David Fincher Keeps a Rifle on His Desk


There are some fun nuggets about David Fincher in The Hollywood Reporter's new profile of him. Like, that Fincher wanted The Social Network tagline to be "Punk prophet genius billionaire Judas" (not thief), and that if Fincher had his way, the poster for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo would be of a topless Rooney Mara. (He won't have his way.) But the best detail comes right at the beginning: Fincher, inexplicably, keeps a rifle on his desk. He says it's "a reminder of the consequences," though whether those are ones of self-harm, or other-people-harm, or whether it's just to keep that roughneck Jesse Eisenberg in line, he doesn't clarify. [HR]