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Daniel Craig: 'Dragon Tattoo' Premiere with Rooney Mara!

Daniel Craig: 'Dragon Tattoo' Premiere with Rooney Mara!

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara hit the red carpet at the world premiere of their new movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, at the Odeon Leicester Square on Monday (December 12) in London, England.

Here’s a synopsis of the thriller: “Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Mara), a young computer hacker.”

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FYI: Rooney is wearing Brian Atwood sandals.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will hit theaters on December 21. 15+ pics inside…

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  • FAN

    Great pics! Can’t wait for that movie!
    What a schedule, filming Bond and now promoting Tattoo. Heading to Stockholm this evening and then to NY.

  • susan

    i love these pictures and can’t wait to see Daniel here in NYC. I can understand why Daniel and Rachel won’t do the red carpet together for this film. The two of the being together would take the focus away from the event which is the premiere of Dragon Tattoo. by the way, my 16 year old brother says Rooney looks awesome. i much prefer Daniel

  • Julia

    Can’t wait to see it! Both of them are talented actors. Rooney looks stunning!

  • Elle
  • Kelly

    OMG! Rooney has her own eyebrows. Good for her!

  • Ita

    Cannot wait for this film w/talented cast & director.
    The Traskians won’t be there, he called them out as they really are.
    Good for you, Daniel. Now, i am a bigger fan. The guts & honesty that we all think silently.
    Yes, they are f*n idiots.

  • Ita

    Cannot wait for this film w/talented cast & director.
    The Traskians won’t be there, he called them out as they really are.
    Good for you, Daniel. Now, i am a bigger fan. The guts & honesty that we all think silently.
    Yes, they are f*n idiots.

  • Bella

    I really like her dress. Lovely<3

  • hey777

    wheres rachael weisz? isnt he dating her?

  • Jess

    Think it absolutely sucks that Hollywood have so little original talent that they feel the need to remake a movie that came out two year ago…

  • Peapo

    Rooney looks stunning. And Daniel…well he always looks perfect!

  • jess
  • Baby

    it’ll have a wider audience, this one.
    What is gross is all those TV shows made into films or film sequals.

  • Johnny

    @Ita:

    the Trashkians are f*n idots!
    I too admjire DC to open his mouth on this ridiculous family.

  • funguy

    @Jess:
    Co-sign. I have no interest in seeing this one. I’ve already seen it.

  • funguy

    @Jess:
    Co-sign. I won’t have to bother with this one. I saw the good one two years ago.

  • f

    They both are so beautiful! I just can’t wait for this version! :)

  • RC

    @jess: @hey777: They are married! Maybe she is NY with her son or unlike his previous gf, Rachel works! There is also a NY premiere on Wednesday so we shall see. Love him! Love her!

  • bissgirl

    Love Dan, handsome as ever. Cant wait to see this movie

  • BLACKJACK JOKER

    WE HAVE A RE-EDIT, BEFORE THE FINAL VERSION OF “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO” COMES OUT!!!!! HAHHAHAHA THE SCENE WILL BE CUT INTO THE MOVIE FROM “TRADING PLACES.” THE SCENE WHERE DAN AYKROYD (“SMEAR CAMPAIGNS, HOMELESSNESS” ON YOUTUBE) GETS DEEP ON!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA BANG BANG!!!!! ONE DOLLAR BET IS ON!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA LET’S SEE WHO’S THE LOSER!!!!!! HAHHAHAA THE GETTO IS ON!!!! HAHAHHA ORANGE JUICE AND PORK BELLIES ON!!!!!!! HAHAHHA BANG BANG!!!!!

    LOVE,
    BAD BAD BAD SANTA!!!!! HO HO HO!!!!! WATCH!!! VERY FUNNY JOKE!!!!! HAHAHHA

  • BLACKJACK JOKER

    THE REMIX IS ON!!!!!!! HAHAHHAHA

    LOVE,
    BAD BAD BAD SANTA!!!!!! HO HO HO!!!!!!

  • BLACKJACK JOKER

    WHO’S UP FOR THE ULTIMATE PARTY!!!!!???????? HAHAHAHHAHA ANY TAKERS!!!!!!????? HAHAHHA

    LOVE,
    VERY BAD BAD BAD SANTA!!!!!!! HO HO HO!!!!!!!

  • BLACKJACK JOKER

    PARTY TIME!!!!!!! HAHAHHAHAH

    LOVE,
    SANTA!!!!!!! HO HO HO!!!!!! LET’S BEGIN!!!!!! HAHAHA SPIN!!!!!!

  • Female

    Crazy Daniel Craig fanboys aside, Rooney looks stunning.

  • BLACKJACK JOKER

    THE STEAL IS ON!!!!!!! HAHAHHAHA

    LOVE,
    SANTA!!!!! HO HO HO!!!!!! HA HA!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!! HAHAHA

  • BLACKJACK JOKER

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY MY LOVES!!!!!! HAHHAHA

    LOVE,
    SANTA!!!!!! HAHHA HO HO HO!!!!

  • Marius

    Beyond Amazing!

  • G 27

    CLASSY

  • Diaz

    Aghhhhhh! I want to see this movie badly!!!!! ASAP!!!!

  • Mendel

    I love those pics!!! Dan just looks… pwoaaarrrr!!!

    Can’t wait to see the film!

  • Amy

    SPOILER ALERT:
    soosie_soo sue griffith
    So the important thing to know about Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is that there are two scenes with Daniel Craig in just his pants.

  • dud

    damn i want her givenchy dress!!she’s gorgeous!

  • susan

    @dud

    i also want that Givenchy dress.

  • Review
  • Marieme

    Yay, Rooney! A true beauty and genuine talent. I wish her nothing but the best career!

  • Review
  • Review
  • d

    i thought she lost weight and cut her like that for the role
    i guess i was wrong

  • to D

    her hair is pretty short and she looks very fragile. But she has gained a few pounds since they stopped filming.

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig at the World Premiere of his new film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
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  • Fio

    - Spoiler Alert
    Is the American Version of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Better Than the Swedish Version? (and 24 Other Urgent Questions)
    http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/12/13/the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-25-questions/
    (QUOTE)
    Q: Is the American version of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ better than the Swedish version?

    A: I realize that the Swedish version has fans, but I thought it was a drawn out bore. So, yes, it is — because the American version is quite great, actually.

    Q: But wasn’t Noomi Rapace good as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version?

    A: Yes, she was. Then again, she was acting opposite Michael Nyqvist who had the personality of my pet turtle in that film. Daniel Craig, on the other hand, is at the top of his game. In fact, this may be Craig’s best work to date. (Though, I do like him quite a bit, too, in ‘Layer Cake’ and ‘Casino Royale.’)
    Q: How is Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander?

    A: Excellent. Any doubts about her ability to carry a major film should be put to rest.

  • Fio

    - Spoiler Alert
    9 First Impressions of David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    http://www.movieline.com/2011/12/9-first-impressions-of-david-finchers-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo
    (QUOTE)
    1. Daniel Craig’s association aside, this is the most transfixing title sequence the James Bond franchise never had. Maybe Trent Reznor and Karen O can rig up a Led Zeppelin cover for Skyfall.

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig gets real
    http://www.tempo.com.ph/2011/daniel-craig-gets-real/
    Daniel Craig can relax. Playing James Bond has not ruined his career.
    His secret is flexibility. Give the 43-year-old Craig a gun, a girl and a martini, and he’s a believable 007. Take them away, though, and he’s a surprisingly credible everyman.
    The latter skills were called upon for his latest film, David Fincher’s ”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” in which Craig plays Mikael Blomkvist, a Swedish journalist caught up in the hunt for a serial killer. It’s his investigative skills, not his muscles, that are key to his success.
    ”I would happily use ‘everyman’ as a word describing Blomkvist, but he’s not ordinary,” Craig says, speaking by telephone from London. ”I saw him as a journalist who probably spent far too much time in front of the camera giving his opinion about things. At the beginning of the film, his ego is his downfall.”
    ”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” based on Stieg Larsson’s international bestseller, is scheduled to open nationwide on Dec. 21. Rooney Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, the socially challenged but supremely effective computer hacker who becomes Blomkvist’s partner in his investigation.
    ”I liked Blomkvist because of his idealism, his honesty, his love of women, his belief in fighting injustice and then his relationship with Salander,” Craig says. ”He’s complex enough to be interesting, hopefully.”
    Is Blomkvist the anti-James Bond?
    ”Maybe,” Craig says after a moment’s thought. ”There was no deliberate choice on my part to make him that way.
    ”He’s a man and very sure of himself as a man,” the actor continues. ”He’s not a guy who goes around beating his chest. He doesn’t pretend to be something he’s not.
    ”I enjoyed the idea that at some point he has to be rescued by a young woman,” Craig adds. ”I’m hoping audiences will forget the comparison (with Bond) by the time I’m hanging on the ceiling.”

  • Fio

    Fincher had no doubts that Craig was the right actor to play Blomkvist, he says in a separate interview.
    ”I needed someone who was extremely masculine and also very self-effacing,” the director says. ”We meet Mikael at a time in his life when he has been kicked pretty badly in the stomach. He needed to be somebody who didn’t have an ounce of self-righteousness or defensiveness.
    ”Mikael is a post-Watergate journalist,” Fincher continues. ”He’s inspired by the idea of the little guy making a difference. While he’s serious about what he’s doing, he also made a huge blunder.”
    As the film opens, Blomkvist is leaving a courtroom, having been successfully sued for slander. In need of money, he accepts an assignment to write the biography of a retired business magnate (Christopher Plummer). His real job, however, is to find out what happened to the magnate’s niece, who disappeared decades earlier.
    Midway through his research Blomkvist teams up with Salander, and it’s their relationship that drives the story.
    ”I needed to have a girl fall in love with Blomkvist for a number of different reasons,” Fincher says. ”The most pressing was that he be a great listener, that he be very present, not a narcissistic, mind-being-elsewhere guy.
    ”Because I’d met Daniel socially, I knew he was charming and gracious,” he says. ”I also knew he was a formidable onscreen presence.”
    Although Craig made his film debut in ”The Power of One’’ (1992), it took another decade for Fincher to notice him.
    ”When I saw ‘Road to Perdition’ (2002),” the director recalls, ”I asked, ‘Who the (devil) is that? I want to meet that guy!’ Shortly thereafter we did meet. We have a lot of mutual friends.”
    ”It’s taken him this long to employ me,” Craig gripes good-naturedly. ”What’s he been waiting for?”
    That it took him so long to scale the A-list, the actor says, is probably attributable to a combination of factors.
    ”I didn’t grow up in the States, where one movie can make a whole heap of difference,” Craig says. ”In England you make small movies that don’t get a wide release. It became an accumulation of work more than anything.
    ”I did ‘Angels in America’ (1993) at the National Theatre,” he adds, ”so that may have helped. People remember you and, when they come to cast a movie, they get you in for it.
    ”Or maybe it’s because I just wouldn’t go away.”
    Craig’s self-deprecating manner has endeared him to his friends, among whom Fincher counts himself.
    ”Daniel is extremely funny,” the director says. ”You don’t hear about it a lot because, I think, he’s shyer than he’d like people to know. But he’s charming, and he has a gregarious side.
    ”The greatest news about him is that fame has come to him at a point in time where he can appreciate it,” Fincher says. ”He’s not one of those people that you get the idea that he’s never opened a door for himself or bought his own drink.
    ”Daniel is not entitled or privileged,” he concludes. ”He’s very blue-collar about acting. He’s very much about, ‘Roll up your sleeves, get in and do the work.’”

  • Fio

    Craig grew up in Liverpool as the son of a pubkeeper and an art teacher. They split up when he was 4, and he ended up living with his mother.
    ”I had a pretty unextraordinary upbringing in a very nice way,” he says. ”I was brought up by my mother, and she had a love of all the arts.
    ”The first acting I did in front of a crowd was probably a gang show on a cruise ship when I was about 8,” he continues. ”Gang shows are a way of keeping children occupied when they’re on holiday. They put on a show for the adults. I was terrified.”
    Even so, he kept coming back for more.
    ”Because of my mother, I spent a lot of time in the theater around actors, designers and directors,” Craig recalls. ”As a teenager it felt the most natural thing to do. I didn’t have a clue what else I wanted to do, apart from stay in bed till noon and then go out all night.
    ”I was the worst student in the world,” he adds. ”I left school at 16. I can’t conjugate a verb. I don’t know what a verb is.”
    To get him out of the house, Craig’s mother sent him to London for the summer to study at the National Youth Theatre.
    ”Then I came home and worked at every job I could to earn money,” he says. ”I left again at 17 and spent two years in London, just working and auditioning and trying to get jobs and not succeeding.”
    Eventually Craig was accepted at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied for three years, finishing in 1991.
    ”When I left I promised myself that, if I ever waited tables again, I’d give up acting,” Craig says. ”It didn’t happen. I kept getting jobs and paying the rent.”
    Sharp-eyed filmgoers may have spotted him in ”Elizabeth’’ (1998), as a priest who attempts to assassinate the queen, or ”Love Is the Devil’’ (1998), playing the lover of British painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi).
    Bigger roles began to come his way: He played the love interest in ”Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’’ (2001), opposite Angelina Jolie, and poet Ted Hughes, husband of Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow), in ”Sylvia’’ (2003). He was a ruthless assassin in Steven Spielberg’s ”Munich’’ (2005).
    Then came Bond. ”Casino Royale’’ (2006) was hailed as a reinvigoration of the storied franchise, and Craig was an international star overnight. He returned as 007 in ”Quantum of Solace’’ (2008), and has also starred in ”The Golden Compass’’ (2007) and ”Defiance’’ (2008). 2011 has been something of a career year for him: Besides ”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” he already has been seen in ”Cowboys and Aliens’’ and ”Dream House,” and on Dec. 23 will be heard – but not seen – in Steven Spielberg’s first animated film, ”The Adventures of Tintin.”
    ”I play a pirate and a bad guy,” he says.
    Craig is currently in the middle of filming his third Bond film, ”Skyfall,” which he calls ”as Bond-like as possible.”
    ”We’re not going for something deep and meaningful,” the actor says. ”It’s not a great character study. It’s going to start the way Bond films always start, and it’s going to finish the way they always finish, and everything in between.”
    After that he may return as Blomkvist in ”The Girl Who Played with Fire’’ and ”The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.”
    ”He doesn’t have as big a part in the second book,” Craig says, ”so maybe it will be an easier gig.”

  • snareky404

    @Jess: @jess: shut up you dumb wh*re

  • erica

    Fio- Thanks for all your digging!

  • to Review

    Thanks for posting the reviews. what ever will Gina do now that positive reviews of Dragon Tattoo are being posted. for that matter, what will Western Front say

  • susan

    this is getting to be good. maybe Dragon Tattoo will be nominated for Oscars; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel) and Best Actress (Rooney).

  • susan

    this is getting to be good. maybe Dragon Tattoo will be nominated for Oscars; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel) and Best Actress (Rooney).

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