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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,"... See full bio »

Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations See more awards »

Known For


Hide HideDirector (21 titles)
2015 Boyhood (filming)
2011 Bernie
2005 Bad News Bears
2004 Before Sunset
2004 $5.15/Hr. (TV movie)
2001 Tape
2001 Waking Life
1998 The Newton Boys
1996 SubUrbia
1995 Before Sunrise
1991 Slacker
1991 Heads I Win/Tails You Lose (video)
1985 Woodshock (short)
Show ShowWriter (12 titles)
2015 Boyhood (written by) (filming)
2011 Bernie (screenplay)
2006 A Scanner Darkly (screenplay)
2006 Fast Food Nation (written by)
2004 Before Sunset (characters / screenplay / story)
2004 $5.15/Hr. (TV movie)
2001 Waking Life (written by)
1998 The Newton Boys (screenplay)
1995 Before Sunrise (written by)
1993 Dazed and Confused (written by)
1991 Slacker
Show ShowActor (10 titles)
2008 RSO [Registered Sex Offender]
Principal Mallard
2006 The Hottest State
John Wayne Enthusiast
2001 Chelsea Walls
Crony 2 (as Rick Linklater)
2001 Spy Kids
Cool Spy
2001 Waking Life
Pinball Playing Man/Man on Back of Boat
1998 Scotch and Milk
Cab Passenger
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Tour Bus Driver (voice)
1995 Underneath
Ember Doorman
1991 Slacker
Should Have Stayed at Bus Station
Show ShowProducer (8 titles)
2008 Me and Orson Welles (producer)
2005 Bad News Bears (producer)
2004 Before Sunset (producer)
2004 $5.15/Hr. (TV movie) (producer)
1993 Dazed and Confused (producer)
1991 Slacker (producer)
1991 Heads I Win/Tails You Lose (video) (producer)
Show ShowCinematographer (3 titles)
Show ShowEditor (2 titles)
Show ShowCamera and Electrical Department (1 title)
2001 Tape (camera operator)
Show ShowThanks (25 titles)
2010/I Ashes (very special thanks)
2010 A Gang Land Love Story (very special thanks)
2010 P.O.V. (TV series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
Food, Inc. (2010) (special thanks)
2010 The Man Who Never Cried (short) (special thanks)
2008 Food, Inc. (documentary) (special thanks)
2007 Death Proof (special thanks - as Rick Linklater)
2006 The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales (video documentary short) (thanks)
2006 One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' (video documentary short) (thanks)
2006 The Hottest State (thanks)
2006 Horrors of War (thanks)
2006 Tales of the Rat Fink (documentary) (special thanks)
2006 Come Early Morning (special thanks)
2004 Tortured by Joy (short) (thanks)
2004 Made Men: The 'GoodFellas' Legacy (video documentary short) (special thanks)
2004 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (documentary) (special thanks)
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (special thanks - as Rick Linklater)
2002 Nightstand (short) (the producers wish to thank)
2001 Chelsea Walls (special thanks)
2000 The Mecca (short) (special thanks)
2000 Hamlet (special thanks)
1998 They Come at Night (thanks)
1997 Good Will Hunting (thanks)
1997 Full Tilt Boogie (documentary) (special thanks - as Rick Linklater)
1994 Clerks. (special thanks: for leading the way)
1993 Totally F***ed Up (special thanks - as Rick Linklater)
Show ShowSelf (25 titles)
2011 Ebert Presents: At the Movies (TV series)
Himself - 'Me and Orson Welles'
Episode #1.16 (2011) … Himself - 'Me and Orson Welles'
2001-2009 Charlie Rose (TV series)
Himself - Guest
Episode dated 7 December 2009 (2009) … Himself - Guest
Episode dated 6 November 2001 (2001) … Himself - Guest
2009 Made in Hollywood (TV series)
Episode #5.9 (2009) … Himself
2009 Great Directors (documentary)
2009 American Prince (documentary)
Himself - Interviewer
2008 Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (documentary)
2007 The Manufacturing of 'Fast Food Nation' (video documentary)
2006 The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales (video documentary short)
Himself - Director & Screenwriter
2006 One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' (video documentary short)
Himself - Director & Screenplay
2006 The Colbert Report (TV series)
Richard Linklater (2006) … Himself
2006 Austin Movie Show (TV series)
Himself - Guest
Episode #3.10 (2006) … Himself - Guest
2006 Imagine (TV series)
The Movie Brats, Take Two (2006) … Himself
2006 HypaSpace (TV series documentary)
Episode #5.134 (2006) … Himself
2005 Filmography (TV series documentary)
Himself - Director
Keanu Reeves (2005) … Himself - Director
2004 The Art Show (TV series documentary)
Linklater: St. Richard of Austin (2004) … Himself
2004 Made Men: The 'GoodFellas' Legacy (video documentary short)
Himself - Director
2004 On the Set of 'Before Sunset' (video documentary short)
Himself - Director
2002 Festival Pass with Chris Gore (TV series documentary)
2001 Anatomy of a Scene (TV series documentary)
Waking Life (2001) … Himself
1999 The Directors (TV series documentary)
1999 University, Inc. (documentary)
1995 At Sundance (documentary)
1994 Janis Joplin Slept Here (documentary)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV series)
Episode dated 8 October 1993 (1993) … Himself

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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Rick Linklater


5' 9" (1.75 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

But nothing is going to knock me off my game. Because I have some pretty low-budget films I want to do. See more »


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


His films often take place within a single day. See more »

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