David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era". AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking", while the success of his films has led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist." Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive are widely considered by critics to be among the greatest films of their respective decades. Meanwhile, Lynch embraced the Internet as a medium, producing several web-based shows, such as the animated DumbLand (2002) and the surreal sitcom Rabbits (2002).