David Lynch

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Biography

  • Birth Name: David Keith Lynch
  • Birth Place: Missoula, MT
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/20/1946, Capricorn
  • Profession: 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 Dune (1984).
  • 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 Mulholland Dr.
  • David Lynch Relationships:
  • Isabella Rossellini - Ex-significant Other
  • Donald Lynch - Father
  • Mary Sweeney - Ex-wife
  • Riley Sweeney Lynch - Son
  • Emily Stofle - Wife
  • Sunny Lynch - Mother
  • Mary Fisk - Ex-wife
  • Austin Jack Lynch - Son
  • Jennifer Chambers Lynch - Daughter
  • Peggy Reavey - Ex-wife
  • David Lynch Awards:
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1981 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 Direction - Nominee
  • 1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2001 Cannes Film Festival: Best Director - Winner
  • 1982 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Winner
  • 2002 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Winner
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 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
  • College:
  • Attended Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC; attended Boston Museum School, Boston, MA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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