Richard Linklater Overview

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Born: July 30, 1960

A college drop-out, Richard Linklater taught himself all he needed to know about filmmaking. Inspired by independent artists like John Sayles, he formed the Austin Film Society and later began shooting his own movies in Austin, Texas. He created a sensation at the 1991 Sundance Festival with his first feature, a satirical look at 1990s post-boomers called Slacker -- the title itself became the defining term for cynical, aimless Generation Xers. Written, produced and directed by Linklater with... See All

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