Linklater is a self-taught as a film director. After many odd jobs he founded in Austin a small film production company to shoot his first short film, which was published in 1987. His breakthrough came with the teen comedy Confusion - summer of 1993, he was Freaked From now celebrated as directed by wunderkind in the USA.. Already his next film Before Sunrise 1995 brought him the Silver Bear at the International Film Festival in Berlin for best director a.
Repeatedly working Linklater with actor Ethan Hawke together, among other things, in Before Sunrise (1995 ) The Newton Boys (1998 ) Waking Life (2001 ) Tape ( 2001), Before Sunset (2004 ) Fast Food Nation (2006 ) and Before Midnight ( 2013).
From 2002 to 2013 Linklater realized the film Boyhood, showing the growth of a boy represented by Ellar Coltrane over the period of 12 years. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014. In Germany he ran for the first time in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2014 at the Richard Linklater was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director.
His daughter was born in 1994 Lorelei Linklater has been active as an actress.
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