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)

Filmography

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials: Directed AT&T's "You Will" series of commercials. 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:

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:

Was originally set to direct Mission: Impossible III (2006), but dropped out. See more »

Trademark:

His movies often end with villains either 'winning' or not receiving proper punishment. E.g. Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999), Zodiac (2007) and Gone Girl (2014). See more »

Nickname:

Davey See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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