David Lynch is a film and television director known for his distinctive and unusual movies which are totally fucking weird.

Just The Facts

  1. He has directed a sizeable number of feature films, as well as the cult 1990's TV series Twin Peaks.
  2. His films are characterized by surreal imagery and bizarre, confusing storylines which he refuses to explain to anyone (including the actors).
  3. He is a staunch advocate of transcendental meditation.

A Condensed Filmography

Eraserhead (1977)

A man with an unfortunate haircut fathers a lizard-baby and observes a deformed woman inside his radiator. That shaggy guy in your college film class has an orgasm.

Dune (1984)

Kyle MacLachlan basically reenacts the Space stage of Spore, and has a contest with Sting to see who can look the most ridiculous.

Flawless victory.

Blue Velvet (1986)

Kyle MacLachlan finds a severed ear and has a hard time deciding whether or not he likes to hit women in the face. Dennis Hopper is a poor spokesman for Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

ABC series which lasted for two seasons. Kyle MacLachlan investigates a murder mystery in a small logging town and talks backwards to dancing midgets. America says "man, just tell us who the killer is already." ABC says "okay, here's the killer." America no longer has a particularly good reason to keep watching the show.

Thirteen years later, ABC starts airing Lost. America says "man, just tell us what's going on already." ABC doesn't fall for it this time. America says "curses," twiddles its mustache, and flies away in an airship.

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

A complex and multi-layered exploration of the dark side of Hollywood, and the nature of fantasy vs. reality. Also, there are some hot lesbians and you see their boobs.

Inland Empire (2006)

Laura Dern is an actress. Then she isn't. Then some prostitutes dance to "The Loco-Motion." Then there are some rabbits. Then this happens:

Oh, hey.