really didn't know of Fincher, but more importantly, what does that say about how he chooses his projects if he didn't know about the book or the filmmaker before he said ok to it--and then essentially disses the project by saying if he had known anything about it, he would have passed on it? I'm sure the quote was said lightheartedly but still, doesn't sound very respectful to his coworkers or book fans who are excited for the movie.
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2:08PM on 08/26/2014

Not possible!

Not a fan of Perry's but I give him more credit than this. No way he doesn't know who Fincher is.
Not a fan of Perry's but I give him more credit than this. No way he doesn't know who Fincher is.
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2:02PM on 08/26/2014
I think he'll do fine with the role. He wouldn't be my first choice, but he's more then experienced by this point in his career.

Excited to see the dynamic between Affleck's character and his considering they spend alot of time with one another in the novel.
I think he'll do fine with the role. He wouldn't be my first choice, but he's more then experienced by this point in his career.

Excited to see the dynamic between Affleck's character and his considering they spend alot of time with one another in the novel.
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1:48PM on 08/26/2014
Maybe he's just not into that kinda movie? I dunno, it still seems far-fetched to not know Fincher, but calling him an idiot for it seems a bit extreme.
Maybe he's just not into that kinda movie? I dunno, it still seems far-fetched to not know Fincher, but calling him an idiot for it seems a bit extreme.
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1:00PM on 08/26/2014
That quote can't be real...
That quote can't be real...
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12:57PM on 08/26/2014
I was unaware that Tyler Perry could come off as any stupider and ignorant than his movies made him seem, but surprises do happen!

Seriously, how did he not know how big Fincher and the book are? The more he opens his mouth, the more idiotic Perry sounds.
I was unaware that Tyler Perry could come off as any stupider and ignorant than his movies made him seem, but surprises do happen!

Seriously, how did he not know how big Fincher and the book are? The more he opens his mouth, the more idiotic Perry sounds.
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12:52PM on 08/26/2014
You didn't know who David Fincher was, Mr. Perry??? I bet you don't know what Se7en or Fight Club are either.
You didn't know who David Fincher was, Mr. Perry??? I bet you don't know what Se7en or Fight Club are either.
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12:40PM on 08/26/2014
He is a filmmaker and actor and doesn't know who David Fincher, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner, one of the most influential directors of the mid-late 90s, is?
He is a filmmaker and actor and doesn't know who David Fincher, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner, one of the most influential directors of the mid-late 90s, is?
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