Richard Linklater

American director and screenwriter

Richard Stuart Linklater (/ˈlɪŋkltər/; born July 30, 1960)[2] is an American movie director, producer and screenwriter. He is known for his movies Dazed and Confused (1993), Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013), School of Rock (2003), Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).

Richard Linklater
Linklater in 2015
Richard Stuart Linklater

(1960-07-30) July 30, 1960 (age 63)
Occupation(s)Director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1985–present[1]

In 2002 he began filming Boyhood (2014), a passion project which took over twelve years to finish. The movie was premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim. Linklater won the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. He also received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, along with nominations for Original Screenplay and Picture.


  1. Black, Louis; Fri.; Oct. 3; 2003. "'The Austin Chronicle' and Richard Linklater". {{cite web}}: |last4= has numeric name (help)CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997. At

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