David Fincher


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David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N. Lee Lacy ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 65 wins & 113 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Se7en Director
(1995)
Gone Girl Director
(2014)
(2010)
Zodiac Director
(2007)

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  Lange (producer) (pre-production)
 2020 Mank (producer) (pre-production)
 2017-2019 Mindhunter (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.3 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Love, Death & Robots (TV Series short) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- The Secret War (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Alternate Histories (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Ice Age (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Blind Spot (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Zima Blue (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2018 House of Cards (TV Series) (executive producer - 73 episodes)
- Chapter 73 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 72 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 71 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 70 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 69 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web (executive producer)
 2006 Love and Other Disasters (executive producer)
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (executive producer)
 2002 Ticker (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Powder Keg (Short) (executive producer)
 2001/I Star (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 The Car Thief and the Hit Man (Short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2001 The Follow (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Chosen (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Ambush (Short) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed Nike commercial "Game Breakers" See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dave Fincher | Fincher

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

Directing ain't about drawing a neat little picture and showing it to the cameraman. I didn't want to go to film school. I didn't know what the point was. The fact is, you don't know what directing is until the sun is setting and you've got to get five shots and you're only going to get two. See more »

Trivia:

He is the second director (following Steve Barron) to receive a MTV Video Music Award nomination for three different music videos within a single year. He first achieved this in 1989 (for Jody Watley's "Real Love," Steve Winwood's Roll with It" & Madonna's "Express Yourself"). After tying this record, he repeated the feat in 1990 with nominations for Madonna's "Vogue," Don Henley's "The End of ... See more »

Trademark:

Often displays end credits as slide shows (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) or scrolling downward (Se7en) rather than the traditional upward scroll. See more »

Nickname:

Davey See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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