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Richard Linklater

Biography

Director of the favorite films Slacker, College of Rock and roll and Dazed and Confused, along with the Before Sunrise series. He spent 12 years filming the coming-of-age film Boyhood and it had been released to vital acclaim in 2014, earning the Golden Globes for greatest Play Feature and Greatest Director. He empty his research at Sam Houston Condition University to focus on an off-shore essential oil rig within the Gulf coast of florida. His movies Waking Life along with a Scanning device Darkly both utilized revolutionary rotoscoping computer animation techniques. He wedded Christina Harrison. His little girl Lorelei played the type Samantha in Boyhood. His 1993 humor Dazed and Baffled jumpstarted the profession of a Matthew McConaughey.

Quick Facts


Full Name Richard Linklater
Date Of Birth July 30, 1960
Place Of Birth Houston, TX
Height 1.75 m
Profession Director
Education Sam Houston State University, Austin Community College District, University of Texas at Austin
Nationality American
Spouse Christina Harrison
Children Lorelei Linklater
Parents Diane Margaret, Charles W. Linklater, III
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, Satellite Award for Best Director, Gotham Independent Film Audience Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Costume Designers Guild Award for Distinguished Collaborator Award, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, National Society of Film Critics Experimental Film Award, Robert Award for Best American Film, Silver Bear for Best Director, Fotogramas de Plata for Best Foreign Film
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Golden Lion, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film, Grand Jury Prize, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, AACTA International Award for Best Direction, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Empire Award for Best Director, AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay, Silver Lion for Best Director, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Silver Condor Award for Best Foreign Film Not in the Spanish Language, Guldbagge Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Movies Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, Everybody Wants Some!!, Slacker, Before Midnight, Before Sunset, School of Rock, Waking Life, Bernie, A Scanner Darkly, The Newton Boys, Bad News Bears, SubUrbia, Me and Orson Welles, Fast Food Nation, It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books, Last Flag Flying, Tape, Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach, Spy Kids, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Live from Shiva's Dance Floor, Great Directors, Double Play, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Underneath, The Hottest State, Chelsea Walls, Registered Sex Offender, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, Woodshock, Blaze, Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Received Variety's Creative Impact in Cinema Award for his film Boyhood during the Texas Film Awards gala held on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
2 He directed Ethan Hawke in eight films: Before Sunrise (1995), The Newton Boys (1998), Waking Life (2001), Tape (2001), Before Sunset (2004), Fast Food Nation (2006), Before Midnight (2013) and Boyhood (2014).
3 He is of German, Scottish, English, Irish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. His surname, "Linklater", is Scottish.
4 Directed 2 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Arquette won for her role in Boyhood (2014).
5 Many of his movies feature characters having philosophical talks.
6 Was influenced by Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Josef Von Sternberg, and Carl Theodor Dreyer.
7 Although the preference of dialogue over action in many of his movies, particularly the Before Trilogy, may lead some to believe that his movies are improvised by the actors, Linklater has often said that this is far from the truth: he rehearses his scenes constantly before filming, and does not allow any changes from the script while filming. He has said that he usually does not have the budget or the patience to allow for improvisation.
8 Sent a letter to Monte Hellman with a tape of his first film, It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988).
9 His top 10 films are Andrei Rublev (1966), Au hasard Balthazar (1966), The Flowers of St. Francis (1950), Day of Wrath (1943), Tokyo Story (1953), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Unfaithfully Yours (1948), Fanny and Alexander (1982) -the television version-, Pickpocket (1959), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945).
10 Raging Bull (1980) was the catalyst for his approach towards cinema.
11 Founded the Austin Film Society.
12 First became passionate about film while working on an oil rig during college and realized he wanted to be a Director.
13 Profiled in "Conversations with Directors: An Anthology of Interviews from Literature/Film Quarterly", E.M. Walker, D.T. Johnson, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.
14 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999.
15 Kevin Smith said that it was Linklater's Slacker (1991) that made him want to be a director.
16 Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 9, 2007 in Austin, Texas.
17 Has been a vegetarian since his early 20s.
18 7 October 2004: Three former friends of Linklater-Bobby Wooderson, Andy Slater, and Richard "Pink" Floyd-sued him for the unauthorized use of their names and images in the film Dazed and Confused (1993) and for their representation as stoners, which they say has damaged their reputation.
19 Father of Lorelei Linklater.
20 Cut his directorial teeth on a $3,000 Super-8 feature.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled John Brinkley Biopic producer announced
School of Rock 2016-2017 TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
I Dream Too Much 2016 executive producer
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 producer
Boyhood 2014/I producer
Before Midnight 2013 producer
Up to Speed 2012 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Bernie 2011 producer
Me and Orson Welles 2008 producer
Bad News Bears 2005 producer
$5.15/Hr. 2004 TV Movie producer
Dazed and Confused 1993 producer
Heads I Win/Tails You Lose 1991 Video producer
Slacker 1991 producer
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books 1988 producer
Last Night at the Alamo 1983 executive producer - restored version

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waking Life 2001
The Newton Boys 1998
SubUrbia 1996
Before Sunrise 1995
Dazed and Confused 1993
Heads I Win/Tails You Lose 1991 Video
Slacker 1991
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books 1988
Woodshock 1985 Documentary short
Last Flag Flying 2017 completed
Untitled John Brinkley Biopic announced
Where'd You Go, Bernadette pre-production
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016
Boyhood 2014/I
Before Midnight 2013
Up to Speed 2012 TV Series 6 episodes
Bernie 2011
Me and Orson Welles 2008
Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach 2008 Documentary
A Scanner Darkly 2006
Fast Food Nation 2006
Bad News Bears 2005
$5.15/Hr. 2004 TV Movie
Before Sunset 2004
School of Rock 2003
Live from Shiva's Dance Floor 2003 Short
Tape 2001

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Flag Flying 2017 screenplay completed
Untitled John Brinkley Biopic announced
Where'd You Go, Bernadette screenwriter pre-production
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 written by
Boyhood 2014/I written by
Making a Scene 2013 Short lines written by
Before Midnight 2013 characters / written by
Up to Speed 2012 TV Series creator
Bernie 2011 screenplay
A Scanner Darkly 2006 screenplay
Fast Food Nation 2006 written by
$5.15/Hr. 2004 TV Movie
Before Sunset 2004 characters / screenplay / story
Waking Life 2001 written by
The Newton Boys 1998 screenplay
Before Sunrise 1995 written by
Dazed and Confused 1993 written by
Slacker 1991 writer
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books 1988 concept

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blaze 2018 post-production
After Before 2016 Short
RSO [Registered Sex Offender] 2008 Principal Mallard
The Hottest State 2006 John Wayne Enthusiast
Chelsea Walls 2001 Crony 2 (as Rick Linklater)
Spy Kids 2001 Cool Spy
Waking Life 2001 Pinball Playing Man / Man on Back of Boat
Scotch and Milk 1998 Cab Passenger
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 1996 Tour Bus Driver (voice)
The Underneath 1995 Ember Doorman
Slacker 1991 Should Have Stayed at Bus Station
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books 1988

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waking Life 2001 camera
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books 1988
Woodshock 1985 Documentary short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heads I Win/Tails You Lose 1991 Video
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books 1988

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tape 2001 camera operator

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room 2005/I additional funding

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lucky Man 2016 special thanks
Row 2016/I Short
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
Synthesizers 2013 Video short very special thanks
Computer Chess 2013 special thanks
The Man Who Never Cried 2011 Short special thanks
Ashes 2010/I very special thanks
A Gang Land Love Story 2010 very special thanks
Food, Inc. 2008 Documentary special thanks
Death Proof 2007 special thanks - as Rick Linklater
One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' 2006 Video documentary short thanks
The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales 2006 Video documentary short thanks
The Hottest State 2006 thanks
Horrors of War 2006 thanks
Tales of the Rat Fink 2006 Documentary special thanks
Come Early Morning 2006 special thanks
I Am a Sex Addict 2005 thank you - as Rick Linklater
Tortured by Joy 2004 Short thanks
Made Men: The 'GoodFellas' Legacy 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt 2004 Documentary special thanks
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 special thanks - as Rick Linklater
Nightstand 2002 Short the producers wish to thank
Chelsea Walls 2001 special thanks
The Mecca 2000 Short special thanks
Hamlet 2000 special thanks
They Come at Night 1998 thanks
Good Will Hunting 1997 thanks
Full Tilt Boogie 1997 Documentary special thanks - as Rick Linklater
The Doom Generation 1995 special thanks - as Rick Linklater
Clerks 1994 special thanks: for leading the way
Totally F***ed Up 1993 special thanks - as Rick Linklater

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Also Starring Austin Documentary post-production Himself
48 Hours on ID 2017 TV Series documentary Himself
48 Hours 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Overheard 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2016 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2016 TV Series short Himself
Conan 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Back Bumper Confessions on Torio TV 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny 2016 Documentary Himself
Hitchcock/Truffaut 2015 Documentary Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2015 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay / Best Director and Best Picture
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Himself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Winner
Boyhood: The 12 Year Project 2015 Video documentary short Himself - Writer / Producer / Director
Boyhood: The 12 Year Project, The Making of 'Boyhood' 2015 Video short Himself
The View 2015 TV Series Himself - Director, Boyhood
Hollywood Sessions 2015 TV Series Himself
KCAL 9 News Weekend Report 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Himself
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles 2014 Documentary Himself
Side by Side Extra: Volume Two 2014 Documentary Himself
Festival de cine de San Sebastián 2014: Gala de inauguración 2014 TV Movie Himself - Winner: FIPRESCI Award
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2014 TV Series Himself
HuffPost Live Conversations 2014 TV Series Himself
IMDb: What to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself - Director, Boyhood
La noche de los Oscar 2014 TV Movie Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Louis XIII Genius Award
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater 2013 Documentary
Made in Hollywood 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2001-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Arts in Context 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Side by Side 2012 Documentary Himself
Ebert Presents: At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself - 'Me and Orson Welles'
Texas Monthly Talks 2003-2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Great Directors 2009 Documentary Himself
American Prince 2009 Documentary Himself - Interviewer
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero 2008 Documentary Himself
Münchner (Filmfest-)Geschichten - 25 Jahre Filmfest München 2007 TV Movie documentary
The Manufacturing of 'Fast Food Nation' 2007 Video documentary Himself
One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' 2006 Video documentary short Himself - Director & Screenplay
The Weight of the Line: Animation Tales 2006 Video documentary short Himself - Director & Screenwriter
The Colbert Report 2006 TV Series Himself
Austin Movie Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Imagine 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Filmography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Director
The Art Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Made Men: The 'GoodFellas' Legacy 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director
On the Set of 'Before Sunset' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Anatomy of a Scene 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
University, Inc. 1999 Documentary Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Split Screen 1997 TV Series Himself
At Sundance 1995 Documentary Himself
Siskel & Ebert 1995 TV Series Himself
Janis Joplin Slept Here 1994 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ebert Presents: At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself - 'Me and Orson Welles'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Boyhood (2014)
2015 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Sonny Bono Visionary Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2015 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Outstanding Director of the Year Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2015 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Boyhood (2014)
2015 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Boyhood (2014)
2015 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
2015 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
· Jonathan Sehring
· John Sloss
2015 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
· Jonathan Sehring
· John Sloss
2015 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Career Achievement Award Casting Society of America, USA
2015 Filmmaker Award Cinema Audio Society, USA
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Director - International Competition Boyhood (2014)
2015 Audience Award Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Heterodox Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Boyhood (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - International Competition Boyhood (2014)
2015 Distinguished Collaborator Award Costume Designers Guild Awards
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Boyhood (2014)
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 People's Choice Award Melbourne International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Boyhood (2014)
2014 Writer/Director Award Nantucket Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2014 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Norwegian Film Critics Award Norwegian International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Founder's Directing Award San Francisco International Film Festival
2014 FIPRESCI Film of the Year San Sebastián International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Film Boyhood (2014)
2014 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Louis Black/Lone Star Award SXSW Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Austin Film Award Austin Film Critics Association Boyhood (2014)
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas Berlin International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Berlin International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Lost Weekend Award Film Club's The Lost Weekend Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 Audience Award Gotham Awards Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
· Jonathan Sehring
· John Sloss
2013 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2013 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 Austin Film Award Austin Film Critics Association Before Midnight (2013)
2013 Berlinale Camera Berlin International Film Festival
2013 BOFCA Award Boston Online Film Critics Association Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2013 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2013 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2012 Lone Star States SXSW Film Festival Louis Black Lone Star Award Bernie (2011)
2012 Austin Film Award Austin Film Critics Association Bernie (2011)
2009 Austin Film Award Austin Film Critics Association Me and Orson Welles (2008)
2007 Austin Film Award Austin Film Critics Association A Scanner Darkly (2006)
2004 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Before Sunset (2004)
2003 Special Mention Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Short Live from Shiva's Dance Floor (2003)
2002 OIAF Award Ottawa International Animation Festival Best Animated Feature Film Waking Life (2001)
2001 'CinemAvvenire' Award Venice Film Festival Best Film Waking Life (2001)
2001 Laterna Magica Prize - Special Mention Venice Film Festival Waking Life (2001)
2001 John Cassavetes Award Denver International Film Festival
1995 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Director Before Sunrise (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Audience Award Gotham Awards Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) · Megan Ellison
· Ginger Sledge
2016 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) · Megan Ellison
· Ginger Sledge
2015 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) Boyhood (2014)
2015 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Boyhood (2014)
2015 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
2015 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Boyhood (2014)
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Boyhood (2014)
2015 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Film Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
2015 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Direction Boyhood (2014)
2015 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) Boyhood (2014)
2015 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Direction Boyhood (2014)
2015 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best North American Film Boyhood (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Screenplay - International Competition Boyhood (2014)
2015 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Boyhood (2014)
2015 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Boyhood (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Director - International Competition Boyhood (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - International Competition Boyhood (2014)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Film (Melhor Filme) Boyhood (2014)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Director (Melhor Realizador) Boyhood (2014)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Original Screenplay (Melhor Argumento Original) Boyhood (2014)
2015 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Boyhood (2014)
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Boyhood (2014)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Boyhood (2014)
2015 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2015 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Director of the Year Boyhood (2014)
2015 Wilde Artist of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2015 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film) Boyhood (2014)
2015 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Boyhood (2014) · Jonathan Sehring
· John Sloss
· Cathleen Sutherland
2014 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Before Midnight (2013) · Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
· Sara Woodhatch
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Boyhood (2014)
2014 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) Before Midnight (2013)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay, Original Boyhood (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Boyhood (2014)
2014 Screenplay Competition Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 Audience Award SXSW Film Festival Festival Favorites Boyhood (2014)
2014 Sydney Film Prize Sydney Film Festival Best Film Boyhood (2014)
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy (written by)
· Ethan Hawke (written by)
2014 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) Before Midnight (2013)
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Boyhood (2014)
2014 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Before Midnight (2013)
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Boyhood (2014)
2014 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Boyhood (2014) · Cathleen Sutherland
· Jonathan Sehring
· John Sloss
2014 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Before Midnight (2013)
2013 Halfway Award International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Before Midnight (2013)
2013 Halfway Award International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay, Adapted Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2013 Screenplay Competition Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 Audience Award SXSW Film Festival Festival Favorites Before Midnight (2013)
2013 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Before Midnight (2013)
2013 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Before Midnight (2013) · Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
· Sara Woodhatch
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Bernie (2011) · Celine Rattray
· David McFadzean
· Dete Meserve
· Ginger Sledge
· Judd Payne
· Liz Glotzer
· Martin Shafer
· Matt Williams
2012 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Bernie (2011) · Ginger Sledge
· Celine Rattray
· Martin Shafer
· Liz Glotzer
· Matt Williams
· David McFadzean
· Judd Payne
· Dete Meserve
2007 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Adapted Screenplay A Scanner Darkly (2006)
2007 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form A Scanner Darkly (2006) · Philip K. Dick (based on the novel by)
2006 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Fast Food Nation (2006)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Before Sunset (2004) · Anne Walker-McBay
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy (screenplay)
· Ethan Hawke (screenplay)
· Kim Krizan (story)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
· Kim Krizan (story)
2005 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
· Kim Krizan (story)
2005 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy (screenplay)
· Ethan Hawke (screenplay)
· Kim Krizan (story)
2005 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera en Idioma no Español) Before Sunset (2004)
2005 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Before Sunset (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
· Kim Krizan
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2004 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Before Sunset (2004)
2004 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Before Sunset (2004) · Anne Walker-McBay
2002 Daring Digital Award Jeonju Film Festival Digital Spectrum Waking Life (2001)
2002 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Waking Life (2001)
2002 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Original Screenplay Waking Life (2001)
2002 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Waking Life (2001)
2002 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Waking Life (2001)
2001 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Waking Life (2001)
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Before Sunrise (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Before Sunrise (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Before Sunrise (1995) · Kim Krizan
1995 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Before Sunrise (1995)
1993 Golden Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Dazed and Confused (1993)
1992 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Slacker (1991)
1992 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Slacker (1991)
1991 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Slacker (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Original Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2014 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Boyhood (2014) · Jonathan Sehring
· John Sloss
· Cathleen Sutherland
2014 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyhood (2014)
2014 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Boyhood (2014)
2013 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Before Midnight (2013) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy
2005 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke
2004 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Julie Delpy
· Ethan Hawke

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay A Scanner Darkly (2006)
2005 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Before Sunset (2004) · Ethan Hawke
· Julie Delpy


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#Quote
1 [2013 interview, on Before Sunrise (1995)] Julie, Ethan and I all knew we had had a special experience, but you don't expect anything more than that. I think we all like the film and were happy with what it became and everything, but we never talked of it at that time as anything more. It was actually a small studio release - it got released by Columbia - but it was 2.7 million dollars, it was less than half the budget of the film I had made before, Dazed and Confused (1993), so to me it was a little European art film, but I think for a second there was some expectation that this could be the next Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), and I'm like, " I could guarantee you it won't be, for all these reasons!", but I can't blame anyone for having hope - I love that about our business, people want to be optimistic about stuff. But it did about....what the other two have done! You know, there's an audience but it was never going to be a mainstream success. But it got generally well-reviewed I felt, people got it. That's were it started - the people who liked it, liked it. Most people....didn't notice it!
2 If cinema was a painting, time would be the paint itself.
3 [on Boyhood (2014)] It was ultimately 12 scripts. Every year, I got to think about it. And as we got closer to shooting, I got to see how the film felt over the years. It's rare that a film gives you that chance to edit and think about what it needs. There was this ever-growing film that I got to just contemplate that was pretty amazing. I never did a film that wanted to be itself so much. Just its own thing. So it was a very incremental adjustment every year with the actors. It's a methodology that's so unnatural, so different, but there was a real upside within that.
4 [on the power of time as a concept] I bet the whole farm on what I thought would work with every ounce of my cinematic being, the way we perceive time and cinema and the way we identify with people put before us in a certain way. I thought, "Oh, there will be this cumulative effect." It's an investment. Just the way the crew and the cast had invested, two years in, three years in, it just deepened and felt richer.
5 You see how life just accumulates. Our fundamental view of the world is measured by who we are today and who we've been, and that's not going anywhere. It's only expanding throughout our lives, it's always profound and inescapable how we perceive the world through that viewpoint.
6 [on how he handled the passing of time on Boyhood (2014)] I think the tendency would be to draw attention to it, like, "Hey look how it's a year later!" And your memory doesn't work that way. I wanted the thing to feel like a memory, and it just kind of flows. So I wanted the audience to earn the transition by observation. Sometimes it's a little more obvious. But I didn't want like, a direct-cut close-up of Ellar with long hair, and then the next shot he has short hair. I actually cut a transition between years one and two and then again between years 11 and 12 because I wasn't happy with it. It was a little too obvious.
7 The most unique property of cinema is how it lets you mold time, whether it's over a long or a very brief period.
8 [on Greece as the setting for Before Midnight (2013)] To place Jesse and Celine's issues of the day in a much bigger context, you realize there's nothing new here, this is completely eternal. Issues go on between partners, men and women, families. I liked the macro thinking of all that with our specific little moment in time.
9 We get a lot of cautionary tales about the dangers of getting exactly what you want in life, you know, if you take out the striving and the incompleteness, then where are you?
10 [on the woman Linklater met in Philadelphia as a young man, who inspired the Before Trilogy] She kind of echoes through the film. I always felt I would see her, like she would show up at a screening. When you make a film, you're in public quite a bit. You do screenings, festivals. I run into a lot of old friends, and I figured, just in my mind, 'I have a screening in Philadelphia; maybe she'll be in New York. ... ' And she never showed up. Even in the second film, I think that, in a way, works into the idea of the novel [that Hawke's character, Jesse, writes] and it's sent out as a beacon, you know, in some way, what Jesse admits to, that was swirling around. And I don't want to exaggerate: [My experience] wasn't as intense of a relationship, obviously, as Celine and Jesse have; it was just something swirling around in my mind. The new film is dedicated to her." [Linklater learned from a mutual friend that the woman died in a motorcycle accident shortly before Before Sunrise (1995) began filming.]
11 [on Before Midnight (2013)] The essence of you probably doesn't change and that's really one of the concerns of the movie. Have Celine and Jessie changed? They are still themselves; they seem very connected to the same person they were at 23 and yet life has this way of attaching things to them, whether it's children or just life experience and responsibility certainly. It's a very different life at 23 where you could just get off a train with no one waiting on you back home, no schedule. When we meet them the second time they are very scheduled. He has a plane to catch, he is at work and she is grounded in the city she lives in. So you see the reality closing in even though it's still this romantic encounter. By the time of the third film they are in the real world, we see their social interactions and they are much more grounded.
12 [on the 'Before' films] Each film is like doing a thesis, and this is an ongoing doctoral dissertation. I feel I could go back and get another degree. I read books about it and articles, and all that stuff. I know a lot on an intellectual level, but how it applies to my own life, I don't know...it's my exploration of being an adult male. It's a mystery how love redefines itself. There's the white heat of attraction that we interpret as a deep connection and love. But it's different from what makes a long-term partnership.
13 This whole notion of love being based on attraction is fairly recent in history and is not a very stable indicator. That's why, throughout history, most marriages have been arranged and not in the hands of the people themselves because you're not equipped to to make a good decision when you have the hots for someone. It feels good now, but where are you going to be in two years from now. You can't entrust love to two kids. Look at Romeo and Juliet. Tying love an romance together is really just something we've done in the last two or three hundred years.
14 We get a lot of cautionary tales about the dangers of getting exactly what you want in life. You know, if you take out the striving and the incompleteness, then where are you?
15 [on Raging Bull (1980)] It made me see movies as a potential outlet for what I was thinking about and hoping to express. At that point, I was an unformed artist. At that moment, something was simmering in me, but "Raging Bull" brought it to a boil.
16 It's tough, man. Unless it's a tentpole, sequel, remake, or over-the-top comedy, that's all the studios are even doing. They've kind of admitted they're not in the business of doing anything else. The slightest level of irony or intelligence and, boom, you're out of the league, you're done.
17 My plan B has always been to make a film about people who talk a lot.
18 These days we can be sued for disparaging an industry. It's like it's a felony to say something bad. I think they should make it a felony to criticize a film product. Particularly my film product. It's anti-American. I'd like to see people get sued if they wrote a bad review of my movie. If you can't say something nice you shouldn't say anything at all.
19 We all give ourselves a lot of leeway, but we want consistency from other people.
20 I would have loved to have been a '40s studio director like Vincente Minnelli. You ended up with a real diverse career. Now you don't get a call from [Darryl F. Zanuck] saying, "Come do this movie on Monday". So you have to do it on your own.
21 But nothing is going to knock me off my game. Because I have some pretty low-budget films I want to do.
22 [Terrence Malick] is a guy who sees his movies and thinks, "I would have done that differently". I see mine and say, "Given the circumstances, that's what I did and that's what I'd do again". I don't know how much of a free-will guy I am.
23 Most of us are losers most of the time, if you think about it.

#Trademark
1 Frequently writes and/or directs movies starring children or teens, e.g., Dazed and Confused (1993), School of Rock (2003), Bad News Bears (2005), _Boyhood (2014)_, and Everybody Wants Some!! (2016).
2 Frequently casts Ethan Hawke
3 His movies often reference Little League baseball
4 His movies often take place in Texas
5 His films often take place within a single day

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