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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 106 wins & 140 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2017 Last Flag Flying (producer)
 2016-2017 School of Rock (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes)
- Don't Stop Believin' (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Takin' Care of Business (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Total Eclipse of the Heart (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Is She Really Going Out with Him (2016) ... (executive 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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Personal Quote:

[on Boyhood (2014)] It was ultimately 12 scripts. Every year, I got to think about it. And as we got closer to shooting, I got to see how the film felt over the years. It's rare that a film gives you that chance to edit and think about what it needs. There was this ever-growing film that I got to just contemplate that was pretty amazing. I never did a film that wanted to be itself so much. Just ... 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 »

Trademark:

His films often revolve around children or teenagers See more »

Nickname:

Rick

Star Sign:

Leo

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