How tall is David Lynch

David Lynch's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

American film-maker, best known for directing Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, The Elephant Man, Dune, Lost Highway, Inland Empire, Eraserhead, Wild at Heart and creating TV series Twin Peaks.

How tall is David Lynch
David and Kyle MacLachlan
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Average Guess (34 Votes)
5ft 10.09in (178cm)
5'10 Dude said on 3/Nov/21
David Lynch in his prime was a very solid 5'10 I'd say. His hair can certainly make him look taller and he has good proportions. He looks more 5'9-5'9Β½ these days, but he hasn't lost a crazy amount of height or anything. The 5'11 listings online are definitely wrong.
Ian C. said on 27/Oct/21
Oh, Sam, Dune is incomprehensible. I've sat through lectures on numerical methods that I understood better than Dune (which ostensibly has a plot.) Or let's see you make sense of Lost Highway. I saw Eraserhead on TV, so I was good for about fifteen minutes before I quit on that one. Moreover, Lynch loves disturbing, cruel, sexually perverse themes for their own sakes.

If you're going to make an incomprehensible movie whose hook is visual appeal, it had better have a lot of appeal. Kubrick's 2001 is the only example I can think of of a movie of that type that I actually like. There used to be a theatre in Toronto in the 70s called the 99 cent Roxy, and they often showed 2001. You'd go to the theatre during a screening of 2001, and it reeked of marijuana smoke, because stoners would watch the movie while they herbed up. Which made a kind of demented sense. You get high and watch a movie that is one startling beautiful image after another, and you don't have to worry about making sense of any of it.
Tall Sam said on 20/Oct/21
Eraserhead is a pure Lynchian film with next to nothing to relieve the surrealist pure nightmare and probably a masterwork but is definitely not for everyone. Blue Velvet is among his most accessible of his typical Lynchian films, if you consider The Elephant Man, The Straight Story and Dune to some extent more mainstream outliers in his filmography, even though the first two are quite good IMO.
Ian C. said on 18/Oct/21
Well, Sandy, you either like Lynch's movies or you don't. Most movies contain plot points that require some suspension of disbelief. Lynch avoids this problem by making the whole movie absurd. A commitment to visual style is fine but when style becomes the most important element of the movie, at the expense of plot or relatable characters (think Michelangelo Antonioni, for example), the result is usually a bad movie.

You do what you want, but I advise you to skip Eraserhead. On the other hand, The Elephant Man is pretty good, because somebody explained to Lynch that he'd have to tell a coherent story with realistic characters.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Aug/21
I should say so, Rob! He enlists some superb superstar actors to star in them, too.

I've been looking for copies of 'Twin Peaks' of late. So much to watch, I sometimes fear I'm running out of time!
I'll have to become one of those ghosts who turns people's tellies on when they're asleep....πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

πŸ‘»πŸ“Ί Happy weekend to you all! πŸ“ΊπŸ˜€
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Aug/21
I've just watched a teaser for David's 'Lost Highway'.

It must have been the biggest tease I've ever seen! All you get is a few seconds of the opening scene and you don't even hear David Bowie's vocals. 😣

Nevertheless, it worked and I'm watching the whole thing now, which is a real head ****!

Editor Rob
Thought it was an interesting film, but then aren't all Lynch films!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Aug/21
Please, Rob, could we have another Directing David, David Fincher? He made the unforgettable films: Fight Club, Seven, Zodiac, Gone Girl, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Panic Room, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Alien 3 and many more.

I've found his height to be 184cm and popped the info along. David turns 59 on the 28th of this month.

Thanks Rob! πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jul/21
I've been going through the 'Twin Peaks' page and noticed that David Lynch actually stars in it. How exciting to make that discovery - thanks to Celebheights, of course!

So, as is the case with director David Cronenberg, we have yet another uniquely brilliant director who both directs AND acts.


Five foot ten.
Average Heighted Male said on 3/Apr/21
David Lynch is most likely 5'11" now and back then. He,like David Cronenberg, was maybe taller at youth. Plus both men are older with nice thick hair so that might help. Lynch looked a little bit over Whitney Cummings in one pic, looks a little under weak 6ft Kyle Maclachlan, and now at age 75 most likely 5'10ΒΎ" out of bed.
I'd say he's doing fine for his age though, nice hair, good posture, looks 10 years younger. His films hold up well.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/21
@ Arch - I'm in the process of hunting for my copy of 'Eraserhead' and then I shall watch it. Sometimes I order quite a few films at a time, and that was the case when I bought 'Eraserhead' because, quite honestly, I can't remember seeing it.

I like weird films and I was attracted to this one upon your recommendation. Conversely, my boyfriend doesn't like it, but then he wasn't crazy about 'Videodrome', and I rate it. I prefer to make my own mind up, thanks very much! πŸ’Έ

The summer before I started visiting Celebheights, my boyfriend and I were rooting about in a video shop during a visit to Brighton beach and I was about to add 'Eraserhead' to my basket, but he said it was a waste of money. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Out of the movies Rob has mentioned up top, I don't remember seeing 'Dune' and I haven't seen the TV series 'Twin Peaks'. I'd like to at some point go on a 'Twin Peaks' watching extravaganza as I've read only good things about it. First, though, I have my Cronenberg films to see. Oh, the toil.....! πŸ‹οΈ

All the best to you as always, Arch, and thanks for the reply,

Sandy XXX πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ“Ί
Arch Stanton said on 29/Mar/21
Eraserhead is the kind of film that only a true film buff/connoisseur would find a masterpiece Sandy, it's weird, quirky. A unique kind of film, that was the appeal for me.
Jtm said on 27/Mar/21
maclachlan looks like he's tiptoeing lol.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Mar/21
@ Arch - Hi there! While hunting around for items from my collection of David Cronenberg films, I came across some David Fincher ones too, as well as David Lynch's. I remembered that David Lynch is 5ft10 and already has a page, but David Fincher does not. I found out that he's 58 and half-an-inch over 6ft. That means he was in his thirties when he directed 'Fight Club', a film which came to mind when I watched 'Videodrome' last night as both cover hallucinations - the latter caused by genuine schizophrenia and 'Videodrome' about the frightening hallucinations brought about through the watching of snuff movies.

David Lynch covers massively weirdly disturbing subjects too. They really are three of the top movie directors of all time. πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

Cheers Arch! XX

5ft10. πŸ“½οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/21
Either MacLachlan is still 6ft or Lynch is closer to 5ft9 today...

More than likely the latter as he's 75
vastlybetter566 said on 23/Feb/21
His hair will make him look 5ft11 at least.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/21
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ Belated Birthday Wishes to David Lynch, who celebrated his three quarters of a century Birthday on the 20th of January. πŸŽπŸŽ‚

5ft10 for this brilliant and original film Director.

jke134 said on 18/Oct/20
Rob, how tall do you think Mark Linkous was? 6’2” maybe? he looked quite tall, Lynch did a collaboration years ago with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, RIP Mark.
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 7/Aug/20
@Rob is it possible he is 5ft 9.5 range now? He looks that with Kyle MacLachlan. Anyways a very talented filmmaker. Loved Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Elephant Man. Yet to see Eraserhead.
Editor Rob
yeah it's likely he's lost height by now, 1/2 to 1 inch could be a possible loss.
Tall Sam said on 25/Jul/20
Lynch is dropping height there with Sutherland. David has looked a convincing 5'10", a strong one, with many people including Laura Dern, Kyle Maclachlan, Anthony Hopkins, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton, Nicolas Cage, Bill Pullman and so on.
Yekta said on 23/Jul/20
I believe that Lynch needs a downgrade. In the movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" there is a scene with Kiefer Sutherland and David Lynch standing next to each other. Knowing that Sutherland is about 174cm, this guy is 175cm max.

Here is the photo of that scene: Click Here
Kieran S said on 13/Feb/20
Solid 5'10, in his peak could've been close to 5'11.

My absolute favorite filmmaker.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/May/19
⭐ Correction Time! ⭐

That should have been PROMPTED, and not promoted. It was definitely the autocorrect. It just tried that one on again!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/May/19
@ Rob - Thank you so much! That's wonderful and so much appreciated. I was promoted into buying 'Eraserhead' through this website - and many other films too! πŸ˜€
Editor Rob
I personally would rank Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive as his 2 best.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/May/19
Has anyone any idea of how much a copy of 'Eraserhead' costs? Good grief - I found t-shirts and badges and the odd second-hand copy for nearly Β£20. Finally, I found a brand new copy for Β£12.99. It had better be worth it! If it floats my boat, I might even buy a badge and a t-shirt!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/May/19
Do you think, please Rob, that you could add 'Lost Highway' and 'Inland Empire' to the Lynch mob? They are just so, so good!

This genuine genius gets 5ft10.
Dracula said on 9/May/18
There is actually not so much difference between him and Kyle, who I believe is a legit 6footer. His eye level is definitely lower, but he has huge long skull. I will have to trust google on this one and list him at 5'11. I think he is 180cm. Maybe 179 at minimum. No less.
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Jun/17
@ Arch Stanton - Do you recommend 'Eraserhead'? I've heard it's in black and white. Does this distract from the enjoyment of the film or is it so good (like 'Schindler's List'), that it doesn't really need colour?
David gets 5ft10 - again!
Sam said on 22/Jun/17
I've seen a lot stills recently of Lynch through the years. He always looks a little tall next to actresses and average to under average actors, maybe 1.75 inches under MacLachlan and can seem to edge David Bowie. Rob, could you see 179 cm as a peak height for Lynch?
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/17
I have never even seen a picture of David Lynch, let alone known he's 5ft10, but I do LOVE his weird and wonderful films! They're the sort of films that get better every time you see them!
He's 7ft tall in my eyes!
Sam said on 25/Mar/16
Yeah, definitely has his own unmistakable style, there's not many active filmmakers that can claim that. Eraserhead freaked me out watch it as a teen!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/16
I don't know about you Sam but this guy comes close to being one of the greatest living filmmakers!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/16
Rob, can you squeeze in Eraserhead? That's an awesome film!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/16
Nice one. Add the other directorial Davids now Rob! Fincher and Cronenberg!
Dubs Guy said on 23/Mar/16
Probably 5'10 in his peak.
I'd say 5'8.5 now
Dewey said on 22/Mar/16
Cool that you're adding more directors rob. They're really overlooked by most people.
Sam said on 22/Mar/16
Here w/ MacLachlan and David Bowie:
Click Here
Sam said on 22/Mar/16
I had thought he was more around 5'11" but with Kyle MacLachlan I guess he actually looks a couple inches shorter. Lynch is a lean guy with a somewhat long looking head so it can appear to impart him a taller look.

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