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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 & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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  Living on Video (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016 Lange (executive producer) (announced)
 2013-2015 House of Cards (TV Series) (executive producer - 39 episodes)
- Chapter 39 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 38 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 37 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 36 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 34 (2015) ... (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 Follow (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Chosen (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 The Car Thief and the Hit Man (Short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2001 Ambush (Short) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed Nike commercial "Speed Chain" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dave Fincher | Fincher

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

Panic Room (2002) is a movie as opposed to a film. A movie is made for an audience and a film is made for both the audience and the film-makers. I think that The Game (1997) is a movie and I think Fight Club (1999)'s a film. I think that Fight Club is more than the sum of its parts, whereas Panic Room IS the sum of its parts. I didn't look at Panic Room and think, "Wow, this is gonna set the ... See more »

Trivia:

Met his partner, Ceán Chaffin, in the early '90s when she produced a Japanese Coca-Cola ad he was directing. See more »

Trademark:

Almost all of his camera compositions are static or highly controlled camera movement and he rarely uses a handheld camera. Interestingly his films often include a single handheld scene, or in The Social Network (2010) and Gone Girl (2014) exactly one handheld shot. See more »

Nickname:

Davey See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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