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 70 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
 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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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed Nike commercial "Temple of Flight" 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:

Fincher, Phelix Imogen

Parents:

Fincher, Jack | Fincher (Boettcher), Claire Mae
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Personal Quote:

[on what he gets from doing many takes] Part of the promise when I work with actors is that we may be on take 11 and I'll say, "We certainly have a version that we can put in the movie that will make us all happy. But I want to do seven more and continue to push this idea. Let's see where it goes." Now, I may go back to them after those seven takes and say, "It was a complete fucking waste of ... 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:

His films often center on people with poor social skills and few friends: The Narrator in Fight Club (1999), Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (2010) , Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014). See more »

Nickname:

Davey See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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