Richard Linklater

Screenwriter / Film Director / Actor / Film Producer | * 07/30/1960 (60) | Houston, Texas, USA
Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for films that revolve mainly around suburban culture and the effects of the passage of time. His films include the comedies Slacker (1990) and Dazed and Confused (1993); the Before trilogy romance films—Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013); the music-themed comedy School of Rock (2003); the animated films Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006); the coming-of-age drama Boyhood (2014); and the comedy film Everybody Wants S..."> ()
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Self-taught writer-director Richard Linklater 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-hour period, Linklater's work explored what he dubbed "the youth rebellion continuum," focusing in fine detail on generational rites and mores with rare compassion and understanding while definitively capturing the 20-something culture of his era through a series of nuanced, illuminating ensemble pieces which introduced any number of talented young actors into the Hollywood firmament.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Richard Linklater

BAFTA Award for Best Direction Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay 2x Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Richard Linklater as Actor(36)

as Oilman2018 Blaze
as himself2018 More Human Than Human
as himself2017 The Space in Between
as himself2016 After Before
as himself2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut
as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater
as himself2012 Side by Side
as Deadbeat Dad (uncredited)2012 Bernie
as himself2009 Great Directors
as Principal Mallard2008 RSO [Registered Sex Offender]
as John Wayne Enthusiast2006 The Hottest State
as himself2005 Making Dazed
as Crony 22002 Chelsea Walls
as Cool Spy2001 Spy Kids
as Pinball Playing Man2001 Waking Life
as Pinball Playing Man / Man on Back of Boat2001 Waking Life
as himself2000 Letters to Thomas
as Cab Passenger1998 Scotch and Milk
as Tour Bus Driver (voice)1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
as himself1995 At Sundance
as Ember Doorman1995 The Underneath
as Should Have Stayed at Bus Station1991 Slacker

TV Shows/Series with Richard Linklater as Actor(1)

Movies with Richard Linklater as Crew(76)

Directing/Director2021 Apollo 10½
Production/Producer2021 Apollo 10½
Writing/Writer2021 Apollo 10½
Writing/Screenplay2021 Merrily We Roll Along
Directing/Director2021 Merrily We Roll Along
Production/Producer2021 Merrily We Roll Along
Production/Producer2020 The Pushback
Directing/Director2019 Another Day at the Office
Production/Producer2019 Another Day at the Office
Writing/Writer2019 Another Day at the Office
Directing/Director2019 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Writing/Screenplay2019 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Directing/Director2017 Last Flag Flying
Writing/Screenplay2017 Last Flag Flying
Directing/Director2016 Everybody Wants Some!!
Production/Producer2016 Everybody Wants Some!!
Writing/Writer2016 Everybody Wants Some!!
Directing/Director2014 Boyhood
Production/Producer2014 Boyhood
Writing/Writer2014 Boyhood
Writing/Writer2013 Making a Scene
Directing/Director2013 Before Midnight
Production/Producer2013 Before Midnight
Writing/Writer2013 Before Midnight
Writing/Characters2013 Before Midnight
Crew/Cinematography2012 Up to Speed
Directing/Director2012 Up to Speed
Writing/Writer2012 Up to Speed
Directing/Director2012 Bernie
Writing/Screenplay2012 Bernie
Directing/Director2009 Me and Orson Welles
Production/Producer2009 Me and Orson Welles
Directing/Director2006 Fast Food Nation
Writing/Screenplay2006 Fast Food Nation
Directing/Director2006 A Scanner Darkly
Writing/Screenplay2006 A Scanner Darkly
Directing/Director2005 Bad News Bears
Production/Producer2005 Bad News Bears
Directing/Director2004 Before Sunset
Production/Producer2004 Before Sunset
Writing/Screenplay2004 Before Sunset
Writing/Characters2004 Before Sunset
Writing/Story2004 Before Sunset
Directing/Director2004 $5.15/Hr.
Writing/Writer2004 $5.15/Hr.
Directing/Director2003 Live from Shiva's Dance Floor
Directing/Director2003 School of Rock
Camera/Camera Operator2001 Tape
Directing/Director2001 Tape
Camera/Director of Photography2001 Waking Life
Directing/Director2001 Waking Life
Writing/Screenplay2001 Waking Life
Directing/Director1998 The Newton Boys
Writing/Screenplay1998 The Newton Boys
Crew/Thanks1997 Good Will Hunting
Directing/Director1996 SubUrbia
Directing/Director1995 Before Sunrise
Writing/Screenplay1995 Before Sunrise
Directing/Director1993 Dazed and Confused
Production/Producer1993 Dazed and Confused
Writing/Screenplay1993 Dazed and Confused
Directing/Director1991 Slacker
Production/Producer1991 Slacker
Writing/Writer1991 Slacker
Directing/Director1985 Woodshock

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Richard Linklater
Born: Saturday, 07/30 1960 (July) in Houston (current age: 60 years + 266 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Sam Houston State University, Bellaire High School
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Other names for Richard Linklater (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"ريتشارد لينكليتر"
"ริชาร์ด ลินเคลเตอร์"
"Ричард Линклейтер"
"리처드 링클레이터"
"Richard Stuart Linklater"
Richard Linklater frequently works together with these people:
Ethan Hawke (26x, Actor)
Sandra Adair (23x, Crew)
John Sloss (14x, Crew)
Julie Delpy (12x, Actress)
Robert Rodriguez (11x, Crew)
Tommy Pallotta (11x, Crew)
Lee Daniel (11x, Crew)
Anne Walker-McBay (10x, Crew)
Bruce Curtis (8x, Crew)
Kari Perkins (8x, Crew)
Jon Stewart (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7286, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/12/2021