Lynch, David

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David Lynch
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Lynch, David Gender: M
Lynch, David Keith
born on 20 January 1946 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Missoula MT, USA, 46n52, 113w59
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°09 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°16'


American director and screenwriter, one of the most talented and imaginative contemporary film makers of the 20th century. His work includes "Eraserhead," "The Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet" and "Twin Peaks."

The son of a research scientist for the Department of Agriculture, he moved often around the Northwest while growing up, being raised in Washington, Idaho, and finally Virginia where he went to high school. Aiming to become a painter, he trained at various art schools. Entering the job market, he found a train of jobs that did not satisfy him, and had married and had a child before deciding to go back to school. He lived in a ghetto and crime infested location in order to put his funds into schooling, until he was given a good fiscal commission for an avant-garde art piece.

His first film, as odd and weird as all his work, about an abused, bed-wetting boy who grew a kindly grandmother from a seed, won several awards and helped Lynch win a fellowship in the AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies in Beverly Hills, 1970.

He began filming "Eraserhead" in 1972, filming at night as he eked a bare living from delivering newspapers. It was a slow, strained period as his funding dried up and his marriage folded. The film was not completed until 1976 and distributed the following year. The film was a surrealistic nightmare that never gained popularity outside of it's cult status. "The Elephant Man," 1980, won critical acclaim and was nominated for eight Oscars. It was followed by a failure, "Dune," in 1984. "Blue Velvet" was an outstanding portrayal of bizarre and kinky sex along with erotic mystery, called by some "the sickest film ever made." With advertising like that, it became a box-office smash. In 1990, Lynch won the Golden Palm at Cannes for "Wild At Heart," a wickedly comic fairy tale. At the same time, he was developing a TV series such as had never been seen, "Twin Peaks."

Lynch's career continued to expand in unconventional display. A serious photographer and artist, he has exhibited his soft, moody, semi-abstract canvases. A highly disciplined artist, he has been painting seriously from youth, loosely figurative, monochromatic works grounded in Abstract Expressionism. He also writes lyrics, produces records and draws a syndicated cartoon.

His first marriage, in 1967, produced daughter Jennifer who directed her first film, "Boxing Helena," from a script perverted enough to make her father proud. In 1977, Lynch married Mary Fisk; they had one son in 1982 but later divorced. He was romantically linked with Isabella Rossellini while filming "Blue Velvet" and they separated after five years, 12/17/1990.

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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 17 December 1990 (Seperated from Isabella Rossellini)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1970 (Won fellowship money from AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 (Oscar nominated film "The Elephant Man")
  • Work : Prize 1990 ("The Golden Palm" award at Cannes)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1967 (First marriage)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1977 (Second marriage Mary Fisk)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1982 (Son born)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand, Filipe Ferreira 12/1998


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter and one son)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Five years with Isabella Rossellini)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Twin Peaks")
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist (Syndicated cartoon)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Exhibited and sold)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Imagination