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David Fincher


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 59 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fight Club
Fight Club Director
(1999)
Se7en
Se7en Director
(1995)
Gone Girl
Gone Girl Director
(2014)
The Social Network
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series) (3 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.2 (2017)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
- Episode #1.10 (2017)
  World War Z 2 (rumored) (announced)
 2014 Gone Girl
 2013 House of Cards (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Chapter 2 (2013)
- Chapter 1 (2013)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Express Yourself", "Vogue")
 2007 Zodiac
 2005 Nine Inch Nails: Only (Video short)
 2005 Video Hits: Paula Abdul (Video short) (videos "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted")
 2002 Panic Room
 2000 A Perfect Circle: Judith (Video short)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Bad Girl")
 1999 Fight Club
 1999 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (Video documentary) (video "Freedom '90")
 1997 The Game
 1995 Se7en
 1994 The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 (Video) (video "Englishman In New York")
 1994 The Rolling Stones: Love Is Strong (Video short)
 1993 Dangerous: The Short Films (Video) (video "Who Is It")
 1993 Michael Jackson: Who Is It (Video short)
 1993 Madonna: Bad Girl (Video short)
 1992 Alien³
 1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (Video) (videos "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue")
 1990 George Michael: Freedom! '90 (Video short)
 1990 Wire Train: Should She Cry (Video short)
 1990 Billy Idol: L.A. Woman (Video short)
 1990 Iggy Pop: Home (Video short)
 1990 Billy Idol: Cradle of Love (Video short)
 1990 Madonna: Vogue (Video short)
 1990 Neneh Cherry: Heart (Video short)
 1989 Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun (Video short)
 1989 Madonna: Oh Father (Video short)
 1989 Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted (Video short)
 1989 Madonna: Express Yourself (Video short)
 1989 Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl (Video short)
 1989 Roy Orbison: She's a Mystery to Me (Video short)
 1989 Jody Watley: Real Love (Video short)
 1989/II Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video short)
 1989 Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo (Video short)
 1988 Steve Winwood: Holding On (Video short)
 1988 Steve Winwood: Roll with It (Video short)
 1988 Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm (Video short)
 1988 Jody Watley: Most of All (Video short)
 1988 Johnny Hates Jazz: Heart of Gold (Video short)
 1988 Sting: Englishman in New York (Video short)
 1987 Foreigner: Say You Will (Video short)
 1987 The Outfield: No Surrender (Video short)
 1987 Loverboy: Notorious (Video short)
 1987 Mark Knopfler: Storybook Love (Video short)
 1987 The Hooters: Johnny B (Video short)
 1987 Patty Smyth: Downtown Train (Video short)
 1987 Eddie Money: Endless Nights (Video short)
 1987 Wire Train: She Comes On (Video short)
 1987 Colin James Hay: Can I Hold You? (Video short)
 1987 Loverboy: Love Will Rise Again (Video short)
 1986 Stabilizers: One Simple Thing (Video short)
 1986 The Outfield: Everytime You Cry (Video short)
 1986 Now That's What I Call Music 7 (Video) (video "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off")
 1985 The Beat of the Live Drum (Documentary)
 1985 The Motels: Shame (Video short)
 1985 Rick Springfield: Celebrate Youth (Video short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed Motorola commercial "Pebl" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dave Fincher | Fincher

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box. Then ninety people are offering up solutions to the problems those pages create. You're trying to make something very clear in this maelstrom of activity, with all this anxiety about how much money is being spent. I don't think you can ever make it the way you have it in your head. See more »

Trivia:

Was originally considered to direct Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Films about finding a serial killer (Seven (1995), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)) See more »

Nickname:

Finch See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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