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Biography #2 (for Zodiac)David Fincher made his feature film debut in 1992 with Alien 3. In 1995, he directed Se7en, the relentlessly grim and cynical story of two detectives (played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) tracking down a serial killer who bases his killings on the seven deadly sins. Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker's original grisly detective story was a box office success, grossing more than $300 million worldwide. The film's innovative approach, title and credit sequences would influence other films to follow in the thriller, crime and suspense genres.
Two years later Fincher directed The Game, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, a dark adventure story focusing on a closed-off San Francisco businessman who receives an unusual gift from his younger brother -- a gift in which he becomes an unwitting player in a game that takes over his life. In 1999, he re-teamed with Brad Pitt in Fight Club, based on the screen adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel about two men who open up a club devoted exclusively to bare-knuckles fighting for males. The film, which co-starred Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, received strong reaction from critics and developed an underground following marking it as one of the seminal films of its time.
In 2002, he directed The Panic Room, starring Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakum and Fight Club collaborator Jared Leto. The box-office hit, which introduced some innovative uses of computer graphics, centered on the plight of a single mother and her daughter hiding in a safe room of their new house as criminals broke in bent on finding a missing fortune.
Fincher is currently directing Paramount's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
Biography #3David Fincher most recently directed Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. He also directed The Game, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. Prior to that, he directed Seven, a stylishly dark drama starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. A critical and box office hit, Seven received an Oscar nomination for best editing. He made his feature film debut as the director of Alien3.
Fincher co-founded Propaganda Films in 1986, quickly setting a new standard in the music video and commercial industries with a revolutionary sense of style and sophistication.