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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 34 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Alternate Names:

Rick Linklater

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'Before Midnight] Each film is like doing a thesis, and this is an ongoing doctoral dissertation. I feel I could go back and get another degree. I read books about it and articles, and all that stuff. I know a lot on an intellectual level, but how it applies to my own life, I don't know...it's my exploration of being an adult male. It's a mystery how love redefines itself. There's the white ... See more »

Trivia:

7 October 2004: Three former friends of Linklater--Bobby Wooderson, Andy Slater, and Richard "Pink" Floyd--sued him for the unauthorized use of their names and images in the film Dazed and Confused (1993) and for their representation as stoners, which they say has damaged their reputation. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Ethan Hawke See more »

Star Sign:

Leo