That’s a word-for-word quote from writer/director Tyler Perry who stars in Fincher’s Gone Girl, due out in October. Now let’s consider this for a second…
Perry starred in Diary of a Mad Black Woman in 2005 and first directed a film with Madea’s Family Reunion in 2006 and was invited into the Academy in 2009.
Forgetting everything Fincher did pre-2005, since Perry started working in the industry and two films after he was invited into the Academy, David Fincher directed Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Perry is going to try and tell me he doesn’t know who he is? Bullshit. Flat out. If you’re in this business and a member of the Academy and you don’t know who David Fincher is and you voted in the 2011 Oscar race wherein Social Network faced off against The King’s Speech and Fincher lost out to Tom Hooper for Best Director you are flat-out lying.
Oh, and you didn’t know how popular “Gone Girl” was until signing on? Okay, I might be able to give you that, might, but in that case what are you signing on to films where you don’t even know what the hell it is you’re signing on for? Tell me, did you know what you were signing on for when it came to Alex Cross?