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David Andrew Leo Fincher[1][2] (born August 28, 1962) is an American director and producer, notably for films, television series and music videos. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Director
for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Direction. He is also known for having directed the psychological thrillers Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club
Fight Club
(1999), Panic Room
Panic Room
(2002) 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 (2013-) and Mindhunter (2017-). His films Zodiac and The Social Network
The Social Network
are ranked in BBC's 100 Greatest Films
Films
of the 21st Century.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career 2.2 1990s: Alien 3, Seven, The Game and Fight Club 2.3 2000s: Panic Room, hiatus, Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2.4 2010s: The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl and television career 2.5 Future work

3 Approach and style 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 As director

5.1.1 Film 5.1.2 Television

5.2 Additional credits 5.3 Music videos 5.4 Recurring collaborators

6 Reception

6.1 Critical reception 6.2 Box office performance

7 Accolades 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

10.1 Interviews

Early life[edit] Fincher was born on August 28, 1962 in Denver, Colorado,[4] the son of Claire Mae (née Boettcher), a mental health nurse from South Dakota who worked in drug addiction programs, and Howard Kelly "Jack" Fincher, an author from Oklahoma
Oklahoma
who worked as a reporter and bureau chief for Life.[5][6] Howard died of cancer in April 2003.[1][7] Fincher knew from a young age he wanted to go into filmmaking. When Fincher was two years old, the family moved to San Anselmo, California, where filmmaker George Lucas
George Lucas
was one of his neighbors.[6] Fincher moved to Ashland, Oregon
Ashland, Oregon
in his teens, where he graduated from Ashland High School. During high school, he directed plays and designed sets and lighting after school, and was a non-union projectionist at a second-run movie theater, production assistant at the local television news station KOBI
KOBI
in Medford, Oregon, and took on other odd jobs such as fry cook, busboy, and dishwasher.[6][8] Inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(1969), Fincher began making movies at age eight with an 8mm camera.[6][4] Career[edit] Early career[edit] Fincher was employed at Korty Films
Films
as a production head. He moved up the ranks and became a visual effects producer,[6] working on the animated Twice Upon a Time (1983). He was hired by Industrial Light & Magic in 1983 as an assistant cameraman and matte photographer,[6] and worked on Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi
(1983) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).[9] In 1984, he left ILM to direct a commercial for the American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
that depicted a fetus smoking a cigarette.[6] This quickly brought Fincher to the attention of producers in Los Angeles, and he was given the chance to direct the 1985 Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield
documentary The Beat of the Live Drum.[10] Set on a directing career, Fincher co-founded video-production company Propaganda Films
Propaganda Films
and started off directing music videos and commercials.[10] Like Fincher, directors such as Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alex Proyas, Paul Rachman, Mark Romanek, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski
and others honed their talents at Propaganda Films
Propaganda Films
before moving on to feature films.[11] Though he would continue to direct spots for Levi's, Converse, Nike, Pepsi, Revlon, Sony, Coca-Cola, Chanel, and other companies,[6] Fincher began to focus on music videos. He directed the video for 1986's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which was the biggest commercial success for pop/R&B singer Jermaine Stewart,[4], Michael Jackson's "Who Is It", and worked extensively with Madonna, directing videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and "Bad Girl",[10] 1990s: Alien 3, Seven, The Game and Fight Club[edit] 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
hired Fincher to replace Vincent Ward as the director of the science fiction horror film Alien 3 (1992), his feature directorial debut.[12] The third installment in the Alien franchise starring Sigourney Weaver, the film was released in May 1992 to a mixed reception from critics and was considered weaker than the preceding films in the franchise.[13] Film
Film
critic Roger Ebert, considered it to be "one of the best looking bad movies he's ever seen".[14] Fincher became involved with several disputes with 20th Century Fox over script and budget issues during the production. In Director's Cut: Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century, he blames the producers for not putting the necessary trust in him.[15] He stated in an interview with The Guardian
The Guardian
in 2009: "No one hated it more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me."[16] It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.[17] After directing the film, he retreated back into the world of commercial and music video directing, including the video for the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Short Form Music Video-winning song "Love Is Strong" by The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
in 1994.[18] Following the difficult production of Alien 3, Fincher thought that he would "rather die of colon cancer than do another movie" and eschewed reading scripts.[19] Despite this, Fincher read Andrew Kevin Walker's screenplay for Seven (1995), which was actually Walker's original draft with the current ending, that was already removed by then attached director Jeremiah Chechik. Fincher expressed no interest in directing after reading the revised draft, until New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
agreed to keep the original ending.[20][19] It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey, and tells the story of two detectives (played by Pitt and Freeman) tracking down a serial killer who bases his killings on the seven deadly sins.[21] Seven was one of the highest-earning films of 1995, grossing more than $320 million internationally and was positively received by film critics.[22] Writing for Sight and Sound, John Wrathall wrote that it "stands as the most complex and disturbing entry in the serial killer genre since Manhunter" and Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
opined that Seven is "one of the darkest and most merciless films ever made in the Hollywood mainstream."[23][24] After the success of Seven, Fincher went on to film a music video for "6th Avenue Heartache" by The Wallflowers[25] and the thriller The Game (1997) from a screenplay by the screenwriting duo John Brancato and Michael Ferris.[26] The story focuses on a San Franciscan investment banker (played by Michael Douglas) who receives an unusual gift from his younger brother (Sean Penn), in which he becomes involved in a "game" that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life, leading to frustration and uncertainty between the game and real life.[26] Fincher hired Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker to make contributions and polishes to the script.[27] The film had middling box office returns, despite being met with generally positive reviews, with specific praise for Fincher's direction and Douglas' performance.[28] In August 1997, Fincher agreed to direct a screen adaptation Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club
Fight Club
for 20th Century Fox, his second film with studio after the trouble production of Alien 3.[29] The film stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
and follows an insomniac office worker who is known simply as The Narrator, played by Norton, who opens up a club devoted exclusively to bare knuckle fighting for men with soap salesman Tyler Durden (Pitt). Fight Club was an early disappointment at the box office and initially received mixed reviews. In the years following its release, Fight Club
Fight Club
received a reassessment from many critics and is now considered one of the best films of the 1990s. Entertainment Weekly, which had originally given the film a D-,[30] later ranked the DVD #1 on its list of 50 Essential DVDs.[31] The film's social commentary has been the source of much critical analysis from academics and film critics. 2000s: Panic Room, hiatus, Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button[edit] In 2006, the British magazine Total Film voted Fight Club
Fight Club
number four in the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, beaten only by Jaws, Vertigo and Goodfellas at 3, 2 and 1 respectively.[32] In 2002, Fincher followed up with the thriller Panic Room. The film earned over $92 million at the U.S. box office. The story follows a single mother (Jodie Foster) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) as they hide in a safe room of their new house, away from criminals (Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, and Fight Club
Fight Club
collaborator Jared Leto) bent on finding a missing fortune. Fincher acknowledged Panic Room as a more mainstream thriller, describing the film, on the DVD's audio commentary, as "[basically] a date movie" and a "really good B movie" about "two people trapped in a closet". Five years after Panic Room, Fincher returned on March 2, 2007 with Zodiac, an adaptation of Robert Graysmith's books about the hunt for the Zodiac Killer
Zodiac Killer
that starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Edwards, and Brian Cox. The first of Fincher's films to be shot digitally, the majority of the film was recorded on a Thomson Viper FilmStream HD digital movie camera . However, high-speed film cameras were used for the Blue Rock Springs and Presidio Heights murder scenes for the slow-motion shots.[33] It was originally to be released in the fall of 2006 but was pushed back after Fincher refused to cut 20 minutes off the film. Zodiac was one of the best-reviewed films of that year, with only two other 2007 films appearing on more top-10 lists (No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood).[34] However, the film struggled at the box office in the U.S., earning only $33 million, but did well overseas with a foreign gross of $51.7 million. Worldwide, Zodiac was a decent success.[35] Despite an aggressive campaign by the studio, expectations surrounding Robert Downey, Jr.'s supporting performance, Fincher's direction and Vanderbilt's adapted script, the film did not earn a single Oscar nomination.[36] A story about life and death, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story of the same name. The film was Fincher's third with Brad Pitt. The film started shooting in November 2006 in New Orleans, before moving on to the Virgin Islands, Montreal, and L.A. Both Zodiac and this film are co-productions of Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
The budget for the film was estimated at $150 million, partly due to the visual effects used to reverse the aging in Pitt's character. It received 13 nominations at the 81st Academy Awards, including Fincher's first nomination for Best Director. It won three Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects. 2010s: The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl and television career[edit] Fincher directed the 2010 film The Social Network, about the legal battles of Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
and the founding of Facebook. The film features an Oscar-winning screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, adapted from the book The Accidental Billionaires. Filming started in October 2009[37] and was released a year later, to critical acclaim. Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
created the Oscar-winning soundtrack for the film. The film went on to win many awards, including three Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.[38] In 2011, Fincher directed the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the book by Stieg Larsson, with a script written by Steven Zaillian. The film was shot in Sweden, with Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
as Mikael Blomkvist. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
composed the soundtrack for the film, collaborating with Fincher a second time.[39] The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress for Mara, and won the award for Best Film
Film
Editing. Fincher is an executive producer of the Netflix
Netflix
television series House of Cards, of which he also directed the first two episodes.[40] The series has received positive reviews, earning nine Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and winning Fincher the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the first episode.[41] In 2014, Fincher directed the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl, which starred Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Rosamund Pike.[42][43] The film earned Pike an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Fincher also received his third Golden Globe nomination. Fincher signed a three-series deal with HBO
HBO
for Utopia, Shakedown, and Videosyncrazy. Utopia was set to be an adaptation of the British series of the same name. Shakedown, a noir-ish crime drama, was about the tabloid world and the underbelly of Los Angeles in the 1950s and centered on a real-life private detective.[44][45] Videosyncrazy, a comedy set in the 1980s, would follow Robby, a college drop out, pursuing his dream as a music video and film director in Hollywood.[46] In August 2015, budget disputes between Fincher and the network halted production of Utopia, and consequently all three projects were dropped altogether.[47] In 2016, Fincher directed another Netflix
Netflix
series, Mindhunter, starring Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff. The series, that is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, debuted worldwide on October 13, 2017.[48][49]. Future work[edit] Paramount Studios chief Jim Gianopulos said in June 2017 that a sequel to World War Z was "in advanced development" with director Fincher and star Brad Pitt.[50] Approach and style[edit] Fincher likes to map out camera movements with computer-generated imagery, commission intricate sets, get heavily involved in post-production, and re-shoot footage after the principal photography has wrapped.[51] He does not normally use hand-held cameras when he shoots a film, preferring cameras on a tripod. His most frequent use of a hand-held camera was for Seven, in which five scenes were shot that way. Fincher likes to confuse audiences with his camerawork. Sometimes, it is difficult to determine whether a shot is human-controlled, motion-controlled or computer-generated imagery. Close-ups
Close-ups
are uncommon in Fincher's films, and he tries to move his cameras as little as possible. The interior of a refrigerator can be seen in a number of Fincher's films.[52] Personal life[edit] Fincher married model–photographer Donya Fiorentino (born 1967) in 1990 and divorced in 1995.[53] They have a daughter, Phelix Imogen Fincher (born 1994).[54] Fincher is currently married to producer Ceán Chaffin.[55] Filmography[edit] As director[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Executive producer

1992 Alien 3 Yes

1995 Seven Yes

1997 The Game Yes

1999 Fight Club Yes

2001 The Hire
The Hire
(Short films)

Yes

2002 Panic Room Yes

2007 Zodiac Yes

2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Yes

2010 The Social Network Yes

2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Yes

2014 Gone Girl Yes

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Executive producer Notes

2013–present House of Cards Yes

Yes Directed 2 episodes

2017–present Mindhunter Yes

Yes Directed 4 episodes

Additional credits[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Executive producer Other

1983 Return of the Jedi

Assistant cameraman

1983 Twice Upon a Time

Special
Special
photographic effects

1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Matte photography

1984 The NeverEnding Story

Matte photography assistant

2004 Murder by Numbers

Interviewee

2005 Lords of Dogtown

Yes

2006 Love and Other Disasters

Yes

2012 Side by Side

Interviewee

2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut

Interviewee

2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web

Yes

Music videos[edit] As a music video director, Fincher has won two Grammy Awards for Best Music Video, for his work in "Love Is Strong" by The Rolling Stones (1995) and "Suit & Tie" by Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
and Jay-Z
Jay-Z
(2013), and three MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction, being one of the most awarded directors in the category, alongside Spike Jonze. He also earned back-to-back MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction in 1989 for "Express Yourself" and in 1990 for "Vogue". In 1990, he earned three of the four available nominations in the Best Direction category.

"Dance This World Away", Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield
(1984) "Celebrate Youth", Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield
(1984) "Bop Til You Drop", Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield
(1984) "Shame", The Motels
The Motels
(1985) "Shock", The Motels
The Motels
(1985) "Celebrate Youth", Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield
(1985) "All The Love In The World", The Outfield
The Outfield
(1986) "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", Jermaine Stewart
Jermaine Stewart
(1986) "Everytime You Cry", The Outfield
The Outfield
(1986) "One Simple Thing", Stabilizers
Stabilizers
(1986) "Stay", Howard Hewett (1986) "She Comes On", Wire Train (1987) "Should She Cry", Wire Train (1987) "Endless Nights", Eddie Money
Eddie Money
(1987) "Downtown Train", Patty Smyth
Patty Smyth
(1987) "I Don't Mind At All", Bourgeois Tagg (1987) "Notorious", Loverboy
Loverboy
(1987) "Love Will Rise Again", Loverboy
Loverboy
(1987) "Johnny B", The Hooters[56] (1987) "Storybook Love", Willy DeVille
Willy DeVille
(from The Princess Bride) (1987) "Can I Hold You", Colin Hay (1987) "No Surrender", The Outfield
The Outfield
(1987) "Say You Will", Foreigner (1987) "Don't Tell Me The Time", The Motels
The Motels
(1987) "Tell It To the Moon", The Motels
The Motels
(1988) "Heart of Gold", Johnny Hates Jazz
Johnny Hates Jazz
(1988) "Englishman in New York", Sting[56] (1988) "Shattered Dreams" (second version), Johnny Hates Jazz
Johnny Hates Jazz
(1988) "Get Rhythm", Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder
(1988) "Most of All", Jody Watley
Jody Watley
(1988) "Roll With It", Steve Winwood[56] (1988) "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me" (version 1988), Paula Abdul (1988) "Holding On", Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1988) "Heart", Neneh Cherry
Neneh Cherry
(1989) "Bamboleo" (second version), Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
(1989) "Straight Up", Paula Abdul[56] (1989) "Most of All", Jody Watley
Jody Watley
(1989) "Real Love", Jody Watley
Jody Watley
(1989) "Bamboleo" (third version), Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
(1989) "She's a Mystery to Me", Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
(1989) "Forever Your Girl", Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
(1989) "Express Yourself", Madonna[56][57] (1989) "The End of the Innocence", Don Henley
Don Henley
(1989) "Cold Hearted", Paula Abdul[57] (1989) "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me" (version 1989), Paula Abdul (1988) "Oh Father", Madonna (1989) "Janie's Got a Gun", Aerosmith[56][57] (1989) "Vogue", Madonna (1990) "Cradle of Love", Billy Idol[56] (1990) "L.A. Woman", Billy Idol[58] (1990) "Freedom '90", George Michael[56] (1990) "Who Is It?", Michael Jackson[59][60] (1992) "Bad Girl", Madonna (1993) "Love Is Strong", The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
(1994) "6th Avenue Heartache", The Wallflowers[57] (1996) "Judith", A Perfect Circle[57] (2000) "Only", Nine Inch Nails[61] (2005) "Suit & Tie", Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
and Jay-Z[62] (2013)

Recurring collaborators[edit]

Actor Alien 3 Seven The Game Fight Club Panic Room Zodiac The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Social Network The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo House of Cards Gone Girl Mindhunter World War Z Sequel Total

Brad Pitt

N

N

N

N 4

Richmond Arquette

N

N

N N

4

David Clennon

N N

2

Elias Koteas

N N

2

Holt McCallany N

N

N

3

Jared Leto

N N

2

John Getz

N

N

2

Joel Kinnaman

N N

2

Kevin Spacey

N

N

2

Lee Norris

N

N

2

Mahershala Ali

N

N

2

Mark Boone Junior

N N

2

Robin Wright

N N

2

Rooney Mara

N N

2

Zach Grenier

N

N

2

Crew Seven The Game Fight Club Panic Room Zodiac The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Social Network The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Gone Girl Total

Angus Wall

N N N N N

5

Atticus Ross

N N N 3

Ceán Chaffin

N N N N N N N N 8

Darius Khondji N

N

2

Harris Savides

N

N

2

Howard Shore N N

N

3

James Haygood

N N N

3

Jeff Cronenweth

N

N N N 4

Kirk Baxter

N N N N 4

Scott Rudin

N N

2

Trent Reznor

N N N 3

Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic

Alien3 44% (45 reviews)[63] 59 (20 reviews)[64]

Seven 80% (70 reviews)[65] 65 (22 reviews)[66]

The Game 72% (53 reviews)[67] 61 (19 reviews)[68]

Fight Club 79% (162 reviews)[69] 66 (35 reviews)[70]

Panic Room 76% (182 reviews)[71] 65 (36 reviews)[72]

Zodiac 89% (233 reviews)[73] 78 (40 reviews)[74]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 72% (238 reviews)[75] 70 (37 reviews)[76]

The Social Network 96% (290 reviews)[77] 95 (42 reviews)[78]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 86% (224 reviews)[79] 71 (41 reviews)[80]

Gone Girl 88% (295 reviews)[81] 79 (49 reviews)[82]

Box office performance[edit]

Film Studio Release date Box office gross Budget Reference

North America Other territories Worldwide

Alien3 20th Century Fox May 22, 1992 (1992-05-22) $55,473,545 $104,340,953 $159,814,498 $50 million [83]

Seven New Line Cinema September 22, 1995 (1995-09-22) $100,125,643 $227,186,216 $327,311,859 $33 million [84]

The Game PolyGram September 12, 1997 (1997-09-12) $48,323,648 $61,100,000 $109,423,648 $50 million [85]

Fight Club 20th Century Fox October 15, 1999 (1999-10-15) $37,030,102 $63,823,651 $100,853,753 $63 million [86]

Panic Room Columbia March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29) $96,397,334 $100,000,081 $196,397,415 $48 million [87]

Zodiac Paramount / Warner Bros. March 2, 2007 (2007-03-02) $33,080,084 $51,705,830 $84,785,914 $65 million [88]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button December 25, 2008 (2008-12-25) $127,509,326 $206,422,757 $333,932,083 $150 million [89]

The Social Network Columbia October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01) $96,962,694 $127,957,621 $224,920,315 $40 million [90]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Columbia / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20) $102,068,888 $130,101,637 $232,617,430 $90 million [91]

Gone Girl 20th Century Fox October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) $167,238,510 $199,700,000 $366,938,510 $61 million [92]

Total $858,764,264 $1,246,038,476 $2,136,548,250 $650 million

Accolades[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by David Fincher

Year Work Award Result

1992 Alien 3 Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated

Saturn Award for Best Director Nominated

Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Nominated

1999 Fight Club Online Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

2007 Zodiac Palme d'Or Nominated

Saturn Award for Best Action or Adventure Film Nominated

Chicago Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

London Film
Film
Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year Nominated

Online Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

Toronto Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

2008 Bodil Award for Best American Film Nominated

Empire Award for Best Director Nominated

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button London Film
Film
Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year Won

National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Director Won

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

Dallas–Fort Worth Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Nominated

New York Film
Film
Critics Circle Award for Best Director Nominated

Online Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

SFX Award for Best Director Nominated

Vancouver Film
Film
Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won

2009 Academy Award for Best Director Nominated

BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Direction Nominated

Golden Globe Award for Best Director Nominated

Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film Won

Saturn Award for Best Director Nominated

2010 The Social Network Boston Society of Film
Film
Critics Award for Best Director Won

César Award for Best Foreign Film Won

Chicago Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Won

Dallas–Fort Worth Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Won

David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film Nominated

Film
Film
Critics Circle of Australia for Best Foreign Film Won

Florida Film
Film
Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won

Las Vegas Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Won

London Film
Film
Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year Won

Los Angeles Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Won

Nastro d'Argento for Best Non-European Director Nominated

National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Director Won

National Society of Film
Film
Critics Award for Best Director Won

New York Film
Film
Critics Circle Award for Best Director Nominated

Phoenix Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

Robert Festival for Best American Film Nominated

Russian Guild of Film
Film
Critics for Best Foreign Film Nominated

San Diego Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

San Francisco Film
Film
Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won

Southeastern Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Won

Toronto Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Won

Vancouver Film
Film
Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won

Washington D.C. Area Film
Film
Critics Association Nominated

2011 Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director Won

Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Nominated

Empire Award for Best Director Nominated

Bodil Award for Best American Film Nominated

Golden Globe Award for Best Director Won

Satellite Award for Best Director Won

BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Direction Won

Academy Award for Best Director Nominated

2012 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Saturn Award for Best Horror or Thriller Film Won

Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Nominated

2013 House of Cards Peabody Award[93] Won

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Won

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Nominated

2014 Nominated

Gone Girl Saturn Award for Best Thriller Film Won

Iowa Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Runner-up

Chicago Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

Dallas–Fort Worth Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

Dorian Award for Film
Film
Director of the Year Nominated

Phoenix Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

San Diego Film
Film
Critics Society Award for Best Director Nominated

St. Louis Gateway Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

Washington D.C. Area Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director Nominated

2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Director Nominated

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director Nominated

Satellite Award for Best Director Nominated

House of Cards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Nominated

2016 Nominated

His films Zodiac and The Social Network
The Social Network
are ranked in the BBC's 100 Greatest Films
Films
of the 21st Century list.[94] References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Waxman, Sharon, ed. (2005). Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System. HarperEntertainment. 

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Interviews[edit]

Feraci, Devin (January 8, 2008). "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DAVID FINCHER (ZODIAC DVD)". CHUD.  Foley, Jack. "Zodiac - David Fincher
David Fincher
interview". IndieLondon.  Foundas, Scott (January 9, 2008). " David Fincher
David Fincher
discusses Zodiac's rising star". LA Weekly.  Guyot, Paul (2007). " David Fincher
David Fincher
- Seven & Fight Club". DVD Talk.  Horowitz, Josh (January 2, 2008). " David Fincher
David Fincher
Didn't Want To Make 'Another Serial-Killer Movie' … Until 'Zodiac' Came Along - Part I". MTV News.  Horowitz, Josh (January 4, 2008). " David Fincher
David Fincher
Discusses Reunion With Brad Pitt, Possible 'Fight Club' Musical. He also details the 'Alien 3' he never got the chance to make". MTV News.  Mockenhaupt, Brian (March 1, 2007). "The Curious Case of David Fincher". Esquire.  Smith, Gavin (September–October 1999). " Film
Film
Comment: Gavin Smith goes one-on-one with David Fincher". Inside Out. 

Awards and achievements

National Board of Review

Preceded by Tim Burton for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Succeeded by Clint Eastwood for Invictus

National Board of Review

Preceded by Clint Eastwood for Invictus Best Director for The Social Network 2010 Succeeded by Martin Scorsese for Hugo

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Films
Films
directed by David Fincher

Alien 3 (1992) Seven (1995) The Game (1997) Fight Club
Fight Club
(1999) Panic Room
Panic Room
(2002) Zodiac (2007) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) The Social Network
The Social Network
(2010) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(2011) Gone Girl (2014)

Awards for David Fincher

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BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Direction

Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) George Roy Hill (1970) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1975) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1980) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1984) no award (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1987) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1988) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Mike Newell (1994) Michael Radford
Michael Radford
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
/ Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Jack Smight for "Eddie" (1959) Robert Mulligan
Robert Mulligan
for The Moon and Sixpence (1960) George Schaefer for Macbeth (1961) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1962) Stuart Rosenberg for "The Madman" (1963) Tom Gries for "Who Do You Kill?" (1964) Paul Bogart for "The 700 Year Old Gang" (1965) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
for "The Game" (1966) Alex Segal for Death of a Salesman (1967) Lee H. Katzin (1968) David Greene for "The People Next Door" (1969) Paul Bogart for "Shadow Game" (1970) Daryl Duke
Daryl Duke
for "The Day the Lion Died" / Fielder Cook for "The Price" (1971) Alexander Singer for "The Invasion of Kevin Ireland" (1972) Jerry Thorpe for "An Eye for an Eye" / Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) John Korty for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman / Robert Butler for "Part III" (1974) Bill Bain for "A Sudden Storm" (1975) David Greene for Episode 8 (Rich Man, Poor Man) (1976) David Greene for Roots ("Part 1") (1977) Marvin J. Chomsky for Holocaust (1978) Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
for "Pilot" (The White Shadow) (1979) Roger Young for "Cop" (1980) Robert Butler for "Hill Street Station"(1981) Harry Harris for "To Soar and Never Falter" (1982) Jeff Bleckner for "Life in the Minors" (1983) Corey Allen for "Goodbye, Mr. Scripps" (1984) Karen Arthur for "Heat" (1985) Georg Stanford Brown
Georg Stanford Brown
for "Parting Shots" (1986) Gregory Hoblit for "Pilot" (L.A. Law) (1987) Mark Tinker for "Weigh In, Way Out" (1988) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
for "The Boiler Room" (1989) Thomas Carter for "Promises to Keep" / Scott Winant for "The Go-Between" (1990) Thomas Carter for "In Confidence" (1991) Eric Laneuville
Eric Laneuville
for "All God's Children" (1992) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
for "Gone for Goode" (1993) Daniel Sackheim for "Tempest in a C-Cup" (1994) Mimi Leder
Mimi Leder
for "Love's Labor Lost" (1995) Jeremy Kagan for "Leave of Absence" (1996) Mark Tinker for "Where's 'Swaldo?" (1997) Mark Tinker for "Pilot" (Brooklyn South) / Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Brain Salad Surgery" (1998) Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Hearts and Souls" (1999) Thomas Schlamme for "Pilot" (The West Wing) (2000) Thomas Schlamme for "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I" & "Part II" (2001) Alan Ball for "Pilot" (Six Feet Under) (2002) Christopher Misiano for "Twenty Five" (2003) Walter Hill for "Deadwood" (2004) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
for "Pilot" (Lost) (2005) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m." (2006) Alan Taylor for "Kennedy and Heidi" (2007) Greg Yaitanes for "House's Head" (2008) Rod Holcomb for "And in the End..." (2009) Steve Shill for "The Getaway" (2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
for "Boardwalk Empire" (2011) Tim Van Patten for "To the Lost" (2012) David Fincher
David Fincher
for "Chapter 1" (2013) Cary Joji Fukunaga for "Who Goes There" (2014) David Nutter
David Nutter
for "Mother's Mercy" (2015) Miguel Sapochnik
Miguel Sapochnik
for "Battle of the Bastards" (2016) Reed Morano for "Offred" (2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Henry King (1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) László Benedek (1951) Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Joshua Logan (1955) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
(1960) Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) David Lean
David Lean
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Charles Jarrott (1969) Arthur Hiller
Arthur Hiller
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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London Film
Film
Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year

Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
(1980) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
(1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1983) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1984) Roland Joffé
Roland Joffé
(1985) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1986) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1987) John Huston
John Huston
(1988) Terence Davies (1989) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1990) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) James Ivory
James Ivory
(1993) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1994) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2000) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2001) Phillip Noyce
Phillip Noyce
(2002) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) László Nemes
László Nemes
(2016) Sean Baker (2017)

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Los Angeles Film
Film
Critics Association Award for Best Director

Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1985) David Lynch
David Lynch
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1988) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
/ Luca Guadagnino
Luca Guadagnino
(2017)

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National Society of Film
Film
Critics Award for Best Director

Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1966) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1967) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1968) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1969) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1970) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1971) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1975) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1976) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1977) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1978) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
/ Robert Benton (1979) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1980) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1981) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1982) Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani (1983) Robert Bresson (1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) David Lynch
David Lynch
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(1998) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2003) Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
(2004) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2012) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Director

Joel Coen (1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1998) Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Jim Sheridan (2003) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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