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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 62 wins & 110 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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 2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2017 House of Cards (TV Series) (executive producer - 65 episodes)
- Chapter 65 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 64 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 63 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 62 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 59 (2017) ... (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 Honda Del Sol commercial, later pulled from the air because it was too similar to James Bond films. 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:

[on Fight Club (1999)] We opened at the Venice film festival, and I think to say they hated it would be an understatement. Let's put it this way: the youngest person in the screening was Giorgio Armani. They called for our hides and we split town. We thought it was funny. Actually, Helena Bonham Carter's mother was three seats down from me and she was just laughing and laughing - she was the only... See more »

Trivia:

Jake Gyllenhaal publicly expressed the difficulty of David Fincher's working style, mentioning the challenge of doing numerous takes only to have Fincher order the deletion of many of the previous takes. See more »

Trademark:

[Silhouettes] Frequently has characters in the shadows where you cannot make out their face (Kevin Spacey in Se7en (1995), The Killer in Zodiac (2007), and Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)). See more »

Nickname:

Finch See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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