David Fincher is an American film and music video director. He is famous for his stylish and dark movies like ‘Seven,’ ‘Alien,’ and ‘Fight Club.’ He was the winner of the Golden Globe Award, and the BAFTA Award for the Best Director. Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of David Fincher in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
His full names are David Andrew Leo Fincher, son of Howard Kelly Fincher, an author, and Claire Mae Boettcher, who worked as a mental health nurse. He was born in Denver, Colorado on 28 August 1962. His family relocated to San Anselmo, California when he was only two years old. From an early age, he knew he wanted to be in the film industry.
He attended Ashland High School. While he was still in high school, he used to direct plays, and design lighting and sets after school. He worked at a movie theatre as a non-union projectionist. He also worked at KOBI, a local tv station in Medford, where he was the production assistant. At the age of 8, he tried to make a movie with a camera that was 8mm.
In 1990, David married his longtime sweetheart, Donya Fiorentino. She was a photographer as well as a model. Their union was blessed with a baby girl Phelix Imogen, in 1994. A year later after the birth of their daughter, they divorced. Fincher is currently married to Cean Chaffin, who is a film producer as well. The two tied the knot in 1996.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
David first worked as the head of the production at Korty Films. After a while, he moved to the higher rank as the producer of visual effects. His first film to work on was a 1983 ‘Twice Upon a Time.’ He joined ILM in 1983, where he worked as a matte photographer and a cameraman. He worked on ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ and ‘Return of the Jedi.’
He co-founded Propaganda Films, a video production company and he started directing commercials and music videos. Some of the music videos that he directed include Madonna’s ‘Bad Girl,’ Express Yourself,’ ‘Vogue,’ and ‘Oh Father.’ He also produced Michael Jackson’s and Jermaine Stewart’s music videos.
He made a debut in film production in the movie ‘Alien 3, in 1992. The film was not very well received and it was criticized by many. Some of his other notable productions include ‘Panic Room,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ Zodiac,’ ‘The Game,’ among many others.
The movies that David has produced has been nominated for 30 Academy Awards and won 7 of them. 24 times for the BAFTA Awards with 6 wins, and for Golden Globe Awards, 17 times with 4 wins. Two of his films ‘The Social Network,’ and ‘Zodiac’ are listed in the 21st Century list of BBC 100 Greatest Films.
Net Worth & Earnings
Film and music video production seems to work well for our star. It has helped him amass a net worth of $70 million so far. His career is his primary source of all his wealth. He has a very luxurious life today, thanks to his hard work. He has also produced several commercials and they all amount to his net worth.
Fincher tried to make a movie when he was just 8 years old. He had a passion for films and he succeeded in turning it into a career. It has not come easy though, he was faced with various difficulties but he managed to overcome all of them.