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David Fincher


David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American filmmaker. His films, most of which are psychological thrillers, have collectively grossed over $2.1 billion worldwide and have received 40 Academy Award nominations; this includes three Best Director nominations for him. 


He has also received four Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award.


Fincher became interested in filmmaking at the age of eight. In 1986, at the age of 24, he co-founded the production company Propaganda Films. He directed numerous music videos for the company, most notably Madonna's "Express Yourself" in 1989 and "Vogue" in 1990, both of which won him the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction


He received two Grammy Awards for Best Music Video for "Love Is Strong" (1994) by The Rolling Stones and "Suit & Tie" (2013) by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z. He was previously nominated for "Oh Father" (1989) by Madonna.


In the field of television, Fincher's work includes serving as an executive producer and director for the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–2019), winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of the former.


 He also executive produced and co-created alongside Tim Miller the animated Netflix series Love, Death & Robots (2019–present) which received three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program. He also executive-produced the Netflix series Voir (2021).


David Andrew Leo Fincher was born in Denver on August 28, 1962. His mother, Claire Mae (née Boettcher), was a mental health nurse from South Dakota who worked in drug addiction programs. 


His father, Howard Kelly "Jack" Fincher (1930–2003), was an author from Oklahoma who worked as a reporter and bureau chief for Life magazine. When Fincher was two years old, the family moved to San Anselmo, California, where he counted filmmaker George Lucas among his neighbors. 


He became fascinated with filmmaking at the age of eight and began making films on an 8mm camera.


Fincher married model Donya Fiorentino, sister of actress Linda Fiorentino, in 1990. They had one daughter together, Phelix Imogen (born 1994), before divorcing in 1995. Fincher married producer Ceán Chaffin in 1996.

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