Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson

Highest Rated: 93% Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Lowest Rated: 8% Are You Here (2014)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1968

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Whether he's acting or co-writing brilliantly quirky character studies with director/writing partner Wes Anderson, Owen C. Wilson's work exudes an insouciant yet earnest charm and eccentric comic sensibility, making him one of the most promising new talents to emerge in the 1990s.Born in Dallas on November 18th, 1968, Wilson raised enough hell in high school to get expelled from one institution in tenth grade, but he managed to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin and graduate in 1991. Along with his degree, Wilson's Austin years resulted in a budding partnership with a like-minded creative classmate, aspiring filmmaker Wes Anderson. Their first film together, a short about a bookstore heist called Bottle Rocket, played at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, attracting the attention of producer Polly Platt and writer/director James L. Brooks. With Brooks' support, Wilson and Anderson expanded the short into a feature, indie cult favorite Bottle Rocket (1996). Though it made little impression at the box office, Anderson and Wilson's distinctly offbeat, wry, and optimistic tale about aspiring criminal Dignan and his best friend Anthony (played by Wilson's brother Luke Wilson) earned ardent fans among cinéastes. Wilson's inspired performance as Dignan, not to mention his blond hair, large grin, and affable drawl, became his Hollywood calling card. That same year, Wilson also began a fertile association with actor/director Ben Stiller, appearing in one memorable scene as a smooth, ill-fated date in Stiller's black comedy The Cable Guy (1996).Alternating between supporting roles in Hollywood spectacles, collaborations with Anderson and Stiller, and smaller independent projects, Wilson worked steadily for the rest of the 1990s. Though he always seemed to fill the generic slot of Guy Marked for Death, Wilson still managed to bring a reliably laid-back, humorous spark to the bombastic proceedings in Anaconda (1997), Armageddon (1998), and The Haunting (1999). On a more artistically successful front, Wilson's next script with Anderson resulted in the lauded coming-of-age film Rushmore (1998). With its singular cast of characters, distinctive combination of deadpan humor and true emotion, and superb performances by Jason Schwartzman as teen prodigy Max Fischer and Bill Murray as depressed millionaire Blume, Rushmore earned prizes from the critics (if not the Academy) and proved that Bottle Rocket was no fluke. As far as acting, Wilson's ability to suggest complexity beneath a breezy surface earned positive notice for his unsettling performance as a laconic, self-styled Good Samaritan serial killer in indie thriller The Minus Man (1999).By 2000, Wilson began to take center stage in larger Hollywood projects as well. Though it was another Jackie Chan vehicle, Wilson's hilarious co-starring turn as a surfer dude-tinged outlaw in the chop socky Western Shanghai Noon (2000) nearly stole the movie. Wilson's brief appearance as a Jesus-loving, super rich romantic rival to Ben Stiller's put-upon Greg Focker was a comic highlight of the hit Meet the Parents (2000). Stiller's supermodel farce Zoolander (2001) further sealed Wilson's status as a superlative comic actor. As Zoolander's rival Hansel, Wilson's offbeat timing made him the ultimate bubble-headed mannequin; his catwalk competition with Stiller provided the biggest laughs in a hit-or-miss movie. Even as he flourished in broad Hollywood comedy, Wilson continued his partnership with Wes Anderson, co-writing with Anderson and co-starring (with his brother Luke and Stiller among others) in the unusual family story The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Branching out into serious roles, Wilson then co-starred with The Royal Tenenbaums patriarch Gene Hackman in the military drama Behind Enemy Lines (2001). An increasingly prevalent figure in action films following the millennial turnover, Wilson followed Behind Enemy Lines with I Spy (2002) and the Shanghai Noon sequel Shanghai Knights (2003

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The French Dispatch Actor 2020
No Score Yet Quien @#*%$ es papá? Actor 2018
17% Father Figures Kyle $16.8M 2017
85% Wonder Nate Pullman $132.1M 2017
70% Cars 3 Lightning McQueen $152.7M 2017
75% Lost In London Live Actor 2017
34% Masterminds Steve $17.4M 2016
22% Zoolander 2 Hansel $29.8M 2016
47% No Escape Jack Dwyer $27.3M 2015
44% She's Funny That Way Arnold Albertson 2015
74% Inherent Vice Coy Harlingen $6.2M 2015
No Score Yet Untitled Louis C.K./Zach Galifianakis Project Actor 2015
47% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Jedediah $81.6M 2014
29% The Hero of Color City Ricky the Dragon $32.5K 2014
8% Are You Here Steve Dallas 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel M. Chuck $57M 2014
19% Free Birds Reggie $46.7M 2013
35% The Internship Nick Campbell $44.5M 2013
93% Moonrise Kingdom Actor $45.6M 2012
41% The Big Year Kenny Bostick $7.2M 2011
39% Cars 2 Lightning McQueen $191.5M 2011
93% Midnight in Paris Gil $55.5M 2011
33% Hall Pass Rick $45.1M 2011
No Score Yet Nash Actor 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet Chick Magnet Actor 2011
9% Little Fockers Kevin Rawley $148.4M 2010
32% How Do You Know Matty $30.3M 2010
9% Marmaduke Marmaduke $33.7M 2010
92% Fantastic Mr. Fox Coach Skip $21.1M 2009
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Jedediah $177.2M 2009
62% Marley & Me John Grogan $143.1M 2008
68% The Darjeeling Limited Francis $12M 2007
38% Firehouse Dog Actor $13.9M 2007
43% Night at the Museum Jedediah $249.4M 2006
No Score Yet Mater and the Ghostlight Lightning McQueen 2006
20% You, Me and Dupree Producer Randy Dupree $75.7M 2006
75% Cars Lightning McQueen $244.1M 2006
75% Wedding Crashers John Beckwith $209.3M 2005
40% The Wendell Baker Story Screenwriter Neil King $48.6K 2005
39% Meet the Fockers Kevin Rawley $279.2M 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Ned Plimpton $24M 2004
32% Around the World in 80 Days Wilbur Wright 2004
62% Starsky & Hutch Ken Hutchinson $87.2M 2004
16% The Big Bounce Jack Ryan $6.4M 2004
66% Shanghai Knights Roy O'Bannon $60.5M 2003
No Score Yet Yeah Right! Actor Director 2003
16% I Spy Alex Scott $33.2M 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums Executive Producer Eli Cash Screenwriter $52.4M 2002
37% Behind Enemy Lines Lt. Chris Burnett $58.8M 2001
64% Zoolander Hansel $44.8M 2001
84% Meet the Parents Kevin Rawley $164.5M 2000
79% Shanghai Noon Roy O'Bannon 2000
26% Breakfast of Champions Monte Rapid 1999
58% The Minus Man Vann Siegert 1999
16% The Haunting Luke Sanderson 1999
89% Rushmore Executive Producer Screenwriter 1998
58% Permanent Midnight Nicky 1998
38% Armageddon Oscar Choi 1998
40% Anaconda Gary Dixon 1997
53% The Cable Guy Robin's Date 1996
85% Bottle Rocket Dignan Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Bottle Rocket Actor 1994

TV

Credit
81% Miracle Workers
2019
God Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
2016
2015
2013
2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
2015
2013
2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2011
2010
2005
2003
2002
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
88% Community
2009-2015
2011
2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2006
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 2001

QUOTES FROM Owen Wilson CHARACTERS

Hansel says: My mom told me my dad was a beat cop.

Jack Dwyer says: You see that, that's a helicopter.

Jack Dwyer says: Keep your head down!

Jack Dwyer says: We've got to get ourself to the American Embassy.

Arnold Albertson says: If you promise me tonight that you aren't going to do this again I'll give you thirty thousand dollars.

Izzy Beatty says: You're not really serious.

Gary Dixon says: Remember, you don't know shit about the shit we're in, and neither do I.

A.J. Frost says: Is this supposed to be like this ?

Oscar Choi says: Don't worry. This is normal.

Molly Peterson says: When did we get HBO?

Randolph Dupree says: Yeah, you saw it. I upgrade that, and I'm gonna go halfsies on it because I love it also.

Randolph Dupree says: I'm throwing seven different kinds of smoke!

Richie Tenenbaum says: Did you just say you're on mescaline?

Eli Cash says: I did indeed. Very much so.

Eli Cash says: The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. "Vámonos, amigos," he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock. And they rode on in the friscalating dusklight.

Dignan says: Let's get lucky!

Nick Campbell says: Your reboot speed is amazing

Nick Campbell says: Your reboot speed is amazing.

Nick Campbell says: Imagine the greatest amusement park you went to as a kid, now imagine nothing like it and a million times better. That's where we are.

Mater says: My name is Mater.

Lightning McQueen says: Mater?

Mater says: Yeah, like "Tuh-Mater", but without the "Tuh"! What's your name?

Lightning McQueen says: You...You don't know MY name?

Lightning McQueen says: You, you don't know my name?

Mater says: Oh, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?

Lightning McQueen says: What?

Drillbit Taylor says: So what'd you do to provoke him?

Wade says: Well, he's fat, he's a dork, and I'm awesome.

Drillbit Taylor says: Crap on a shit sandwich!

Nick Campbell says: Googliness!

Roy O'Bannon says: You said wet shirt don't break, not piss shirt bend bars.

John Beckwith says: Get up, you're making us look like pussies.

Jeremy Grey says: If I had any air in my lungs I'd scream at you.

John Beckwith says: Wow, they feel really nice. Real orb-like. It's amazing what they can do...

Kathleen Cleary says: Pervert!

Kathleen Cleary says: I just had my tits done. You like 'em?

John Beckwith says: Those... seem like lovely tits.

Kathleen Cleary says: William doesn't give a shit about my tits.

Jeremy Grey says: Listen, I'm getting married.

John Beckwith says: Get out.

John Beckwith says: What are you doing? It's a game of touch football, every time I look over you're on your ass again.

Marmaduke says: I will find China!

Gil says: Adriana, if you stay here though, and this becomes your present then pretty soon you'll start imagining another time was really your... You know, was really the golden time. Yeah, that's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.

Hansel says: Why don't you Derelick... my balls?

Derek Zoolander says: I can Derelick my own balls, thank you

Derek Zoolander says: I can Derelick my own balls, thank you.

Kenny Bostick says: only he knew the price he paid, to become the greatest birder of all time.

Kenny Bostick says: Only he knew the price he paid, to become the greatest birder of all time.

John Beckwith says: I Crashed a Funeral Earlier

John Beckwith says: I crashed a funeral today.

Lightning McQueen says: I`M BECOMING ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!111111111!

Lightning McQueen says: I'm becoming one of them!

Chazz Reinhold says: I rode my bike over to the cemetary nearby her boyfriend just died.

John Beckwith says: You met her at a funeral.?

John Beckwith says: You met her at a funeral?

Chazz Reinhold says: Yeah dude died a handgliding accident, what an idiot ha ha ha ha, ahh im handgliding take a picture im dead ha ha ha what a freak.

John Beckwith says: Rule No. 5: You're an idiot.

Mater says: Wait a minute, i didn't screw you up, did I?

Mater says: Wait a minute, I didn't screw you up, did I?

Lightning McQueen says: I lost the race because of you!

Fuchs says: I think I broke my arm

Fuchs says: I think I broke my arm.

Kenny Bostick says: Shhhhh... Shut up

Kenny Bostick says: Shhhhh... Shut up.

Alex Scott says: Size matters, but in the Spy world its reverse. They say, look sleek and small and sexy this is, not how huge this is....how can I pull it out of my pants its huge!!!

Alex Scott says: Size matters, but in the Spy world its reverse. They say, look sleek and small and sexy this is, not how huge this is... how can I pull it out of my pants its huge!

Lt. Chris Burnett says: You've got to be shitting me!

Wallace says: I was just wingin' it!

Roy O'Bannon says: What? No! That's not how we wing it! You've lost your wingin' it privileges!

Francis Whitman says: Lets get a drink and have a cigarette.

Gil says: That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.

Kumar says: Man, I blew it. I blew it, man.

Anthony Adams says: Kumar, what were you doing in the freezer?

Kumar says: I don't know, man. I loose my touch, man.

Dignan says: Did you ever have a touch to loose, man?

Lightning McQueen says: Hey thanks for coming, but we're all set. He's letting me go.

Sally Carrera says: He's letting you go?

Lightning McQueen says: Yeah, your job's pretty easy today. All you gotta do is stand there and let me look at ya. Let's just cut to the chase. You, me, dinner. Ka-chow!

Sally Carrera says: Ow!Ow!

Lightning McQueen says: (revs engine) Oh, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?

Lightning McQueen says: [revs engine] Oh, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?

Mater says: Well, just a little bit, but I'll be alright!

Mater says: Hey, look! There's Miss Sally!

Lightning McQueen says: Where?!

Mater says: (laughs) I got you good!

Mater says: [laughs] I got you good!

Lightning McQueen says: Awww...

Mater says: Lightning's in love with Miss Sally! Lightning's in love with Miss Sally!

Francesco Bernoulli says: (shows bumper sticker) It says "Ciao, McQueen."

Francesco Bernoulli says: [shows bumper sticker] It says 'Ciao, McQueen.'

Lightning McQueen says: Oh, ho, ho. Cute... You have one made for all the other racers too?

Francesco Bernoulli says: No, just-a you.

Lightning McQueen says: Oh, that's great. (to himself) I am SO getting beat today.

Lightning McQueen says: Oh, that's great. [to himself] I am SO getting beat today.

Eli Cash says: Let me ask you something. Why would a reviewer make the point of saying someone is especially *not* a genius? Do you think I'm especially *not* a genius?... You didn't even have to think about it did you?

Roy O'Bannon says: This country blows!

Lizzie says: If you keep talking to yourself, people are going to think you're crazy...

Lightning McQueen says: Thanks for the tip...

Lizzie says: What!? I wasn't talking to you!

Francis Whitman says: You don't love me!

Peter Whitman says: Yes, I do!

Jack Whitman says: I love you, too, but I'm going to mace you in the face!

Kenny Bostick says: The trick is to keep your eyes on the horizon.

Rick says: Ed. Britney. Clones.

Kenny Bostick says: The birds wait for no man.

Gil says: We don't have the big things in common, but we have the little things. For example, we both like Indian food. Well, not all Indian food, but the pita bread. We both like pita bread.

John Beckwith says: Could you say that a little louder I don't think the preist heard you.

Rick says: "Remember how awesome we were on JV?" "Yeah, senior year."

Rick says: Remember how awesome we were on JV?

Hansel says: One of my heroes I guess would be Sting. I mean, I don't listen to any of his music, but I really respect that he's making it.

Luke says: I didn't do it.

Luke says: It's not gonna hold your weight there! It's breaking apart!

Luke says: Do you think Dr.Marrow's up to something?

Luke says: These carvings are really creepy!

Luke says: Wow, You're so dominant!

John Beckwith says: You picked her up at a funeral?? Chazz I respect you and think you're an innovator but I'm just not ready for that. (queue funeral music)

John Beckwith says: You picked her up at a funeral? Chazz I respect you and think you're an innovator but I'm just not ready for that. [queue funeral music]

John Beckwith says: You ever feel like you're disappearing..?? I feel so much like giving up.

John Beckwith says: You ever feel like you're disappearing? I feel so much like giving up.

Brad Harris says: Of all courtship rituals in the animal kingdom, the most spectacular by far is that of the bald eagle. The male and female climb to dizzying heights and then ...join in free fall, plummeting toward earth, locked in each others embrace, separating only at the very last moment.

Stu Preissler says: God, I miss Edith.

Kenny Bostick says: Yeah, I kind of miss Jess.

Gabrielle says: By the way, my name is Gabrielle.

Gil says: I'm Gil, nice to meet you. It's a pretty name.

Gil says: This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.

Inez says: You act like you've never been here before.

Gil says: I don't get here often enough, that's the problem. Can you picture how drop dead gorgeous this city is in the rain? Imagine this town in the '20s. Paris in the '20s, in the rain. The artists and writers!

Inez says: Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?

Adriana says: I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night.

Gil says: No, you can't, you couldn't pick one. I mean I can give you a checkmate argument for each side. You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can't. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights, I mean come on, there's nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.

Gil says: No, you can't, you couldn't pick one. I mean I can give you a checkmate argument for each side. You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can't. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights, I mean come on, there's nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafe, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.

Gil says: That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying.

Inez says: You're in love with a fantasy.

Gil says: I'm in love with you.

Gil says: If you stay here and this becomes your present, then pretty soon you'll start imagining another time was really the golden time. That's, you know, what the presence is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.

Kenny Bostick says: "Cookie?"

Kenny Bostick says: Cookie?

Brad Harris says: "Yeah ok."

Brad Harris says: Yeah okay.

Kenny Bostick says: "A year to do all the things we never could."

Kenny Bostick says: A year to do all the things we never could.

Kenny Bostick says: "I was married to Bridget in 03"

Kenny Bostick says: I was married to Bridget in 03.

Mater says: She's my fiance.

Lightning McQueen says: What?!

Mater says: Ha ha! Just kiddin'. She just likes me for my body.

Lightning McQueen says: Alright, alright, I'll try something.

Lightning McQueen says: I can't, Mater! I don't even have a horn.

Mater says: All right. Your turn now.

Lightning McQueen says: Mater, I can't. I don't even have a horn.

Mater says: Baby.

Lightning McQueen says: I'm not a baby.

Francesco Bernoulli says: Not so fast, Lightning McQueen!

Lightning McQueen says: "Not so fast," is that like your new motto?

Lightning McQueen says: 'Not so fast,' is that like your new motto?

Hansel says: Who you tryin to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know i'm loco!?

Hansel says: Who you tryin to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco!?

Ash says: Am I getting better, Coach?

Coach Skip says: Well, you're sure as cuss not getting any worse.

Gil says: ... i recently read a 2 volume biography of Rodin and Rose was definitely the wife and Camille the mistress... I just read... I was surprised because I mistakenly thought like you that it was the other way around. It's an easy mistake.

Inez says: So dad invited you guys for a wine tasting.

Carol says: Oh that would be fun! Paul is an expert on French wine.

Gil says: You're joking. okay... expert

Inez says: When did you read the biography on Rodin?

Gil says: Why would I read a biography of Rodin?

Ned Plimpton says: P.S. Do you ever wish you could breathe underwater?

Oscar Choi says: What is it? Is it just me or is it just Watts really hot

Oscar Choi says: What is it? Is it just me or is it just what is really hot

Oscar Choi says: [to Bear] What is the deal? Is it just me, or is Watts really hot?

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: Yeah. (Bear and Rockhound both nod)

Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear says: Yeah. [Bear and Rockhound both nod]

Oscar Choi says: Hey did you say Grace? I thought you meant Bear.

Octavius says: (War) It's something we do to pass the time.

Jedediah says: Look, we're men. We fight, okay? That's what we do!

Octavius says: It's kinda how we pass the time.

Roy O'Bannon says: ROY! INVINCIBLE!

Roy O'Bannon says: Roy! Invincible!

Chon Wang says: Uno mosh?

Roy O'Bannon says: NO uno mosh John.

Roy O'Bannon says: No uno mosh John.

John Beckwith says: Baba ghanoush!

Lightning McQueen says: Like someone told me, it's just an empty cup.

Lightning McQueen says: Ah. This grumpy old race car I know once told me something, it's just an empty cup.

Gil says: I'm having an insight but it's a minor one.

Gil says: I'm having an insight now. It's a minor one...

Chon Wang says: [shaking his hand] My name is Chon Wang.

Roy O'Bannon says: John Wayne?

Chon Wang says: Chon Wang.

Roy O'Bannon says: That's a terrible cowboy name!

Hansel says: I wasn't like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere's a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm gonna give it my best shot.

Hansel says: Who are you tryin' to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco?

Hansel says: You is talking loco and I like it!

Hansel says: So I'm rappelling down Mount Vesuvius when suddenly I slip, and I start to fall. Just falling, ahhh ahhh, I'll never forget the terror. When suddenly I realize "Holy shit, Hansel, haven't you been smoking Peyote for six straight days, and couldn't some of this maybe be in your head?"

Hansel says: So I'm rappelling down Mount Vesuvius when suddenly I slip, and I start to fall. Just falling, ahhh ahhh, I'll never forget the terror. When suddenly I realize 'Holy shit, Hansel, haven't you been smoking Peyote for six straight days, and couldn't some of this maybe be in your head?'

Derek Zoolander says: And?

Hansel says: And it was. I'm totally fine! I've never even been to Mount Vesuvius

Hansel says: And it was. I'm totally fine! I've never even been to Mount Vesuvius.

Lightning McQueen says: ca-chow

Lightning McQueen says: Ka-chow!

Francis Whitman says: I tried my hardest, I just don't know what else to do...

Francis Whitman says: I tried my hardest. I don't know what else to do.

Mater says: what's your name kid?

Mater says: What's your name?

Lightning McQueen says: you don't know my name

Lightning McQueen says: You... you don't know my name?

Mater says: oh I know your name is your name mater too?

Mater says: No, uh... no, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?

Gil says: I'm in a very perplexing situation.

Lightning McQueen says: How would you like to come see the world with me?

Mater says: You mean it?!

Gil says: the only thing we liked was the pita

Gil says: We both like pita bread.

Margot Tenenbaum says: This is the sleeping bag we took to the museum, isn't it?

Richie Tenenbaum says: Mm-hmm.

Margot Tenenbaum says: Why'd you do it? Because of me?

Richie Tenenbaum says: Yeah, but it's not your fault.

Margot Tenenbaum says: You're not going to do it again, are you?

Eli Cash says: I doubt it.