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Daniel Craig says there would be no point toning down The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

25 December 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo comes to the big screen tomorrow and Daniel Craig who stars as Mikael Blomkvist in David Fincher's remake of the Stieg Larsson novel has said there would be "no point" in toning down the film.

The 007 actor said he was pleased that director David Fincher remained faithful to the controversial topics addressed in Stieg Larsson's novel and tells The Sun "The first question I asked was, 'Is this going to be a PG-13? Is it going to be a movie for everyone?', I just would see no point in making a version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to take the children to see.

This movie deals with forbidden or difficult subject matters. It deals with violence towards women, it touches upon Nazism, and all the suppression of Nazism in a country where maybe there hasn't been a lot of discussion. And it's those subject matters that interest me."

When talking about his character, the British star adds "He's flawed, he's an egotist, but he's got a very strong moral centre. He doesn't bulls**t with women, with his work colleagues.

His ego gets in the way, I think, sometimes. Maybe he's got a Jesus Christ complex, like most men. And that's his downfall."

The Rooney Mara starring film comes to cinemas on Boxing Day and features Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Embeth Davidtz, Goran Visnjic, Julian Sands, Steven Berkoff and Alan Dale.

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