Has been a vegetarian since his early 20s.
Kevin Smith said that it was Linklater's Slacker (1991) that made him want to be a director.
Richard Linklater cut his directoral teeth on a $3,000 Super8 feature
Frequently writes and/or directs movies starring children or teens, e.g., Dazed and Confused (1993), The School of Rock (2003), and Bad News Bears (2005).
Father of Lorelei Linklater.
Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999.
7 October 2004: Three former friends of Linklater--Bobby Wooderson, Andy Slater, and Richard "Pink" Floyd--sued him for the unauthorized use of their names and images in the film Dazed and Confused (1993) and for their representation as stoners, which they say has damaged their reputation.
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 9, 2007 in Austin, Texas.
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