Lynch Gets Venice Film Fest Honor

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David Lynch's approved bio merely reads: "Born, Missoula, Montana. Eagle Scout." Needless to say, we'll hear a lot more than that when he's honored at the Venice International Film Festival.

The festival will present the renowned filmmaker with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement on Sept. 6 in conjunction with the screening of his latest film, "Inland Empire."

The 63rd annual festival will take place on the Lido di Venezia from Aug. 30 through Sept. 9.

Lynch recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of "Blue Velvet" with a screening and appearance at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The 60-year-old auteur has influenced numerous budding filmmakers beginning with the cult favorite "Eraserhead." His other credits include the box office flop "Dune," "Wild at Heart," the "Twin Peaks" series and movie, "Lost Highway," "Mulholland Drive" and the surprisingly un-creepy "The Straight Story."

"Inland Empire" stars Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Harry Dean Stanton and Justin Theroux.

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