What's on TV
Day-by-Day Winter TV Schedule
Today's Live Sports
Movies on Demand
Friends' Facebook Favorites
What is a Watchlist?
Fall TV Scorecard
TV Guide Video Exclusives
TV Show Recaps
Today's Live Sports
Online Video Guide
2014 Academy Awards
2014 Golden Globe Awards
2014 Grammy Awards
New Fall Shows
Movies on TV
Movies On Demand
TV Guide Magazine
Subscribe - Save 88%
Houston, Texas, United States
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Director; actor; screenwriter; producer
Add Your Rating:
Richard Linklater Fast Facts:
Earned a college baseball scholarship and played for two years before an arrhythmic heart condition ended his baseball career.
Left college to work on an offshore oil rig.
Is a self-taught filmmaker.
Founded the Austin Film Society in 1985 and serves as its artistic director.
Several of his films, including
Dazed and Confused
(1993), are set in his home state of Texas.
Founded Detour Filmproduction (a film-production company based in Austin).
In 2006, he became the first director to showcase two films (
Fast Food Nation
A Scanner Darkly
) at the Cannes Film Festival.
The subject of his 2011 film
, convicted murderer Bernie Tiede, was released from prison in 2014; one of the conditions of his release was that he had to live in Linklater's garage apartment.
Is a vegetarian.
Richard Linklater Relationships:
Diane Linklater - Mother
Lorelei Linklater - Daughter
Richard Linklater Awards:
2013 Berlin Film Festival: Berlinale Camera - Winner
2013 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
2004 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
2014 Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Director - Winner
2003 Tribeca Film Festival: Best Documentary Short, Special Citation - Winner
2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Screenplay - Nominee
Attended Sam Houston State University, Hunstville, Texas, United States
Buy Richard Linklater (Contemporary Film Directors) from Amazon.com
From University of Illinois Press (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $19.80 (as of 07/24/14 6:42 AM EST -
Buy Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater [HD] from Amazon.com
(Amazon Instant Video)
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Buy New: $4.99 (as of 07/24/14 6:42 AM EST -
Users' Most Popular
Under the Dome
The Last Ship
Transformers: Age Of Extinction
22 Jump Street
Earth To Echo
Deliver Us From Evil
The Vampire Diaries
The Young and the Restless
How I Met Your Mother
© 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.
Mobile User Agreement
Watch TV. Anytime. Anywhere.
Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android!