Experimental director of Eraserhead and Twin Peaks.
He moved all the time as a kid, but began life in Montana and studied fine art in Philadelphia.
He is known for creating his own cinematic style called Lynchian, known for its dreamy imagery and suspenseful sound design.
He got married 4 times: first to Peggy Lynch in 1967, to Mary Fisk on June 21, 1977, to Mary Sweeney on May 10, 2006, and to Emily Stofle on February 26, 2009.
He directed the true story and drama film The Elephant Man (1980) starring John Hurt.