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David Lynch

Filmmaker David Lynch

Profession: Filmmaker

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: David Lynch is a major American filmmaker whose work is known for its often surrealist quality.

Lynch has been nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards three times, winning an Honorary Award in 2019. He has also won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for "Wide at Heart" (1990) with Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern as well as Best Director at Cannes for "Mulholland Drive" (2001).

Lynch is also known for his TV series the mystery drama "Twin Peaks" (1990-91, 2017) starring Kyle MacLachlan.

Born: January 20, 1946
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Events in the Life of David Lynch

  • 1986-09-12 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto
  • 1990-04-08 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1990-05-21 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1991-06-10 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
  • 2001-05-16 "Mulholland Drive", directed by David Lynch, starring Justin Theroux and Naomi Watts, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

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