David Lynch
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Background information
Birth name David Keith Lynch
Born 20 Jamuary 1946
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician
Years active 1966-present
Style Nonlinear, Psychological, Neo-noir, Surrealistic, Horror
Influenced by Nonlinear, Psychological, Neo-noir, Surrealistic, Horror
Duran Duran: Unstaged David Lynch Trailer

David Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist and musician, whose work has included directing a live Duran Duran concert webcast in 2011.


Moving around various parts of the United States as a child within his middle class family, Lynch went on to study painting in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. Deciding to devote himself more fully to this medium, he moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. Then being employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, he proceeded to make two films. First, the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved to be a critical and commercial failure, and then a neo-noir crime film, Blue Velvet (1986), which was instead highly critically acclaimed.

Proceeding to create his own television series with Mark Frost, the highly popular murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–1992), he also created a cinematic prequel, Fire Walk With Me (1992), a road movie, Wild at Heart (1990), and a family film, The Straight Story (1999) in the same period. Turning further towards surrealist filmmaking, three of his following films worked on "dream logic" non-linear narrative structures, Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006).

In 2011 Lynch collaborated with Duran Duran to direct their live-streamed webcast Unstaged concert performance, held at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 March 2011. He spoke on before the event and said “I am very excited about this opportunity to experiment with the band at the Mayan Theater on March 23rd. The idea is to try and create on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage. A world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents.”

A Selection of creditsEdit

Writer (films & TV):

  • 2007 - More Things That Happened (video)
  • 2007 - Boat (video short)
  • 2006 - Inland Empire
  • 2002 - The Short Films of David Lynch (video documentary)
  • 2002 - Darkened Room
  • 2002 - Rabbits
  • 2002 - Does That Hurt You?
  • 2002 - DumbLand (TV mini-series)
  • 2001 - Mulholland Drive
  • 1986 - Blue Velvet (screenplay)
  • 1984 - Dune (screenplay)
  • 1980 - The Elephant Man (screenplay)
  • 1977 - Eraserhead


  • 2007 - More Things That Happened (video)
  • 2007 - Boat (video)
  • 2006 - Inland Empire
  • 2002 - The Short Films of David Lynch (video documentary)
  • 2002 - Darkened Room
  • 2001 - Mulholland Drive
  • 1999 - The Straight Story
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