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David Fincher net worth:
$65 Million

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David Andrew Leo Fincher in public is known as David Fincher. It has been claimed that the overall amount of the current David Fincher net worth is $65 million dollars. David has accumulated such a high net worth through his career as a film director and music video director. His works include “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Zodiac”, “The Social Network”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and other. David Fincher is a nominee of the Academy Award for the Best Director, the winner of Golden Globe Award for the Best Director and the BAFTA Award for the Best Direction.

David Fincher Net Worth $65 Million

David Andrew Leo Fincher was born on August 28, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. His mother, Claire Mae Boettcher, worked as a mental health nurse in drug addiction programs, whereas his father, Howard Kelly Fincher, a.k.a. Jack Fincher, was an author and worked as a bureau chief for “Life”.

David Fincher net worth accumulation as well as his career began in the video-production company “Propaganda Films” where he directed music videos and commercials. He worked with the artists as follows Rick Springfield, Howard Hewett, Jermaine Stewart, Paula Abdul, Steve Winwood, Jody Watley, Madonna, George Michael, Michael Jackson and other famous stars. David earned worldwide recognition also added to his net worth winning the MTV Video Music Award for the Best Male Video for Don Henley‘s “The End of the Innocence”, two Grammy Awards for the Best Music Video, for his work in “Love Is Strong” by The Rolling Stones and “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, and three MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction. Despite this, Fincher”s net worth was highly affected by his films. David”s debut in feature films was a science-fiction horror film “Alien 3” with Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton and Lance Henriksen. The film was not well received by critics or audience, though it received an Oscar nomination for special effects. In 1995, Fincher directed a detective-psychological thriller film written by Andrew Kevin Walker “Seven”, the film stars were Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, John C. McGinley and Gwyneth Paltrow. This time the film received positive reviews and the box office grossed 327 million dollars worldwide. The film was nominated in the Academy Awards, the British Academy Film Awards and won three MTV Movie Awards. Later, Fincher directed films like “The Game” in 1997, “Fight Club” in 1999, “Panic Room” in 2002, produced “The Hire” in 2001, “Lords of Dogtown” in 2005, “Love and Other Disasters” in 2006. However, the films that increased David Fincher”s net worth the most were “Zodiac”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Social Network”. “Zodiac” is a mystery thriller film based on Robert Graysmith’s non-fiction book of the same name, reviews of the film were highly positive and it was nominated for the number of awards. For “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” a coming-of-age fantasy drama film David won a London Film Critics Circle Award for Director of the Year and a National Board of Review Award for the Best Director. The most successful film after which Fincher”s net worth jumped a lot was “The Social Network” a drama film directed written by Aaron Sorkin. He was awarded as the Best Director by BAFTA, Boston Society of Film Critics, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association and a lot of others film critics” association awards.

David Fincher married Donya Fiorentino in 1990. The couple divorced in 1995 having one child Phelix Imogen.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lange 2017 executive producer pre-production
Mindhunter 2017 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes pre-production
House of Cards 2013-2016 TV Series executive producer - 52 episodes
Love and Other Disasters 2006 executive producer
Lords of Dogtown 2005 executive producer
Ticker 2002 Short executive producer
Powder Keg 2001 Short executive producer
Star 2001/I Short executive producer
The Follow 2001 Short executive producer
Chosen 2001 Short executive producer
The Car Thief and the Hit Man 2001 Short executive producer - uncredited
Ambush 2001 Short executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World War Z 2 2017 rumored announced
Mindhunter 2017 TV Series 2 episodes pre-production
Gone Girl 2014
House of Cards 2013 TV Series 2 episodes
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie 2013 Video short
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011
The Social Network 2010
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection 2009 Video videos "Express Yourself", "Vogue"
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
Zodiac 2007
George Michael: Twenty Five 2006 Video
Video Hits: Paula Abdul 2005 Video short videos "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted"
Panic Room 2002
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 1999 Video video "Bad Girl"
Fight Club 1999
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 Video documentary video "Freedom '90"
The Game 1997
Se7en 1995
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at 1994 Video
The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 1994 Video video "Englishman In New York"
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video video "Who Is It"
Alien³ 1992
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection 1990 Video videos "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue"
Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted 1989 Video short
Madonna: Express Yourself 1989 Video short
Now That's What I Call Music 7 1986 Video video "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off"
The Beat of the Live Drum 1985 Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logorama 2009 Short Pringles Original (voice)
Full Frontal 2002 Film Director
Being John Malkovich 1999 Christopher Bing (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ticker 2002 Short based on an original concept created by
Beat the Devil 2002 Short original concept

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 matte photography: ILM
The NeverEnding Story 1984 matte photography assistant: ILM - as Dave Fincher
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 assistant cameraman: ILM

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twice Upon a Time 1983 special photographic effects

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fall 2006 presenter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lion 2016 thanks
The Birth of Zen 2015 Short special thanks
Truth 2015 the director wishes to thank
Warhol 2014 Short very special thanks
Her 2013 thanks - as Fincher
Tim's Vermeer 2013 Documentary love and gratitude to
Gravity 2013 the producers would like to thank
The Day I Kidnapped Tom Cruise 2012 Short very special thanks
The Black Dahlia Haunting 2012 special thanks
Dream Job 2012 Short very special thanks
Exploring 'The Tree of Life' 2011 Video documentary short special thanks
Homecoming 2011/I thanks
Wonderland 2011 acknowledgment to the works of
I'm Still Here 2010/I special thanks
Sympathy for Delicious 2010 special thanks
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 special thanks
Family Recipes 2009 Short special thanks
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen 2008 Short special thanks
WALL·E 2008 special thanks
Zodiac Deciphered 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Love/Junkie 2008 Short special thanks
The Quickie 2007 Short special thanks
This Is Zodiac 2007 Video documentary short special thanks
Thumbsucker 2005 special thanks: for support
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary special thanks
November 2004/I special thanks
Keeping the Faith 2000 special thanks
Being John Malkovich 1999 thanks - as Fincher
Ruby 1992 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Shocking Truth 2017 TV Series documentary filming Himself
Hitchcock/Truffaut 2015 Documentary Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Días de cine 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
Special Look 2014 TV Series Himself
House of Cards: Line of Succession 2014 Video short Himself
House of Cards: Politics for the Sake of Politics 2014 Video short Himself
House of Cards: The Direct Address 2014 Video short Himself
House of Cards: Two Houses 2014 Video short Himself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (credit only)
2013 MTV Video Music Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Characters - Salander, Blomkvist and Vanger 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Hard Copy 2012 Video short Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Men Who Hate Women 2012 Video short Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Metal One Sheet 2012 Video short Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: On Location - Sweden and Hollywood 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Post-Production 2012 Video documentary Himself
Side by Side 2012 Documentary Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2012 TV Series Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Cinema 3 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Film '72 2011 TV Series Himself
Exploring 'The Tree of Life' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? 2011 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Social Network: Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on Post 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Social Network: David Fincher and Jeff Cronenweth on the Visuals 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Social Network: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself (segment "Where People and Ideas Begin")
Spike's Guys Choice 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button 2009 Video documentary Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Gomorron 2009 TV Series Himself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Zodiac Deciphered 2008 Video documentary Himself
This Is Zodiac 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Dirt 2007 TV Series Himself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
Henry's Film Corner 2004 TV Series Himself
Panic Room: Creating the Pre-vis 2004 Video short Himself
Panic Room: Safe Cracking School 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Shooting 'Panic Room' 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Make-Up Effects of 'Panic Room' 2004 Video short Himself
The Visual Effects of 'Panic Room' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Murder by Numbers 2004 Documentary Himself
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Panic Room' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Alien Evolution 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
On Location: Fight Club 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Flogging 'Fight Club' 2000 Video short Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1997 TV Series Himself
The Game: Behind the Scenes 1997 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Alien 3' 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Alien³' 2003 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - International Competition Gone Girl (2014)
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (2013) · Timory King (video producer)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series House of Cards (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Episode of the Year House of Cards (2013) · Beau Willimon (writer)
2013 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Direction Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (2013) · Justin Timberlake (artist)
· Jay Z (artist)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Social Network (2010)
2011 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 Audience Award Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) The Social Network (2010)
2011 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) The Social Network (2010)
2011 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Foreign Film - English Language The Social Network (2010)
2011 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) The Social Network (2010)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Social Network (2010)
2011 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) The Social Network (2010)
2011 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Achievement in Directing The Social Network (2010)
2010 Davis Award Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Achievement in Directing The Social Network (2010)
2010 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - International Competition The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) · Ceán Chaffin (producer)
· Frank Marshall (producer)
· Kathleen Kennedy (producer)
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - International Competition The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2010 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 IFCS Award Internet Film Critic Society Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
2007 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2004 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials For nikegridiron.com: "Gamebreakers", Nike: "Speed Chain" and Xelibri Phones: "Beauty for Sale".
1997 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film Se7en (1995)
1997 Audience Award Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Se7en (1995)
1996 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Se7en (1995)
1996 Hochi Film Award Hochi Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Se7en (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Se7en (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama House of Cards (2013) · Beau Willimon
· Dana Brunetti
· Michael Dobbs
· Joshua Donen
· Eric Roth
· Kevin Spacey
· Robin Wright
· John Mankiewicz
· Robert Zotnowski
· Jay Carson
· Frank Pugliese
· Boris Malden
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · Beau Willimon (executive producer)
· Andrew Davies (executive producer)
· Michael Dobbs (executive producer)
· Robin Wright (executive producer)
· Kevin Spacey (executive producer)
· Dana Brunetti (executive producer)
· Joshua Donen (executive producer)
· Eric Roth (executive producer)
· John Mankiewicz (co-executive producer)
· Robert Zotnowski (co-executive producer)
· Jay Carson (supervising producer)
· Frank Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Hameed Shaukat (producer)
· Boris Malden (produced by)
2016 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama House of Cards (2013) · Beau Willimon
· Dana Brunetti
· John David Coles
· Joshua Donen
· Eric Roth
· Kevin Spacey
· Robert Zotnowski
· Karen Moore
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Gone Girl (2014)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · Beau Willimon (executive producer)
· Andrew Davies (executive producer)
· Michael Dobbs (executive producer)
· Kevin Spacey (executive producer)
· Dana Brunetti (executive producer)
· Joshua Donen (executive producer)
· Eric Roth (executive producer)
· John David Coles (executive producer)
· John Mankiewicz (co-executive producer)
· Robert Zotnowski (co-executive producer)
· Frank Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Jay Carson (producer)
· Karen Moore (produced by)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best North American Film Gone Girl (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Director - International Competition Gone Girl (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Director - International Competition Gone Girl (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - International Competition Gone Girl (2014)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Director (Melhor Realizador) Gone Girl (2014)
2015 The Pearl Film by the Sea International Film Festival Best Feature Film Gone Girl (2014)
2015 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Director of the Year Gone Girl (2014)
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Gone Girl (2014)
2015 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2015 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Gone Girl (2014)
2015 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2015 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama House of Cards (2013) · Dana Brunetti
· Joshua Donen
· David Manson
· Iain Paterson
· Eric Roth
· Kevin Spacey
· Beau Willimon
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · Beau Willimon (executive producer)
· Joshua Donen (executive producer)
· Eric Roth (executive producer)
· Kevin Spacey (executive producer)
· Dana Brunetti (executive producer)
· Andrew Davies (executive producer)
· Michael Dobbs (executive producer)
· David Manson (executive producer)
· John Mankiewicz (co-executive producer)
· Robert Zotnowski (co-executive producer)
· Iain Paterson (produced by)
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series House of Cards (2013)
2014 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Gone Girl (2014)
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Short Form Music Video Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (2013) · Jay Z (Artist)
· Justin Timberlake (Artist)
· Timory King (Video Producer)
2014 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama House of Cards (2013) · Joshua Donen
· Karyn McCarthy
· John P. Melfi
· Eric Roth
· Kevin Spacey
· Beau Willimon
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · Joshua Donen (executive producer)
· Eric Roth (executive producer)
· Beau Willimon (executive producer)
· John P. Melfi (executive producer)
· Kevin Spacey (executive producer)
· Dana Brunetti (executive producer)
· Michael Dobbs (executive producer)
· Andrew Davies (executive producer)
· Rick Cleveland (co-executive producer)
· Sarah Treem (co-executive producer)
· Robert Zotnowski (co-executive producer)
· Keith Huff (producer)
· Karyn McCarthy (producer)
2013 Best Music Video Camerimage Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · James Foley
· Carl Franklin
· John David Coles
· Allen Coulter
· Charles McDougall
· Joel Schumacher
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2012 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing The Social Network (2010)
2011 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2011 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) The Social Network (2010)
2011 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) The Social Network (2010)
2011 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) The Social Network (2010)
2011 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) The Social Network (2010)
2011 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Social Network (2010)
2011 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Director The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2011 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) The Social Network (2010)
2011 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Picture (Miglior film) The Social Network (2010)
2011 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) The Social Network (2010)
2011 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Social Network (2010)
2011 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film The Social Network (2010)
2011 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2010 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film The Social Network (2010)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2010 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials For Nike: "Fate", Stand up to Cancer: "Stand up for Something" and Apple: "Hallway".
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Zodiac (2007)
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2008 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Zodiac (2007)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2008 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2007 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Zodiac (2007)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Zodiac (2007)
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zodiac (2007)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best DVD Audio Commentary Se7en (1995)
2000 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Fight Club (1999)
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Se7en (1995)
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Se7en (1995)
1993 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Alien³ (1992)
1993 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Alien³ (1992) · David Giler (screenplay)
· Walter Hill (screenplay)
· Larry Ferguson (screenplay)
· Vincent Ward (story)
· Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by)
· Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by)
1991 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video, Short Form · Madonna (artist)
· Tim Clawson (video producer)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Social Network (2010)
2010 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director The Social Network (2010)
2008 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Zodiac (2007)
1999 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Fight Club (1999)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director Gone Girl (2014)
2008 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Film Zodiac (2007)


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#Fact
1 Was considered to direct The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
2 Developed two TV projects for HBO, supposed to air on 2016, which both weren't finalized: Utopia featuring a plot heavily steeped in underground, cyber-punk themes, adapted by Gillian Flynn and starring Rooney Mara, Colm Feore, Eric McCormack, Dallas Roberts, Jason Ritter, Brandon Scott, and Agyness Deyn was canceled by HBO over budget constraints. Fincher reportedly asked for $100 million to make the first season. "Videosyncrasy" (2016), about an aspiring filmmaker, who arrives in Hollywood during the early 1980s and lands a job working on music videos, was put on a hold mid-way during the shooting of the first season, because HBO wasn't satisfied with the direction of the show. At first, the show was supposed to be retooled with additional script work, but production was eventually shut down for good.
3 He is a big fan of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula.
4 Currently filming Zodiac (2007) in San Francisco. [September 2005]
5 Directed 5 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Brad Pitt, Taraji P. Henson, Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, and Rosamund Pike.
6 His favorite films include: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Dracula (1931), Rear Window (1954), Being There (1979), Jaws (1975), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), (1963), Alien (1979), American Graffiti (1973), Citizen Kane (1941), Cabaret (1972) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).
7 At the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, three out of four nominees for Best Direction in a Video - "The End of the Innocence" by Don Henley, "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith, and "Vogue" by Madonna - were directed by him ("Vogue" won.).
8 Good friends with Madonna.
9 Was originally considered to direct Hannibal (2001).
10 Met his partner, Ceán Chaffin, in the early '90s when she produced a Japanese Coca-Cola ad he was directing.
11 In 2005, he directed the video for Nine Inch Nails' "Only". Ten years earlier, he used Coil's version of the Nine Inch Nails' song "Closer" during the opening credits montage of his film Se7en (1995).
12 It was the 1969 feature film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) that inspired him to pursue a career in cinema.
13 He works frequently with screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker.
14 While growing up in Marin County, one of his neighbors was George Lucas. He later worked on the special effects crew of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), produced and written by Lucas.
15 Daughter, Phelix Imogen Fincher (b. 25 April 1994), with Donya Fiorentino.
16 A founder member of Propaganda Films in 1986.
17 Turned down the offer to direct 8MM (1999), opting to do Fight Club (1999) instead.
18 Turned down the offer to direct Batman Begins (2005).
19 Turned down the offer to direct Catch Me If You Can (2002), opting to do Panic Room (2002) instead.
20 Was originally considered to direct Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002).
21 Was originally considered to direct Spider-Man (2002).
22 Was originally set to direct Mission: Impossible III (2006), but dropped out.
23 Was originally set to direct Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991), but dropped out.
24 Was originally set to direct The Black Dahlia (2006), but dropped out.
25 Has been close friends with Brad Pitt ever since working together on Se7en (1995).
26 His video for Madonna's "Express Yourself" voted #1 in Slant Magazines Top 100 Videos. 2 of his other Madonna videos also made the list. "Vogue" at #4 & "Oh, Father" at #11. (19th January 2003)
27 Lived for several years in Ashland, Oregon and graduated from Ashland High School.

#Quote
1 You know I don't try to piss people off, right? It's just always been the right thing to do.
2 [on the character of Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014)] In my head I saw her as Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. I had these images of before and after - of Carolyn as an 18-year-old and as a 20-year-old, the notion of someone self-made. She crafted herself, she re-invented herself, and invented that persona. That's where I began.
3 [observation, 2014] Right now, people are discovering television because it's where all the most interesting characters have gone.
4 [on Gone Girl (2014)] Most interesting to me was the idea of our collective narcissism as it relates to coupling, or who we show to our would-be mates and who they show to us.
5 I always thought of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
6 [on his preference for unconventional characters] I don't know what 'likable' is. I know people who are doting parents, who give to charity, drive Priuses, all those things, who are insufferable assholes... I like people who get shit done.
7 You cast movies based on critical scenes. In Gone Girl (2014) there's a smile the guy has to give when the local press asks him to stand next to a poster of his missing wife. I flipped through 'Google Images' and found about 50 shots of Ben Affleck giving that kind of smile in public situations. You look at them and know he's trying to make people comfortable in the moment, but by doing that he's making himself vulnerable to people having other perceptions about him.(...)In Ben's case, what many people don't know is that he's crazy smart, but since he doesn't want that to get awkward, he downplays it. I'm sure when he was a 23-year-old and all this career-success shit was happening for him, he was like, "I just want to go to the after-party and meet J. Lo." I'm sure he said a lot of glib shit and people went, "Ugh, fake." If you have a lot of success when you're young and good-looking, you realize it's okay to let people write you off. It's the path of least resistance. You don't want to be snowbound with them anyway. I think he learned how to skate on charm. I needed somebody who not only knew how to do that but also understood the riptide of perceived reality as opposed to actual reality.
8 [on the 2001 case of German cannibal Armin Meiwes:] I heard about a German man who put an ad on an internet site saying he wanted to devour somebody. Someone [Bernd Brandes] actually answered the ad. The guy videotaped himself anesthetizing the willing victim, segmenting his body and consuming him. Before the victim died, they ate his genitals together. I don't know if it was some bizarre psychosexual fulfillment, but it's one of the most disturbing things I've ever heard. When you can't count on somebody to even fight for his life, when he goes willingly-well, it's so out of left field, it's not even on my radar. Even though that was the most troubling thing I'd heard in a long time, the things that interest me in cinema kind of work the same way. I like starting with an idea that unlocks a whole Pandora's box of other ideas.
9 I think Gillian Flynn's book is talking about marriage and hiding it in an absurdist confection. When you peel back the layers and get to the kernel, you think, Wow, I feel queasy for a whole different set of reasons than I thought I would. Remember the 1970s 'National Lampoon' record "That's Not Funny, That's Sick" ? That was what I wanted to go for in terms of performance and tone. That and Lolita (1962), because both are unbelievably funny and unbelievably naughty. They're about disturbing ideas and very disturbed people and their facades of normalcy. There are moments when you find yourself torn by what the characters in Gone Girl (2014) have done in service of their urges. They're kind of irredeemable and yet intensely human.
10 [on what he gets from doing many takes:] Part of the promise when I work with actors is that we may be on take 11 and I'll say, "We certainly have a version that we can put in the movie that will make us all happy. But I want to do seven more and continue to push this idea. Let's see where it goes." Now, I may go back to them after those seven takes and say, "It was a complete fucking waste of effort, but I had to try because I feel there's something to be mined from this." That's a lot of extra work for an actor, and sometimes it pushes them out of their comfort zone. In some cases they're not getting paid as much as they would on another movie. I go out on a limb, and people work harder for me than they do for other people. But I want them to be happy with the fact that we were able to do something singular, something unlike anything else in their or my filmography.
11 [on "the roadblocks that prevented him from making" 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea] You get over $200 million - all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties. Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters in the film, once we got past one or two names which made them very comfortable, making a movie at that price, it became this bizarre endeavor to find which three names you could rub together to make platinum. I wanted Aronnax to be French, God forbid! It got to be a little too confusing to me. I had this argument with a studio executive one time where he said to me, 'why is it that the actors always side with you and we're paying them?' And I said, 'I think it's because at some level, they know that my only real allegiance is to the movie.' And because that's very clear and it never wavers, they may not agree with the image of the movie I have in my head, but they know that's what I'm after. They've seen me for 100 days take the long way around. I think that when you're trying to put together a handful of people to deliver all those facets of humanity and who work well together, it has to be in service of the narrative and not in service of the balance sheet. It became very hard to appease the anxieties of Disney's corporate culture with the list of names that allowed everyone to sleep at night. I just wanted to make sure I had the skill-sets I could turn the movie over to. Not worrying about whether they're big in Japan.
12 You're supposed to have an idea of what it is you're trying to do, right? Aren't you being overpaid to have that? My job is to know what the fuck I want.
13 [on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)] I think this movie is more about sexual politics. Mikael Blomkvist moves freely among women and doesn't have any problems with them, but his relationships aren't always mature. I think you can say that about a lot of male-female relationships. The men are not really present.
14 [on the prevalence of violence in modern society] I think civilization is an agreement, and once in a while you're going to run into people who didn't get the memo.
15 Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box. Then ninety people are offering up solutions to the problems those pages create. You're trying to make something very clear in this maelstrom of activity, with all this anxiety about how much money is being spent. I don't think you can ever make it the way you have it in your head.
16 [on getting at least 60% of what you want on a film set] . . . I think that's probably on a good day. I would say probably, on a given film, Fight Club (1999) is probably closest to what we wanted to do. It's about 75% of what we wanted. I think Panic Room (2002), even though it was storyboarded within an inch of its life, was probably 60%. The Social Network (2010), I wasn't transposing what I had in my head on it, because I was really following the text, and following these kids, so that movie was, y'know, about 70-75% of what I thought it was going to be. This movie is probably about that. I think you're doing pretty good if you can get 70% of what you want.
17 People always ask why I don't make independent movies. I do make independent movies - I just make them at Sony and Paramount.
18 Part of my testiness is that I feel I make fifty compromises a day. When people come to me to say 'Why can't you compromise?' I'm like: 'What are you talking about? The fact that we're having this conversation means that we've compromised'.
19 My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people's idea of obsessive.
20 I am a contrarian by nature, so all it does is make me want to take real risks. I am like, 'If we are not out on the ledge juggling chain saws, then we are doing ourselves a huge disservice.'
21 [on Fight Club (1999)] We opened at the Venice film festival, and I think to say they hated it would be an understatement. Let's put it this way: the youngest person in the screening was Giorgio Armani. They called for our hides and we split town. We thought it was funny. Actually, Helena Bonham Carter's mother was three seats down from me and she was just laughing and laughing - she was the only one. She's cool. I'm always surprised at how seriously people take movies. It always surprises me what people get their bowels in an uproar about. It's a movie. It was interesting to me, the critics who felt they had a moral obligation to 'the broader audience' to warn them. But it didn't surprise me that some people didn't think it was funny. It didn't surprise me that some people thought it was morbid. It surprised me, the people who went out of their way to save other people from this experience. I thought that was kind of silly. It's a cult movie - it's just that it's a big cult. Here's a tricky thing: if you spend $15m, it's not even a pimple on the ass of that kind of multinational media conglomerate. But if you spend $67m, they gotta release your movie. That's a big number, they can't write it down. I happen to know that the movie's in the black, but there's receipts and there's worth. They are two different things. Because there are movies that make money and there are movies that are worth money, and sometimes the movies that are worth money make money later on. I honestly believe Fight Club is a title 20th Century Fox knows is going to make money for them in perpetuity.
22 Panic Room (2002) is a movie as opposed to a film. A movie is made for an audience and a film is made for both the audience and the film-makers. I think that The Game (1997) is a movie and I think Fight Club (1999)'s a film. I think that Fight Club is more than the sum of its parts, whereas Panic Room IS the sum of its parts. I didn't look at Panic Room and think, "Wow, this is gonna set the world on fire". These are footnote movies, guilty pleasure movies. Thrillers. Woman-trapped-in-a-house movies. They're not particularly important.
23 I don't think of myself as difficult. We're expected to do stuff that's awesome. That means we're going to have to push each other.
24 [on losing his father, Jack Fincher] I remember the experience of being there when he breathed his last breath. It was incredibly profound. When you lose someone who helped form you in lots of ways, who is your 'true north', you lose the barometer of your life. You're no longer trying to please someone, or you're no longer reacting against something. In many ways, you're truly alone.
25 [on Alien³ (1992)] There were a lot of enormously talented people working on that movie. It's just a movie starts from a unified concept, and once you've unified the concept it becomes very easy to see the things you're not going to spend money on. And if a movie is constantly in flux because you're having to please this vice-president or that vice-president of production .. . I think a movie set's a fascist dictatorship--you have to go in and know what it is you want to do because you have to tell 90 people what it is you want to do and it has to be convincing. Otherwise, when they start to question it, the horse can easily run away with you and it's bigger than you are. So that was a movie where the time was not taken upfront to say, "This is what we're doing, and all of this is what we're not doing." So as we were shooting, a lot of people--I suppose in an effort to make it "better" or "more commercial" or more like the other ones they liked as opposed to the one that you liked--took to being extremely helpful, so that this could be more James Cameron than James Cameron. And of course you're sitting there going, "Guys, remember I don't have any guns. I don't have any tripod guns or flamethrowers or any of that shit!" If a movie gets off on a wrong foot, when you've never done it before you assume everyone is going to be there to help you right the ship, but really you're beholden to a lot of banana republics. I worked on it for two years, got fired off it three times and I had to fight for every single thing. No one hated Alien 3 more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me. It was a baptism by fire. I was very naive. For a number of years, I'd been around the kind of people who financed movies and the kind of people who are there to make the deals for movies. But I'd always had this naive idea that everybody wants to make movies as good as they can be, which is stupid. I thought, "Well, surely you don't want to have the Twentieth Century-Fox logo over a shitty movie." And they were like, "Well, as long as it opens." They didn't care.
26 I have a philosophy about the two extremes of filmmaking. The first is the "Kubrick way," where you're at the end of an alley in which four guys are kicking the shit out of a wino. Hopefully, the audience members will know that such a scenario is morally wrong, even though it's not presented as if the viewer is the one being beaten up; it's more as if you're witnessing an event. Inversely, there's the "Spielberg way," where you're dropped into the middle of the action and you're going to live the experience vicariously - not only through what's happening, but through the emotional flow of what people are saying. It's a much more involved style. I find myself attracted to both styles at different times, but mostly I'm interested in just presenting something and letting people decide for themselves what they want to look at.
27 I don't know anything about Academy consideration. I don't know what an awards movie is.
28 I do agree you can't just make movies three hours long for no apparent reason. For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that's longer than most marriages.
29 I'm totally anti-commercialism. I would never do commercials where people hold the product by their head and tell you how great it is, I just wouldn't do that stuff. It's all inference . . . The Levis commercials I did weren't really about jeans, the Nike commercials weren't about shoes. The "Instant Karma" spot was some of the better stuff I got offered, and it was never about people going, "Buy this shoe, this shoe will change everything," because I think that's nonsense. Anybody looking outside themselves to make themselves whole is delusional and probably sick.
30 I went to a place called the Berkeley Film Institute for a summer program with a grade-school friend of mine, and we just thought it was a joke. It was very impressionist, very Berkeley. There were all these people who were there to communicate and change the world, to do all these lofty things--and then they made these really shitty, stupid little movies. And we were kind of like, "I'm not here for this, I'm just here to pull cable." We were the youngest people there and we ended up being the grips and electrics on everybody else's movies, and it was pretty good those six or seven weeks, we got to shoot Panaflex cameras and make a married print--it was in black and white and you made these little cheeseball movies, but at least you were making "something." It was kind of like film school in that way, but those who can't do, teach, and those who couldn't teach, taught there. They tried, they just didn't want to get dirty with it, they didn't want to get in up to their necks. It was all very patrician.
31 [about the personality traits that helps in being a director] Belligerence certainly helps. And there's a requisite paranoia. There's fear--fear of failure--and an overwhelming urge to be liked.
32 As a director, film is about how you dole out the information so that the audience stays with you when they're supposed to stay with you, behind you when they're supposed to stay behind you, and ahead of you when they're supposed to stay ahead of you.
33 People will say, "There are a million ways to shoot a scene", but I don't think so. I think there're two, maybe. And the other one is wrong.
34 Directing ain't about drawing a neat little picture and showing it to the cameraman. I didn't want to go to film school. I didn't know what the point was. The fact is, you don't know what directing is until the sun is setting and you've got to get five shots and you're only going to get two.
35 I don't want to tell you how to do your job, but somebody has to.
36 I don't know how much movies should entertain. To me, I'm always interested in movies that scar. The thing I love about Jaws (1975) is the fact that I've never gone swimming in the ocean again.

#Trademark
1 Known for his perfectionist tendencies, often shooting scenes dozens or even hundreds of times to get it exactly right
2 His movies often end with villains either 'winning' or not receiving proper punishment. E.g. Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999), Zodiac (2007) and Gone Girl (2014).
3 Digitally-added anamorphic lens flares
4 Shot looking inside a character's refrigerator
5 Production design is usually either stark and modern, or dark and heavily decaying.
6 Almost all of his camera compositions are static or highly controlled camera movement and he rarely uses a handheld camera. Interestingly his films often include a single handheld scene, or in The Social Network (2010) and Gone Girl (2014) exactly one handheld shot.
7 Frequently starts his movies with creative title sequences that express the theme of the movie
8 Films about finding a serial killer (Seven (1995), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011))
9 His films often center on people with poor social skills and few friends: The Narrator in Fight Club (1999), Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (2010) , Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014).
10 Frequently collaborates with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for musical scores
11 Posters almost always feature close-ups of characters' faces
12 Stationary shot, unfocused background with character walking into focus
13 References to the band 311 (poster in Fight Club, cop car radio call in Zodiac)
14 Backstories filled with flashbacks
15 Low angles
16 Often displays end credits as slide shows (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) or scrolling downward (Se7en) rather than the traditional upward scroll.
17 Downbeat endings
18 Wide shots
19 His films often have low-key lighting with green or blue tinted color temperature.
20 His films often end in a suicide, either attempted or successful
21 [Silhouettes] Frequently has characters in the shadows where you cannot make out their face (Kevin Spacey in Se7en (1995), The Killer in Zodiac (2007), and Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)).
22 Fluid tracking camera which can access anywhere; a digital age innovation in camera movement pioneered by David Fincher and Kevin Tod Haug along with BUF Paris (perhaps inspired by earlier developments of Max Ophüls and Stanley Kubrick).
23 [single frame insert] His movies often features several single frames that flash on the screen in the middle of a scene (Fight Club (1999)).
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