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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 & 55 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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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 Drive (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)
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- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... (creator)
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- 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 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 (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:

TV commercial: Directed commercial for Alka-Seltzer Plus, 1993 See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 24 Interviews | 38 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:

Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. See more »

Trivia:

Was asked to direct Manhunter (1986). See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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