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Richard Linklater


Self-taught writer-director Richard Linklater 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-hour period, Linklater's work explored what he dubbed "the youth rebellion continuum," focusing in fine detail on generational ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Alternate Names:

Rick Linklater

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

These days we can be sued for disparaging an industry. It's like it's a felony to say something bad. I think they should make it a felony to criticize a film product. Particularly my film product. It's anti-American. I'd like to see people get sued if they wrote a bad review of my movie. If you can't say something nice you shouldn't say anything at all. See more »

Trivia:

Kevin Smith said that it was Linklater's Slacker (1991) that made him want to be a director. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently writes and/or directs movies starring children or teens, e.g., Dazed and Confused (1993), School of Rock (2003), and Bad News Bears (2005). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo