David Fincher

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David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director.wikipedia
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (film)

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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010).
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American fantasy romantic drama film directed by David Fincher.

The Social Network

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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010).
The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.

Alien 3

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
Alien 3 (stylized on-screen as Alien³) is a 1992 American science fiction horror film directed by David Fincher and written by David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson from a story by Vincent Ward.

Fight Club

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
Fight Club is a 1999 American film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Seven (1995 film)

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American Neo-Noir crime thriller film that was directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.

Panic Room

His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
Panic Room is a 2002 American thriller film directed by David Fincher.

Zodiac (film)

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher.

The Game (1997 film)

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.

Gone Girl (film)

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and with a screenplay by Gillian Flynn based on her 2012 novel of the same title.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film)

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
It was directed by David Fincher and with a screenplay by Steven Zaillian.

Mindhunter (TV series)

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He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present) and has directed episodes of both series, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of House of Cards.
The series is executive produced by Penhall, David Fincher, and Charlize Theron among others, and debuted worldwide on Netflix on October 13, 2017.

Chapter 1 (House of Cards)

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He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present) and has directed episodes of both series, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of House of Cards.
"Chapter 1" was written by series developer Beau Willimon and directed by executive producer David Fincher.

BAFTA Award for Best Direction

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For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

Propaganda Films

Set on a directing career, Fincher co-founded video-production company Propaganda Films and started off directing music videos and commercials.
Propaganda Films was a music video and film production company founded in 1983 by producers Steve Golin and Sigurjón Sighvatsson and directors Greg Gold, David Fincher, Nigel Dick and Dominic Sena.

Thriller film

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His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).
A famous example is Jonathan Demme's Best Picture–winning crime thriller The Silence of the Lambs (1991)—in which young FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) engages in a psychological conflict with a cannibalistic psychiatrist named Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) while tracking down serial killer Buffalo Bill—and David Fincher's crime thriller Seven (1995), about the search for a serial killer who re-enacts the seven deadly sins.

Netflix

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He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present) and has directed episodes of both series, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of House of Cards.
The series was produced by David Fincher, and starred Kevin Spacey.

Michel Gondry

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Like Fincher, directors such as Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alex Proyas, Paul Rachman, Mark Romanek, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski and others honed their talents at Propaganda Films before moving on to feature films.
Gondry, along with directors Spike Jonze and David Fincher, is representative of the influx of music video directors into feature film.

Express Yourself (Madonna song)

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He directed the video for 1986's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which was the biggest commercial success for pop/R&B singer Jermaine Stewart, Michael Jackson's "Who Is It", Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun" and worked extensively with Madonna, directing videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and "Bad Girl".
The accompanying music video, directed by David Fincher, was inspired by the Fritz Lang classic film Metropolis (1927).

Vogue (Madonna song)

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He directed the video for 1986's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which was the biggest commercial success for pop/R&B singer Jermaine Stewart, Michael Jackson's "Who Is It", Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun" and worked extensively with Madonna, directing videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and "Bad Girl".
The music video for "Vogue", directed by David Fincher, was shot in black-and-white and takes stylistic inspiration from the 1920s and 1930s.

Bad Girl (Madonna song)

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He directed the video for 1986's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which was the biggest commercial success for pop/R&B singer Jermaine Stewart, Michael Jackson's "Who Is It", Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun" and worked extensively with Madonna, directing videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and "Bad Girl".
The music video to accompany the single was directed by David Fincher, who had previously collaborated on Madonna's "Express Yourself", "Oh Father" and "Vogue" videos.

Oh Father

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He directed the video for 1986's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which was the biggest commercial success for pop/R&B singer Jermaine Stewart, Michael Jackson's "Who Is It", Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun" and worked extensively with Madonna, directing videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and "Bad Girl".
Directed by David Fincher and shot in black-and-white, it shows a little girl playing in the snow, as her mother dies.

Alien (franchise)

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The third installment in the Alien franchise starring Sigourney Weaver, the film was released in May 1992 to a mixed reception from critics and was considered weaker than the preceding films in the franchise.
Produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the series began with Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, and was followed by three sequels, Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997), directed by James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, respectively.

Spike Jonze

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Like Fincher, directors such as Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alex Proyas, Paul Rachman, Mark Romanek, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski and others honed their talents at Propaganda Films before moving on to feature films.
He made a cameo appearance as a paramedic in David Fincher's film The Game (1997).

Jack Fincher (screenwriter)

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Fincher was born on August 28, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Claire Mae (née Boettcher), a mental health nurse from South Dakota who worked in drug addiction programs, and Howard Kelly "Jack" Fincher, an author from Oklahoma who worked as a reporter and bureau chief for Life.
In 1960, he married Claire Mae Boettcher, a mental health nurse from South Dakota who worked in drug addiction programs; their son is acclaimed film director David Fincher.

House of Cards (American TV series)

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He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present) and has directed episodes of both series, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of House of Cards.
While finishing production on his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, David Fincher's agent showed him House of Cards, a BBC miniseries starring Ian Richardson.