Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater

Highest Rated: 100% Before Sunrise (1995)

Lowest Rated: 48% Bad News Bears (2005)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1960

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Following his emergence into the spotlight with "Slacker" (1990), writer-director Richard Linklater was cited by many filmmakers and critics as having helped usher in the independent film movement of the 1990s. Without his manifesto for Generation X - who later were tagged with the sobriquet "slackers" - other independent filmmakers might not have been compelled to make their own movies, including Kevin Smith, who cited Linklater's movie as the key inspiration for making "Clerks" (1994). Linklater followed up with the classic cult comedy, "Dazed and Confused" (1993), which upped the ante for the young filmmaker. Though at this point he could have gone the studio route, Linklater instead chose to remain close to his indie roots with the dialogue-heavy "Before Sunrise" (1995), an engrossing romantic drama that showcased his growing maturity. He managed to repel a few fans with the dark and disturbing "subUrbia" (1996) and the more genre-oriented period crime drama "The Newton Boys" (1998), only to pull them back with "Waking Life" (2001), a groundbreaking film that used distinctive rotoscope animation over live action sequences. After the equally inspired "Tape" (2001), he directed the financial hit "School of Rock" (2003), before returning to familiar ground with the follow-up "Before Sunset" (2004). By the time he helmed "Fast Food Nation" (2006) and "A Scanner Darkly" (2006), Linklater had proven that he could balance the needs of commerce with his own unique creative impulses.

Highest rated movies

Spy Kids
Slacker

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 83% Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shouting Down Midnight Executive Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pushback Producer - 2020
100% 38% J.R. "Bob" Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius Self - 2019
50% 74% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Director,
Screenwriter
$9.2M 2019
77% 72% Last Flag Flying Director,
Screenwriter
$960.3K 2017
94% 59% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Self - 2016
87% 68% Everybody Wants Some!! Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$3.4M 2016
No Score Yet 33% I Dream Too Much Executive Producer - 2015
96% 76% Hitchcock/Truffaut Self $304.9K 2015
73% No Score Yet Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self $15.5K 2014
97% 80% Boyhood Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$25.4M 2014
No Score Yet 30% Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater Unknown (Character) - 2013
98% 82% Before Midnight Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$8.1M 2013
88% 73% Bernie Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$9.2M 2011
66% 42% Great Directors Self $17.9K 2009
85% 61% Me and Orson Welles Director,
Producer
$1.2M 2008
No Score Yet 50% Inning by Inning: Portrait of a Coach Director - 2008
No Score Yet 52% Registered Sex Offender Principal Mallard (Character) - 2008
49% 42% Fast Food Nation Director,
Writer
$1.0M 2006
68% 74% A Scanner Darkly Director,
Screenwriter
$5.5M 2006
48% 46% Bad News Bears Director $32.9M 2005
94% 92% Before Sunset Director,
Screenwriter
$5.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Shiva's Dance Floor Director - 2003
92% 64% The School of Rock Director $81.3M 2003
77% 76% Tape Director $490.5K 2001
80% 87% Waking Life Director,
Writer
$2.9M 2001
93% 46% Spy Kids Cool Spy (Character) $112.7M 2001
64% 44% The Newton Boys Director,
Screenwriter
$10.3M 1998
67% 67% Suburbia Director $656.2K 1996
100% 93% Before Sunrise Director,
Screenwriter
$4.7M 1995
92% 90% Dazed and Confused Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$8.0M 1993
81% 77% Slacker Should Have Stayed at Bus Station (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1991
No Score Yet 32% It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Animal Rescue Show Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet 42% School of Rock Executive Producer 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014
80% No Score Yet Up to Speed Director,
Producer
2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2006