Photo of David Fincher David Fincher

Born May 10, 1962, in Denver, David Fincher honed his distinctive visual eye as employee with Industrial Light & Magic before delving into music videos and directing TV commercials for clients such as Coca-Cola and Budweiser.

After a rocky experience helming his first feature, Alien 3 (1992) -- during which he clashed with studio executives -- Fincher found his voice with Seven (1995), a crime thriller that reveled in his dark vision and cemented his reputation as a purveyor of ├╝bercool cinema. He went on to release a string of well-received thrillers, including Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), which earned him his first Golden Globe and Oscar nominations as Best Director.

In 2011, Fincher garnered another Oscar nod and won a Golden Globe for the biopic The Social Network. His subsequent ventures include executive-producing the Netflix original series "House of Cards."

David Fincher in Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

2015 PG-13

Movie history was changed forever when director François Truffaut published his 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock." In this engaging documentary, a host of prominent filmmakers describes the effect that Truffaut's book had on their work.

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