Diane Ladd to star in film 'I Dream Too Much'

Diane Ladd to star in film 'I Dream Too Much'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Diane Ladd and Eden Brolin have begun work on "I Dream Too Much," writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film, in New York.

'Inside Llewyn Davis' wins top honors from film critics

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen's new film "Inside Llewyn Davis" won four awards from the National Society of Film Critics.
Women critics hail 'Philomena,' 'Enough Said,' 'Before Midnight'

Women critics hail 'Philomena,' 'Enough Said,' 'Before Midnight'

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Philomena," "Enough Said" and "Before Midnight" were honored with awards from the Women Film Critics Circle in New York.
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Linklater wraps 'Before Sunrise' trilogy

Linklater wraps 'Before Sunrise' trilogy

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Film director Richard Linklater says he has finished shooting "After Midnight," a second sequel to his 1995 Vienna-set romance "Before Sunrise."
Kevin Smith to host film-talk series

Kevin Smith to host film-talk series

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Filmmakers Kevin Smith and Richard Linklater are working on original series for Hulu, the U.S.-based online video-streaming service said.
Paul Dano to play Karl Rove in film

Paul Dano to play Karl Rove in film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Paul Dano is to play Karl Rove, a controversial senior adviser to former U.S. President George W. Bush, in "College Republicans," the film's producer said.
'School of Rock 2' in the works

'School of Rock 2' in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- The team involved in Hollywood's hit 2003 comedy film, "School of Rock," reportedly is assembling for a sequel.

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

Writers Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced nominees Friday for its feature awards.

Greg Kinnear in 'Bad News Bears'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Greg Kinnear has joined the cast of the remake of "The Bad News Bears," The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

'Dazed' filmmaker sued over characters

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three men who went to high school in Texas with Richard Linklater have filed suit saying the filmmaker used them as characters in "Dazed and Confused."

Richard Linklater to direct 'Bears' remake

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Richard Linklater has signed to direct "The Bad News Bears" for Paramount Pictures, the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Feature: Is Texas taking over?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A new documentary featuring journalist Christopher Hitchens, "Texas: America Supersized," examines the notion that the Lone Star State's culture is transforming
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Stars line up for 'A Scanner Darkly'

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr. are set to star in "A Scanner Darkly," based on Philip K. Dick's book.
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Richard Linklater
Director Richard Linklater arrives at a photo call for his film "A Scanner Darkly" at the 59th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 25, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Linklater was born in Houston, Texas. He studied at Sam Houston State University and left midway through his stint in college to work on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. While working on the rig he read a lot of literature, but on land he developed a love of film through repeated visits to a repertory theater in Houston. It was at this point that Linklater realized he wanted to be a filmmaker. After his job on the oil rig, Linklater used the money he had saved to buy a Super-8 camera, a projector, and some editing equipment, and moved to Austin. It was there that the aspiring cineaste founded the Austin Film Society and grew to appreciate such auteurs as Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Josef Von Sternberg, and Carl Theodor Dreyer. He enrolled in Austin Community College in the fall of 1984 to study film.

Since his early 20s, Linklater has been a vegetarian.

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