Edward Norton Reacts After Accused of Blocking Janeane Garofalo From 'Fight Club' Role

The 'Birdman' actor denies allegations that he barred Janeane Garofalo from David Fincher's 1999 movie because he wanted then-girlfriend Courtney Love for the role.

AceShowbiz - Edward Norton has hit back after Janeane Garofalo blamed him for her losing out on a role in David Fincher's hit movie "Fight Club".

During an interview with Build Series, Janeane revealed that she'd been up for the role of Marla Singer in the 1999 film, and "met with David Fincher, who handed me the script and said, 'If you like it, the part is yours.' "

However, the 55-year-old actress claims she was shot down and "was told that he (Edward) would like Courtney Love to do it, because he was dating her, but Brad Pitt said, 'I'm not going to sign off on that.' So, they agreed on Helena Bonham Carter, who was probably much better than I would have been."

Following Janeane's allegations, Edward set the record straight in a chat with CNN, during which he said he's "sorry Janeane is under that impression, but if she was serious, she's really mistaken."

"David Fincher does exactly what he wants," he added. "He makes the call on every dimension of his films, top to bottom. I don't recall him ever even raising the subject of who he was considering for most other roles."

"The one suggestion I made, he shot down. I was a big fan of Janeane's so I'd have loved to do a reading with her."

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