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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 65 wins & 110 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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  Lange (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2019 Love, Death & Robots (TV Series) (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)
 2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web (executive producer)
 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 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 Adidas commercial "Legs" 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:

[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:

He is one of the first music video directors to have become a major Hollywood feature-filmmaker. In later years, several directors followed in his footsteps including Zack Snyder, Spike Jonze, Alex Proyas, Marc Webb, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, F. Gary Gray, Francis Lawrence as well as several directors who worked with Fincher's music video production company Propaganda Films. See more »

Trademark:

Stationary shot, unfocused background with character walking into focus See more »

Nickname:

Davey See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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