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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 49 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks Writer
(1990-1991)
Mulholland Dr.
(2001)
Inland Empire
Inland Empire Writer
(2006)

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  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, 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 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:

TV commercial: Directed commercial for Sun Moon Stars, 1995 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not sure what these people are saying. Is it that if you depicted no graphic violence, the world would calm down and there would be less violence? Or is it that if you sense certain things about violence and then portray those things in a film, does that make the violence go to another level? Or is the violence in films a way to experience something without having to do it in real life? See more »

Trivia:

He was so impressed by Sheryl Lee's performance as the dead Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks (1990)' pilot episode that he wrote the role of Maddy Ferguson for her, in order to bring her back in the series. See more »

Trademark:

Red curtains, strobe lights, and extreme surrealism See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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