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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)
Dazed and Confused
(1993)

Filmography

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Alternate Names:

Rick Linklater

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the power of time as a concept] I bet the whole farm on what I thought would work with every ounce of my cinematic being, the way we perceive time and cinema and the way we identify with people put before us in a certain way. I thought, "Oh, there will be this cumulative effect." It's an investment. Just the way the crew and the cast had invested, two years in, three years in, it just ... 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), Bad News Bears (2005), _Boyhood (2014)_, and Everybody Wants Some!! (2016). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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