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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
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Nuclear base security chief sacked after failed inspection

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The security chief at a nuclear missile base in Montana was fired less than a month after the base failed a safety test, officials said.
David Lynch directs Nine Inch Nails' music video

David Lynch directs Nine Inch Nails' music video

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker David Lynch's video for the new Nine Inch Nails song, "Came Back Haunted," premiered Friday on VEVO.com.

Loch Ness-like monster reported in Ireland

CARNDONAGH, Ireland, May 2 (UPI) -- A pair of students filming a college project said they captured footage of a Loch Ness Monster-like creature in Ireland.
Anxious? Dread death? Tylenol may do the trick

Anxious? Dread death? Tylenol may do the trick

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 17 (UPI) -- For those who suffer from fear and anxiety over the human condition, or what U.S. researchers like to call, "existential dread," Tylenol may help.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
By United Press International
AFI to honor Mel Brooks, David Lynch

AFI to honor Mel Brooks, David Lynch

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute says it plans to honor writer-director-producers Mel Brooks and David Lynch.
Reeves produces film about filmmaking

Reeves produces film about filmmaking

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Tribeca Film says it has acquired North American distribution rights to "Side by Side," a documentary produced and presented by actor Keanu Reeves.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.
By United Press International

Skinhead leader believed killed in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, March 3 (UPI) -- Authorities say a man shot to death near Sacramento is believed to be David Lynch, a hate-group leader who aimed to unite skinhead gangs against minorities.
Stars turn out for De Laurentiis' funeral

Stars turn out for De Laurentiis' funeral

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Baz Luhrmann and Jonathan Mostow were among the mourners at producer Dino De Laurentiis' Los Angeles funeral.
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.
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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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