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Name: David Fincher  
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Date of Birth: 10th May 1962
Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, USA
Profession: Director
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David Fincher (born May 10, 1962) is an American film director best known for his dark portraits of the human experience.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Fincher started as an animator at Industrial Light and Magic in 1980, with his first screen credit being for Return of the Jedi, and stayed until 1984(?). In 1986, he founded the video-production company Propaganda Films. He directed big-budget music videos for artists such as Madonna (including "Express Yourself" and "Vogue"), George Michael, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones (including "Love Is Strong"), Nine Inch Nails, the Wallflowers and A Perfect Circle, as well as commercials.

Like a number of other music video directors, he then moved into film. His debut was AlienĀ³ (1992), which was then the most expensive picture ever made by a first-time director, but it was a financial and critical disappointment. Despite this initial setback, Fincher's career rebounded dramatically with his next film, the disturbing thriller Se7en. It was followed by The Game and the complex, daring, and controversial Fight Club, which is considered by some to be the defining work on the place of masculinity in the consumerist / information age. Even Fincher's more conventional work, Panic Room contains his distinctive dark photography with innovative uses of computer graphics.

In 2005 he made a return to directing music videos with the Nine Inch Nails single "Only" . Fincher also reteamed with Brad Pitt to direct a Heineken ad that aired during 2005 Super Bowl.

Fincher's next two projects are going to be an (as yet untitled) biopic about the Zodiac Killer and Benjamin Button. They will be shot back-to-back, with Zodiac coming first. Zodiac will be based on two books by Robert Graysmith, and will star Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr and Gary Oldman. Benjamin Button will be a film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It will star Brad Pitt (a two-time collabrator with Fincher) and Cate Blanchett (Martin Scorsese 's The Aviator). Major studios Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. signed Fincher for the job in July, 2005. This came after a long time of uncertainty regarding Fincher's future projects, as quite a few film projects attached to him were eventually dropped (including The Lookout , Rendezvous with Rama, Lords of Dogtown, They Fought Alone) and Neil Gaiman 's American Gods.

Filmography as director

  • AlienĀ³ (1992)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • The Game (1997)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Panic Room (2002)
  • Zodiac (filming)
  • Benjamin Button (production starts once Zodiac is complete)

Music video filmography

  • "Shame," The Motels (1985)
  • "All The Love," The Outfield (1986)
  • "Everytime You Try," The Outfield (1986)
  • "One Simple Thing," The Stabilizers (1986)
  • "She Comes On," Wire Train (1987)
  • "Endless Nights," Eddie Money (1987)
  • "Downtown Train," Patti Smyth (1987)
  • "Johnny B," The Hooters (1987)
  • "Storybook Story," Mark Knopfler (1987)
  • "No Surrender," The Outfield (1987)
  • "Don't Tell Me The Time," Martha Davis (1987)
  • "Heart of Gold," Johnny Hates Jazz (1988)
  • "Englishman in New York," Sting (1988)
  • "Shattered Dreams" (second version), Johnny Hates Jazz (1988)
  • "Get Rhythm," Ry Cooper (1988)
  • "Roll With It," Steve Winwood (1988)
  • "The Way That You Love Me" (first version), Paula Abdul (1988)
  • "Holding On," Steve Winwood (1988)
  • "Bamboleo" (second version), Gypsy Kings (1989)
  • "Straight Up," Paula Abdul (1989)
  • "Real Love," Jody Watley (1989)
  • "Bamboleo" (third version, Gypsy Kings (1989)
  • "She's A Mystery To Me," Roy Orbison (1989)
  • "Forever Your Girl," Paula Abdul (1989)
  • "Express Yourself," Madonna (1989)
  • "The End Of The Innocence," Don Henley (1989)
  • "Cold Hearted," Paula Abdul (1989)
  • "Oh Father," Madonna (1989)
  • "Janie's Got A Gun," Aerosmith (1989)
  • "Vogue," Madonna (1990)
  • "Cradle of Love," Billy Idol (1990)
  • "L.A. Woman," Billy Idol (1990)
  • "Freedom '90," George Michael (1990)
  • "Bad Girl," Madonna (1993)
  • "Who Is It?" (second version), Michael Jackson (1993)
  • "Love Is Strong," The Rolling Stones (1994)
  • "6th Avenue Heartbreak," The Wallflowers (1996)
  • "Judith," A Perfect Circle (2000)
  • "Only," Nine Inch Nails (2005)

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