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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 100 wins & 130 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Before Sunset
Before Sunset Director
(2004)
Boyhood
Boyhood Director
(2014)
Before Midnight
Before Midnight Director
(2013)
Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise Director
(1995)

Filmography

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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 »

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His movies often take place in Texas See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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