Kyle Meritt MacLachlan made his debut in the 1984 epic science fiction film ‘Dune’ directed by David Lynch. The film opened to negative reviews and was a box office bomb. However, it later developed a strong cult following. He next appeared in the 1986 neo-noir mystery thriller film ‘Blue Velvet’ which also became a cult classic in the subsequent years. In 1990, he joined the main cast of the mystery-horror serial drama television series ‘Twin Peaks,’ created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. He played the role of ‘Dale Cooper’ which earned him a ‘Golden Globe Award’ and a ‘Saturn Award.’ The show aired its final episode in 1991.
In 1991, he portrayed ‘Ray Manzarek’ in the biographical musical film ‘The Doors,’ directed by Oliver Stone. The film saw mixed to positive reviews upon release and was a moderate box office success. The following year, he appeared in the David Lynch-directed psychological horror film ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.’ It served as a prequel to the main storyline of the television series ‘Twin Peaks.’ The film had the critics divided with some calling it the worst movie ever made, while others praising its twisted horror theme. In the subsequent years, the general view around the film became extremely positive with critics declaring it as a masterpiece. He next appeared in films like ‘Rich in Love’ (1992), ‘The Trial’ (1993), ‘The Flintstones’ (1994), ‘Showgirls’ (1995), ‘One Night Stand’ (1997), ‘Hamlet’ (2000), ‘Me Without You’ (2001), ‘Northfork’ (2003), ‘Justice League: The New Frontier’ (2008), Peace, Love & Misunderstanding’ (2011), ‘Inside Out’ (2015), and ‘Giant Little Ones’ (2018).
MacLachlan was last seen in the 2020 biographical drama film ‘Capone’ directed by Josh Trank. The film opened to mixed reviews with critics praising the performance of the cast but criticizing the inconsistent tone of the script. He is all set to appear in the upcoming American comedy film ‘Confess, Fletch’ directed by Greg Mottola. The film is based on Gregory Mcdonald’s novel of the same name.
Named after Bobby Vinton’s song, Blue Velvet, is a neo-noir thriller by American filmmaker David Keith Lynch. It starts when a college student, who is in town visiting his ailing father, finds a human ear severed and thrown in a field. What follows, is his journey to try and uncover the mystery and getting involved with an enticing lounge singer.
Mao’s Last Dancer is a romantic musical drama film which tells the story of Li Cunxin, an eleven year old who is taken from his family in rural China to Beijing. He eventually manages to become one of China’s best dancers.
In a distant future, the Emperor gives noble Duke Leto Atreides control of desert planet Arrakis, the only source of extremely valuable spice melange required for interstellar travel. However, realizing that the hidden agenda was to destroy his house in a clash with their archenemies—the Harkonnens—Leto's son, Paul, organizes an uprising with the native Fremens.
Although it is a biographical film about the popular rock band The Doors, it emphasizes especially on the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. Its follows the band’s story from its inception in 1965, when Morrison was a student at UCLA, to his untimely death in 1971, in course of which it chronicles the band’s rise in popularity, his drug experimentation and abuse and ultimate fall.
FBI agent, Chet Desmond, disappears mysteriously while investigating the murder of Teresa Banks of Deerfield. One year later, in the neighboring town of Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer who leads a troubled life as a drug addict, is brutally murdered. Can the events of the last seven days of her life preceding her murder throw any light on the identity of the killer?
The Hidden is a science fiction horror film which revolves around a cop and an FBI agent who team up to find out why common people are suddenly committing violent crimes. Soon, it seems that it could be due to an alien parasite.
Breathe In is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a musician Keith Reynolds, who develops a unique bond with a young foreign exchange student named Sophie.
Set in 1955, Northfork is a drama film which revolves around the residents of a small community in Montana, who are forced to move, when there is a plan to begin construction of a new dam.
Lewis is a ten-year-old who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house. Soon, he learns that his uncle Jonathan and his neighbor, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. He soon tries to help his uncle in locating a clock which has the power to bring about the end of the world.
This romantic drama film takes us to the lives of various characters in and around a film production office. A young actress is trying to score a screen test from her secret boyfriend Alex, a noted director. Meanwhile, Alex is already married, and his wife is discussing about a divorce with her therapist.
Ray Burke is a sports agent who finds himself in a complicated situation when there is a face-off between the league and the players. Although his career is on the line, he discovers a loophole, and he tries to come up with a plan that can change the game forever.
Four young women, Tibby, Bridget, Lena and Carmen, are best friends and as they separate they decide that they will stay in touch with a shared pair of jeans. However, as their lives take completely different paths, they realize that it will take more than this pair of jeans to stay in touch.
Based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, this suspense drama film tells the story of Hamlet, a young filmmaker, who learns that the person behind his father’s death is none other than Claudius, his uncle, who is also now his step-father. When Claudius learns about Hamlet’s plan for revenge, he tries to use Ophelia, the girl Hamlet is in love with.
Diane is a lawyer in New York City, who is devastated after learning that her husband is looking for a divorce. Therefore, along with her two kids, she ventures to upstate New York to stay with her hippie mother. While her kids start gaining a new perspective on life, Diane herself gets close to a man named Jude.
One Night Stand is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a commercial director in Los-Angeles, who finds himself attracted to a married woman named Karen. After spending a night together with her, he eventually returns to his wife and his children, but their paths cross again after one year, when Max returns to New York to visit his dying friend Charlie.
When a power blackout occurs in their town for several days, a couple has a hard time finding help for their sick child. Things get even worse when rumors of looting spread through the neighborhood, and nobody seems to be trustworthy.
Tesla is a biographical drama film which revolves around the story of Nikola Tesla, the inventor and engineer who is known for his contributions towards the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. The film shows how his methods were disregarded by Thomas Edison, who doesn’t want to pay him for his invention either. The film also shows us the various struggles that he faced in order to achieve his dreams of revolutionizing the electrical system.
After serving an 11-year sentence for tax evasion, Chicago mob-boss Al Capone is released but kept under surveillance. Slowly deteriorating with untreated neurosyphillis and suffering from hallucinations of his past brutalities, he tries to recollect where he has hidden his millions. With steadily worsening mental and physical conditions, he dies in 1947 while the place of his allegedly hoarded booty remains undisclosed.
The live-action adaptation of the beloved cartoon franchise finds the dim-witted but good-hearted Fred Flintstone promoted to his company’s vice president post after his best friend, Barney, replaces Fred’s test score with his own. But Fred’s good fortune turns sour when he unwittingly becomes involved in his boss Cliff Vandercave’s villainous schemes.
Nomi, a street smart drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with a dream of becoming a top showgirl. Starting her career at a seedy strip club, she later gets introduced to a marquee dancer of a top hotel through her roommate, Molly. The story then goes on to depict how she fights her way up and realizes her dream. However, it does really make her happy.
11-year-old Riley had a happy life led by her basic emotion of Joy, but Sadness takes over after her family moves to a new city. Following a power struggle between the two emotions, both get sucked out of the headquarters along with her core memories. With Anger, Fear, and Disgust in control, Riley's life turns into a nightmare.
Justice League: The New Frontier is an animated superhero film which takes us to the 1950s, when mankind is threatened by a mysterious entity due to their capacity of violence. A new generation of superheroes must now join forces to stop this mysterious force, but the government seems to be an obstacle in their mission.
This animated black comedy film revolves around several groups of people as they try to find a drug-addicted elephant in the Norwegian wilderness.
Kyle MacLachlan Awards
|Twin Peaks||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||1991|