David Lynch is a renowned American film director, actor, screenwriter, musician, writer, and visual artist. He was born as David Keith Lynch on January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana in the United States. At an early age, he showed so much passion for arts and decided to pursue it in Virginia. He studied high school at Alexandria, Virginia, where he did poorly in academics since he doesn’t have any interest in school work. In college, he attended School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston but left after a year. Later, he decided to go to Europe and stayed for three years along with his friend, Jack Fisk, who is also not happy with his studies. The two hoped to meet and train with the popular Oskar Kokoschka (Painter).

However, they found out that he is not available, and so they went back to the United States after 15-days. In the US, he returned to Virginia and studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. From there, he met Peggy Reavey, whom he married in 1967. They had their first baby born the following year. To help his family financially, he worked in printing engravings. Through Pennsylvania Academy, he was able to do his first short film entitled Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) in 1967. After many struggles, he was able to produce a 4-minute film entitled The Alphabet in 1968. His wife, Peggy, starred in the film and their daughter’s voice was also recorded as a sound effect. He sends a copy of The Alphabet in the newly built American Film Institute, together with a script about his new short film, The Grandmother.

The American Film Institute helped him in financing the film and gave him his requested budget. In 1974, he had a divorce with Peggy Lynch and remarried to Mary Fisk in 1977. In the same year, his first film, Eraserheads, was released. Since then, he had made remarkable films such as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, and many more. The film Wild at Heart received the highest prize award, Palme d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival, while the film Mulholland Drive gave him his first Best Director award at the Cannes. In 1987, he had another divorce and married Mary Sweeney in 2006. After a year, David had a divorce and married Emily Stofle in 2009. David also worked on television and directed few music videos from the year 1982 to 2013.

He also continued working on short films until the year 2013 and appeared in few television series including The Cleveland Show and Louie. He advocates the Transcendental Meditation that could bring peace to the whole world. In 2005, he founded the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and Peace that finance the scholarships of those students who are interested in Transcendental Meditation. In 2006, his book entitled Catching the Big Fish Click to look into! >> Read More... Big Fish : Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, was published.

David Leland English Actor

David Leland

David Leland is an English film actor, director, and screenwriter. He was born on April 20, 1947, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in England, UK. He attended Central School of Speech and Drama, where he trained as an actor, and later graduated from Drama Centre London during the 60s. After doing small roles, he collaborated with the British director, Alan Clarke in 1983 critically acclaimed British television play, Made in Britain. In 1986, he penned the screenplay of the British neo-noir mystery drama film, Mona Lisa, where he earned nominations at the Writers Guild of America and Golden Globe. In the same year, he penned the comedy film, Personal Services, which was helmed by Terry Jones. In 1987, he made his directorial debut, Wish You Were Here, which stars Tom Bell and Emily Lloyd. David won the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay in 1988, and the film became a success at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. His next films, Checking Out and The Big Man, failed to make it to the box office, but it was a success at the private market. He co-writes and directed The Land Girls in 1998 and the 6th Episode of the very successful war drama miniseries, Band of Brothers. In the year 2012, he became the executive producer and co-showrunner of Neil Jordan’s historical fiction TV series, The Borgian. When his friend, George Harrison (Beatles’ lead guitarist), died in 2001, David became closely involved with a memorial concert entitled Concert for George. He even made a cinematic documentary, which later put on DVD and went platinum. In 2007, he directed the romantic comedy film, Virgin Territory, which is based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron. As an actor, he appeared in films like 1917, Scars of Dracula, The Pied Piper, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Time Bandits, The Missionary, Personal Services, When Saturday Comes, and a lot more. He met his wife, Sabrina, during a shoot in Italy for Decameron. From his previous marriage, David had five children namely Chloe, Abigail, Rosie, Jacob and Grace.

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David Mackenzie

David Mackenzie is a renowned British film director, who launched the Sigma Films production. He was born on May 10, 1966, in Corbridge, England. He attended the University of Westminster in London and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland. David made his directorial debut in the year 2002 in the film, The Last Great Wilderness. This film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002. This was followed by the British drama film, Young Adam, which was adapted into Alexander Trocchi’s novel of the same name. It was named Best Film at the BAFTA Scotland awards; while Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton won the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards respectively. David also got his first Best Director award. Aside from that, they got nominated at the British Independent Film Awards. He also received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in the DGGB Award. David has made a mark in this film and received several nominations and awards for his brilliant work in this film. In 2005, he helmed the Anglo-Irish drama film, Asylum, which was adapted from Patrick McGrath’s novel of the same name. The film earned a nomination at the Golden Bear at Berlin and nailed the prize at Guild of German Art House Cinemas. In 2007, he directed the critically acclaimed British film, Hallam Foe, which was adapted from Peter Jinks’ novel. It was premiered at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival and bagged the Silver Bear for Best Music Award. In 2009, David did the sex comedy film, Spread, starring Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche. His next release was the sci-fi drama film, Perfect Sense, which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Also in 2011, David helmed the romantic comedy film, Tonight You’re Mine. In 2013, he directed the British prison crime drama film, Starred Up, which stars Jack O’Connell, Rupert Friend, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is based on the experiences of Jonathan Asser (writer) when he worked as a volunteer therapist at the HM Prison Wandsworth. This film earned several film awards including the 2014 BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Director and Best Film. It also earned 99% of the Rotten Tomatoes score. This 2016, he directed the crime heist film, Hell or High Water, which was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 under the section, Un Certain Regard. It holds 100% at Rotten Tomatoes.

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David Mackenzie English Actor