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David Lynch
Born January 20, 1946





 Biography
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.

 Series

Twin Peaks Series Created

 Episodes

Twin Peaks Episode 2.1 Written
Twin Peaks Episode 2.1 Directed
Twin Peaks Episode 1.3 Written
Twin Peaks Episode 1.3 Directed
Twin Peaks Episode 1.2 Written
Twin Peaks Episode 1.1 Directed
Twin Peaks Episode 1.1 Written
Twin Peaks Episode 2.7 Directed
Twin Peaks Episode 2.22 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 1 Written
Twin Peaks Part 1 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 2 Written
Twin Peaks Part 2 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 3 Written
Twin Peaks Part 3 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 4 Written
Twin Peaks Part 4 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 3 Cast
Twin Peaks Part 5 Written
Twin Peaks Part 5 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 6 Written
Twin Peaks Part 6 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 7 Written
Twin Peaks Part 7 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 8 Written
Twin Peaks Part 8 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 9 Written
Twin Peaks Part 9 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 10 Written
Twin Peaks Part 10 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 15 Written
Twin Peaks Part 15 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 11 Written
Twin Peaks Part 11 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 12 Written
Twin Peaks Part 12 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 13 Written
Twin Peaks Part 13 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 14 Written
Twin Peaks Part 14 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 16 Written
Twin Peaks Part 16 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 17 Written
Twin Peaks Part 17 Directed
Twin Peaks Part 18 Written
Twin Peaks Part 18 Directed

 Movies

CASTING
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Gordon Cole
Nadja (1995) Morgue Receptionist
Zelly and Me (1988) Willie
I Don't Know Jack (2002) Himself
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997) Himself
The Amputee (1974) Nurse
Don Van Vliet: Some YoYo Stuff (1994) Himself
Side by Side (2012) Himself
Mysteries of Love (2002) Himself (archive footage)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) Himself
Shadows of Paradise (2016)
Eraserhead Stories (2001) Himself
A Fall from Grace William Tabb
The Making of: Mulholland Drive (2004) Himself
Lucky (2017) Howard
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) Gordon Cole
Boat (2007)
It's a Beautiful World (2014) Himself
Sailing with Bushnell Keeler (1967)
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments (2004) himself
No Frank in Lumberton (1988)
The Elephant Man (1980) Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick (uncredited)
Brand: A Second Coming (2015) Himself
Out Yonder (Neighbor Boy) (2007)
What is Cinema? (2013) Himself
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2016) Himself
David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Himself
Blue Velvet Revisited (2016) Himself
On Meditation (2016) Himself
Heart Beat (1980) Painter
The Music of David Lynch Benefit Concert
Great Directors (2010) Himself
Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker (2005) Himself
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money (1998) Himself
Le son de Lynch (2007)
A Slice of Lynch (2007)
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) Himself
Lynch (2007)
Lynch 2 (2007)
The Black Ghiandola (2017) Man In Black
2012: Time for Change (2010) Himself
Lamp (2003) himself
David Wants to Fly (2010)
La traversée du désir (2009)
Rocksteppy Himself
A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks (2017) Himself
A Pot of Boiling Oil (2017) Himself
A Bloody Finger in Your Mouth (2017) Himself
The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair (2017) Himself
Behind the Red Curtain (2017) Himself
Bad Binoculars (2017) Himself
Two Blue Balls (2017) Himself
Along for the Ride (2017) Himself
I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun (2017) Himself
See You on the Other Side Dear Friend (2017) Himself
The Polish Accountant (2017) Himself
Tell It Martin (2017) Himself
The Number of Completion (2017) Himself
Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers (2017) Himself
I Know Catherine, The Log Lady (2019) Himself
What Did Jack Do?
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007) Himself
16mm (1968)
Hollyshorts Greeting (2008) Himself
Twin Peaks Festival Greeting 2008 (2008) Himself
Out Yonder Chicken (2007)
Out Yonder Teeth (2007)
Dune (1984) Spice Miner (uncredited)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2006) Himself
The 8th Floor (2014)
Between Two Worlds (2014) Himself
Meditation Creativity Peace (2012) Himself
Peixe Vermelho O Sábio
Hollywood Mavericks (1990) Himself
Memory Film (2012)
Girlfriend's Day (2017) Narrator (voice)
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas (2008) Himself
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013) Himself

CREW
The Straight Story (1999) Director
Wild at Heart (1990) Director
Wild at Heart (1990) Author
Wild at Heart (1990) Screenplay
Lost Highway (1997) Director
Lost Highway (1997) Sound Designer
Lost Highway (1997) Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Blue Velvet (1986) Director
Blue Velvet (1986) Screenplay
Dune (1984) Director
Dune (1984) Screenplay
Eraserhead (1977) Director
Eraserhead (1977) Screenplay
Eraserhead (1977) Producer
Eraserhead (1977) Original Music Composer
Eraserhead (1977) Editor
Eraserhead (1977) Production Design
Eraserhead (1977) Art Direction
Eraserhead (1977) Sound Director
Eraserhead (1977) Special Effects
Mulholland Drive (2001) Director
Mulholland Drive (2001) Writer
Inland Empire (2006) Director
Inland Empire (2006) Producer
Inland Empire (2006) Director of Photography
Inland Empire (2006) Editor
Inland Empire (2006) Screenplay
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Director
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Author
The Elephant Man (1980) Director
The Elephant Man (1980) Screenplay
Surveillance (2008) Executive Producer
Mulholland Drive (2001) Sound Designer
More Things That Happened (2007) Director
More Things That Happened (2007) Writer
Crumb (1995) Producer
Nadja (1995) Executive Producer
To Each His Own Cinema (2007) Director
The Alphabet (1968) Director
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990) Director
Rabbits (2002) Director
Rabbits (2002) Screenplay
The Grandmother (1970) Director
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) Director
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) Writer
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) Screenplay
Lumière and Company (1995) Director
Boat (2007) Director
Boat (2007) Writer
Six Men Getting Sick (1967) Director
The Amputee (1974) Director
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) Director
Premonition Following an Evil Deed (1995) Director
Darkened Room (2002) Director
Darkened Room (2002) Writer
Lady Blue Shanghai (2010) Director
Lady Blue Shanghai (2010) Story
Eraserhead Stories (2001) Director
The 3 Rs (2011) Director
42 One Dream Rush (2010) Director
Mulholland Dr. (1999) Director
Mulholland Dr. (1999) Writer
Idem Paris (2013) Director
Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967) Director
Blue Green (2007) Director
Bug Crawls (2007) Director
Duran Duran: Unstaged (2014) Director
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) Director
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) Editor
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) Writer
Ballerina (2007) Director
Sailing with Bushnell Keeler (1967) Director
Sailing with Bushnell Keeler (1967) Camera Operator
Lost Highway (1997) Writer
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007) Director
The French as Seen by… (1988) Director
Out Yonder (Neighbor Boy) (2007) Director
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) Writer
The Elephant Man (1980) Sound Designer
Fictitious Anacin Commercial (1967) Director
I Touch a Red Button (2011) Director
I Touch a Red Button (2011) Producer
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2016) Producer
The Alphabet (1968) Writer
The Alphabet (1968) Sound
Psychogenic Fugue (2016) Creative Consultant
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) Producer
Twin Peaks (1989) Director
Twin Peaks (1989) Screenplay
Mulholland Dr. (1999) Executive Producer
What Is It? (2005) Thanks
The Grandmother (1970) Script
The Grandmother (1970) Screenplay
The Grandmother (1970) Animation
The Grandmother (1970) Camera Operator
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997) Music
Dream #7 (2010) Director
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Executive Producer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Sound Designer
Pierre and Sonny Jim (2001) Director
Inland Empire (2006) Sound Designer
The Straight Story (1999) Sound Designer
Lamp (2003) Director
Industrial Soundscape (2008) Director
Intervalometer Experiments (2004) Director
The King of Ads (1991) Director
Head with Hammer (2001) Director
Dead Mouse with Ants (2002) Director
The Disc of Sorrow Is Installed (2002) Director
The Pig Walks (2002) Director
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007) Writer
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007) Producer
What Did Jack Do? Director
16mm (1968) Director
Hollyshorts Greeting (2008) Director
Twin Peaks Festival Greeting 2008 (2008) Director
Out Yonder Chicken (2007) Director
Out Yonder Teeth (2007) Director
Sunset (1998) Director
Steps (2007) Director
Mulholland Drive (2001) Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ant Head (2018) Director
Ant Head (2018) Sound
Memory Film (2012) Director
Fire (2015) Director
Les Gaulois (1988) Writer
Twin Peaks (1989) Executive Producer
Fire (2015) Writer

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