David Lynch

David Lynch

Born in Missoula, Montana, in 1946, Lynch is a filmmaker, musician and artist.  He wrote, produced and directed his first full-length feature film, “Eraserhead,” in 1977.  With editing, scoring and sound design also led by Lynch, the film continues to draw a large cult following.  Its success brought Lynch the opportunity to direct “The Elephant Man” (1980), which received eight Oscar® nominations including Directing and Adapted Screenplay for Lynch himself.  His prolific career has included two more Directing nominations – for “Blue Velvet” (1986) and “Mulholland Drive” (2001) – and additional directing credits for “Dune” (1984), “Wild at Heart” (1990), “Lost Highway” (1997), “The Straight Story” (1999) and “Inland Empire” (2006).