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 3 Oscars. Another 72 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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  Chinatown (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Lange (producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Is That Black Enough for You?!? (Documentary) (producer)
 2019-2022 Love, Death & Robots (TV Series short) (executive producer - 35 episodes)
- Jibaro (2022) ... (executive producer)
- In Vaulted Halls Entombed (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Mason's Rats (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Swarm (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Kill Team Kill (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Voir (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Profane and Profound (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Film vs Television (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Duality of Appeal (2021) ... (executive producer)
- But I Don't Like Him (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Ethics of Revenge (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Anheuser Busch: Let's Grab a Beer (Video short) (executive producer)
 2017-2019 Mindhunter (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #2.6 (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #2.3 (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 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)
 2003 The Hire (Short) (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 commercial: Directed Adidas commercial "Legs" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dave Fincher | Fincher

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Spouse:

Donya Fiorentino  (divorced)  (1 child)

Children:

Phelix Imogen Fincher

Parents:

Jack Fincher | Claire Mae Fincher (Boettcher)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You cast movies based on critical scenes. In Gone Girl (2014) there's a smile the guy has to give when the local press asks him to stand next to a poster of his missing wife. I flipped through 'Google Images' and found about 50 shots of Ben Affleck giving that kind of smile in public situations. You look at them and know he's trying to make people comfortable in the moment, but by doing that he's... See more »

Trivia:

David Fincher's involvement with cinematographers Harris Savides (Zodiac) and Jeff Cronenweth (Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl) predates Fincher's work as a feature-film director. Both cinematographers had worked for Fincher early in his music video directing career. 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:

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