David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American director and producer of films, television, and music videos. His work has received multiple nominations in the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Born in Denver, Colorado, Fincher developed a passion for filmmaking at an early age. He first gained recognition from directing numerous music videos. He then made his directorial debut with the feature film Alien 3, which garnered mixed reviews, followed by the thriller Seven, which was better received. Fincher found lukewarm success with The Game and Fight Club, with the latter eventually becoming a cult classic. In 2002, he returned with a critical and box office success, Panic Room.