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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 »

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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)
- 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 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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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 | 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:

[on The Straight Story (1999)] I wanted the film to have a floating feeling. I particularly wanted that quality to come through in the aerial landscape shots, and it took a lot of explaining to get the helicopter pilots to slow down enough to get the look I was after. See more »

Trivia:

He was offered the chance to direct Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), but he turned it down, saying that the script was funny, but it wasn't his thing. See more »

Trademark:

Almost always casts a musician for a supporting role: Sting in Dune (1984); Chris Isaak, David Bowie, Julee Cruise, and 'Miguel Ferrer' (son and former drummer of Rosemary Clooney in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992); Marilyn Manson and Henry Rollins in Lost Highway (1997); Billy Ray Cyrus, Rebekah Del Rio and Angelo Badalamenti in Mulholland Drive (2001). Regular collaborator Kyle MacLachlan ... See more »

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Aquarius

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