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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pushback Producer - 2020
100% 35% J.R. "Bob" Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius Self (Character) - 2019
49% 74% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Director,
Screenwriter
$9.2M 2019
78% 71% Last Flag Flying Director,
Screenwriter
$960.3K 2017
87% 68% Everybody Wants Some!! Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$3.4M 2016
94% 60% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Himself (Character) - 2016
96% 76% Hitchcock/Truffaut Himself (Character) $304.9K 2015
No Score Yet 33% I Dream Too Much Executive Producer - 2015
73% No Score Yet Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself (Character) $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 Himself (Character) $17.9K 2009
No Score Yet 51% Registered Sex Offender Principal Mallard (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% Inning by Inning: Portrait of a Coach Director - 2008
85% 61% Me and Orson Welles Director,
Producer
$1.2M 2008
68% 74% A Scanner Darkly Director,
Screenwriter
$5.5M 2006
49% 42% Fast Food Nation Director,
Writer
$1M 2006
48% 46% Bad News Bears Director $32.9M 2005
95% 91% Before Sunset Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$5.8M 2004
91% 64% The School of Rock Director $81.3M 2003
81% 87% Waking Life Director,
Writer
$2.9M 2001
93% 46% Spy Kids Cool Spy (Character) $112.7M 2001
77% 76% Tape Director $490.5K 2001
63% 44% The Newton Boys Director,
Screenwriter
$10.3M 1998
65% 68% Suburbia Director $656.2K 1996
100% 93% Before Sunrise Director,
Screenwriter
$4.7M 1995
92% 90% Dazed and Confused Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$8M 1993
85% 77% Slacker Should Have Stayed at Bus Station (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1991
No Score Yet 33% It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Animal Rescue Show Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet School of Rock Executive Producer 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2016-2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet EP Daily Guest 2013
80% No Score Yet Up to Speed Director,
Producer
2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2006

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