David Fincher Just Going Around Smacking People

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"We are working our asses off trying to get Oscar nominations, and he is so abusive that it's crushing," says a Paramount "insider." After a screening of David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the director "hit [former Paramount chief John] Goldwyn in the chest with his hand and hurt him and said, 'That's for you, for not greenlighting the movie when you had a chance' … If we never hear the name David Fincher again, it will be too soon." [NYP]