Richard Linklater


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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 109 wins & 145 nominations. See more awards »

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Waking Life Director
(2001)
Before Midnight Producer
(2013)
Boyhood Producer
(2014)
A Scanner Darkly Director
(2006)

Filmography

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  Merrily We Roll Along (producer) (filming)
 2021 Apollo 10½ (producer) (post-production)
  The Pushback (Documentary) (producer)
 2020 That Animal Rescue Show (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Peppy & Sam (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Rescue Chicks (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Battitude (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Horse Episode (2020) ... (executive producer)
- We Don't Tell People Who to Love (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Another Day at the Office (Short) (producer)
 2016-2018 School of Rock (TV Series) (executive producer - 45 episodes)
- I Love Rock and Roll: Part 2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- I Love Rock and Roll: Part 1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Photograph (2018) ... (executive producer)
- We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Surprise, Surprise (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Last Flag Flying (producer)
 2016 Everybody Wants Some!! (producer)
 2015 I Dream Too Much (executive producer)
 2014/I Boyhood (producer)
 2013 Before Midnight (producer)
 2012 Up to Speed (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- New York City: The Beauty of Randomness (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Tour Guide Convention (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Virginia: The Many Flavors of Thomas Jefferson (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Chicago: To Conjure a Lost Neighborhood (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Bernie (producer)
 2008 Me and Orson Welles (producer)
 2005 Bad News Bears (producer)
 2004 $5.15/Hr. (TV Movie) (producer)
 1993 Dazed and Confused (producer)
 1991 Heads I Win/Tails You Lose (Video) (producer)
 1990 Slacker (producer)
 1983 Last Night at the Alamo (executive producer - restored version)
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Alternate Names:

Rick Linklater

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on how he handled the passing of time on Boyhood (2014)] I think the tendency would be to draw attention to it, like, "Hey look how it's a year later!" And your memory doesn't work that way. I wanted the thing to feel like a memory, and it just kind of flows. So I wanted the audience to earn the transition by observation. Sometimes it's a little more obvious. But I didn't want like, a direct-cut... See more »

Trivia:

First became passionate about film while working on an oil rig during college and realized he wanted to be a Director. See more »

Trademark:

His movies often take place in Texas See more »

Nickname:

Rick

Star Sign:

Leo

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