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David Andrew Leo Fincher[1][2] (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director. 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
The Social Network
(2010). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Direction. His directorial debut was Alien 3, and he has since directed numerous films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club
Fight Club
(1999), Panic Room
Panic Room
(2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix
Netflix
series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present) and has directed episodes of both series, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of House of Cards. His films Zodiac and The Social Network
The Social Network
are ranked in BBC's 100 Greatest 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 Upcoming projects 2.6 Unrealized projects

3 Approach and style 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Music videos

6 Reception

6.1 Critical reception 6.2 Box office performance

7 Accolades 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

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
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 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 (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 as a production head. He then moved up the ranks and became a visual effects producer,[6] working on the animated Twice Upon a Time (1983) under the direction of his former neighbor, George Lucas.[citation needed] He was hired by Industrial Light & Magic in 1983 as an assistant cameraman and matte photographer,[6] and worked on 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
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 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", Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun" and worked extensively with Madonna, directing videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father", "Vogue" and "Bad Girl".[10] He also directed Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love" video. Fincher referred to the production of music videos as his own kind of film school, in which he learned how to work efficiently within a small budget and time frame.[12][13]

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.[14] 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.[15] Film critic Roger Ebert, considered it to be "one of the best looking bad movies I’ve ever seen".[16] Fincher became involved with several disputes with 20th Century Fox
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.[17] 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."[18] It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21] 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 agreed to keep the original ending.[22][21] 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 murders on the seven deadly sins.[23] Seven was one of the highest-earning films of 1995, grossing more than $320 million internationally and was positively received by film critics.[24] 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."[25][26] After the success of Seven, Fincher went on to film a music video for "6th Avenue Heartache" by The Wallflowers[27] and the thriller The Game (1997) from a screenplay by the screenwriting duo John Brancato and Michael Ferris.[28] 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.[28] Fincher hired Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker to make contributions and polishes to the script.[29] The film had middling box office returns, despite being met with generally positive reviews, with specific praise for Fincher's direction and Douglas' performance.[30] Since his reputation as a director has grown, The Game has received enough re-appraisal as an early indicator of his strengths to become became part of the esteemed Criterion Collection. [31] In August 1997, Fincher agreed to direct a screen adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club
Fight Club
for 20th Century Fox, his second film with the studio after the troubled production of Alien 3.[32] The film stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and 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
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. Entertainment Weekly, which had originally given the film a D-,[33] later ranked the DVD #1 on its list of 50 Essential DVDs.[34] The film's social commentary has been the source of much critical analysis from academics and film critics. Around the same period, Fincher was shortlisted by Columbia Pictures, as one of the potential directors for Spider-Man: a live-action adaptation of the fictional comic-book character of the same name. Fincher's concept for the project had a more mature, psychologically-rooted and less action-oriented take on the classic Spider-Man mythos, skipped the titular character's origin story, instead covering those events in a 10-minute title sequence, put an emphasis on the character's struggles with his post-high school life and his super-human abilities, along with his relationship with his girlfriend/love interest: Gwen Stacy, featured the classic Spider-Man villain: the Green Goblin, as the main antagonist and would have also served as an adaptation of the iconic comic-book storyline: "The Night Gwen Stacy Died", which featured the death of Gwen Stacy at the hands of the Goblin. However, Fincher's pitch was rejected by the studio, with Sam Raimi later being hired to helm the project.

2000s: Panic Room, hiatus, Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button[edit] 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.[35] 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).[36] 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.[37] 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.[38] 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[39] 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 for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.[40] 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.[41] The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress for Mara, and won the award for Best 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.[42] 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.[43] In 2014, Fincher directed the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl, which starred Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Rosamund Pike.[44][45] The film earned Pike an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Fincher also received his third Golden Globe nomination. In 2016, Fincher directed another Netflix
Netflix
series, Mindhunter, starring Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff. The series, based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, debuted worldwide on October 13, 2017.[46][47]

Upcoming projects[edit] Strangers: In 2015, it was announced that Fincher and writer Gillian Flynn were working on a "modern take" of the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train, for Warner Bros.[48] Mank. In July 2019, it was reported that Fincher had signed on to direct a biopic revolving around Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, with Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
tapped to play the titular role using a screenplay written by Fincher's late father.[49] Unrealized projects[edit] Rendezvous with Rama: In the early 2000s David Fincher
David Fincher
was attached to make a film adaption of the sci-fi story Rendezvous with Rama
Rendezvous with Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke
with Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
to star and produce the film with Fincher.[50] However, in 2008, Fincher said that the film will be unlikely made due to script problems. Hard Boiled: In 2001, Variety reported that Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
was in negotiations with Miller and Darrow to adapt the comic book into a feature film, Fincher set to direct and Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
to star. The website comics2film stated that Cage informed Cinescape magazine that he was working to produce the film under his company, Saturn Films. In 2008, Miller stated that he would be directing the film version.[51] In 2013, Vehicle 19 director Mukunda Michael Dewil stated that he would be directing the film version.[52] In 2016, Deadline reports that Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
are working on acquiring the rights to Hard Boiled with Ben Wheatley
Ben Wheatley
and is looking to reteam with his High-Rise star Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
for the film.[53] Torso: In 2006, Fincher was hired to direct a film version of the dark crime comic book Torso with a script written by Ehren Kruger, and produced by Bill Mechanic, Don Murphy, Todd McFarlane
Todd McFarlane
and Terry Fitzgerald for Miramax Films.[54] However, the production was shut down due to problems at Miramax and the rights were reverted to author Brian Michael Bendis. The Killer: In November 2007, the comic book series The Killer was being made into a film by Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and director David Fincher.[55] Since then, there has been no further development news. Black Hole: In February 2008, Variety reported that the film would be produced by Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and directed by Fincher. In October 2008, MTV
MTV
reported that scriptwriters Gaiman and Avary had left the production, reporting that their script would not be used by Fincher; though no replacement scriptwriter was announced. In August 2010, Fincher also removed his name from production of the film in order to focus more attention on directing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.[56] The Library: After journalist Dave Cullen's book Columbine was released and later adapted into a play in 2014, the rights were bought by two producers, Kathy Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and Fincher considered turning it into a film; however, it never came to fruition due to fears of how audiences would react to the gruesomeness.[57] Shakedown: In 2014, Fincher signed a three-series deal with HBO
HBO
for Utopia, Shakedown, and Videosyncrazy. 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.[58] In August 2015, budget disputes between Fincher and the network halted production of Shakedown.[59] Since then, there has not been any further development. Utopia adaptation: In 2014, 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.[60] In August 2015, budget disputes between Fincher and the network halted production of Utopia.[59] However, the project received second life at Amazon, with the streamer ordering the project to series with a 2019 release and instead with Fincher collaborator Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
as lead-showrunner.[61] Videosyncrazy: In 2014, Fincher signed a three-series deal with HBO for Utopia, Shakedown, and Videosyncrazy. 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.[62] In August 2015, budget disputes between Fincher and the network halted production of Videosyncrazy.[59] Since then, the project has been abandoned. World War Z sequel: Paramount Studios
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.[63] Filming was slated to start in late 2018.[64] In April 2018, it was revealed that filming will not begin in 2018 as Fincher focuses on his TV-series Mindhunter. In October 2018, producers Dede Gardner
Dede Gardner
and Jeremy Kleiner
Jeremy Kleiner
confirmed that filming would begin in June 2019 with Fincher still attached to direct.[65] However, in February 2019, the project was reportedly placed on hold by Paramount.[66] 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.[67] He does not normally use hand-held cameras when he shoots a film, preferring cameras on a tripod. His use of a hand-held camera was for Seven, in which five scenes were shot that way and also most frequently in Gone Girl, most notably during the paparazzi media scene storming over the film's main character, Nick Dunne. Fincher's music videos very rarely tell a story, focusing instead on conveying the mood of the song. In order to achieve this, the editing, the pans and close-ups of the camera closely follow the rhythms of the music and the lyrics in precise synchrony.[12] In a Blu-ray bonus featurette of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Fincher stated: "I think people are perverts. I've maintained that. That's the foundation of my career."[68]

Personal life[edit] Fincher married model–photographer Donya Fiorentino (born 1967) in 1990 and divorced in 1995.[69] They have a daughter, Phelix Imogen Fincher, born 1994.[70] Fincher is currently married to producer Ceán Chaffin.[71]

Filmography[edit] Main article: David Fincher
David Fincher
filmography Film[edit] 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) Mank (TBA) Television[edit]

Year

Title

Notes

2013–2018

House of Cards

Also executive producer;Directed 2 episodes

2017–present

Mindhunter

Also executive producer;Directed 7 episodes

2019

Love, Death & Robots

Executive producer

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
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
MTV
Video Music Awards for Best Direction in 1989 for Madonna's "Express Yourself" (1989) and for "Vogue" (1990). In 1990, he earned three of the four available nominations in the Best Direction category. "Who is it" Michael Jackson

Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit]

Film

Rotten Tomatoes

Metacritic

Alien3 42% (52 reviews)[72] 59 (20 reviews)[73]

Seven 81% (72 reviews)[74] 65 (22 reviews)[75]

The Game 73% (56 reviews)[76] 61 (19 reviews)[77]

Fight Club 79% (166 reviews)[78] 66 (35 reviews)[79]

Panic Room 75% (185 reviews)[80] 65 (36 reviews)[81]

Zodiac 89% (248 reviews)[82] 78 (40 reviews)[83]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 71% (246 reviews)[84] 70 (37 reviews)[85]

The Social Network 96% (307 reviews)[86] 95 (42 reviews)[87]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 86% (237 reviews)[88] 71 (41 reviews)[89]

Gone Girl 87% (342 reviews)[90] 79 (49 reviews)[91]

Box office performance[edit]

Film

Studio

Release date

Box office gross

Budget

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[92]

Seven

New Line Cinema

September 22, 1995 (1995-09-22)

$100,125,643

$227,186,216

$327,311,859

$33 million[93]

The Game

PolyGram

September 12, 1997 (1997-09-12)

$48,323,648

$61,100,000

$109,423,648

$50 million[94]

Fight Club

20th Century Fox

October 15, 1999 (1999-10-15)

$37,030,102

$63,823,651

$100,853,753

$63 million[95]

Panic Room

Columbia

March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29)

$96,397,334

$100,000,081

$196,397,415

$48 million[96]

Zodiac

Paramount / Warner Bros.

March 2, 2007 (2007-03-02)

$33,080,084

$51,705,830

$84,785,914

$65 million[97]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

December 25, 2008 (2008-12-25)

$127,509,326

$206,422,757

$333,932,083

$150 million[98]

The Social Network

Columbia

October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)

$96,962,694

$127,957,621

$224,920,315

$40 million[99]

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[100]

Gone Girl

20th Century Fox

October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03)

$167,238,510

$199,700,000

$366,938,510

$61 million[101]

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

Film

Academy Awards

BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Nominations

Wins

Nominations

Wins

Nominations

Wins

1992

Alien 3

1

1

1995

Seven

1

1

1999

Fight Club

1

2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

13

3

11

3

5

2010

The Social Network

8

3

7

3

6

4

2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

5

1

2

2

2014

Gone Girl

1

2

4

Total

30

7

24

6

17

4

Fincher, alongside Joshua Donen and Eric Roth, won a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
for their work on House of Cards.[102] His films Zodiac and The Social Network
The Social Network
are ranked in the BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century list.[103]

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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. External links[edit] David Fincherat's sister projectsMedia from Wikimedia Commons Quotations from Wikiquote Data from Wikidata

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Awards and achievements

National Board of Review

Preceded byTim Burtonfor Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Directorfor The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008

Succeeded byClint Eastwoodfor Invictus

National Board of Review

Preceded byClint Eastwoodfor Invictus

Best Directorfor The Social Network2010

Succeeded byMartin Scorsesefor Hugo

vteFilms directed by David Fincher Awards and nominations Filmography

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) Mank (TBA)

Awards for David Fincher vte 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) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteCritics' 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) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteDirectors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Commercials1979–2000 Robert Lieberman (1979) George Gomes (1980) Richard Levine (1981) Joe Pytka
Joe Pytka
(1982) Bob Brooks / Stuart Hagmann (1983) Stuart Hagmann (1984) Ed Bianchi (1985) Joe Pytka
Joe Pytka
(1986) Richard Levine (1987) James Gartner (1988) David Cornell (1989) Peter Smillie (1990) Joe Pytka
Joe Pytka
(1991) Leslie Dektor (1992) James Gartner (1993) Michael Bay
Michael Bay
(1994) Robert Lieberman (1995) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1996) Bruce Dowad (1997) Kinka Usher (1998) Bryan Buckley
Bryan Buckley
(1999) Leslie Dektor (2000) 2001–present Bob Kerstetter (2001) Baker Smith (2002) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2003) Noam Murro
Noam Murro
(2004) Craig Gillespie
Craig Gillespie
(2005) Dante Ariola (2006) Nicolai Fuglsig (2007) Peter Thwaites (2008) Tom Kuntz
Tom Kuntz
(2009) Stacy Wall (2010) Noam Murro
Noam Murro
(2011) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2012) Martin de Thurah (2013) Nicolai Fuglsig (2014) Andreas Nilsson (2015) Derek Cianfrance
Derek Cianfrance
(2016) Martin de Thurah (2017) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2018)

vte Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series1959–1975 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) Paul Bogart for "Dear Friends" (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) 1976–2000 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) 2001–present 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
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
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) Stephen Daldry
Stephen Daldry
for "Paterfamilias" (2018) Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman
for "Reparations" (2019)

vteGolden 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) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteLondon 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) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteLos Angeles 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) Debra Granik
Debra Granik
(2018)

vte National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Director Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
(1948) Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
(1949) John Huston
John Huston
(1950) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1951) David Lean
David Lean
(1952) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1953) Renato Castellani
Renato Castellani
(1954) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1955) John Huston
John Huston
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) John Ford
John Ford
(1958) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1959) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
(1960) Jack Clayton (1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) Desmond Davis (1964) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1967) Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
(1968) Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1969) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1970) Ken Russell
Ken Russell
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
/ Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1975) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1976) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1977) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1978) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) David Lean
David Lean
(1984) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1987) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1988) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) James Ivory
James Ivory
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Shekhar Kapur
Shekhar Kapur
(1998) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Todd Field
Todd Field
(2001) Phillip Noyce
Phillip Noyce
(2002) Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick
(2003) Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2007) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2008) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2011) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2014) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2018) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2019)

vteNational Society of 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) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteNew York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director John Ford
John Ford
(1935) Rouben Mamoulian
Rouben Mamoulian
(1936) Gregory La Cava
Gregory La Cava
(1937) Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1938) John Ford
John Ford
(1939) John Ford
John Ford
(1940) John Ford
John Ford
(1941) John Farrow
John Farrow
(1942) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1951) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) David Lean
David Lean
(1955) John Huston
John Huston
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
(1958) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1959) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
/ Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1961) No award (1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1964) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
(1969) Bob Rafelson
Bob Rafelson
(1970) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1971) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1974) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1975) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1978) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1979) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1980) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1981) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1982) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1983) David Lean
David Lean
(1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1987) Chris Menges (1988) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(1995) Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1998) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Sean Baker (2017) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteSatellite 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) Bill Condon / 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) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2018)

vteVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Stephen Daldry
Stephen Daldry
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2014) George Miller (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2017) Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
(2018)

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