David Lynch

David Lynch

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David Lynch is an American director best known for his surrealist-style works containing disturbing, confusing and bizarre imagery, including the films Eraserhead, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive as well as the 1990s drama television series Twin Peaks.


In 1966, Lynch made his first short film titled "Six Figures Getting Sick" while attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (shown below, left). In 1977, Lynch released his first feature film Eraserhead, which tells the story of man's experience caring for a deformed child.

In 1984, Lynch's film adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune was released, revolving around the protagonist Paul Atreides and his experiences on the desert planet Arrakis (shown below, left). In 1990, the pilot episode of Lynch's television drama series Twin Peaks premiered, which follows the investigation of a murder of a small town's homecoming queen (shown below, right).

On January 25th, 1997, Lynch's psychological drama film Lost Highway was released, telling the story of a jazz musician who is accused of his wife's murder (shown below, left). On May 16th, 2001, the neo-noir mystery film Mulholland Drive was released, featuring an aspiring actress who moves into a strange apartment complex in Los Angeles, California (shown below, right).

Twin Peaks Revival

On October 6th, 2014, American premium cable TV network Showtime revealed that a limited series of Twin Peaks would be released in 2016, with nine new episodes written by Lynch and Mark Frost with actor Kyle MacLachlan returning to the show.[2]

On April 5th, 2015, Lynch announced that he was leaving the production via a series of Tweets[4]. "Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks," he wrote, adding that the show and the network had been negotiating the budget for more than a year and that they were not able to reach a suitable agreement. An agreement was later reached and Lynch went on to direct 17 episodes of the series for Showtime.

David Lynch @DAVID LYNCH Follow I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently. 7:09 PM 5 Apr 2015 5,863 RETWEETS 4,297 FAVORITES

Online Presence

Parody Trailers

On August 8th, 2007, YouTuber Cody R uploaded footage from the 1995 Disney animated film A Goofy Movie edited in the style of a David Lynch film (shown below, left). In eight years, the video gained over one million views and 1,300 comments. On September 22nd, 2008, YouTuber kaflickastan uploaded a Lynch-inspired parody trailer for the 1987 romantic comedy film Dirty Dancing (shown below, right).

On May 10th, 2013, YouTuber Patrick Willems uploaded a parody of various scenes from the 1991 action film Point Break made in the style of directors Wes Anderson, Tommy Wiseau, Joe Swanberg and David Lynch (shown below, left). On May 19th, 2014, YouTuber C-Spit uploaded a parody trailer for the 1983 science fiction film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as if it were directed by Lynch (shown below, right).

Larry David Lynch

On December 14th, 2014, the Larry David Lynch Tumblr[1] blog was launched, featuring multi-pane comics made from screenshots of Twin Peaks and Lynch's films captioned with dialog from the television sitcoms Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld (shown below).

You get in that ass Larry. You know who wears sunglasses indoors? Blind people and assholes.

Personal Life

Lynch was born on January 20th, 1946 in Missoula, Montana. Lynch has stated that he thinks of himself as a libertarian politically, but aligns himself with the Democratic party in the United States. Lynch is an advocate of the practice of Transcendental Meditation and its ability to provide aid in the creative process.

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