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What's Inside the Oscar Mind: David Fincher's 26 Favorite Films

David Fincher
Frank W. Ockenfels 3

What fed the imagination of two-time Oscar nominee David Fincher, who's going to win best director Sunday for The Social Network? A film festival he carries around in his head.

For a director whose latest film takes the pulse of this moment in popular culture, Fincher has some impressively retro taste. Here's a glimpse of the card he scrawled his movie memories on, and here are the movies that made him what he is today:

Monty Python's The Holy Grail

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Chinatown

Dr. Strangelove

Godfather 2


Taxi Driver


Being There

All That Jazz

Alien


Rear Window


Zelig


Cabaret


Paper Moon


Jaws

Lawrence of Arabia


All the Presidents Men

8 1/2


Citizen Kane


Days of Heaven


Animal House


Road Warrior


Year of Living Dangerously

American Graffiti


Terminator


The Exorcist


The Graduate