David Fincher

David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director and music video director. Known for his dark and stylish thrillers, such as Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), and Zodiac (2007), Fincher received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and his 2010 film The Social Network, which also won him the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for best director.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

Fight Club (1999)

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A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Brad Pitt  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Meat Loaf

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Brad Pitt  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Meat Loaf

The Social Network (2010)

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In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

Being John Malkovich (1999)

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One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Zodiac (2007)

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The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

Alien³ (1992)

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Full Frontal (2002)

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A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in the life of missed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Nicky Katt  •  Catherine Keener  •  Mary McCormack

A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in the life of missed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Nicky Katt  •  Catherine Keener  •  Mary McCormack

Panic Room (2002)

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Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Se7en (1995)

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Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

The Game (1997)

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In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

Logorama (2009)

Two cops portrayed by Michelin Men chase an armed Ronald McDonald through the streets of a fictionalized, stylized city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Alaux  •  Hervé de Crécy  •  Ludovic Houplain
CAST:  Fred Testot  •  IZM  •  Omar Sy  •  Pauline Moingeon

Two cops portrayed by Michelin Men chase an armed Ronald McDonald through the streets of a fictionalized, stylized city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Alaux  •  Hervé de Crécy  •  Ludovic Houplain
CAST:  Fred Testot  •  IZM  •  Omar Sy  •  Pauline Moingeon

Gone Girl (2014)

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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Side by Side (2012)

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Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? (2011)

This feature-length documentary about the making of "The Social Network" goes back and forth from the elements of storytelling and long rehearsals with the cast and crew, to the shooting itself capturing the extreme attention to detail, filming locations such as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Prior
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Aaron Sorkin  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield

This feature-length documentary about the making of "The Social Network" goes back and forth from the elements of storytelling and long rehearsals with the cast and crew, to the shooting itself capturing the extreme attention to detail, filming locations such as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Prior
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Aaron Sorkin  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield

Rick Springfield : The Beat of the Live Drum (1985)

He soared to the heights of stardom in the '80s as a teen idol, a soap star on "General Hospital," and a platinum-selling, Grammy-Award winning music artist. This concert event showcases the energy and vitality that propelled Springfield to the top of the pop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Rick Springfield  •  Tim Pierce  •  Mike Seifrit  •  Mike Baird

He soared to the heights of stardom in the '80s as a teen idol, a soap star on "General Hospital," and a platinum-selling, Grammy-Award winning music artist. This concert event showcases the energy and vitality that propelled Springfield to the top of the pop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Rick Springfield  •  Tim Pierce  •  Mike Seifrit  •  Mike Baird

The Work of Director Mark Romanek (2005)

More than two-dozen music-videos directed by filmmaker Mark Romanek (One-Hour Photo) are collected together in this compilation from Palm Pictures. Among the songs featured in The Work of Director Mark Romanek are "Novocaine for the Soul" by Eels, "99 Problems" by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Mark Romanek  •  Fiona Apple  •  Brian Bell  •  Vincent Gallo

More than two-dozen music-videos directed by filmmaker Mark Romanek (One-Hour Photo) are collected together in this compilation from Palm Pictures. Among the songs featured in The Work of Director Mark Romanek are "Novocaine for the Soul" by Eels, "99 Problems" by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Mark Romanek  •  Fiona Apple  •  Brian Bell  •  Vincent Gallo

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

Filmmakers discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and the book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (“Le cinéma selon Hitchcock”), written by François Truffaut and published in 1966.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kent Jones
CAST:  Bob Balaban  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Wes Anderson  •  Peter Bogdanovich

Filmmakers discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and the book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (“Le cinéma selon Hitchcock”), written by François Truffaut and published in 1966.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kent Jones
CAST:  Bob Balaban  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Wes Anderson  •  Peter Bogdanovich

Exploring The Tree of Life (2011)

A documentary on Terrence Malick and the making of his film "The Tree of Life."  (more)

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CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Alexandre Desplat  •  Laramie Eppler  •  David Fincher

A documentary on Terrence Malick and the making of his film "The Tree of Life."  (more)

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CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Alexandre Desplat  •  Laramie Eppler  •  David Fincher

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³' (2003)

The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time David Fincher had creating his first feature film, as well as present us ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Gordon Carroll  •  Charles Dance

The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time David Fincher had creating his first feature film, as well as present us ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Gordon Carroll  •  Charles Dance
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