Oscar 2011: Rooney Mara in Girl With Dragon Tattoo

This is Rooney Mara’s first Best Actress nomination.


Although many critics have praised Rooney Mara for making the role in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” all her own, Mara said she still felt the pressure of being compared to Noomi Rapace’s work in the Swedish rendition.

“I think if Rapace’s performance had been 15 years ago there would still be that pressure (because) it’s such an iconic performance and loved by so many people,” Mara said. “I had my own idea of what I wanted the role to be. In the end I was able to make it my own and I think director David Fincher had a lot to do with that.”