David Lynch

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David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, visual artist, and musician. He has received critical acclaim for his films, which are often distinguished by their surrealist, dreamlike qualities. Lynch studied painting before he began making short films in the late 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Lynch has received more than 16,659,331 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). David Lynch is the 41st most popular film director (down from 28th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from United States (down from 179th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Film Director.

David Lynch is most famous for his surrealist and often nightmarish films, such as Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet.

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  • 70.51

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  • 75

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among film directors, David Lynch ranks 41 out of 2,041Before him are Tinto Brass, Tim Burton, Ken Loach, John Ford, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and James Cameron. After him are Lars von Trier, Billy Wilder, Vittorio De Sica, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Yasujirō Ozu, and Roberto Rossellini.

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Among people born in 1946, David Lynch ranks 23Before him are Mireille Mathieu, George Best, Charlotte Rampling, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Rivellino, and Diane Keaton. After him are Dianne Wiest, Gianni Versace, David Gilmour, Elfriede Jelinek, Hassanal Bolkiah, and Susan Sarandon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Lynch ranks 247 out of 20,380Before him are Samuel Colt (1814), John Ford (1894), Noah Webster (1758), Frank Zappa (1940), John Rawls (1921), and Philip K. Dick (1928). After him are Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jay Leno (1950), Barbra Streisand (1942), Emily Dickinson (1830), Robert Forster (1941), and Joe Pesci (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, David Lynch ranks 10Before him are Woody Allen (1935), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), George Lucas (1944), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Tim Burton (1958), and John Ford (1894). After him are Oliver Stone (1946), Brian De Palma (1940), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Chuck Jones (1912), and Sydney Pollack (1934).