Film Director David Lynch, Synopsis, Film Career, Music, Books, Marriage, Awards and Achievements

Published Date   18th Dec. 2017, 17:52 pm
Film Director David Lynch, Synopsis, Film Career, Music, Books, Marriage, Awards and Achievements
Quick Info
Birth Name: David Keith Lynch
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $60 million

Film Director David Lynch, popularly known as the Renaissance man of modern. He is famous as an American film director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He is best known as ‘the most important director of this era’ by The Guardian.


Film Director David Lynch, born on January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana, U.S. His real name of birth is David Keith Lynch. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity.

He is Five feet and eight inches tall and has good looking personality. He has brown eyes with a similar type of hair color.

Though at old age, he is working professionally as an American film director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, sound designer, and photographer.

He is a married person and has four children. He is currently residing in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Early life and education

He was born in Missoula, Montana, U.S. He was raised in the middle-class family in Missoula, Montana. Before going to study painting, he had spent his childhood period traveling around the United States of America.

Film Director David Lynch, studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. There is no more information about his early life, siblings, and friends.

Film Career and net worth

He pursued his career in short films during the period of studying painting  in Philadelphia.

After that, he shifted to Los Angeles. He was engaged to produce
his first motion picture, the surrealist horror film Eraserhead in 1977.

He worked at De Laurentiis Entertainment Group and appeared with two Films: the science-fiction epic Dune in 1984 and a neo-noir crime film Blue Velvet in 1986.

Film Director David Lynch, made his debut in several television series since 1990. He initiated his own television series Twin Peaks with Mark Frost from 1990 to 1991.

After that, he made a cinematic prequel “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” in 1992, a road movie “Wild at Heart” in 1990 and a family film “The Straight Story” in 1999.

He appeared with Lost Highway-the psychological thriller in 1997, Mulholland Drive- the neo-noir love story in 2001 and Inland Empire- the fragmented mystery film in 2006.

He also produced many web-based shows including animated DumbLand and the surreal sitecom Rabbits in 2002.

His net worth is estimated to be $60 million.

Music and Books

Being a Film Director David Lynch also contributed in music industry. When working in the musical field, many of his solo albums have been released including “Crazy Clown Time” in 2011 and “The Big Dream” in 2013.

He has given music for his several films which include ‘Ghost of Love’ for Inland Empire: the David Lynch Foundation. David Lynch Foundation is formed for the teaching of Transcendental Meditation in schools painting and photography.

Besides musical career, he wrote Images in 1994 and Catching the Big Fish in 2006. Also, he had directed many music videos and advertisement such as the Dior promotional film Lady Blue Shanghai in 2006.


Talking about his personal life, he is a father of four children including American film director and screenwriter Jennifer. He married to Peggy Lentz in 1967. After spending few years together, they divorced in 1974.

Later, Mary Fisk became his second wife. David got married to Mary Fisk in 1977. But their relationship also did not exist for a lifetime. After spending few years together, the couple separated in 1987.

David married to Mary Sweeney in 2006. Mary became his third wife. They divorced in the same year of their marriage. And they started living their own life separately. After that, David is engaged with Emily Stofle since their marriage in 2009.

Awards and achievements

Film Director David Lynch, has been nominated and awarded with so many awards in his lifetime. He received Academy Awards three times until this date.

He became the winner of France’s Cesar Award for ‘Best Foreign Film’. He received this award two times. At the Cannes Film Festival, he was honored with Palme d’ Or. Similarly, he was honored at the Venice Film Festival with a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement.

In 2007, He was honored for the country’s top civilian as a Chevalier by the French government and as an Officer in 2007. He became more popular with his films ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’.

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