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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 103 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

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Rick Linklater

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Greece as the setting for Before Midnight] To place Jesse and Celine's issues of the day in a much bigger context, you realize there's nothing new here, this is completely eternal. Issues go on between partners, men and women, families. I liked the macro thinking of all that with our specific little moment in time. See more »

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Although the preference of dialogue over action in many of his movies, particularly the Before Trilogy, may lead some to believe that his movies are improvised by the actors, Linklater has often said that this is far from the truth: he rehearses his scenes constantly before filming, and does not allow any changes from the script while filming. He has said that he usually does not have the budget ... See more »

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His movies often reference Little League baseball See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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