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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 95 wins & 123 nominations. See more awards »

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[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's my exploration of being an adult male. It's a mystery how love redefines itself. There's the white ... See more »


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


Frequently writes and/or directs movies starring children or teens, e.g., Dazed and Confused (1993), School of Rock (2003), Bad News Bears (2005), _Boyhood (2014)_, and Everybody Wants Some (2016). See more »

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