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Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Lynch shortly after he turned 21. That... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mulholland Dr.
(2001)
The Elephant Man
(1980)
Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet Writer
(1986)

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  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (creator - 18 episodes, 2017) (written by - 18 episodes, 2017) (post-production)
- Episode #1.18 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.17 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.16 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.15 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.14 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (based on the series written by - uncredited) / (written by - uncredited)
 2012 Meditation, Creativity, Peace (Documentary)
 2011 The 3 Rs (Short)
 2010 Lady Blue Shanghai (Short) (story)
 2007 More Things That Happened (Video)
 2007 Boat (Video short)
 2006 Inland Empire (written by)
 2002 Rabbits
 2002 The Short Films of David Lynch (Video documentary)
 2002 Darkened Room (Short)
 2002 Does That Hurt You? (Documentary short)
 2002 DumbLand (TV Mini-Series short)
 2001 Mulholland Dr. (written by)
 1999 Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie)
 1997 Lost Highway (written by)
 1993 Hotel Room (TV Mini-Series) (creator - 3 episodes)
- Tricks (1993) ... (creator)
- Getting Rid of Robert (1993) ... (creator)
- Blackout (1993) ... (creator)
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (television series Twin Peaks) / (written by)
  On the Air (TV Series) (creator - 5 episodes, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992) (written by - 1 episode, 1992)
- Episode #1.7 (1992) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... (creator)
- The Lester Guy Show (1992) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (created by - 29 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (written by - 3 episodes, 1990) (story by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... (creator)
 1990 Wild at Heart (screenplay)
 1988 Les Français vus par (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) ... (writer)
- Les Gaulois (1988) ... (writer)
 1986 Blue Velvet (screenplay)
 1984 Dune (screenplay)
 1980 The Elephant Man (screenplay)
 1977 Eraserhead (written by)
 1974 The Amputee (Short)
 1970 The Grandmother (Short)
 1968 The Alphabet (Short) (writer)
 1967 Absurd Encounter with Fear (Short) (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1990: TV commercials for Obsession See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 24 Interviews | 39 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

David L. | David Linchevatelis

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

People say my films are dark. But like lightness, darkness stems from a reflection of the world. The thing is, I get these ideas that I truly fall in love with. And a good movie idea is often like a girl you're in love with, but you know she's not the kind of girl you bring home to your parents, because they sometimes hold some dark and troubling things. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the Gordon Cole character (from Twin Peaks (1990)) with himself in mind. See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films examine the dark side of American suburbia. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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