David Fincher

Birth Name: 
David Leo Fincher
Tuesday, August 28, 1962
Birth Place: 
Denver, Colorado, USA
6' 0"

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 in Hollywood. He went on to found Propaganda in 1987 with fellow directors Dominic Sena, Greg Gold and Nigel Dick. Fincher has directed TV commercials for clients that include: Nike, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Heinekin, Pepsi, Levi's, Converse, AT & T, and Chanel. He has directed music videos for: Madonna, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, George Michael, Iggy Pop, The Wallflowers, Billy Idol, Stevie Winwood, The Motels and, most recently, A Perfect Circle.

Awards and Nominations

2009 - Nominated - Best Achievement in Directing (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)


Box Office: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Tops 'Annabelle' With Career-Best $38M

Capping a dramatic race at the North American box office, David Fincher's R-rated adult drama Gone Girl topped horror spinoff Annabelle as both movies did far better than expected.... Read more

David Fincher Out of Steve Jobs Movie in $10 Million Fee Fight

Sony Pictures is looking to replace David Fincher as director of its highly anticipated Steve Jobs movie due to his aggressive demands for compensation and control, according to several sources.... Read more

David Fincher To Direct Aaron Sorkin Penned Steve Jobs Biopic

"A movie about Facebook? Good luck"—that was the sentiment of many upon first hearing about "The Social Network," but they underestimated the talent involved.... Read more

David Fincher Finds Gone Girl

Occasionally, when a bestselling, buzzed-about book is snapped up by a studio, the writer will manage to include a clause that lets them have first crack at the script.... Read more

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' to Open One Night Early on Dec. 20

Giving itself some extra breathing room before the Christmas crush, Sony's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will launch in theaters at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20, the eve of its previously scheduled opening.... Read more


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

When it comes to dark thrillers, nobody knows the genre better than David Fincher. Responsible for such films as Se7en, The Game, and Zodiac, the director has gained critical acclaim for his work.... Read more

Alien Anthology (BLU-RAY)

Holy cow. 20th Century Fox have outdone themselves with this release. This is one of my favorite film series and it’s been an incredible experience to dive into this set. Each movie is represented here in two difference versions apiece, along with hours of special features.... Read more

The Social Network

It's 2003 and Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is having a drink with his current girlfriend, Erica Albright (Rooney Mara). Heated discussions on schools, education and social relevancy brings Albright to the breaking point of their relationship and leaves Zuckerberg to himself.... Read more

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (BLU-RAY)

A long movie?  Sure.  A hit or miss?  As every other person you talk to loved it or hated it, that would also be a yes.  What can't be argued is the success of this deeply poetic and strange tale of a man-boy who grows into a boy-man.... Read more

Zodiac (BLU-RAY)

Zodiac is by far NOT David Fincher's best movie but it is still pretty good.  The one big problem the movie has is it's 162 minute running time, which is roughly 50 minutes too long.  But, how could they pass up releasing a movie from the Academy Award nominated director of The Curious Case of Be... Read more