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David Fincher Just Going Around Smacking People

Can you see the acting?

"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]

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