Richard Linklater’s "Boyhood" watches actors age for over a decade
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Shaggy-Haired Richard Linklater, wearing a wrinkled, short-sleeve shirt, is sitting behind a big table in a pristine suite at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The night before, the director received the same award from the San Francisco International Film Festival that Oliver Stone and Francis Ford Coppola had carried home in previous years. But the free and easy Texan behind the films Dazed and Confused, Before Sunset and School of Rock has also done something that no other director can lay claim to. He managed to make a coming-of-age movie in which the lead actor actually came of age over 12 years of production.