David Fincher (b. 1962 Denver, Colorado - )
Film director. Starting as an animator at Industrial Light and Magic from 1980-84(?) he founded video-production company Propaganda in 1986. He directed big-budget videos for artists such as Madonna, George Michael, Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones; as well as commercials. Like a number of other video directors he then moved into film - his debut was Alien 3, which was then the most expensive picture by a first-time director - it flopped.