Rooney Mara Receives SBIFF Virtuosos Award
Receiving yet another accolade thanks to her performance in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Rooney Mara looked glamorous in green as she arrived on the red carpet at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on Friday night (February 3).
The 26-year-old actress was on-hand to be presented as one of this year's recipients of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Virtuosos Award - with the tribute having been created to "recognize a select group of actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film."
With other 2012 Virtuosos Award honorees including Shailene Woodley, Patton Oswalt, Andy Serkis, Demián Bichir and Melissa McCarthy, Festival Director Roger Durling said of the selections, “I’m ecstatic about this strong line-up of Virtuosos. They all gave us indelible performances.”
The SBIFF evening comes as Miss Mara was recently interviewed by Vanity Fair for their March 2012 Hollywood Issue (watch below) - in which she spoke about how her taste in film isn’t usually satisfied by the mainstream entertainment industry.
“Most of the actors I admire the most don’t get that much press, but on purpose. I think usually throughout the year, some of the best performances are sort of the ones that are under the radar," Rooney opined. "I usually think the most interesting work is the work that is not viewed by the masses.”
Actress Rooney Mara arrives on the red carpet before the Virtuosos Award Tribute at the Arlington Theatre on February 3, 2012 in Santa Barbara, California.