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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 Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned... See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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 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 Drive (written by)
 1999 Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie)
 1997 Lost Highway (written by)
 1993 Hotel Room (TV Mini-Series) (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) (3 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 - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... (created by)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... (created by)
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... (created by)
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... (created by)
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... (created by)
 1990 Wild at Heart (screenplay)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) ... (writer)
 1986 Blue Velvet (screenplay)
 1984 Dune (screenplay)
 1980 The Elephant Man (screenplay)
 1977 Eraserhead
 1974 The Amputee (Short)
 1970 The Grandmother (Short)
 1968 The Alphabet (Short) (writer)
 1967 Absurd Encounter with Fear (Short) (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Promotion video: Directed a 30-second computer-animated promotional commercial for Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album in 1992. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 22 Interviews | 38 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

David L.

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on plans to build 100 transcendental meditation centers to bring an end to crime and war]: "Peace could be on this Earth this year. It would be a whole new world." See more »

Trivia:

The car accident scene in Wild at Heart (1990) came from his impression of actress Sherilyn Fenn as a china doll, and from the idea of seeing a porcelain doll breaking. He told her, "I envisioned this broken China doll, all bloody, and ranting and raving, and it was you". See more »

Trademark:

Very heavy use of black and dark lighting in order to augment colorful objects in scenes. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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