Knowledge Identifier: +David_Lynch
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1946.
Countries: United States (49%), France (10%), United Kingdom (10%)
Linked to: Hotel particulier, American Film Institute, Democratic Party, Lumiere and Company
At Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia, he did poorly academically, having little interest in school work, but was popular with other students, and after leaving decided that he wanted to study painting at college, thereby beginning his studies at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1964, where he was a roommate of Peter Wolf.
Roy Orbison - His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of "In Dreams" in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" revived his career in the 1980s
In 1971 Lynch moved with his wife and daughter to Los Angeles , where he began studying filmmaking at the AFI Conservatory, a place that he would later describe as being "completely chaotic and disorganized, which was great you quickly learned that if you were going to get something done, you would have to do it yourself.
Filming, which began in 1972, took place at night in some abandoned stables, allowing the production team, which was largely Lynch and some of his friends, including Sissy Spacek, Jack Fisk, cinematographer Frederick Elmes and sound designer Alan Splet to set up a camera room, green room, editing room, sets as well as a food room and a bathroom.
Developing from ideas that Lynch had had since 1973, the resulting film, Blue Velvet, was set in the fictional town of Lumberton, USA, and revolves around a college student named Jeffrey Beaumont, who finds a severed ear in a field.
It was in one such break in 1974 that Lynch created a short film entitled The Amputee, which revolved around a woman with two amputated legs (played by Jack Nance's wife, Catherine Coulson) reading aloud a letter and having her stumps washed by a doctor.
He was very supportive of the movie, helping to distribute it around the United States in 1977, and Eraserhead subsequently became popular on the midnight movie underground circuit, and was later described as one of the most important midnight movies of the seventies along with El Topo, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Harder They Come and Night of the Living Dead.
Darwin Joston - He played Paul, the beleaguered pencil-factory clerk, in David Lynch's classic 1977 cult film, "Eraserhead"
J. Hoberman - Indeed, his first published film review appeared in 1977 for David Lynch's seminal debut film "Eraserhead"
Joseph Merrick - In 1979, Bernard Pomerance's play about Merrick called "The Elephant Man" débuted, and David Lynch's film, called "The Elephant Man", was released the following year
Joseph Merrick - In 1980 David Lynch released "The Elephant Man" film, which received eight Academy *award nominations
Blue Velvet (film) - "Blue Velvet" now frequently appears in various critical assessments of all-time great films, ranked as one of the greatest films of the 1980s, one of the best examples of American surrealism and one of the finest examples of David Lynch's work
Frank Herbert - A film of the novel, "Dune", was directed by David Lynch in 1984
Brian Eno - In 1984, he composed and performed the "Prophecy Theme" for the David Lynch film "Dune"; the rest of the soundtrack was composed and performed by the group Toto
Alejandro Jodorowsky - The production for the film collapsed, and the rights for filming were sold once more, this time to Dino de Laurentiis, who employed the American filmmaker David Lynch to direct, creating the film "Dune" in 1984
Blue Velvet (film) - "'Blue Velvet"' is a 1986 American psychological horror film, written and directed by David Lynch
Nicolas Cage - Other Cage roles included appearances in the acclaimed 1987 romantic-comedy Moonstruck, starring Cher; The Coen Brothers cult-classic comedy Raising Arizona; David Lynch's 1990 offbeat film Wild at Heart; a lead role in Martin Scorsese's 1999 New York City paramedic drama Bringing Out the Dead; and Ridley Scott's 2003 quirky drama Matchstick Men, in which he played an agoraphobic, mysophobic, obsessive-compulsive con artist with a tic disorder.
Five one-man exhibitions between 1989 and 1991 emphasized Lynch?s roots in fine art and painting, and a rash of ads, including a teaser trailer for Michael Jackson's 'Dangerous' tour, confirmed the demand for the Lynch touch? In an unlikely scenario for the maker of Eraserhead, Lynch had become an influential and fashionable brand name.
Chris Isaak - Though released on the 1989 album "Heart Shaped World", an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film "Wild at Heart"
Eric Da Re - After a few more roles in TV movies he landed the role of Leo Johnson in the 1990 cult classic "Twin Peaks", created by David Lynch
Anthony Heinsbergen - High profile work of this type includes murals for the Wiltern Theatre, the Oakland Paramount Theater, the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California, and the United Artists flagship theatre in downtown Los Angeles , plus the vaulted ceiling of the city's Park Plaza Hotel which can be seen in the opening sequences of the 1990 David Lynch film "Wild at Heart"
Piper Laurie - In 1990-91, she starred as the devious Catherine Martell in David Lynch's television series "Twin Peaks"
Barry Gifford - The first of the series, "Wild at Heart", was adapted by director David Lynch for the 1990 film of the same title
Eli Roth - Through his internship with producer Fred Zollo in years prior, Roth met David Lynch and remained in contact with him over the years, eventually producing content for Lynch with his fledgling website in the late 1990s
Heather Graham - She has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since 1991 after being introduced to it by David Lynch
Billy Zane - Zane forayed into television work, and in 1991 he appeared as John Justice Wheeler in several episodes of David Lynch's hit TV-show "Twin Peaks"
Deborah Kara Unger - In 1993 she starred in David Lynch's HBO mini-series "Hotel Room"
Linda Scott - The CD compilation album, "The Complete Hits of Linda Scott", was released by Eric Records in 1995; while her recording of "I've Told Every Little Star" was included in director David Lynch's film, "Mulholland Drive"
Melissa George - After a supporting role in Steven Soderbergh's 1999 neo-noir crime film "The Limey", she was cast in a supporting role, Cleo Miller, in the 2001 black comedy "Sugar & Spice" and had a minor role in David Lynch's critically acclaimed "Mulholland Drive," which opened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
The Straight Story - "'The Straight Story"' is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch
Billy Ray Cyrus - He had a small part in David Lynch's 2001 film "Mulholland Drive" as Gene, a pool cleaner who had been having an affair with the wife of Adam Kesher
Ann Miller - In 2001 she took her last role, playing Coco in auteur director David Lynch's critically acclaimed "Mulholland Drive"
Lisa Lackey - In 2001, Lackey appeared in David Lynch's film "Mulholland Dr.", in which she played the role of Carol, a singer auditioning with Adam Kesher for the part eventually given to Camilla Rhodes
Lee Grant - In 2001, Lee Grant portrayed Louise Bonner in David Lynch's critically acclaimed "Mullholland Drive"
Jennifer Syme - In tribute to Syme's memory, David Lynch dedicated the 2001 film "Mulholland Drive" to her
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - In 2003, David Lynch began a fundraising project to raise USD 1 billion "on behalf of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi" to build a meditation centre large enough to hold 8,000 skilled practitioners
An absurd ringtone ("I like to kill deer") from the website was a common sound bite on The Howard Stern Show in early 2006.
Cameron Daddo - He went on to appear as Devon Berk's manager in David Lynch's 2006 film "Inland Empire"
Laura Dern - In 2006, David Lynch and Dern reunited for "Inland Empire" and, in 2006, Dern had a supporting role in "Lonely Hearts"
Grace Zabriskie - She was chosen by David Lynch to appear as a sinister Polish neighbour in "Inland Empire" in 2006
Inland Empire (film) - "'Inland Empire"' is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first feature film since 2001's "Mulholland Drive"
Lynch was the subject of a major art retrospective at the Fondation Cartier, Paris from March 3 May 27, 2007.
Blue Velvet (film) - During an online Q&A session in 2007, Ebert said he still had negativity regarding how Rossellini was depicted but said he should re-visit "Blue Velvet" and that David Lynch was a good director
Christian Louboutin - In 2007, he collaborated with the film-maker David Lynch on "Fetish", an exhibition of his shoes in Lynch's photographs as erotic sculptural objects including ballet pumps made vertical by an impossible heel, or shoes with heels projecting inches beyond the sole
Sydney Underground Film Festival - In 2007, the festival screened over 100 films, including a range of diverse and original films from Sydney filmmakers and filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martha Colburn, David Firth, Virgil Widrich, Bill Morrison, Abigail Child, Albie Thoms, David Perry, Paul Winkler and Dirk De Bruyn
Cologne Conference - In 2009, the *award was bestowed to Roman Polanski but the Polish/French movie director was not able to receive the prize on October 3 in Cologne as he was arrested on September 26 during his journey to the Zurich Film Festival, which caused a worldwide sensation. in 2010, David Lynch was presented with the "Cologne Film *award" for his groundbreaking work in television and cinema
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - In a press conference on April 3, 2009, prior to his performance at the David Lynch Foundation benefit concert "Change Begins Within", Paul McCartney commented that Transcendental Meditation was a gift The Beatles had received from Maharishi at a time when they were looking for something to stabilise them
Twin Peaks - In March 2011, David Lynch began releasing previously unavailable tracks from the series and the film via his website
In the Mood for Love - In the 2012 "Sight & Sound" critics poll, "In the Mood for Love" appeared at number 24, making it the highest ranked film from the 2000s and one of only two films from the 2000s to be listed in the top 50 films of all time, along with David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"
Thomas Devaux - In January 2012 filmmaker David Lynch exhibited his photos during the inauguration of his new Paris nightclub, Silencio
Kenzo (brand) - Their most recent Fall 2014 collection, they collaborated with filmmaker David Lynch, who mixed the soundtrack for the show and provided a large sculpture
On April 5, 2015, Lynch announced via Twitter that the project was still alive, but he was no longer going to direct, because the budget was too low for what he wanted to do
In the 2016 presidential election, he endorsed Bernie Sanders
Sara Paxton - In 2016, it was announced that Paxton was cast in David Lynch's 2017 "Twin Peaks" series
Twin Peaks - In February 2016, it was reported that David Lynch would reprise his role as Gordon Cole
Sara Paxton - In April 2016, it was announced that Paxton had joined the cast of David Lynch's 2017 "Twin Peaks" revival
Laura Dern - She is known for her collaborations with filmmaker David Lynch, having appeared in four of his films and the 2017 "Twin Peaks" revival
A recipient of an Academy Honorary award in 2019, he has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and has won France's César award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival