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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 52 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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Twin Peaks Writer
(1989-1991)
(2001)
Inland Empire Writer
(2006)

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 2018 Ant Head (Short)
  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (creator - 18 episodes, 2017) (written by - 18 episodes, 2017)
- Part 18 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 17 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 16 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 15 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part 14 (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2017 David Lynch's Comic-Con Message (Video short) (writer)
 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)
 2008 Hollyshorts Greeting (Short)
 2008 Twin Peaks Festival Greeting (Documentary short)
 2007 Ballerina (Short)
 2007 David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (Documentary short)
 2007 Out Yonder (Video short)
 2007 More Things That Happened (Video)
 2007 Boat (Video short)
 2006 Inland Empire (written by)
 2004 BlueBob Egg (Short)
 2002 Bees (Documentary short)
 2002 Coyote (Documentary short)
 2002 Dead Mouse with Ants (Documentary short)
 2002 Does That Hurt You? (Documentary short)
 2002 DumbLand (TV Mini-Series short)
 2002 Factory Mask (Short)
 2002 Laura Palmer (Short)
 2002 Rabbits (Short)
 2002 The Pig Walks (Short)
 2002 The Short Films of David Lynch (Video documentary)
 2002 Darkened Room (Short)
 2001 Head with Hammer (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)
  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)
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (television series Twin Peaks) / (written by)
  Twin Peaks (TV Series) (created by - 29 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (written by - 3 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (story by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Miss Twin Peaks (1991) ... (creator)
- Beyond Life and Death (1991) ... (creator)
- The Path to the Black Lodge (1991) ... (creator)
- Variations on Relations (1991) ... (creator)
- On the Wings of Love (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:

He has a weekly cartoon "The Angriest Dog in the World", which is printed in small local papers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 24 Interviews | 40 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

David Lynch Foundation | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

David L. | David Linchevatelis

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[His films] mean different things to different people. Some mean more or less the same things to a large number of people. It's okay. Just as long as there's not one message, spoon-fed. That's what films by committee end up being, and it's a real bummer to me . . . Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too. See more »

Trivia:

After the financial disaster that was Dune (1984), Lynch and Dino De Laurentiis were almost ready to part company but Lynch showed Dino the script for Blue Velvet (1986), which he had been working on for some time, and the two combined talents to make the seminal 1986 classic. See more »

Trademark:

Characters often express extreme pleasure or disgust when drinking coffee (and sometimes tea) including Mulholland Drive and Inland empire. Coffee drinking is also a running theme in Twin Peaks, particularly in relation to Agent Cooper. See more »

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