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David Lynch

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David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, visual artist and actor. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion. In 2007, a panel of critics convened by The Guardian announced that "after all the discussion, no one could fault the conclusion that David Lynch is the most important film-maker of the current era", while AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Lynch has received more than 13,924,208 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). David Lynch is the 28th most popular film director, the 179th most popular biography from United States (up from 191st in 2019) and the 6th 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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Among film directors, David Lynch ranks 28 out of 1,581Before him are Georges Méliès, Leni Riefenstahl, Pedro Almodóvar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Konstantin Stanislavski. After him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, George Lucas, Fritz Lang, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Wilder, and Roberto Rossellini.

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Among people born in 1946, David Lynch ranks 14Before him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Ted Bundy, Alan Rickman, Demis Roussos, Gianni Versace, and Sonia Gandhi. After him are Charlotte Rampling, Bon Scott, George Best, Patti Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Benny Andersson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Lynch ranks 179 out of 18,182Before him are Herman Melville (1819), Herbert Hoover (1874), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Jane Fonda (1937), William James Sidis (1898), and Tom Cruise (1962). After him are Pearl S. Buck (1892), Sigourney Weaver (1949), James Monroe (1758), Samuel Colt (1814), Richard Gere (1949), and Carl Sagan (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, David Lynch ranks 6Before him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Scorsese (1942), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Woody Allen (1935), and Francis Ford Coppola (1939). After him are George Lucas (1944), Quentin Tarantino (1963), John Ford (1894), Tim Burton (1958), Brian De Palma (1940), and Sydney Pollack (1934).

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