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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 58 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 2021 Unrecorded Night (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.13 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.9 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.12 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.11 (2021) ... (creator)
 2020 The Adventures of Alan R. (Short)
 2020 Fire (PoZar) (Short)
 2018 Ant Head (Short)
 2017 What Did Jack Do? (Short) (written by)
  Twin Peaks: The Return (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)
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- 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)
 2012 Memory Film (Short)
 2011 David Lynch: I Have a Radio (Video short) (uncredited)
 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)
 2005 Weather Report (TV Series) (creator)
 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) (uncredited)
 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 Drive (written by)
 1999 Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie)
 1998 Parisienne People by David Lynch (Video short) (by)
 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 - 7 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 #1.4 (1992) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... (creator)
 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)
- 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 - 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)
 1969 The Alphabet (Short) (written by)
 1967 Absurd Encounter with Fear (Short) (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Exhibition: L'expo en cours 30 Oct to 30 Nov 2007 - Pierre Passebon présente "Fetish" David Lynch, Photographs; Christian Louboutin, Shoes at Galerie Du Passage, Paris 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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There's a comfort when you realize your ideas are realized. You've worked so that all the elements are working together and it feels complete and correct and you say it's done. Then it goes out into the world, but it doesn't need any more explanation. It is what it is. Cinema is such a beautiful language [but] as soon as people finish a film, people want you to turn it into words. It's kind of a ... See more »

Trivia:

Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special category for Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), but lost to Ryan Murphy for American Crime Story: The Man Who Would Be Vogue (2018). See more »

Trademark:

Very heavy use of black and dark lighting in order to augment colorful objects in scenes. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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