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    David Lynch

    Birthday: January 20, 1946

    From the beginning of his career, David Lynch quickly established himself as the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking, an acclaimed and widely recognized writer-director as well as television producer, photographer, cartoonist, composer, and graphic artist. Walking the tightrope between the mainstream and the avant-garde with remarkable balance and skill, Lynch brought to the screen a singularly dark and disturbing view of reality, a nightmare world punctuated by defining moments of extreme violence, bizarre comedy, and strange beauty. More than any other arthouse filmmaker of his era, he enjoyed considerable mass acceptance and helped to redefine commercial tastes, honing a surrealistic aesthetic so visionary and deeply personal that the phrase "Lynchian" was coined simply to describe it. Born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana, David Keith Lynch grew up the archetypal all-American boy. The son of a U.S. Department of Agriculture ...more
    • 2006
    • Venice International Film Festival
    • Golden Lion
    • win
    • 2006
    • Independent Spirit Awards
    • Special Distinction Award
    • 2001
    • Chicago Film Critics Association
    • Best Director
    • Mulholland Dr.
    • win
    • 2001
    • Toronto Film Critics Association
    • Best Director
    • Mulholland Dr.
    • win
    • 1994
    • Nadja
    • Morgue Security Guard