Hollywood hardass the Fincher myth
David Fincher, weare told, isa notoriously difficult director. His penchant for shooting dozens of takes annoyed Robert Downey Jrso much that the actor left jars of urine around the set of Zodiac. After making working with him on Seven, R Lee Ermey called Finchera “chickenshit” who “won’t let actors act”.DanielCraigdescribedthefilm
maker’sholdover Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, as “fucking weird”.
Fincher insists that he’ snot the Kubrickian maniac that many would have you believe; tha tthere’s no room for such perfectionism in the movie-verse. “There’s a mythology about Hollywood –and it’s a mythology Hollywood perpetuates– that nothing is presented to an audience until it has been measured and has been found to be the perfect presentation. It’s just not true. It’sa lot more grab-ass and accidental than any body would want to admit.”