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It’s an elite group that Rooney Mara is about to join. As Noomi Rapace did before her, Mara, playing "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," will take a spot in film lore as one of the very few female lead characters sporting major body art.
Usually, on-screen tattooing signifies toughness, edginess and a certain amount of invincibility, qualities that Mara’s character, computer hacker Lisbeth Sander, has in spades.
With the dragon tattoo itself being a key part of the murder mystery story, here's a look at some other top body artistry in movies -- mostly sported by heavily muscled and bare-chested bad guys. We think you’ll agree that some of the imagery is practically museum-worthy.
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Superheroes need loving, too, you know.
It's commonplace to see our big-screen crimefighters also battle for love, but rarely have we seen a hero just as smitten as Steve Rogers in "Captain America: The First Avenger" (the cruelest irony: when all is said and done [SPOILER ALERT], dude may be the oldest virgin we've encountered since Andy Stitzer).
Of course, not every super-love story pans out, so what happens when these guys don't sync perfectly with their first ladies (or guys)?
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Edward Cullen is without question the most iconic movie vampire of the 2000s. Critics cannot argue with that (go ahead, try to argue, critics; I'll wait). However, many take issue with "The Twilight Saga's" portrayal of vampires, complaining that it breaks many of the genre's "rules."
While it's true, does that really matter since it's all fiction, anyway? And aren't rules, as they say, meant to be broken? (Imagine if Batman still looked like this.) The answer depends on whom you ask.
In this week's column, I compare Edward with his blood-sucking predecessors, matching him up with the most iconic film vampire from each era. Get More »