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Richard Linklater

Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 95 wins & 123 nominations. See more awards »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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This whole notion of love being based on attraction is fairly recent in history and is not a very stable indicator. That's why, throughout history, most marriages have been arranged and not in the hands of the people themselves because you're not equipped to to make a good decision when you have the hots for someone. It feels good now, but where are you going to be in two years from now. You ... See more »


Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 9, 2007 in Austin, Texas. See more »


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