Rooney Mara Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


29th February 2016

Quote: "I hope so, one day. It would have to be the right thing. We've been looking for something but we haven't been able to find anything (yet)." Oscar nominee Rooney Mara is eager to find a movie role opposite her sister, fellow actress Kate Mara.


26th October 2014

Fact: Director Stephen Daldry's new movie Trash, starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen, saw off competition from Hollywood heavyweight Gone Girl to land the BNL People's Choice Gala Award at the Rome Film Festival in Italy on Saturday night (25Oct14).


16th May 2014

Fact: Hollywood actresses Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts, Lupita Nyong'o and Julianne Moore were honoured at the Calvin Klein Women in Film event at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (15May14). The stars gathered at a private villa for the exclusive bash and were also treated to a performance by British singer Jessie Ware.


10th July 2013

Fact: Actress Rooney Mara has reteamed with her The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network director David Fincher for a new perfume ad. The filmmaker shot Mara in black and white for Calvin Klein's Downtown campaign, which debuted online on Tuesday (09Jul13).


8th February 2013

Quote: "I did a lot of kickboxing and some ju-jitsu but I forgot all the jiu-jitsu... I would learn a move that would, like, put you out in five seconds and then I would get home and I had already forgotten it... I couldn't retain the jiu-jitsu... but I could still hurt someone." Actress Rooney Mara on the fighting tips she tried to pick up while training to play Lisbeth Salander in Hollywood's remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.


7th February 2012

Quote: "It was really fun. It was very exciting. It was great." Oscar nominee Rooney Mara on the New York Giants' Super Bowl win on Sunday (05Feb12). The actress' family owns the team.


2nd January 2012

Quote: "We shot it for probably 16 hours. Then I went home and went to sleep, and I got up the next day and raped him. It was a really weird week." The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara on her rape scenes in the thriller with co-star Yorick van Wageningen.


24th December 2011

Quote: "There's over 40 grandchildren and every Christmas Eve we go to (my grandparents') house and they have Santa Claus come and we have to sit on his lap to get our present. It's really embarrassing." The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara has out-grown her family's holiday traditions.


16th December 2011

Quote: "Because of our crazy schedule having three premieres in three countries in three nights, I totally forgot they were even doing this. I was half asleep having hair and make-up done to go do something else. So I really was actually quite surprised... It's really exciting." Rooney Mara was delighted to land a Best Actress (Drama) Golden Globes nod for her role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.


11th November 2011

Quote: "The motorcycle was the thing I really didn't want to do... 'You're going to be raped, be naked...' but as soon as he was like, 'You're going to have to ride a motorcycle,' I was like, 'Oh, really?'" Actress Rooney Mara on her fears about playing tough girl outcast Lisbeth Salander in director David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake.


31st October 2011

Quote: "(I) cut my hair, shaved the sides, bleached the eyebrows, then dyed my hair black. Then we went and did the piercings - all in one day... The eyebrows were the biggest shock because that really changed my face, and I didn't even recognise myself. But I was fine because I knew it was going to be really helpful for getting into character." Actress Rooney Mara on the physical transformation she went through to 'become' Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake.


17th October 2011

Quote: "He sat me down and gave me this long spiel about all the bad things that are going to come to whoever plays this part. He said something like, 'Vivien Leigh was incredible in A Streetcar Named Desire, but she will always be Scarlett O’Hara, and you need to be prepared for that.'" Rooney Mara on filmmaker David Fincher's pitch talk before the two started making The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.


12th August 2011

Quote: "I was supportive of it. I understand why there was a lot of controversy. People have a hard time with strong females and with nudity... It’s just a teaser poster. I think it did just that. It teased people." Actress Rooney Mara on the provocative poster for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.


12th January 2011

Fact: Actress Rooney Mara has shown off her dramatic transformation for her role in new movie THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO in the latest issue of W magazine. The Social Network star is seen covered in piercings and fake tattoos, posing in character as Lisbeth Salander.


5th October 2010

Quote: "It would have to be insane to have not wanted the role... An hour after I was hired, I was in motorcycle training. Five days later, I was in Sweden (shooting)." Rooney Mara on landing the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO remake.


18th August 2010

Fact: Hollywood's overnight 'it' girl, Rooney Mara's great-grandfathers, Art Rooney and Tim Mara, founded American football teams the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants, respectively. The actress hit the headlines on Monday (16Aug10) when she landed the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of cult movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


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