David Lynch has made my geeky dreams come true by bringing Twin Peaks back to TV, and his past films still haunt my dreams and give me the occasional daymare when I think back on them all.
But as far as Oscar-nominated filmmakers go David is quite reserved, preferring to keep to himself and keep his chats with the press to a minimum.
That's why even hardcore Lynch fans may not know many of the odd and interesting facts on this list of Strange David Lynch Facts, like the fact that he didn't leave his room for two weeks when he first arrived at college- he only left his room when the batteries in his radio died.
And have you ever wondered why David Lynch always buttons the top button on his shirts? He's not trying to be fashion forward- he buttons it because it makes him feel safe.
Even though Lynch's films have forever changed the movie industry by proving artistic films can make millions he initially wanted to be an artist-he is an avid painter and he used to draw a comic strip called The Angriest Dog In The World.
The New York Times once wrote that Lynch's paintings look like they were "seemingly made by a psychiatric patient nursing festering grudges." Maybe Bob helped guide his hand?