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 & 145 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)
  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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Personal Details

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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:

Linklater, Lorelei | See more »

Parents:

Margaret, Diane | Linklater, Charles W.
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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:

Kevin Smith said that it was Linklater's Slacker (1990) that made him want to be a director. See more »

Trademark:

Musical scores by Graham Reynolds See more »

Nickname:

Rick

Star Sign:

Leo

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