David Fincher

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David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American filmmaker. His films, most of which are psychological thrillers, have collectively grossed over $2.1 billion worldwide and have received 40 Academy Award nominations; this includes three Best Director nominations for him.

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David Fincher
Fincher in September 2010
Born (1962-08-28) August 28, 1962 (age 60)
Years active1980–present
Donya Fiorentino
(m. 1990; div. 1995)
(m. 1996)
RelativesJack Fincher (father)

Fincher became interested in filmmaking at the age of eight. In 1986, at the age of 24, he co-founded the production company Propaganda Films. He directed numerous music videos for the company, most notably Madonna's "Express Yourself" in 1989 and "Vogue" in 1990, both of which won him the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction. He made his feature film directorial debut with Alien 3 (1992) and gained acclaim with Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), and Zodiac (2007).

Fincher experienced greater success and received Best Director nominations at the Academy Awards for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), and Mank (2020). He also directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).

In the field of television, Fincher's work includes serving as an executive producer and director for the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–2019), winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of the former. He also served as an executive producer and co-creator (alongside Tim Miller) of the animated Netflix show Love, Death & Robots (2019–present), which has won several Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Short Form Animated Program three times.