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 110 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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)
  Hitman (producer) (post-production)
  The Pushback (Documentary) (producer)
 2022 Shouting Down Midnight (Documentary) (executive 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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5 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Rick Linklater

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Christina Harrison  (3 children)

Children:

Lorelei Linklater | See more »

Parents:

Diane Margaret | Charles W. Linklater
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Personal Quote:

[on Raging Bull (1980)] It made me see movies as a potential outlet for what I was thinking about and hoping to express. At that point, I was an unformed artist. At that moment, something was simmering in me, but "Raging Bull" brought it to a boil. See more »

Trivia:

Directed two actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Arquette won for her role in Boyhood (2014). See more »

Trademark:

Likable easygoing lead characters See more »

Nickname:

Rick

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