The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 American psychological thriller film based on the novel “Män som hatar kvinnor” by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. David Fincher directed this film adaptation while Steven Zaillian wrote it. Starring Daniel Craig as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, it tells the story of Blomkvist’s investigation to find out what happened to a woman named Harriet Vanger who disappeared over 40 years ago. Salander, a young computer hacker, helps him find what he is looking for. Norstedts Förlag released the film in December 2011 to critical acclaim.

Stellan Skarsgård finally gets to sleep in his own bed

The famous actor, Stellan Skarsgård was able to sleep in his own bed while filming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This is because he had been acting for 20 years and this was finally an opportunity that allowed him some peace of mind.

Daniel Craig’s water bottle catch in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig’s performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was lauded by critics, and his improvisation of catching the water bottle was one of the highlights of the film. In an interview, director David Fincher revealed that the take was not originally in the script, but Craig’s grace and presence convinced him to keep it in the final cut.

Daniel Craig’s transformation for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig is most famous for playing James Bond. He is a suave and debonair man. But he also played in the 2011 movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in a very different role. Craig put on weight to play Mikael Blomqvist, a journalist investigating a murder from many years ago. This way, Craig and the audience would remember that Blomqvist was just a normal person, not a superhero spy. Craig packed on the pounds, appearing noticeably heavier in the film than in his previous roles. Though it may have been a challenge for Craig to let go of his fit physique, the extra weight helped him appear into his character and deliver a nuanced and believable performance.

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Rooney Mara got drunk and photographed herself

David Fincher asked Rooney Mara to take pictures of herself the next day after she drank alcohol. He wanted to see how she would look like as Lisbeth Salander. The studio loved this series so much that they decided to hire Rooney for their movie.

David Fincher’s casting of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo considered a number of high-profile actresses for the role of Lisbeth Salander. Among those who were approached was Natalie Portman, who ultimately declined due to exhaustion. Also considered was Scarlett Johansson, but David Fincher saw her as too sexy. Jennifer Lawrence was also in the running, but her height ultimately worked against her. Ultimately, the role went to Rooney Mara, who gave a breakout performance in the film.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a gripping thriller that is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is investigating the disappearance of a woman who has been missing for 40 years. He meets Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, who aids him in his search. The movie is full of twists and turns, and the characters are fascinating and complex. Fincher does an excellent job of creating suspense and keeping the viewer engaged. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a must-see for fans of thrillers.

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