DAVID LYNCH Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: David Keith Lynch                                                                     
Born: 20 January 1946 Missoula, Montana, U.S.                                               
David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter,               
composer, video artist, and performance artist. Lynch has received three Academy           
Award nominations for Best Director, for The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet               
(1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001). He has won awards at the Cannes Film                   
Festival and Venice Film Festival. Lynch is probably best known for Blue Velvet             
and as the creator of the Twin Peaks television series.                                     
Over a lengthy career, Lynch has employed a distinctive and unorthodox approach             
to narrative film making (dubbed Lynchian), which has become instantly                     
recognizable to many audiences and critics worldwide. Lynch's films are known               
for surreal, nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulously crafted sound               
design. His work often explores the seedy underside of "Small Town U.S." (particularly     
Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks), or sprawling California metropolises (Lost Highway,           
Mulholland Drive and his latest release, INLAND EMPIRE). Beginning with his                 
experimental film school feature Eraserhead (1977), he has maintained a strong             
cult following despite inconsistent commercial success.