David Fincher is an Academy-Award nominated American film director considered to be among the best directors in the world.
After establishing himself as a director of music videos, Fincher made his major directorial debut in 1992 with Alien 3 to mixed reviews. He gained greater recognition with 1999's Fight Club, a film that went on to have a cult following. In the 2000s, Fincher's profile continued to rise with Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Beginning in 2013, he directed and executive produced the acclaimed television series House of Cards.
Fincher has described himself as a perfectionist who does extensive research into his subject matter and lead actors before a production. Critics have observed that Fincher's protagonists often are driven by dark, subconscious impulses, and that Fincher is particularly skilled at creating sustained psychological tension. To date, his films have won nine Academy Awards, seven BAFTAs, and four Golden Globes.