The best David Fincher characters are complex, flawed individuals. The director isn't really interested in stories about happy, well-adjusted people. Instead, he likes to examine the ways in which people can be contradictory, complicated, and sometimes even downright evil. Whether it's the narcissistic Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network or the brutal serial killer John Doe in Seven, the best David Fincher characters fascinate audiences with their many layers.
While Alien 3 kicked off Fincher's big-screen career, he’s long refused to talk about that movie in interviews. He seems quite proud of his later movies, though, which include Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl. In every case, there's a great, strong character front and center. Many of them, like Tyler Durden and Benjamin Button, have become iconic.
Vote up the best characters in David Fincher’s movies and add your own if they’re missing from the list.
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Nick DunneGone Girl
Tyler WinklevossThe Social Network
Sarah AltmanPanic Room
Nicholas Van OrtonThe Game
DaisyThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button