Derns and Ladd get Hollywood Walk stars

Derns and Ladd get Hollywood Walk stars

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Actress Laura Dern and her famous parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd have been presented with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
David Lynch receives Cologne Award

David Lynch receives Cologne Award

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Film director David Lynch received the Cologne Award for his lifetime achievement in the movies at a conference in Germany.
HDNet to debut Lynch's latest

HDNet to debut Lynch's latest

DALLAS , June 15 (UPI) -- HDNet Movies said Monday it plans to offer a special sneak preview of the David Lynch-produced thriller "Surveillance" before its U.S. theatrical release.

Secretly collected DNA may solve killing

SACRAMENTO, April 3 (UPI) -- Sacramento investigators are using DNA covertly collected from a cigarette in an attempt to prove a man killed his aunt, officials said.
Berg to helm latest 'Dune' incarnation

Berg to helm latest 'Dune' incarnation

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Peter Berg reportedly has signed on to direct a movie based on Frank Herbert's book "Dune," a futuristic tale set on the desert planet Arrakis.

Maharishi Yogi dies in Netherlands

VLODROP, Netherlands, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose meditation techniques to increase spirituality once attracted the Beatles, died Tuesday night at his home in the Netherlands.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.
By United Press International

David Lynch's guru causes stir in Berlin

BERLIN, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A chat about a school U.S. filmmaker David Lynch wants to establish in Berlin sparked controversy when the project's German guru made inappropriate remarks.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Francis dies

LONDON, March 26 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning Freddie Francis, a British cinematographer who for a time turned to directing, died from complications of a stroke in London at the age of 89.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.
By United Press International

Lynch set to enjoy hectic 2007 schedule

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood cult film director David Lynch is set to enjoy a very hectic year -- with a new film, a book, an art show and a line of coffee and furniture.

David Lynch says Laura Dern 'mooved' him

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker David Lynch nearly stopped Tinsel Town traffic while touting his film "Inland Empire" for an Oscar -- with a cow.

Venice Film Festival honors Lynch's career

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Venice Film Festival has honored film director David Lynch with its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Venice festival to honor David Lynch

VENICE, Italy, July 8 (UPI) -- Italy's Venice film festival will honor director David Lynch this year with its prestigious Golden Lion Award.

David Lynch files for third divorce

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- TV's "Twin Peaks" creator David Lynch has filed for divorce in Los Angeles after only one month of marriage to his third wife, Mary Sweeney.
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David Lynch
French President Nicolas Sarkozy exits a ceremony honoring director David Lynch at the Elysee presidential palace on October 1, 2007. During the ceremony, Lynch received the French Legion of Honor, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a civilian in France. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker and visual artist. Lynch's films are known for nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulous sound design. Lynch's work often depicts a seedy underside to small-town America (particularly Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks) or sprawling California metropolises (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and his latest release, Inland Empire). Beginning with his experimental film-school feature Eraserhead (1977), he has maintained a strong cult following while experiencing inconsistent commercial success.

Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001), and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, 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. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking".

Lynch was born in Missoula, Montana on January 20, 1946. His father, Donald Walton Lynch, was a U.S. Department of Agriculture research scientist, and his mother, Edwina "Sunny" Lynch (née Sundholm), was an English language tutor. His maternal grandfather's parents immigrated to the United States from Finland in the 19th century. Lynch was raised a Presbyterian and spent his childhood throughout the Pacific Northwest and Durham, North Carolina. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and, on his 15th birthday, served as an usher at John F. Kennedy's Presidential Inauguration.

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