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 übercool 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."
Based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, this unsettling thriller follows the mercurial Nick Dunne, who finds himself dogged by police and caught in a media maelstrom after he becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance.