David Fincher quotes

Born
August 28, 1962, Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Occupation
Director.

David Fincher is an American director.

If I could be anyone, it would be Brad Pitt.
– David Fincher
Hollywood is great. I also think it’s stupid and small-minded and shortsighted.
– David Fincher
I learn the most from making my own mistakes.
– David Fincher
 I don’t know anything about Academy consideration. I don’t know what an awards movie is.
– David Fincher
I like the idea of R-rated franchises.
– David Fincher
In film, we sculpt time, we sculpt behaviour and we sculpt light.
– David Fincher
As a director, film is about how you dole out the information so that the audience stays with you when they’re supposed to stay with you, behind you when they’re supposed to stay behind you, and ahead of you when they’re supposed to stay ahead of you.
– David Fincher
I don’t think of myself as difficult. We’re expected to do stuff that’s awesome. That means we’re going to have to push each other.
– David Fincher
A movie is made for an audience and a film is made for both the audience and the film-makers.
– David Fincher
I don’t know how to depict intelligence.
– David Fincher
My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people’s idea of obsessive.
– David Fincher
When you make the kind of movies I make, you get weird letters from people.
– David Fincher
I like characters who don’t change, who don’t learn from their mistakes.
– David Fincher
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever listened to someone’s commentary. Ever.
– David Fincher
 I don’t want to tell you how to do your job, but somebody has to.
– David Fincher
I loved Luke Skywalker and I loved Darth Vader and I loved watching them work it out.
– David Fincher
I do agree you can’t just make movies three hours long for no apparent reason. For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that’s longer than most marriages.
– David Fincher
I like studios. I just don’t like bureaucracies.
– David Fincher
How do you shoot a 150-day movie? You shoot it one day at a time.
– David Fincher
You’re supposed to have an idea of what it is you’re trying to do, right? Aren’t you being overpaid to have that? My job is to know what the fuck I want.
– David Fincher
For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that’s longer than most marriages.
– David Fincher
 You know I don’t try to piss people off, right? It’s just always been the right thing to do.
– David Fincher
My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people’s idea of obsessive.
– David Fincher
People will say, “There are a million ways to shoot a scene”, but I don’t think so. I think there’re two, maybe. And the other one is wrong.
– David Fincher
Directing ain’t about drawing a neat little picture and showing it to the cameraman. I didn’t want to go to film school. I didn’t know what the point was. The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two.
– David Fincher
Yet as a director, I don’t feel you have to identify with your characters as a requirement to make a movie.
– David Fincher
I’m totally anti-commercialism.
– David Fincher