David Lynch

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David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, visual artist, actor, musician, and writer. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and the César Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. 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 12,467,433 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). David Lynch is the 28th most popular film director (up from 34th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from United States (up from 224th 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 1,580Before him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Georges Méliès, Konstantin Stanislavski, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Ken Loach, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, and Roberto Rossellini.

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

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Among people born in United States, David Lynch ranks 191 out of 15,968Before him are Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Edward Thorndike (1874), Talcott Parsons (1902), and Walt Whitman (1819). After him are Johnny Depp (1963), Edward Hopper (1882), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), and Tom Cruise (1962).

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 Quentin Tarantino (1963), George Lucas (1944), Brian De Palma (1940), John Ford (1894), Sydney Pollack (1934), and Tim Burton (1958).

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