Richard Linklater Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th February 2015

Fact: Boyhood director Richard Linklater let the movie's stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke pick the names of their onscreen children as well as their own character's. Arquette named her single mum character Olivia after her own mum, who died in 1997.


30th January 2015

Fact: Boyhood director Richard Linklater is set to add another trophy to his collection when he is honoured with the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award at the 51st Annual CAS Awards on 14 February (15) in Los Angeles. He follows in the footsteps of previous recipients including Quentin Tarantino, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme, and Edward Zwick.


17th December 2014

Quote: "Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favourite movie this year." U.S. President Barack Obama names the Richard Linklater film as his top pick for 2014.


9th December 2014

Fact: Actor Ralph Fiennes and director Richard Linklater were presented with Honorary Associateships at the London Film School's Annual Show on Monday (08Dec14).


9th June 2014

Fact: .Filmmmaker Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood was the toast of the 40th Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday (08Jun14) after scooping Best Film and Best Director prizes. Patricia Arquette also picked up the Best Actress honour for her role in the film. Dawid Ogrodnik was named Best Actor for his role in Polish film Life Feels Good.


17th September 2013

Fact: Filmmaker Richard Linklater is to be honoured with the Director Tribute at the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York in December (13).


10th August 2010

Fact: Jack Black is reuniting with his School Of Rock director Richard Linklater for a new dark comedy. The funnyman will star in Bernie, about a man who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy widow, played by Shirley MACLaine.


10th March 2008

Quote: "I'm working on this 12-year-long project with Richard Linklater. We shoot a week a year." Patricia Arquette is making a unique movie with the School Of Rock director.


6th March 2008

Quote: "He sent me flowers tonight; he's in London doing a Richard Linklater film... Fantastic. And he's eight hours ahead and I don't know how he's thinking about that; he's on the Isle Of Man." Actress Anne Heche was delighted to receive flowers from boyfriend James Tupper before her appearance on late night chat show JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on Wednesday (06Mar08).


19th June 2007

Fact: School Of Rock director Richard Linklater will be honoured with the second annual Prix Chateauneuf at France's 24th Avignon Film Festival later this week (begs18Jun07).


5th April 2006

Fact: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's first solo album will feature a track the rocker wrote for the soundtrack for Richard Linklater's film adaptation of the sci-fi classic, A SCANNER DARKLY.


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