David Fincher Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
David Fincher was born on August 28, 1062, in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Film And Television Career
David Fincher began his film career when he took on a position at Korty Films after graduating from high school. He worked here for some time before leaving the company to work at Industrial Light and Magic, which was owned by George Lucas. Some of the films that he helped to create with these companies include Twice Upon a Time, Return of the Jedi, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
In the 1980’s, David Fincher was more focused on producing music videos than movies. He directed several music videos by bands and musical artists like Rick Springfield, Jermaine Stewart, The Hooters, The Outfield, Loverboy, Roy Orbison, Paula Abdul, Madonna, Billy Idol, and Aerosmith.
It was not until 1992 that David Fincher began directing films by himself. The first film he directed was Alien. Throughout the rest of the 1990’s, Fincher directed several other movies, including Se7en, The Game, and Fight Club. However, he continued to direct music videos and commercials as well. Directed music videos for Madonna, Michael Jackson, and the Rolling Stones. He also directed one commercial for Coca-Cola.
In the 2000’s, David Fincher continued to direct movies and music videos, but he also took on the job of producing films for video shorts as well. His first film of the decade was Panic Room, which was followed by Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Some of the bands and artists he directed music include Nine Inch Nail, Madonna, and George Michael. In this decade, the only things he produced were video shorts, which include Ambush, Chosen, The Follow, Ticker, and Love and The Car Thief and the Hit Man. His full length-productions include Lords of Dogtown and Love and Other Disasters.
As of the 2010’s, David Fincher continues to direct and produce films, music videos, and television shows. During this decade, David Fincher directed some of his most famous films, including The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl. He also began directing and producing the show Mindhunter, which first premiered in 2017. He has also been the producer of the show House of Cards since 2013.
Awards And Accomplishments
During Fincher’s long career, he has won over 50 awards and has been nominated for over 100 others, including two Oscars. Some of his most impressive awards are listed below.
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in a Video (“Express Yourself” Madonna)
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form (“Love is Strong” The Rolling Stones)
Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials - 2004
Internet Film Critic Society Best Director (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Golden Globe for Best Director - Motion Picture (The Social Network)
Gold Derby Award for Best Drama Episode of the Year (“Chapter One” House of Cards)
Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (House of Cards)
David Fincher married Donya Fiorentino in 1990. This couple has one child together: Phelix Fincher. However, this couple is no longer together, as they divorced in 1995. David Fincher later remarried to Caen Chaffin in 1996. This couple has no children together.