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David Keith Lynch
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Director; producer; screenwriter
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David Lynch Fast Facts:
Was an Eagle Scout as a teen.
Trained to be a painter.
Was accepted into the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies in 1970.
Turned down George Lucas' offer to direct
Return of the Jedi
(1983) in favor of making
In the 1980s, he went to the same Bob's Big Boy restaurant every day for years where he drank a chocolate shake, several cups of coffee and scribbled ideas on napkins.
Refused to allow DVDs of his movies to include chapter stops.
In 2010 and 2011, he provided the voice of Gus, a bartender, on the animated sitcom
The Cleveland Show
Also in 2011, directed a concert film, streamed via computer, featuring Duran Duran. Lead singer Simon Le Bon gushed that he and the rest of the guys in the band were major Lynch fans.
Designed a nightclub, Silencio, that opened in Paris in 2011. It was inspired by his 2001 film
David Lynch Relationships:
Isabella Rossellini - Ex-significant Other
Mary Fisk - Ex-wife
Peggy Reavey - Ex-wife
Emily Stofle - Wife
Sunny Lynch - Mother
Donald Lynch - Father
Mary Sweeney - Ex-wife
Riley Sweeney Lynch - Son
Jennifer Chambers Lynch - Daughter
Austin Jack Lynch - Son
David Lynch Awards:
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
1987 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
2002 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
1981 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
2002 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1980 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1986 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music - Nominee
1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Screenplay - Nominee
1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Direction - Nominee
2001 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
2001 Cannes Film Festival: Best Director - Winner
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series - Nominee
1980 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics - Nominee
Attended Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC; attended Boston Museum School, Boston, MA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
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