Richard was pegged as a troublemaker at school because he questioned the system.
In 2003, Richard wrote and directed the HBO pilot 5.15/Hr, which they decided not to pick up.
In 2002, Richard won the OIAF Award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival for his 2001 film Waking Life.
In 2004, Richard's film Before Sunset was nominated at the Gotham Awards in the category of Best Film.
Richard is known for frequently casting Ethan Hawke in his films.
Throughout his teenage years, Richard played on the local baseball, basketball and football teams.
Richard graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas.
Richard has been an active director since 1989.
In 2001, Richard was honored with the John Cassavetes Award at the Denver International Film Festival.
In 2006, Richard was nominated for the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival for his direction of the 2006 film Fast Food Nation.
In 1999, Richard was a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival.
Kevin Smith says that it was Richard's 1991 film Slacker that made him want to be a director.
In 1993, Richard was nominated for the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival for his direction of the 1993 film Dazed and Confused.
Richard was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 9, 2007 in Austin, Texas.
Richard has been a vegetarian since his early 20s.
Richard stands at 5'9" or 1.75 m.
Richard: Most of us are losers most of the time, if you think about it.