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Rie Rasmussen Talks 'The Human Zoo' & Learning From Brian De Palma & Luc Besson

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 15, 2011 7:15 PM
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Model turned director Rie Rasmussen has been doing everything she can in recent years to prove she’s more than just a pretty face. After eye-catching roles in Brian De Palma’s “Femme Fatale” and a starring role in Luc Besson’s “Angel-A,” Rasmussen stepped behind the lens to direct a short film, “The Thinning Herd,” which first caught Quentin Tarantino’s attention.

Director & Actress Rie Rasmussen Says Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Will "Revolutionize" Hollywood

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 12, 2011 12:52 PM
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Earlier this week, The Playlist spoke with Rie Rasmussen, the model-turned-actress-turned writer/director/editor/producer. Best known to American audiences for her steamy makeout scene with Rebecca Romjin-Stamos in Brian De Palma’s “Femme Fatale,” Rasmussen has in recent years been carving out a new career behind the lens. Her short film, “Thinning the Herd,” traveled the festival circuit (and was up for a Palme d'Or at Cannes), and that was where the multitalented beauty first caught the eye of Quentin Tarantino.

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