The actress plays Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and the other two Swedish films based on novelist Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. Although an American film adaptation of the three books is in the works with a new Lisbeth, Times staff writer John Horn writes "it's difficult to picture anyone surpassing Rapace's performance, an intrepid combination of physical, sexual and emotional truthfulness," adding that Times film critic Betsy Sharkey wrote "watching Rapace burrow deep inside Lisbeth's damaged mind, body and soul is its own sort of twisted pleasure." Fans will get a taste of Noomi's talents once again, this time in the Robert Downey Jr.-starring "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" when it opens in December 2011.
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