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The girl with the dragon tattoo has bagged roles working for Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick and Spike Jonze, but she won't be pushed into becoming Hollywood's 'next big thing'

Hollywood's female actors tend to fall into one of two categories when talking about themselves. The sexy starlet types will try effusively to convince you they were tomboys growing up, while the serious actors – irritated to be talking about anything but the art - will begrudgingly allow you to write that they were dark-minded toddlers or troubled teens. So, Rooney Mara: which were you?

"I like that. That's good." She smiles, and it takes her extraordinarily malleable face from blank to beautiful in an instant. "Well, Ok: when I was three or four, I decided to dress up for Halloween as Clara, the crippled girl in the Heidi books. I wanted to make it authentic so I insisted my mom »

- Andrea Hubert

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