David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director and producer who directed the 1992 film Alien3. Alien3 was Fincher's debut feature film. Other notable films he has directed include Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999), The Social Network (2010) and Gone Girl (2014).

Fincher has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Director (for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network and Mank) and has won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. For his work on Alien3, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Director. However, owing to studio interference, Fincher found the production — his feature film debut — to be an incredibly traumatic experience and he has since disowned the film.

Awards and Nominations[]

Year Film Notes
1992 Alien3 Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Director
Nominated — Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation


Year Title Notes
1992 Alien3
1995 Se7en With George Christy, Charles S. Dutton, Henry Kingi and Leland Orser
1997 The Game With Christopher John Fields and Tommy Flanagan
1999 Fight Club With Christopher John Fields and Holt McCallany
2002 Panic Room
2007 Zodiac With Rod Damer and Christopher John Fields
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button With Mahershala Ali
2010 The Social Network
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2014 Gone Girl


  • Fincher was executive producer of the Halo 4 "Scanned" launch trailer;[1] the Halo franchise has referenced and drawn inspiration from the Alien franchise several times.



  1. Goldfarb, Andrew (October 10, 2012). "David Fincher Producing Halo 4 Launch Trailer". IGN. Retrieved on October 20, 2012.