Person Details

Birthday: 1946-01-20 03:11:59

Aliases: Дэвид Линч , 大卫·林奇 , デヴィッド・リンチ , 데이비드 린치 , ديفيد لينش , Девід Лінч

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Missoula, Montana, USA

Homepage: https://www.davidlynch.com/

Movie Involvements: 214

TV Involvements: 27


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Twin Peaks
Average
8

Twin Peaks

(1990) Creator
Dune
Average
6

Dune

(1984) Screenplay
Lost Highway
Average
8

Lost Highway

(1997) Writer
Mulholland Drive
Average
8

Mulholland Drive

(2001) Writer
The Elephant Man
Average
8

The Elephant Man

(1980) Screenplay
Inland Empire
Average
7

Inland Empire

(2006) Screenplay
Eraserhead
Average
8

Eraserhead

(1977) Screenplay
Wild at Heart
Average
7

Wild at Heart

(1990) Author

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 N/A
2021 Self
N/A
Self (archive footage)
2020 Himself
Self
2019 Self
2018 N/A
2017 Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Self
Detective
Howard
Self (archive footage)
Self
Man In Black
Self
Narrator (voice)
Himself
2016 Self
N/A
Himself
Himself
Himself
2015 Himself
N/A
Himself
2014 Self
Himself
Gordon Cole
N/A
Himself
Self
2013 Self
Himself
N/A
2012 N/A
Himself
Self
Self
2011 Himself
2010 Self
Self
Jack Dall
N/A
N/A
2009 N/A
O Sábio
Himself
Self
2008 Himself
Himself
Self
Self (voice)
2007 N/A
Himself
N/A
Himself
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2006 Bucky J
N/A
Himself
2005 Himself
2004 Self
Himself
2003 self
himself
Self
2002 Himself
Himself
Randy (voice) / Wife (voice) / Sparky (voice)
N/A
Himself (archive footage)
2001 Himself
1999 N/A
David Lynch (voice)
Gus (voice)
1998 Himself
Himself
1997 Himself
N/A
Morgue Attendant (scenes deleted)
1996 Himself
1994 Morgue Receptionist
Himself
1992 Gordon Cole
1990 Himself
FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (voice)
FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole
FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole (voice)
1989 Himself
1988 Willie
N/A
1987 Himself
himself
1984 Spice Miner
Self
1980 Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick
Painter
1974 Nurse
1968 N/A
1967 N/A
1953 Self
N/A
William Tabb
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Writer
2017 Writer
2014 Writer
2012 Writer
2007 Writer
Writer
Writer
2006 Screenplay
2004 Writer
2003 Writer
2002 Screenplay
Writer
Writer
Screenplay
Writer
Writer
Writer
Writer
2001 Writer
1999 Writer
1997 Writer
1992 Writer
Author
1990 Screenplay
Author
Writer
Story
Writer
1988 Writer
Writer
1986 Screenplay
1984 Screenplay
1980 Screenplay
1977 Screenplay
1974 Writer
1970 Screenplay
1969 Writer
1968 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Director
Director
2017 Director
2014 Director
Director
2013 Director
2012 Director
Director
2011 Director
Director
2010 Director
2008 Director
Director
2007 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
2006 Director
2004 Director
Director
Director
2003 Director
2002 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
2001 Director
Director
Director
Director
1999 Director
Director
1998 Director
1997 Director
1995 Director
Director
1993 Director
1992 Director
Director
1991 Director
1990 Director
Director
Director
Director
1988 Director
Director
1986 Director
1984 Director
1980 Director
1977 Director
1974 Director
1970 Director
1969 Director
1968 Director
1967 Director
Director
Director
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Art

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Art Designer
2017 Set Designer
Set Decoration
1977 Art Direction
Production Design
Year Role Movie/Tv

Sound

Editing

Crew

Creator

Camera

Year Role Movie/Tv
2006 Director of Photography
1970 Camera Operator
1969 Director of Photography
1967 Camera Operator
Year Role Movie/Tv

Visual Effects

Year Role Movie/Tv
1970 Animation
1969 Animation
Animation
Year Role Movie/Tv

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