Richard Linklater is currently the most celebrated American director. He already has many prestigious awards to his name. He is an Oscar and a golden globe winner. He recently talked about his latest film “Everybody Wants Some” in an interview.
Many are calling the movie somewhat of a sequel to his very first hit “Dazed and Confused”. However, Linklater has yet to claim so. But we do know that the movie is closely related to the director’s personal adolescence experiences.
Linklater has denied it of being an immediate sequel but however he at times has called it a spiritual sequel. He also confessed that he never actually thought about it as a sequel to “Dazed and Confused” and the movie “Everybody Wants Some” was an idea that kept intriguing him as far back as 2002.
He further shared the first draft of the movie was written way back in 2005 and then it had to be shelved as he was preoccupied with so many projects that he never seemed to be having the time to give it due attention.
He also said he had trouble finding [producers for the movie back then as financers were not willing to invest in a movie of the following genre back then. With the type of films coming out then it would have been completely out of place as suggested by producers.
The road leading to the film was quite a unique story on its own as the film was shot in his farm and he made the actors sleep in his bunk houses. To make them interconnected with the characters and have a more original interaction on screen.
Linklater has also shared he wanted the actors to totally get into the role as it was a movie based in the 80’s, so the cast was required to leave their cell phones behind.
Richard on a personal scale has had smooth sailing all his life. His daughter, Lorelei Linklater featured in his previous film “Boyhood”. He has been married to his wife Christina Harrision for a very long period and they maintain a very healthy relationship.
Richard and Christina have only one child together and have said the reason for not having many children was due to their busy work schedule which made it completely impossible.
Richard is known for his movies like “Dazed and Confused”, “Before Sunrise”, “Bernie” and “School of Rock”. He has never mentioned his intentions on making a TV shows. However it has been rumored that he is already begun work on his next project.
His net worth is estimated to be around $12 million. He has made all of his income through directing movies. However he also has been credited for producing some movies over the years and also acting in a few.