He doesn’t think he’s weird.
He always buttons the top button of his shirt to make him feel safe.
He used to give random weather reports on the radio and his YouTube channel for no reason whatsoever.
Lynch conducted odd experiments even as a child.
He initially wanted to be a painter.
The New York Times wrote that his paintings looked as though they were "seemingly made by a psychiatric patient nursing festering grudges."Artnet
He uses a very succinct biography in his press releases:
Because what more information could anyone need?Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images
When he first arrived at college, he didn't leave his room for two weeks.
He used to draw a comic strip called The Angriest Dog in the World.
He hates words.
This severe speaking anxiety might be why the serial killer in Twin Peaks leaves scraps of lettered paper under the nails of his victims.YouTube
Lynch has practiced Transcendental Meditation for more than four decades.
Pictured: David Lynch with fellow Transcendental Meditation enthusiast Russell Brand.Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
In 2002, Lynch paid $1 million to study with the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Lynch has developed a foundation devoted to Transcendental Meditation.
He claims that he ate lunch at the same LA restaurant almost every day from 1976 to 1984.
He has his own coffee brand.
It took him five years to film his first feature, Eraserhead, which was shot completely at night.
Also during Eraserhead filming, Lynch dissected a cat to get some inspiration about "textures."
He once spent 63 days making all of his own sound effects for the short film The Grandmother.
Lynch voiced Gus the Bartender on The Cleveland Show.
Lynch kicked out his college roommate Peter Wolf (who would later become the lead singer of the J. Geils Band), because he was “too weird.”
He has been trying to make a film called Ronnie Rocket since the late 1970s.
Pictured: Naomi Watts with David Lynch. Wikimedia Commons
David Foster Wallace once described him as “Jimmy Stewart on acid.”
David Lynch – along with his films – is hard to figure out. Reading about him, you get the impression he likes it that way.
The three-time Oscar nominee -- famous for cult classics such as Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, as well as the recently revived Twin Peaks series -- believes that life doesn’t make sense and therefore neither should art.
“It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things,” he’s said. “It’s better not to know so much about what things mean. Because the meaning, it’s a very personal thing, and the meaning for me is different than the meaning for somebody else.”
But that doesn’t stop people from trying to get inside his oddly-working brain.
Here are 21 of the strangest David Lynch facts. Good luck making sense of them.
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