Richard Linklater
Huntsville High School

Director and Writer of Dazed and Confused, The School of Rock, Bad News Bears, Fast Food Nation


Richard Linklater (born July 30, 1961, in Houston, Texas, USA) is an American film director and writer.

He is best known for his independent films, which feature characters having philosophical discussions. He also founded the Austin Film Society in 1985, and is lauded for launching and solidifying the city of Austin as a hub for independent filmmaking.

Many of Linklater's films take place in one day, a technique that has gained popularity in recent years. Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset are examples of this method.

In 2005, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film Before Sunset.

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