The first time I interviewed David Fincher was in 2005, for this retrospective piece on Fight Club. I’d watched it about six times in the preceding two days and was pretty well prepared. I think he probably appreciated the obsession.

Since then I’ve visited each of his productions and you can find set visits here for Zodiac, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (plus an edit suite chat), The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, House Of Cards, Gone Girl (plus this Guardian chat) and MINDHUNTER (which we also discussed for the Daily Telegraph).

I also conducted this career Q&A with him for Empire back in 2008 and, more recently, this on-stage Q&A with him at the 2017 London Film Festival.

A few of my interviews were in the book David Fincher: Interviews, by Professor Laurence F Knapp, who kindly observed “Nev Pierce, since the mid 2000s, has played the role of Truffaut to Fincher’s Hitchcock”. I don’t know whether he had been drinking.