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Richard Linklater
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Linklater in 2015
Born
Richard Stuart Linklater

July 30, 1960 (1960-07-30) (age 59)
Houston, Texas, United States
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer,
Years active 1985–present

Richard Stuart Linklater (/ˈlɪŋkltər/; born July 30, 1960) 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).

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.


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