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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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  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (17 episodes) (written by - 1 episode) (filming)
 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)
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- 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)
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- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... (creator)
 1990 Wild at Heart (screenplay)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series) (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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TV commercial: Directed commercial for Adidas shoes, 1993 See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 23 Interviews | 38 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way. Being explicit doesn't tap into the mystical aspect of it either in fact, that usually kills it because people don't want to see sex so much as they want to experience the emotions that go along with it. These things are hard to convey in film because sex is such a mystery. See more »


Sheryl Lee credits him as one of the most incredible teachers that she's ever had in terms of filmmaking. See more »


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

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