Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

  • Highest Rated: 99% Tower (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Soul Survivors (2000)
  • Birthday: Sep 21, 1971
  • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Although he made his film debut in the acclaimed independent film Bottle Rocket, actor Luke Wilson, born on September 21st, 1971, initially got more recognition for his real-life role as Drew Barrymore's boyfriend than for his acting. Fortunately for Wilson, his onscreen talents outlasted his relationship with Barrymore, and he has enjoyed steady employment and increasing visibility through substantial roles in a number of films.A native Texan, Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971. The son of an advertising executive and a photographer, he was raised with two brothers, Owen and Andrew. The three would all go on to make their careers in film, with Wilson discovering his love of acting while a student at Occidental College. In 1993, the brothers Wilson collaborated with Wes Anderson to make Bottle Rocket, which was initially a 15-minute short. The gleefully optimistic story of three Texans who aspire to become successful thieves, Bottle Rocket premiered at the 1993 Sundance Festival, where it attracted the attention of director James L. Brooks. With Brooks' help, the short became a full-length feature film released in 1996. That same year, Wilson also appeared in the coming-of-age drama Telling Lies in America.After large roles in three 1998 comedies, Bongwater, Home Fries, and Best Men (the latter two co-starring Barrymore), Wilson went on to star in another three comedies the following year. The first, Dog Park, was a Canadian film directed by Kids in the Hall alum Bruce McCulloch and featured Wilson as one of a group of twenty-somethings undergoing the trials and tribulations of love. Blue Streak starred the actor as the sidekick of robber-turned-policeman Martin Lawrence, while Kill the Man (which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Festival) cast him as the owner of a small copy center competing with a large chain store across the street.Though he would stick closely to comedy through 2001 with roles in Charlie's Angels (2000) and Legally Blonde (2001), Wilson took a turn for the sinister in the thrillers Preston Tylk and Soul Survivors (both 2001), before reteaming with his brother Owen and Wes Anderson to give one of his most memorable performances as Richie, the suicidal tennis pro in The Royal Tenenbaums.In 2003, Wilson reprised two past roles, appearing in both Charlies Angels: Full Throttle and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde. That same year, he also scored a hit as one of the stars of Todd Phillips' Old School. 2004 saw Wilson embark on The Wendell Baker Story, a film he stars in, co-directs with brother Andrew Wilson, and co-writes with brother Owen Wilson. Laced with supporting roles and cameos from such iconic friends as Harry Dean Stanton, Kris Kristofferson, and Eddie Griffin, this quirky low-budgeter made the festival rounds in 2005-6 and the responses were encouragingly supportive; Variety's Joe Leydon observed, "The co-directing Wilson siblings smartly refrain from pushing anything too hard or too often, making the unpredictable eruptions of straight-faced absurdity all the more effective. Luke Wilson is extremely engaging in lead role." Many praised the Wilson brothers' directorial and scriptwriting intuition and their willingness to take risky-yet-triumphant gambles onscreen.Wilson joined the cast of early 2006's box-office sleeper hit The Family Stone, a family drama with an ensemble that includes Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson and Sarah Jessica Parker; the remainder of the year sees Wilson appearing in a string of supporting roles in light and dark comedies. In a minor performance in May 2006's Hoot, Wilson plays Officer David Delinsky, who attempts to sabotage a plot by local children to blow up a pancake house. His appearance in July 2006's My Super Ex-Girlfriend marks director Ivan Reitman's return to the big screen since 2001's box-office disappointment Evolution; it stars Uma Thurman as a superhero who gets even with her ex-beau (Wilson) after he casts her aside. He also highlights summer 2006's Mini'

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Zombieland: Double Tap Actor 2019
25% The Goldfinch Larry Decker 2019
22% Phil Detective Welling 2019
11% Berlin, I Love You Burke Linz 2019
No Score Yet Guest of Honour Father Greg 2019
36% Guest of Honour Father Greg 2019
40% High Voltage Rick 2018
52% Measure of a Man Marty Marks 2018
40% Arizona Scott 2018
79% Brad's Status Jason $2.1M 2017
47% Rock Dog Bodi $9.5M 2017
No Score Yet The Girl Who Invented Kissing Leo 2017
42% All We Had Lee 2016
99% Tower Executive Producer $98.6K 2016
29% Outlaws and Angels Josiah 2016
43% Approaching the Unknown Louis "Skinny" Skinner 2016
No Score Yet Dear Eleanor Bob Potter 2016
59% Concussion Roger Goodell $23.3M 2015
96% Meadowland Phil 2015
14% Playing It Cool Samson 2015
50% Ride Ian 2015
87% The Skeleton Twins Lance 2014
No Score Yet Straight A's William 2013
22% Meeting Evil John $181 2012
38% Middle Men Jack Harris $0.8M 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Derek $16.1M 2010
49% Battle For Terra Jim Stanton $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet Tenure Charlie Thurber 2009
39% Henry Poole Is Here Henry Poole $1.8M 2008
14% Blonde Ambition Ben 2007
89% 3:10 to Yuma Zeke $53.6M 2007
78% You Kill Me Tom $2.4M 2007
55% Vacancy David Fox $19M 2007
70% Blades of Glory Sex Class Counselor $118.2M 2007
63% Jackass: Number Two Luke Wilson $72.8M 2006
76% Idiocracy Pvt. Joe Bowers $0.4M 2006
40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend Matt Saunders $22.5M 2006
52% Mini's First Time Garson $22.3K 2006
26% Hoot David Delinko $8.1M 2006
52% The Family Stone Ben Stone $59.9M 2005
40% The Wendell Baker Story Screenwriter Director Wendell Baker $48.6K 2005
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Frank Vitchard $84.2M 2004
32% Around the World in 80 Days Orville Wright 2004
61% Stuck on You Himself $33.9M 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Bobby Cupid $0.2M 2003
42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle Pete $100.7M 2003
11% Alex & Emma Alex Sheldon/Adam Shipley $14.3M 2003
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Emmett Richmond $89.9M 2003
60% Old School Mitch Martin $74.7M 2003
33% The Third Wheel Stanley 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums Richie Tenenbaum $52.4M 2002
69% Legally Blonde Emmett Richmond $95.1M 2001
20% Bad Seed Preston Tylk 2001
68% Charlie's Angels Pete $124.5M 2000
4% Soul Survivors Father Jude $2.1M 2000
45% Committed Carl 2000
73% My Dog Skip Dink Jenkins 2000
36% Blue Streak Carlson 1999
No Score Yet Kill the Man Stanley Simon 1999
31% Home Fries Dorian 1998
89% Rushmore Dr. Peter Flynn 1998
36% Dog Park Andy 1998
13% Best Men Jesse Chandler 1998
17% Bongwater David 1998
82% Scream 2 `Stab' Billy 1997
65% Telling Lies in America Henry 1997
85% Bottle Rocket Anthony 1996
No Score Yet Bottle Rocket Actor 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2011
34% Roadies
2016
Bill
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
87% Enlightened
2011-2013
Levi
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Casey Kelso
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2000
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer
  • 2004
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Sheriff Hartwell
  • 1998

QUOTES FROM Luke Wilson CHARACTERS

Willie Morris
Haven't seen you around much.
Dink Jenkins
Yeah, I've been pretty busy.
Willie Morris
I'm playin' some ball now, ya know.
Dink Jenkins
Oh yeah? That's good.
Willie Morris
Yeah. Right. Well, see ya, Dink, it's openin' day. That's what they call the first game of the season, and well, I was sort of wonderin' if... I was hopin' that maybe... you might come.
Dink Jenkins
Yeah, sure, kid. That'd be fine.
Willie Morris
Really? Okay, great! Well, I'd better get on down there. See ya!
Dink Jenkins
Thanks for pickin' my number.
Richie Tenenbaum
Did you just say you're on mescaline?
Eli Cash
I did indeed. Very much so.
Royal Tenenbaum
You know, Richie, this illness, this closeness to death... it's had a profound affect on me. I feel like a different person, I really do.
Richie Tenenbaum
Dad, you were never dying.
Royal Tenenbaum
But I'm going to live.
Dink Jenkins
It's not the dyin' that scares me, it's the killin'.
Chas Tenenbaum
Is it dark?
Richie Tenenbaum
Of course it's dark, it's a suicide note.
Jack Morris
(Willie runs off to find Skip) Sometimes he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. He gets it from his mother. When I got back from Spain, I got into accountin'. I figured I could hide behind a desk. I looked down, and I didn't so much as look up for a whole year. When I finally did, people weren't starin' at me anymore. I guess they kinda forgot about it.
Dink Jenkins
Well, Mr. Morris. You got a purple heart. I got a yellow stripe. You can trust me. They don't forget about cowards.
Jack Morris
Well, folks like to keep things small, Dink. Fit you into one pocket or the other. Give a man a label, and you never really need to get to know him. My son, he looks up to you, Dink. Now because you can run or throw a ball. You're his hero because you're his friend. And that's what he needs. A friend.
Dink Jenkins
You think I don't know what folks are sayin'. That old Dink's a coward?. Huh?. Well I know. And you know?. They're right. I got scared. And I ran. You think it was 'cause I was afraid of dyin'?. Because I wished I was dead of plenty of times.
Willie Morris
Then what was it?.
Dink Jenkins
It ain't the dyin' that scary, boy. It's the killin'. Now look, that dog ain't lost. You just need to know where to find him. There's gotta be at least one place around here that you hadn't thought of to look at, right?.
Dink Jenkins
You bawlin' like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?.
Willie Morris
What do you know about it?. You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone
Dink Jenkins
That's how it is, isn't it. You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now, I didn't come because games don't mean nothin' to me anymore.
Willie Morris
It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.
Dink Jenkins
For good?. Now how do you know that?. You some kind of fortune teller?.
Willie Morris
I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of nothin'.
Mitch
I wasn't looking for a girl like that.
Beanie
Well, Columbus wasn't looking for America, my man, but that turned out to be pretty okay for everyone.
Mitch
I'd like to welcome you all to the Mitch Martin Freedom Festival. Now for those of you who don't know who Mitch Martin is, he's the very successful, very disease-free gentleman standing by the mini-bar. Now, courtesy of Speaker City, which is slashing prices on everything from beepers to DVD players, give a warm welcome Harrison welcome to my pal and your favourite, Snoop Dogg.
Mitch
I'm here for the gangbang...
Mitch
Well, see. Blue's dead. Frank's divorced. I lost my house. Nicole thinks I'm a total jackass. And now we got nine kids who are gonna get expelled from school, and you're not even gonna help them.
Mitch
At this point, you may be asking yourself, why am I holding this 30 pound cinderblock in my hands? You might also ask yourself, why does this cinderblock have a long piece of string tied to it? And finally, why is the other end of this string tied securely to your penis?
Mitch
Sorry, your seatbelt seems to be broken. What do you recommend I do?
Taxi Driver
I recommend you stop being such a faggot. You're in the backseat.
Mitch
True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend...
Norman
You still smokin' that stuff?
Derek
No no no, I'm gonna stop, all right? *You* used to smoke, we used to smoke *together*.
Norman
I used to piss my pants and then I stopped!
Chas Tenenbaum
Why did you try to kill yourself?
Etheline Tenenbaum
Don't press him right now.
Richie Tenenbaum
I wrote a suicide note.
Chas Tenenbaum
You did?
Richie Tenenbaum
Yeah. Right after I regained consciousness.
Rita
You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?
Pvt. Joe Bauers
Yeah... Hadn't thought of that.
Rita
Now you know why he built that bomb.
Dink Jenkins
You bawling like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?
Willie Morris
What do you know about it? You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone!
Dink Jenkins
That's how it is, isn't it? You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now I didn't come because games don't mean nothing to me anymore.
Willie Morris
It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.
Dink Jenkins
For good? Now how do you know that? You some kind of fortune teller?
Willie Morris
I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of nothing.
Dink Jenkins
You think I don't know what folks are saying? That old Dink's a coward? Huh? Well I know. And you know what? They're right. I got scared. And I ran. You think it was 'cause I was afraid of dying? Because I wished I was dead plenty of times.
Willie Morris
Then what was it?
Dink Jenkins
It ain't the dying that scary, boy. It's the killing. Now look, that dog ain't lost. You just need to know where to find him. There's gotta be at least one place around here that you hadn't thought of to look at, right?
Jack Morris
[Willy runs off to find Skip] Sometimes he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. He gets it from his mother. When I got back from Spain, I got into accounting. I figured I could hide behind a desk. I looked down, and I didn't so much as look up for a whole year. When I finally did, people weren't staring at me anymore. I guess they kind of forgot about it.
Dink Jenkins
Well, Mr. Morris. You got a purple heart. I got a yellow stripe. You can trust me. They don't forget about cowards.
Jack Morris
Well, folks like to keep things small, Dink. Fit you into one pocket or the other. Give a man a label, and you never really need to get to know him. My son, he looks up to you, Dink. Not because you can run or throw a ball. You're his hero because you're his friend. And that's what he needs. A friend.
Kumar
Man, I blew it. I blew it, man.
Anthony Adams
Kumar, what were you doing in the freezer?
Kumar
I don't know, man. I loose my touch, man.
Dignan
Did you ever have a touch to loose, man?
Pvt. Joe Bauers
You know, there was a time in this country when smart people were considered cool... well maybe not cool, but they did things like build ships and pyramids and they even went to the moon.
Max Fischer
I like your nurses uniform, guy.
Dr. Peter Flynn
These are OR scrubs.
Max Fischer
'Oh, are' they?
David Fox
[having seen a snuff movie] At least they could've provided us with a little bit of porn.
Anthony Adams
So the word on the street is . . . I heard you love me.
Anthony Adams
So the word on the street is... I heard you love me.
Anthony Adams
The preparation was good. I think that is your specialty.
Pvt. Joe Bauers
Why me? Every time Metsler says, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way," I get out of the way.
Pvt. Joe Bauers
Why me? Every time Metsler says, 'Lead, follow, or get out of the way,' I get out of the way.
John Fleton
I'm doin' everything I can.
Joanie
What if that's not enough?
Richie Tenenbaum
I am going to kill myself tomorrow.
Pvt. Joe Bauers
Man, I could really go for a Starbucks, y'know?
Frito
I don't really think we have time for a handjob, Joe.
Dink Jenkins
It's not the dyin' that's scary, boy. It's the killin'.
Dink Jenkins
It ain't the dying that scary, boy. It's the killing.
Jesse Reilly
(life is) series of errors
Jesse Reilly
(life is) A series of errors.
Dr. Peter Flynn
These are O.R. scrubs.
Max Fischer
O.R. they?
Max Fischer
O, R they?
Royal Tenenbaum
Henry Sherman, do you know him?
Richie Tenenbaum
Yeah.
Royal Tenenbaum
Is he worth a damn?
Richie Tenenbaum
[emphatically] I believe so.
Richie Tenenbaum
I wrote a suicide note.
Chas Tenenbaum
You did?
Richie Tenenbaum
Yeah, right after i regained conciousness.
Richie Tenenbaum
Yeah, right after I regained conciousness.
Margot Tenenbaum
This is the sleeping bag we took to the museum, isn't it?
Richie Tenenbaum
Mm-hmm.
Margot Tenenbaum
Why'd you do it? Because of me?
Richie Tenenbaum
Yeah, but it's not your fault.
Margot Tenenbaum
You're not going to do it again, are you?
Eli Cash
I doubt it.
Richie Tenenbaum
Go Mordecai!
Eli Cash
I wish you'd've done this for me when I was a kid.
Richie Tenenbaum
But you didn't have a drug problem then.
Eli Cash
Yeah, but it still would've meant a lot to me.
Pvt. Joe Bauers
... And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it was farting, and I believe that time can come again!