I do have a hard time believing that Fincher actually got physical when running into former Paramount chairman John Goldwyn, who, 15 years ago, wouldn't greenlight "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button". Supposedly Fincher "hit Goldwyn in the chest with his hand and hurt him and said, 'That's for you, for not greenlighting the movie when you had a chance'."
If this really happened Fincher would have indeed acted like a dope -- since he himself was holding back on the project until the visual effects needed to create the story would be available. More so, the argument itself doesn't seem very plausible either, since Fincher wouldn't have had anything to do with the film some 15 years ago. So what would be the point of arguing with Goldwyn? Let alone 'fight'?
In my book this story seems somewhat cooked. But who knows, maybe Fincher got horribly drunk and lost his mind. Let's see if further details wash up about this very curious case ...
Thanks to Christophe for this story:
NYPost.com: Director Acts Like A Dope