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David Fincher

David Fincher made his feature film debut in 1992 with Alien3. In 1995, he directed Se7en, the lauded crime drama starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. The film grossed more than $325 million worldwide. In 1997, Fincher directed The Game, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.

In 1999, he re-teamed with Brad Pitt on Fight Club, based on Chuck Palahniuk's novel. In 2002, he directed Panic Room, starring Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakum and Jared Leto. In 2007, he directed the critically hailed film Zodiac. The film was named to over 150 ten-best lists, including those of Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and The Washington Post.

His most recent film is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which once again re-teamed Fincher with star Brad Pitt. The film also starred Cate Blanchett. The film was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Director, and won three (Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects). The film was also honored with five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture - Drama and Best Director and won two awards, including Best Director, from the National Board of Review.

He is currently in production on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Stieg Larsson, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.


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David Fincher Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayMay 10, 1962 (55)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, USA
Awards2011 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for The Social Network)
2011 BAFTA Awards: Best Director (for The Social Network)

Selected Filmography

Gone Girl
Alien Anthology
Seven
The Social Network
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Zodiac
Panic Room
Alien 3
Fight Club
House of Cards: Season 1
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