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David Lynch

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", and which is characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. Indeed, the surreal and in many cases violent elements to his films have earned them the reputation that they "disturb, offend or mystify" their audiences.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 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).Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, 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. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking", whilst the success of his films have led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist.

The database contains 129 images with David Lynch, divided over 13 titles.

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2001 Mulholland Dr.

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1990 Wild At Heart

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1194 * 795 Dune 1984

Behind the scenes photo with Frank Herbert

1194 * 787 Dune 1984

Behind the scenes photo with Naomi Watts

1200 * 770 Mulholland Dr. 2001

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2262 * 2798 The Elephant Man 1980

Behind the scenes photo with John Hurt

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Behind the scenes photo with Isabella Rossellini

1200 * 784 Blue Velvet 1986

Behind the scenes photo with Sting & Kyle MacLachlan

700 * 461 Dune 1984

Behind the scenes photo with Kenneth McMillan & Paul L. Smith

650 * 432 Dune 1984

Behind the scenes photo with Laura Dern

1350 * 1019 Wild At Heart 1990

Behind the scenes photo with Kenny Baker

4252 * 2835 The Elephant Man 1980

Publicity still with Kyle MacLachlan

3000 * 1976 "Twin Peaks" 1990

Publicity still with Catherine Coulson & Mädchen Amick

3000 * 2002 "Twin Peaks" 1990

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1788 * 1176 Dune 1984