Birthday: Jan 20, Much like his body of work, David Lynch often defied tidy description. As a filmmaker it was possibly more instructive to refer to him as a surrealist artist working in the medium of film, rather than a traditional movie director and writer. From his debut feature "Eraserhead" , it was clear that Lynch held a deep fascination with the utterly grotesque residing just below the surface of the everyday.
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His films juxtapose the cheerfully mundane with the shockingly macabre and often defy explanation. His early ambition was to become a painter, and, after graduating from high school in Alexandria , Virginia , he enrolled at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He later —69 studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There he created his first film, a second animation entitled Six Men Getting Sick , for an experimental painting and sculpture contest.
David Keith Lynch born January 20, is an American filmmaker, visual artist, musician, writer and actor. In , 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". Lynch initially studied painting before he began making short films in the late s. His first feature-length film, the surrealist horror Eraserhead , became a success on the midnight movie circuit, and he followed that by directing The Elephant Man , Dune , and Blue Velvet
The Twin Peaks director lives for his work. D avid Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. The quiff completes the effect, its lush swirl seemingly frozen in place by alarming, Lynchian thoughts. In his 40 years of film-making, the director has taken audiences from sunlit American idylls to surreal dimensions populated by demons, doppelgangers and psychotic killers.