Dodging motorcycle crashes makes a star of movie insurer
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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 at 1549 hrs IST

Los Angeles If Rooney Mara wins an Oscar for her role as a troubled waif in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, it’s unlikely she’ll thank Paul Holehouse from the stage.

Maybe she should. The film, produced by Sony Pictures, might never have been made without Holehouse giving his approval.

Holehouse, the senior risk consultant for Fireman’s Fund Insurance, huddled with the Dragon Tattoo producers to change scenes in which Mara rode a motorcycle, a key element of the movie. Stunt doubles were added and scenes rewritten on the suggestion of Holehouse.

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