David Lynch

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David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", and which is characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. Indeed, the surreal and in many cases violent elements to his films have earned them the reputation that they "disturb, offend or mystify" their audiences.

Moving around various parts of the United States as a child within his middle class family, Lynch went on to study painting in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. Deciding to devote himself more fully to this medium, he moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. Then being employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, he proceeded to make two films. First, the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved to be a critical and commercial failure, and then a neo-noir crime film, Blue Velvet (1986), which was highly critically acclaimed.

Proceeding to create his own television series with Mark Frost, the highly popular murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–1992), he also created a cinematic prequel, Fire Walk With Me (1992), a road movie, Wild at Heart (1990), and a family film, The Straight Story (1999) in the same period. Turning further towards surrealist filmmaking, three of his following films worked on "dream logic" non-linear narrative structures, Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006).

Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking", whilst the success of his films have led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist.

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Lynch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", and which is characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. Indeed, the surreal and in many cases violent elements to his films have earned them the reputation that they "disturb, offend or mystify" their audiences.

Moving around various parts of the United States as a child within his middle class family, Lynch went on to study painting in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. Deciding to devote himself more fully to this medium, he moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. Then being employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, he proceeded to make two films. First, the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved to be a critical and commercial failure, and then a neo-noir crime film, Blue Velvet (1986), which was highly critically acclaimed.

Proceeding to create his own television series with Mark Frost, the highly popular murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–1992), he also created a cinematic prequel, Fire Walk With Me (1992), a road movie, Wild at Heart (1990), and a family film, The Straight Story (1999) in the same period. Turning further towards surrealist filmmaking, three of his following films worked on "dream logic" non-linear narrative structures, Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006).

Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking", whilst the success of his films have led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist.

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Gender -

Known Credits 78

Birthday 1946-01-20

Place of Birth Missoula, Montana, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Дэвид Линч

Known For

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces … Director
2014 Duran Duran: Unstaged … Director
2013 Idem Paris … Director
2012 Crazy Clown Time … Director
2011 The 3 Rs … Director
2011 I Touch a Red Button … Director
2010 42 One Dream Rush … Director
2010 Lady Blue Shanghai … Director
2009 Shot in the Back of the Head … Director
2007 Ballerina … Director
2007 Out Yonder (Neighbor Boy) … Director
2007 Blue Green … Director
2007 More Things That Happened … Director
2007 To Each His Own Cinema … Director
2007 Absurda … Director
2007 Working with Marilyn Manson … Director
2007 Boat … Director
2007 Bug Crawls … Director
2007 Quinoa … Director
2006 Inland Empire … Director
2002 The Short Films of David Lynch … Director
2002 Darkened Room … Director
2002 Dumbland … Director
2002 Rabbits … Director
2001 Eraserhead Stories … Director
2001 Mulholland Drive … Director
1999 The Straight Story … Director
1999 Mulholland Dr. … Director
1997 Lost Highway … Director
1995 Premonitions Following an Evil Deed … Director
1995 Lumière and Company … Director
1993 Hotel Room … Director
1993 Hotel Room(1 episode) … Director
1992 On the Air(1 episode) … Director
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me … Director
1990 Wild at Heart … Director
1990 Twin Peaks(7 episodes) … Director
1990 Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted … Director
1988 The French as Seen by… … Director
1988 The Cowboy and the Frenchman … Director
1986 Blue Velvet … Director
1984 Dune … Director
1980 The Elephant Man … Director
1977 Eraserhead … Director
1974 The Amputee … Director
1970 The Grandmother … Director
1968 The Alphabet … Director
1967 Absurd Encounter with Fear … Director
1967 Fictitious Anacin Commercial … Director
1967 Sailing with Bushnell Keeler … Director
1967 Six Men Getting Sick … Director

Acting

2016 My Beautiful Broken Brain as Himself
2015 Brand: A Second Coming as Himself
2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces as Gordon Cole
2014 Twin Peaks: Between Two Worlds as Himself
2014 It's a Beautiful World as Himself
2013 What is Cinema? as Himself
2012 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction as Himself
2012 Side by Side as Himself
2010 Louie(2 episodes) as Jack Dall
2009 The Cleveland Show(11 episodes)
2007 Twin Peaks: A Slice of Lynch as Himself
2007 Out Yonder (Neighbor Boy)
2007 Boat
2007 Working with Marilyn Manson as Himself
2006 Torchwood(1 episode)
2004 Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments as himself
2004 The Making of: Mulholland Drive as Himself
2002 I Don't Know Jack as Himself
2002 Mysteries of Love as Himself (archive footage)
2001 Eraserhead Stories as Himself
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1997 Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch as Himself
1994 Nadja as Morgue Receptionist
1994 Don Van Vliet: Some YoYo Stuff as Himself
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me as Gordon Cole
1990 Twin Peaks(6 episodes)
1988 Zelly and Me as Willie
1988 No Frank in Lumberton
1980 The Elephant Man as Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick (uncredited)
1974 The Amputee as Nurse
1967 Sailing with Bushnell Keeler
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 A Fall from Grace as William Tabb
1900 Lucky

Writing

2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces … Writer
2010 Lady Blue Shanghai … Story
2007 More Things That Happened … Writer
2007 Boat … Writer
2006 Inland Empire … Screenplay
2006 Inland Empire … Author
2002 The Short Films of David Lynch … Screenplay
2002 The Short Films of David Lynch … Writer
2002 Darkened Room … Writer
2002 Dumbland … Writer
2002 Rabbits … Screenplay
2001 Mulholland Drive … Writer
1999 Mulholland Dr. … Writer
1997 Lost Highway … Writer
1992 On the Air(2 episodes) … Writer
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me … Author
1990 Wild at Heart … Screenplay
1990 Wild at Heart … Author
1990 Twin Peaks(6 episodes) … Writer
1988 The Cowboy and the Frenchman … Writer
1986 Blue Velvet … Screenplay
1984 Dune … Screenplay
1980 The Elephant Man … Screenplay
1977 Eraserhead … Screenplay
1968 The Alphabet … Writer

Production

2016 My Beautiful Broken Brain … Producer
2011 I Touch a Red Button … Producer
2008 Surveillance … Executive Producer
2006 Inland Empire … Producer
1994 Nadja … Executive Producer
1994 Crumb … Producer
1992 On the Air(7 episodes) … Producer
1990 Twin Peaks(96 episodes) … Producer
1977 Eraserhead … Producer

Sound

1997 Lost Highway … Sound Re-Recording Mixer
1997 Lost Highway … Sound Designer
1980 The Elephant Man … Sound Designer
1977 Eraserhead … Sound Director
1977 Eraserhead … Original Music Composer
1968 The Alphabet … Sound

Creator

1993 Hotel Room … Creator
1992 On the Air … Creator
1990 Twin Peaks … Creator
1900 American Chronicles … Creator

Editing

2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces … Editor
2006 Inland Empire … Editor
1977 Eraserhead … Editor

Art

1977 Eraserhead … Art Direction
1977 Eraserhead … Production Design

Camera

2006 Inland Empire … Director of Photography
1967 Sailing with Bushnell Keeler … Camera Operator

Crew

1977 Eraserhead … Special Effects

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