David Andrew Leo Fincher[1][2] (born August 28, 1962) is an American director and producer, notably of films, television series and music videos. He has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Director: for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), and Mank (2020). He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for The Social Network.

He is also known for having directed the psychological thrillers Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), and Gone Girl (2014) and the mystery thrillers Zodiac (2007) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), as well as being instrumental in the creation of the U.S. television series House of Cards.

His films Zodiac and The Social Network are ranked in BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest motion pictures since 2000.[3]

Directed Academy Award performances

Fincher has directed multiple Oscar-nominated performances.

Year Performer Film Result
Academy Award for Best Actor
2009 Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2011 Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network Nominated
2021 Gary Oldman Mank Nominated
Academy Award for Best Actress
2012 Rooney Mara The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2015 Rosamund Pike Gone Girl Nominated
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
2009 Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2021 Amanda Seyfried Mank Nominated

Awards by association

Academy Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2009 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated [4]
2011 The Social Network Nominated [5]
2021 Mank Nominated

British Academy Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2009 Best Direction The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2011 The Social Network Won [6]
2014 Best International Programme House of Cards Nominated [7]
2015 Nominated [8]

Cannes Film Festival

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2007 Palme d'Or Zodiac Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2007 Best Director Zodiac Nominated
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2010 The Social Network Won
2014 Gone Girl Nominated [9]

Critics' Choice Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2009 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2011 The Social Network Won
2015 Gone Girl Nominated [10]
2021 Mank Nominated

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2010 The Social Network Won
2014 Gone Girl Nominated [11]
2020 Mank Nominated

Directors Guild of America Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2009 Outstanding Directing – Feature Film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated [12]
2011 The Social Network Nominated [12]
2012 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated [12]
2013 Outstanding Directing – Drama Series House of Cards Nominated [12]
2021 Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Mank Nominated [12]

Empire Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Best Director Zodiac Nominated
2011 The Social Network Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2009 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated [13]
2011 The Social Network Won [14]
2015 Gone Girl Nominated [15]
2021 Mank Nominated

Grammy Awards

Year Category Work Performing artist(s) Result Ref.
1991 Best Music Video "Oh Father" Madonna Nominated [16]
1995 "Love Is Strong" The Rolling Stones Won
2014 "Suit & Tie" Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z Won

Hugo Award

Year Category Work Result Ref.
1992 Best Dramatic Presentation Alien 3 Nominated

London Film Critics' Circle

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2007 Best Director Zodiac Nominated
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Won
2010 The Social Network Won
2020 Mank Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Won
2010 The Social Network Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2010 The Social Network Won

Online Film Critics Society Award

Year Category Work Result Ref
1999 Best Director Fight Club Nominated
2007 Zodiac Nominated
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2010 The Social Network Won

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Best Director The Social Network Nominated
2014 Gone Girl Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Category Work Episode Result Ref.
2013 Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series House of Cards "Chapter 1" Won [17]
Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
2014 Nominated
2015 Nominated [18]
2016 Nominated [19]
2017 Nominated
2019 Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Love, Death & Robots "The Witness" Won

Producers Guild of America Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Best Episodic Drama House of Cards Nominated [20]
2014 Nominated [21]
2015 Nominated [22]
2016 Nominated [23]

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Best Director The Social Network Nominated
2014 Gone Girl Nominated [24]

Satellite Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Best Director Gone Girl Nominated [25]
2021 Mank Nominated

Saturn Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
1992 Best Director Alien 3 Nominated [26]
1995 Seven Nominated [27]
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated

St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Best Director The Social Network Won
2014 Gone Girl Nominated [28]

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2007 Best Director Zodiac Nominated
2010 The Social Network Won

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Best Director The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Won
2010 The Social Network Won
2020 Mank Nominated

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Best Director The Social Network Won
2014 Gone Girl Nominated [29]

Other awards

Year Work Award Result
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button SFX Award for Best Director Nominated
2010 The Social Network Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director Won
César Award for Best Foreign Film Won
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film Nominated
Film Critics Circle of Australia for Best Foreign Film Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Director Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Won
Nastro d'Argento for Best Non-European Director Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director Won
Robert Festival for Best American Film Nominated
Russian Guild of Film Critics for Best Foreign Film Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Won
2013 House of Cards Peabody Award[30] Won
2014 Gone Girl Iowa Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Runner-up
Dorian Award for Film Director of the Year Nominated

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