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Who is David Fincher?

by Ratan Srivastava
David Fincher

David Fincher is indeed an American film director. His movies, which are usually psychological thrillers as well as biographical dramas, have gotten him 40 Academy Award nominations, notably three for Best Director.

David Fincher, who was born in Denver, Colorado, became fascinated in filmmaking at a young age. He directed a number of music videos, including Madonna’s “Express Yourself” in 1989 and “Vogue” in 1990, about which he received the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction for both cases. He made his film debut picture debut with Alien 3, that received mixed reviews, and was succeeded by the thriller Seven, which received a more positive response. With The Game and Fight Club, Fincher had middling success, but the other had become a cult classic. With the thriller Panic Room, starring Jodie Foster, he made a comeback in 2002.

Zodiac (2007), The Social Network (2010), The Girl well with Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Mank (2012) are among Fincher’s other films (2020). He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for The Social Network. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Gone Girl, both of which grossed more over $300 million worldwide and received thirteen Academy Award nominations and eleven British Academy Film Award nominations, are his most commercially successful films.

He was also an executive producer and director for the Netflix shows House of Cards and Mindhunter (2017–19), receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for House of Cards’ premiere episode. Fincher was a co-founder of Propaganda Films, which produced films and music videos.

David Fincher as well as screenwriter Robert Towne started working on such a television prequel towards the 1974 movie Chinatown in late 2019, and he has expressed interest in filming the third season of Mindhunter, which has been put on indefinite hold in 2020.

David Fincher was set to film a Netflix version of the graphic novel The Killer in February 2021, having Andrew Kevin Walker penning the screenplay as well as Michael Fassbender set to appear. Fincher would executive produce the Netflix docuseries Voir, which will premiere in October 2021.

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