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Richard Linklater
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Age 57
Birthday 30 July, 1960
Birthplace Houston, Texas
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality American
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life
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Richard Stuart Linklater (/ˈlɪŋkltər/; born July 30, 1960) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for 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), the rotoscope animated Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006). From 2002 to 2014, he filmed Boyhood (2014), a passion project over twelve years. Receiving universal 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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