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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 & 47 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 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 »

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 »

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His films often take place within a single day See more »

Star Sign:

Leo