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David Fincher is a Actor, Director, Executive Producer and Presenter American born on 28 august 1962 at Denver (USA)

David Fincher

David Fincher
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Birth name David Leo Fincher
Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1962 (57 years) at Denver (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director and music video director. Fincher was nominated the Academy Award for Best Director for his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and his 2010 film The Social Network. For The Social Network, Fincher won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. His most recent film is 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, an English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel of the same name.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
David Fincher est né le 28 août 1962 à Denver, Colorado (États-Unis). Sa mère, Claire, est infirmière psychiatrique et travaille dans des programmes de désintoxication. Son père, Howard, connu sous le nom de Jack Fincher, est journaliste et chef de service pour le magazine Life. À l'âge de 2 ans, David et sa famille déménagent à Anselmo, en Californie. Le réalisateur Georges Lucas est alors un de ses voisins. Inspiré par le film Butch Cassidy et le Kid, Fincher commence à faire des films avec une caméra 8 mm dès l'âge de 8 ans.
La famille s'installe ensuite à Ashland, dans l'Oregon, où Fincher obtient son diplôme de fin d'année au lycée Ashland High School.

Il débute comme « technicien à tout faire » sur les films de John Korty puis devient technicien des effets spéciaux pour le film d'animation Twice upon a time sorti en 1983 .
En 1983, il est engagé par la société d'effets spéciaux Industrial Light & Magic, où il travaille sur des films comme Star Wars, épisode VI : Le Retour du Jedi, L'Histoire sans fin, Le Secret de la pyramide et Indiana Jones et le Temple maudit. Sur le film Indiana Jones et le Temple Maudit, il est à l'origine de l'effet visuel de la scène où Harrison Ford est suspendu à une échelle dans le vide, les autres techniciens ne parvenant pas à créer cette illusion.

En 1984, il quitte ILM et tourne une publicité préventive destinée à avertir les femmes enceintes des dangers du tabac pendant leur grossesse. Diffusée à la télévision pour l'American Cancer Society, cette publicité choc qui montre un fœtus en train de fumer attire l'attention des producteurs d'Hollywood et lui permet de réaliser le documentaire The Beat of the Live Drum en 1985.

En 1986, il s'associe avec les producteurs Steve Golin et Sigurjón Sighvatsson ainsi qu'avec les réalisateurs Dominic Sena, Greg Gold et Nigel Dick pour fonder la société de production Propaganda Films. La société révèle des cinéastes comme Spike Jonze ou Michael Bay, produit certaines œuvres de David Lynch et donne naissance à la révolution MTV grâce à ses vidéoclips.

Il continue ensuite à réaliser des publicités pour Nike, Pepsi, Sony, Converse, Coca-Cola ou Levi's, et de nombreux vidéoclips pour divers chanteurs et groupes de musique (notamment pour Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Rolling Stones et George Michael) ; avant de se tourner vers le cinéma.

Best films

Gravity (2013)
(Thanks)
WALL·E (2008)
(Thanks)
Gone Girl (2014)
(Director)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
(Director)
Se7en (1995)
(Director)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Fincher (23 films)

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Actor

Hitchcock/Truffaut, 1h19
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Bob Balaban, Mathieu Amalric, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.697823.697823.697823.697823.69782
Le documentaire retrace la genèse du célèbre livre de Truffaut et des entretiens qu'il a enregistré avec Alfred Hitchcock dans les studios Universal en 1962.
Side by Side, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors James Cameron, David Fincher, John Malkovich, Danny Boyle, David Lynch, Robert Rodríguez
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7970553.7970553.7970553.7970553.797055
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital.
Logorama
Logorama (2009)
, 16minutes
Origin France
Genres Animation
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Bob Stephenson, Fred Testot, Omar Sy, Sherman Augustus, Joel Michaely, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus
Roles Pringles Original (voice)
Rating75% 3.794063.794063.794063.794063.79406
The opening shot is a panorama of Los Angeles, revealing a city where all of the buildings and inhabitants are some form of commercial branding: birds in the form of Bentley logos, Microsoft's butterfly, pedestrians in the shape of the AIM icon, overhead highway signs mounted on Atlantic Records logos, etc. The major characters are revealed in an Altman-esque tableau. The Pringles mascot (voiced by David Fincher) pulls into a restaurant's parking lot and propositions an Esso Girl waitress (voiced by Aja Evans) who is on a smoking break. Two Michelin Man cops in a parked cruiser (voiced by Bob Stephenson and Sherman Augustus) are introduced as they debate the morality of keeping animals in zoos. Across town, Bob's Big Boy (voiced by Joel Michaely) and Haribo (voiced by Matt Winston) are on a tour at the zoo led by a flamboyant Mr. Clean (voiced by Michaely). The two boys hate the tour and hop off the tour train. They soon begin to harass the MGM lion by mooning it and throwing a Coca Cola bottle at it, but they are scolded by the zoo security, the Green Giant.
Full Frontal, 1h41
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Film Director
Rating47% 2.3518952.3518952.3518952.3518952.351895
Carl Bright est un journaliste du Los Angeles Magazine. Mais il cherche à tout prix à placer ses scénarios auprès des studios de cinéma. Il croit savoir pourquoi sa femme Lee, responsable des ressources humaines dans une grande entreprise, n'est pas heureuse. La sœur de Lee, Linda, est masseuse dans un hôtel et craint de ne jamais rencontrer le prince charmant. Calvin, vedette d'une célèbre série télévisée, fait ses débuts sur grand écran en jouant le personnage de Nicholas, partenaire d'une grande star, dans un film produit par Gus. Toutes ces personnes, y compris un comédien qui interprète Adolf Hitler dans une pièce de théâtre, vont tout faire pour se rendre dans un grand hôtel de Beverly Hills pour fêter le 40e anniversaire de Gus, le producteur. Mais cette soirée prendra une tournure inattendue.
Being John Malkovich, 1h52
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich
Roles Christopher Bing (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.898473.898473.898473.898473.89847
Craig Schwartz (Cusack) is an unemployed puppeteer in a forlorn marriage with his pet-obsessed wife Lotte (Diaz). Gaining a file clerk job through Dr. Lester (Bean) at LesterCorp, in the strange Floor 7½ low-ceiling offices of the Mertin-Flemmer Building in New York City, he develops an attraction to his coworker Maxine (Keener), who does not return his affections. Craig enters a small door hidden behind a filing cabinet and finds himself in the mind of actor John Malkovich. Craig is able to observe and sense whatever Malkovich does for fifteen minutes before he is ejected and dropped into a ditch near the New Jersey Turnpike. He reveals the portal to Maxine and they let others use it for $200 a turn.

Director

Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)

Directed by David Fincher
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit
Rating80% 4.0485854.0485854.0485854.0485854.048585
Amy et Nick forment en apparence un couple modèle. Victimes de la crise, ils quittent Manhattan pour retourner s’installer dans la ville du Missouri où Nick a grandi. Mais le jour de leur 5ème anniversaire de mariage, Amy disparaît et Nick retrouve leur maison saccagée. Lors de l’enquête tout semble accuser Nick. Celui-ci décide, de son côté, de tout faire pour savoir ce qui est arrivé à Amy et découvre qu’elle lui dissimulait beaucoup de choses.
Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)
, 2h29
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski
Rating80% 4.048584.048584.048584.048584.04858
The day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne returns home to find that his wife Amy is missing. Her disappearance receives heavy press coverage, as Amy was the inspiration for her parents' popular "Amazing Amy" children's books. Detective Rhonda Boney does a walkthrough of their house and finds poorly concealed evidence of a struggle. The police conduct a forensic analysis and uncover the remnants of cleaned blood stains, leading to the conclusion that Amy was murdered. Suspicions arise that Nick is responsible, and his awkward behavior is interpreted by the media as characteristic of a sociopath.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2h38
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films
Actors Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Yorick van Wageningen, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff
Rating77% 3.8973553.8973553.8973553.8973553.897355
In Stockholm, Sweden, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, co-owner of Millennium magazine, has lost a libel case brought against him by businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troubled investigator and hacker, compiles an extensive background check on Blomkvist for business magnate Henrik Vanger, who has a special task for him. In exchange for the promise of damning information about Wennerström, Blomkvist agrees to investigate the disappearance and assumed murder of Henrik's grandniece, Harriet, 40 years ago. After moving to the Vanger family's compound, Blomkvist uncovers a notebook containing a list of names and numbers that no one has been able to decipher.
The Social Network, 2h1
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara
Rating76% 3.8471953.8471953.8471953.8471953.847195
In late 2003, 19-year-old Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg is dumped by his girlfriend Erica Albright. Returning to his dorm, Zuckerberg writes an insulting entry about Albright on his LiveJournal blog and then creates a campus website called Facemash by hacking into college databases to steal photos of female students, then allowing site visitors to rate their attractiveness. After traffic to the site crashes parts of Harvard's computer network, Zuckerberg is given six months of academic probation. However, Facemash's popularity attracts the attention of Harvard upperclassmen and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and their business partner Divya Narendra. The trio invites Zuckerberg to work on Harvard Connection, a social network for Harvard students aimed at dating.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2h46
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Vieillesse, Political films
Actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Robert Towers, Tom Everett, Julia Ormond
Rating77% 3.898063.898063.898063.898063.89806
In 2005, elderly Daisy Fuller is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital; she asks her daughter, Caroline, to read aloud from the diary of Benjamin Button. From the reading, we learn that on the evening of November 11, 1918, a boy is born with the appearance and physical maladies of an elderly man. The baby's mother died after giving birth, and the father, Thomas Button, abandons the infant on the porch of a nursing home. Queenie and Mr. "Tizzy" Weathers, workers at the nursing home, find the baby, and Queenie decides to care of him as her own.
Zodiac
Zodiac (2007)
, 2h37
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Serial killer films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch
Rating76% 3.848793.848793.848793.848793.84879
On July 4, 1969, an unknown male attacks Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau with a handgun, at a lovers' lane in Vallejo, California. Mageau survives; Ferrin dies.
Panic Room
Panic Room (2002)
, 1h52
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick Bauchau
Rating67% 3.3994353.3994353.3994353.3994353.399435
Recently divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her 11-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) have just purchased a four-story brownstone on the Upper West Side of New York City. The house's previous owner, a reclusive millionaire, installed an isolated room used to protect the house's occupants from intruders. The "panic room" is protected by concrete and steel on all sides, a thick steel door, and an extensive security system with multiple surveillance cameras, a public announcement system, and a separate phone line. On the night the two move into the home, it is broken into by Junior (Leto), the previous owner's grandson; Burnham (Whitaker), an employee of the residence's security company; and Raoul (Yoakam), a ski mask-wearing gunman recruited by Junior. The three are after $3 million in bearer bonds, which are locked inside a floor safe in the panic room.
Fight Club
Fight Club (1999)
, 2h19
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about anarchism, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Films about psychiatry
Actors Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf, Richmond Arquette
Rating84% 4.2168454.2168454.2168454.2168454.216845
The unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) is a traveling automobile company employee who suffers from insomnia. One night he visits a support group for testicular cancer victims, where they assume that he too is a victim, and he spontaneously weeps into the nurturing arms of another man, finding a "freedom" that euphorically relieves his insomnia. He becomes addicted to participating in support groups of various kinds, always allowing the groups to assume that he suffers what they do. However, he begins to notice another impostor, Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), whose presence disturbs his bliss, so he negotiates with her to avoid their attending the same groups.
The Game
The Game (1997)
, 2h9
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Jeu
Actors Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Rating77% 3.899013.899013.899013.899013.89901
Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a wealthy investment banker, but his success has come at a cost. He is estranged from both his ex-wife (Anna Katarina) and his only sibling, younger brother Conrad (Sean Penn). He remains haunted from having seen his father (Charles Martinet) commit suicide on the latter's 48th birthday. For Nicholas' own 48th birthday, Conrad presents Nicholas with an unusual gift—a voucher for a "game" offered by a company called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Conrad promises Nicholas that it will change his life.
Se7en
Se7en (1995)
, 2h10
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Transport films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley
Rating83% 4.1638554.1638554.1638554.1638554.163855
In an unnamed American city, soon-to-be-retiring Detective William R. Somerset (Freeman) is partnered with short-tempered-but-idealistic Detective David Mills (Pitt), who recently transferred to the department. Together, their first case leads them to believe that they are chasing a serial killer whose killings each reflect one of the seven deadly sins. First, they discover an obese man who was tied to a chair and forced to eat food, and eventually, his own vomit, until his stomach exploded (representing gluttony). Next, they investigate the fatal bloodletting of a rich attorney, from whom a pound of flesh has been extracted (representing greed). Two days later, fingerprints left at the crime scenes lead them to an apartment, where they find an emaciated man strapped to a bed. Though he initially appears to be dead, they find he has been kept alive and immobile by the killer for one year to that day; a drug dealer and child molester before his capture (representing sloth). Though unable to learn anything from the insensate man, the detectives agree the killer has planned these crimes for more than a year.