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Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater's credits include It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988); Slacker (1991); Dazed and Confused (1993); Before Sunrise (1995); Suburbia (1997); The Newton Boys (1998); Walking Life (2001); Tape (2001); Live From Shiva's Dance Floor (2003); School of Rock (2003); Before Sunset (2004); $5.15/Hr. (2004) (TV); Bad News Bears (2005); A Scanner Darkly (2006); Fast Food Nation (2006); Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008); Me and Orson Welles (2009); Bernie" (2011).

Linklater also serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985, to showcase films from around the world that were not typically shown in Austin. The Austin Film Society has given out over $1,000,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers and in 1999, received the DGA Honor which was given by the Directors Guild of America in recognition of its support of the arts.


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Richard Linklater Facts

Birth NameRichard Stuart Linklater
OccupationDirector, Writer
BirthdayJuly 30, 1960 (57)
SignLeo
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

Everybody Wants Some!!
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
School of Rock
Dazed and Confused
The Before Trilogy
Bernie
Before Midnight
Boyhood
A Scanner Darkly
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