Owen Wilson is an American actor, writer, and producer who has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He was born on November 18th, 1968 in Dallas, Texas to parents Robert Andrew Wilson and Laura Cunningham Wilson.
Wilson rose to fame after appearing in Wes Anderson’s 2001 comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums”, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. Since then he has starred in other popular films such as “Marley & Me” (2008), “Zoolander” (2001), and the “Night at the Museum” trilogy (2006-2014). His work with director/writer/actor Ben Stiller has included hits such as “Meet The Parents” (2000) and its sequels; “Starsky & Hutch” (2004); “Wedding Crashers”(2005); and “Tropic Thunder”(2008).
In addition to acting, Owen Wilson also co-wrote several screenplays with Wes Anderson including “Bottle Rocket” (1996), “Rushmore” (1998), “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2004) and their latest collaboration on the film Isle of Dogs (2018). As a producer his credits include Little Fockers (2010) and Hall Pass (2011). He also wrote the screenplay for She’s Funny That Way starring Jennifer Aniston released in 2015.
Owen Wilson continues to be one of Hollywood’s busiest actors today having appeared recently in Woody Allen’s 2016 movie Cafe Society opposite Kristen Stewart as well as voicing Lightning McQueen in Pixar’s Cars 3. He will appears alongside Ed Helms in Father Figures directed by Lawrence Sher.
Overall Owen Wilson is an incredibly talented comedic actor whose career spans over two decades!
He is best known for his comedic roles in films such as Wedding Crashers (2005), Zoolander (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Night at the Museum series (2006–2014). His unique brand of humor combined with his acting talent has made him a favorite amongst both audiences and critics alike.
Wilson was born on November 18th 1968 in Dallas, Texas to parents Laura Cunningham Wilson and Robert Andrew Wilson. After graduating from St Mark’s School of Texas he attended Occidental College before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in English and minored in Spanish literature.
It was during this time that he began writing scripts for movies which eventually led him to Los Angeles where he would pursue a career as an actor.
In 1996, Owen got his big break when director Wes Anderson cast him as Dignan in Bottle Rocket – a role that earned him critical acclaim but also attracted some controversy due to its portrayal of crime-ridden lifestyles within society. Since then Owen’s filmography includes over 60 titles ranging from blockbusters like Marley & Me (2008) to smaller independent films like Midnight In Paris (2011).
Aside from acting, Owen has continued writing screenplays with several notable successes including Shanghai Noon (2000), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Cars 2 (2011). As well as acting and writing, Owen has also produced several films including You Me & Dupree (2006) and Drillbit Taylor (2008). He also recently served as executive producer on No Escape starring Pierce Brosnan which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2015.
Owen Wilson continues to be one of Hollywood’s most successful actors having won numerous awards throughout his career including MTV Movie Awards for Best Comedic Performance three times; once each for Shanghai Noon, Meet The Parents , and Night At The Museum respectively. To date he remains active within the entertainment industry with upcoming projects.