David Lynch

Birthday:

01/20/1946

Place of birth:

Missoula, Montana, USA:

Biography:

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", and which is characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. Indeed, the surreal and in many cases violent elements to his films have earned them the reputation that they "disturb, offend or mystify" their audiences. Moving around various parts of the United States as a child within his middle class family, Lynch went on to study painting in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. Deciding to devote himself more fully to this medium, he moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. Then being employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, he proceeded to make two films. First, the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved to be a critical and commercial failure, and then a neo-noir crime film, Blue Velvet (1986), which was highly critically acclaimed. Proceeding to create his own television series with Mark Frost, the highly popular murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–1992), he also created a cinematic prequel, Fire Walk With Me (1992), a road movie, Wild at Heart (1990), and a family film, The Straight Story (1999) in the same period. Turning further towards surrealist filmmaking, three of his following films worked on "dream logic" non-linear narrative structures, Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006). Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking", whilst the success of his films have led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist.


Film Credits

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
as Himself
I Know Catherine, The Log Lady (2019)
as Himself
Fire Is Coming (2019)
as
A Bloody Finger in Your Mouth (2017)
as Himself
A Pot of Boiling Oil (2017)
as Himself
A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks (2017)
as Himself
Behind the Red Curtain (2017)
as Himself
Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers (2017)
as Himself
I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun (2017)
as Himself
See You on the Other Side Dear Friend (2017)
as Himself
Tell It Martin (2017)
as Himself
The Number of Completion (2017)
as Himself
The Polish Accountant (2017)
as Himself
Two Blue Balls (2017)
as Himself
Bad Binoculars (2017)
as Himself
The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair (2017)
as Himself
Along for the Ride (2017)
as Himself
Lucky (2017)
as Howard
The Black Ghiandola (2017)
as Man In Black
David Lynch: The Art Life (2017)
as Himself
Girlfriend's Day (2017)
as Narrator (voice)
Freddie Freaker Innovates Your Soul (2017)
as Himself (voice)
What Did Jack Do? (2017)
as
Shadows of Paradise (2016)
as
Blue Velvet Revisited (2016)
as Himself
On Meditation (2016)
as Himself
The Reality of Truth (2016)
as Himself
Brand: A Second Coming (2015)
as Himself
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014)
as Himself
Between Two Worlds (2014)
as Himself
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
as Gordon Cole
8e étage (2014)
as
It's a Beautiful World (2014)
as Himself
What is Cinema? (2013)
as Himself
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013)
as Himself
La leçon du professeur Goudet (2013)
as
Memory Film (2012)
as
Meditation Creativity Peace (2012)
as Himself
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
as Himself
Side by Side (2012)
as Himself
2012: Time for Change (2010)
as Himself
Great Directors (2010)
as Himself
David Wants to Fly (2010)
as
When Lynch Met Lucas (2010)
as
La traversée du désir (2009)
as
Hollyshorts Greeting (2008)
as Himself
Twin Peaks Festival Greeting 2008 (2008)
as Himself
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas (2008)
as Himself
Crítico (2008)
as
A Slice of Lynch (2007)
as
Out Yonder (Neighbor Boy) (2007)
as
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
as Himself
Lynch (2007)
as Himself
Boat (2007)
as
Lynch 2 (2007)
as
Out Yonder Chicken (2007)
as
Out Yonder Teeth (2007)
as
Le son de Lynch (2007)
as
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2006)
as Himself
Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker (2005)
as Himself
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments (2004)
as himself
The Making of: Mulholland Drive (2004)
as Himself
Lamp (2003)
as himself
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
as Himself
I Don't Know Jack (2002)
as Himself
Mysteries of Love (2002)
as Himself (archive footage)
Eraserhead Stories (2001)
as Himself
The A-Z of Separating People from their Money (1998)
as Himself
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money (1998)
as Himself
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997)
as Himself
Nadja (1994)
as Morgue Receptionist
Don Van Vliet: Some YoYo Stuff (1994)
as Himself
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
as Gordon Cole
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
as Himself
David Lynch: Don't Look at Me (1989)
as Himself
Zelly and Me (1988)
as Willie
No Frank in Lumberton (1988)
as
Ruth, Roses, and Revolver (1987)
as Himself
Dune (1984)
as Spice Miner (uncredited)
The Elephant Man (1980)
as Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick (uncredited)
Heart Beat (1980)
as Painter
The Amputee (1974)
as Nurse
16mm (1968)
as
Sailing with Bushnell Keeler (1967)
as
A Fall from Grace ()
as William Tabb
Ariana Delawari: Lion of Panjshir ()
as
Peixe Vermelho ()
as O Sábio
Rocksteppy ()
as Himself
The Music of David Lynch Benefit Concert ()
as

Production Credits

Ant Head (2018)
Director
Ant Head (2018)
Sound
Freddie Freaker Innovates Your Soul (2017)
Music
What Did Jack Do? (2017)
Director
Psychogenic Fugue (2016)
Creative Consultant
Pożar (2015)
Director
Pożar (2015)
Writer
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014)
Producer
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
Director
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
Editor
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
Writer
Duran Duran: Unstaged (2014)
Director
Came Back Haunted (2013)
Director
Idem Paris (2013)
Director
Memory Film (2012)
Director
Crazy Clown Time (2012)
Director
The 3 Rs (2011)
Director
I Touch a Red Button (2011)
Director
I Touch a Red Button (2011)
Producer
42 One Dream Rush (2010)
Director
Mystery of the Seeing Hand and Golden Sphere (2010)
Director
Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)
Director
Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)
Story
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Producer
Hollyshorts Greeting (2008)
Director
Twin Peaks Festival Greeting 2008 (2008)
Director
Surveillance (2008)
Executive Producer
Industrial Soundscape (2008)
Director
Ballerina (2007)
Director
Out Yonder (Neighbor Boy) (2007)
Director
Blue Green (2007)
Director
More Things That Happened (2007)
Director
More Things That Happened (2007)
Writer
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
Director
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
Producer
David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
Writer
Absurda (2007)
Director
Absurda (2007)
Writer
Chacun son cinema ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumiere s'eteint et que le film commence (2007)
Director
Boat (2007)
Director
Boat (2007)
Writer
Bug Crawls (2007)
Director
Out Yonder Chicken (2007)
Director
Out Yonder Teeth (2007)
Director
Steps (2007)
Director
Inland Empire (2006)
Director of Photography
Inland Empire (2006)
Director
Inland Empire (2006)
Editor
Inland Empire (2006)
Producer
Inland Empire (2006)
Sound Designer
Inland Empire (2006)
Screenplay
What Is It? (2005)
Thanks
Intervalometer Experiments (2004)
Director
Lamp (2003)
Director
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
Director
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
Screenplay
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
Writer
The Pig Walks (2002)
Director
Darkened Room (2002)
Director
Darkened Room (2002)
Writer
Rabbits (2002)
Director
Rabbits (2002)
Screenplay
Dead Mouse with Ants (2002)
Director
The Disc of Sorrow Is Installed (2002)
Director
Head with Hammer (2001)
Director
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Director
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Sound Designer
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Writer
Eraserhead Stories (2001)
Director
Pierre and Sonny Jim (2001)
Director
PlayStation 2: The Third Place (2000)
Director
PlayStation 2: The Third Place (2000)
Writer
The Straight Story (1999)
Director
The Straight Story (1999)
Sound Designer
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Director
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Executive Producer
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Writer
Sunset (1998)
Director
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997)
Music
Lost Highway (1997)
Director
Lost Highway (1997)
Sound Designer
Lost Highway (1997)
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lost Highway (1997)
Writer
Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1995)
Director
Lumière et compagnie (1995)
Director
Nadja (1994)
Executive Producer
Crumb (1994)
Producer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Director
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Executive Producer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Sound Designer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Author
The King of Ads (1991)
Director
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990)
Director
Wild at Heart (1990)
Director
Wild at Heart (1990)
Author
Wild at Heart (1990)
Screenplay
Twin Peaks (1989)
Director
Twin Peaks (1989)
Executive Producer
Twin Peaks (1989)
Screenplay
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988)
Director
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988)
Writer
Les Français vus par (1988)
Director
Les Gaulois (1988)
Writer
Blue Velvet (1986)
Director
Blue Velvet (1986)
Screenplay
Dune (1984)
Director
Dune (1984)
Screenplay
The Elephant Man (1980)
Director
The Elephant Man (1980)
Sound Designer
The Elephant Man (1980)
Screenplay
Eraserhead (1977)
Art Direction
Eraserhead (1977)
Production Design
Eraserhead (1977)
Special Effects
Eraserhead (1977)
Director
Eraserhead (1977)
Editor
Eraserhead (1977)
Producer
Eraserhead (1977)
Original Music Composer
Eraserhead (1977)
Sound Director
Eraserhead (1977)
Screenplay
The Amputee (1974)
Director
The Grandmother (1970)
Camera Operator
The Grandmother (1970)
Script
The Grandmother (1970)
Director
The Grandmother (1970)
Animation
The Grandmother (1970)
Screenplay
The Alphabet (1968)
Director
The Alphabet (1968)
Sound
The Alphabet (1968)
Writer
16mm (1968)
Director
Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967)
Director
Six Men Getting Sick (1967)
Director
Sailing with Bushnell Keeler (1967)
Camera Operator
Sailing with Bushnell Keeler (1967)
Director
Fictitious Anacin Commercial (1967)
Director
Thought Gang: A Real Indication ()
Director
Ariana Delawari: Lion of Panjshir ()
Director