David Lynch

David Lynch

Highest Rated: 100% Lumiere and Company (1995)

Lowest Rated: 49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1946

Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, USA

Much like his body of work, David Lynch often defied tidy description. As a filmmaker it was possibly more instructive to refer to him as a surrealist artist working in the medium of film, rather than a traditional movie director and writer. From his debut feature "Eraserhead" (1978), it was clear that Lynch held a deep fascination with the utterly grotesque residing just below the surface of the everyday. He would use that fascination to his advantage with his second film, the hugely successful "The Elephant Man" (1980), only to be dealt a bitter blow by the disastrous, costly experience of "Dune" (1984). However, with the quasi-autobiographical thriller "Blue Velvet" (1986), Lynch would establish a thematic aesthetic - dubbed "Lynchian" - that he would continue to evolve throughout his career. He also had tremendous, albeit brief, success in television with the series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1989-1991), a murder mystery that temporarily tapped into the American zeitgeist. In the wake of the series' end, Lynch instinctive defied expectations, releasing the exceedingly violent "Wild at Heart" (1990) and the almost universally reviled (but later reappraised) "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" (1992). And yet, Lynch's resolve to make his films his way remained resolute. As did his ability to confound and surprise audiences, exemplified by films like the truly mind-bending "Lost Highway" (1997) and the heartfelt "The Straight Story" (1999), his most conventional and heartwarming narrative feature. Moving into the 21st Century, Lynch continued to defy conventions - as well as traditional narrative structure - with films like "Mulholland Dr." (2001), even as he contributed voice work for a cartoon sitcom, delivered the daily Los Angeles weather report on his personal web site, and filmed an info-movie for Christian Dior - very Lynchian, indeed. After the three-hour, almost deliberately confounding "Inland Empire" (2006), Lynch withdrew from feature filmmaking, making a series of short films including an absurdist "sitcom" called "Rabbits" (2002), releasing a pair of music albums and even directing a concert film for Duran Duran. Over 25 years after its debut, Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost surprised diehard "Twin Peaks" fans with "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Showtime 2017), an 18-part "third season" of the series that not only brought back beloved original characters but greatly expanded the show's peculiar universe.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 71% What Did Jack Do? Detective (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2020
97% 82% Lucky Howard (Character) $955.7K 2017
91% 74% David Lynch: The Art Life Himself (Character) $169.5K 2016
71% No Score Yet Blue Velvet Revisited Himself (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 75% My Beautiful Broken Brain Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet 73% Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Is Cinema? Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meditation, Creativity, Peace Screenwriter - 2012
No Score Yet 76% David Wants to Fly Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 74% 2012: Time for Change Unknown (Voice) $63.5K 2010
66% 42% Great Directors Himself (Character) $17.9K 2009
49% 44% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Executive Producer - 2009
55% 43% Surveillance Executive Producer $25.4K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Hard Cash Writer - 2007
72% 75% Inland Empire Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's on First Original Music - 2006
83% 87% Mulholland Dr. Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$0 2001
95% 91% The Straight Story Director $6.2M 1999
61% 87% Lost Highway Director,
Writer
$3.9M 1997
100% 77% Lumiere and Company Unknown (Character) - 1995
60% 67% Nadja Morgue Receptionist (Character) - 1994
95% 89% Crumb Producer $19.9K 1994
No Score Yet 29% Hotel Room Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 1993
64% 78% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Director $4.2M 1992
67% 81% Wild at Heart Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music
$14.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks Director - 1990
No Score Yet 60% Zelly and Me Willie (Character) $8.7K 1988
94% 88% Blue Velvet Director,
Writer
$8.6M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mania Director - 1986
52% 66% Dune Director,
Writer
- 1984
92% 93% The Elephant Man Director,
Writer
- 1980
90% 83% Eraserhead Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music,
Film Editor,
Production Design,
Art Director
- 1977
No Score Yet 75% The Grandmother Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet 76% The Alphabet Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1968
No Score Yet 43% Six Figures Getting Sick Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Men Getting Sick Director,
Producer
- 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole (Character),
Unknown (Voice),
Creator,
Director,
Writer
2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Gus (Guest Voice) 2016 2010
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Gus (Guest Voice) 2010-2013
No Score Yet 95% Louie Jack Dall (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
88% 89% Twin Peaks FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (Guest Voice),
FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (Guest Star),
Director,
Creator,
Writer (Story),
Writer
1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet DumbLand Unknown (Character)

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