Richard Linklater

(Richard Stuart Linklater)

Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
  • Born: July 30, 1960
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor

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Richard Stuart Linklater is an American filmmaker and actor. Linklater is mostly known for his realistic and natural humanist films which revolve mainly around suburban culture and the effects of the passage of time. Some notable films of his include the observational comedy film Slacker (1990); the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993); the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013); the music-themed comedy School of Rock (2003); Boyhood (2014); and the rotoscope animated films Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).

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Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in Italy and Korea as it did here.
Everyone is encouraged to see their lives, the world through the eyes of the rich.
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.
I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film, I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.
I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people's radar a little. Success
I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing.
I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen.
I think there are more films being made, but there are probably less outlets for them and distributors.
I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films.
I want to make a film about a factory worker.
I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years.
It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
It's luck that one thing works out and one doesn't, it's sort of happenstance.
I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy. Life ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.
I've never been a guy who had more than a toe in Hollywood anyway, so my toe is more easily lopped off than most.
No one is asking what happened to all the homeless. No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.
Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone.
The truth will only be told over a career. Truth
The worst thing is that you used to be able to show interesting films on campuses. Those places are all gone.
Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times. Religion & God
Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.
Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point.

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