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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Quien @#*%$ es papá? Actor 2018
17% Father Figures Kyle $16.8M 2017
85% Wonder Nate Pullman $132.1M 2017
69% Cars 3 Lightning McQueen $152.7M 2017
75% Lost In London Live Actor 2017
33% Masterminds Steve $17.4M 2016
23% Zoolander 2 Hansel $29.8M 2016
46% No Escape Jack Dwyer $27.3M 2015
44% She's Funny That Way Arnold Albertson 2015
73% 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
25% 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
18% 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
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet Chick Magnet Actor 2011
No Score Yet Nash 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
26% Drillbit Taylor Drillbit Taylor $32.9M 2008
69% The Darjeeling Limited Francis $12M 2007
42% 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
60% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

76% Miracle Workers
2019
Executive Producer God
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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
  • 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
  • 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
My mom told me my dad was a beat cop.
Jack Dwyer
You see that, that's a helicopter.
Jack Dwyer
Keep your head down!
Jack Dwyer
We've got to get ourself to the American Embassy.
Arnold Albertson
If you promise me tonight that you aren't going to do this again I'll give you thirty thousand dollars.
Izzy Beatty
You're not really serious.
Gary Dixon
Remember, you don't know shit about the shit we're in, and neither do I.
A.J. Frost
Is this supposed to be like this ?
Oscar Choi
Don't worry. This is normal.
Molly Peterson
When did we get HBO?
Randolph Dupree
Yeah, you saw it. I upgrade that, and I'm gonna go halfsies on it because I love it also.
Randolph Dupree
I'm throwing seven different kinds of smoke!
Richie Tenenbaum
Did you just say you're on mescaline?
Eli Cash
I did indeed. Very much so.
Eli Cash
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
Let's get lucky!
Nick Campbell
Your reboot speed is amazing
Nick Campbell
Your reboot speed is amazing.
Nick Campbell
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
My name is Mater.
Lightning McQueen
Mater?
Mater
Yeah, like "Tuh-Mater", but without the "Tuh"! What's your name?
Lightning McQueen
You...You don't know MY name?
Lightning McQueen
You, you don't know my name?
Mater
Oh, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?
Lightning McQueen
What?
Drillbit Taylor
So what'd you do to provoke him?
Wade
Well, he's fat, he's a dork, and I'm awesome.
Drillbit Taylor
Crap on a shit sandwich!
Nick Campbell
Googliness!
Roy O'Bannon
You said wet shirt don't break, not piss shirt bend bars.
John Beckwith
Get up, you're making us look like pussies.
Jeremy Grey
If I had any air in my lungs I'd scream at you.
John Beckwith
Wow, they feel really nice. Real orb-like. It's amazing what they can do...
Kathleen Cleary
Pervert!
Kathleen Cleary
I just had my tits done. You like 'em?
John Beckwith
Those... seem like lovely tits.
Kathleen Cleary
William doesn't give a shit about my tits.
Jeremy Grey
Listen, I'm getting married.
John Beckwith
Get out.
John Beckwith
What are you doing? It's a game of touch football, every time I look over you're on your ass again.
Marmaduke
I will find China!
Gil
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
Why don't you Derelick... my balls?
Derek Zoolander
I can Derelick my own balls, thank you
Derek Zoolander
I can Derelick my own balls, thank you.
Kenny Bostick
only he knew the price he paid, to become the greatest birder of all time.
Kenny Bostick
Only he knew the price he paid, to become the greatest birder of all time.
John Beckwith
I Crashed a Funeral Earlier
John Beckwith
I crashed a funeral today.
Lightning McQueen
I`M BECOMING ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!111111111!
Lightning McQueen
I'm becoming one of them!
Chazz Reinhold
I rode my bike over to the cemetary nearby her boyfriend just died.
John Beckwith
You met her at a funeral.?
John Beckwith
You met her at a funeral?
Chazz Reinhold
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
Rule No. 5: You're an idiot.
Mater
Wait a minute, i didn't screw you up, did I?
Mater
Wait a minute, I didn't screw you up, did I?
Lightning McQueen
I lost the race because of you!
Fuchs
I think I broke my arm
Fuchs
I think I broke my arm.
Kenny Bostick
Shhhhh... Shut up
Kenny Bostick
Shhhhh... Shut up.
Alex Scott
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
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
You've got to be shitting me!
Wallace
I was just wingin' it!
Roy O'Bannon
What? No! That's not how we wing it! You've lost your wingin' it privileges!
Francis Whitman
Lets get a drink and have a cigarette.
Gil
That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.
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?
Lightning McQueen
Hey thanks for coming, but we're all set. He's letting me go.
Sally Carrera
He's letting you go?
Lightning McQueen
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
Ow!Ow!
Lightning McQueen
(revs engine) Oh, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?
Lightning McQueen
[revs engine] Oh, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?
Mater
Well, just a little bit, but I'll be alright!
Mater
Hey, look! There's Miss Sally!
Lightning McQueen
Where?!
Mater
(laughs) I got you good!
Mater
[laughs] I got you good!
Lightning McQueen
Awww...
Mater
Lightning's in love with Miss Sally! Lightning's in love with Miss Sally!
Francesco Bernoulli
(shows bumper sticker) It says "Ciao, McQueen."
Francesco Bernoulli
[shows bumper sticker] It says 'Ciao, McQueen.'
Lightning McQueen
Oh, ho, ho. Cute... You have one made for all the other racers too?
Francesco Bernoulli
No, just-a you.
Lightning McQueen
Oh, that's great. (to himself) I am SO getting beat today.
Lightning McQueen
Oh, that's great. [to himself] I am SO getting beat today.
Eli Cash
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
This country blows!
Lizzie
If you keep talking to yourself, people are going to think you're crazy...
Lightning McQueen
Thanks for the tip...
Lizzie
What!? I wasn't talking to you!
Francis Whitman
You don't love me!
Peter Whitman
Yes, I do!
Jack Whitman
I love you, too, but I'm going to mace you in the face!
Kenny Bostick
The trick is to keep your eyes on the horizon.
Rick
Ed. Britney. Clones.
Kenny Bostick
The birds wait for no man.
Gil
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
Could you say that a little louder I don't think the preist heard you.
Rick
"Remember how awesome we were on JV?" "Yeah, senior year."
Rick
Remember how awesome we were on JV?
Hansel
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
I didn't do it.
Luke
It's not gonna hold your weight there! It's breaking apart!
Luke
Do you think Dr.Marrow's up to something?
Luke
These carvings are really creepy!
Luke
Wow, You're so dominant!
John Beckwith
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
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
You ever feel like you're disappearing..?? I feel so much like giving up.
John Beckwith
You ever feel like you're disappearing? I feel so much like giving up.
Brad Harris
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
God, I miss Edith.
Kenny Bostick
Yeah, I kind of miss Jess.
Gabrielle
By the way, my name is Gabrielle.
Gil
I'm Gil, nice to meet you. It's a pretty name.
Gil
This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.
Inez
You act like you've never been here before.
Gil
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
Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?
Adriana
I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night.
Gil
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
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
That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying.
Inez
You're in love with a fantasy.
Gil
I'm in love with you.
Gil
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
"Cookie?"
Kenny Bostick
Cookie?
Brad Harris
"Yeah ok."
Brad Harris
Yeah okay.
Kenny Bostick
"A year to do all the things we never could."
Kenny Bostick
A year to do all the things we never could.
Kenny Bostick
"I was married to Bridget in 03"
Kenny Bostick
I was married to Bridget in 03.
Mater
She's my fiance.
Lightning McQueen
What?!
Mater
Ha ha! Just kiddin'. She just likes me for my body.
Lightning McQueen
Alright, alright, I'll try something.
Lightning McQueen
I can't, Mater! I don't even have a horn.
Mater
All right. Your turn now.
Lightning McQueen
Mater, I can't. I don't even have a horn.
Mater
Baby.
Lightning McQueen
I'm not a baby.
Francesco Bernoulli
Not so fast, Lightning McQueen!
Lightning McQueen
"Not so fast," is that like your new motto?
Lightning McQueen
'Not so fast,' is that like your new motto?
Hansel
Who you tryin to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know i'm loco!?
Hansel
Who you tryin to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco!?
Ash
Am I getting better, Coach?
Coach Skip
Well, you're sure as cuss not getting any worse.
Gil
... 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
So dad invited you guys for a wine tasting.
Carol
Oh that would be fun! Paul is an expert on French wine.
Gil
You're joking. okay... expert
Inez
When did you read the biography on Rodin?
Gil
Why would I read a biography of Rodin?
Ned Plimpton
P.S. Do you ever wish you could breathe underwater?
Oscar Choi
What is it? Is it just me or is it just Watts really hot
Oscar Choi
What is it? Is it just me or is it just what is really hot
Oscar Choi
[to Bear] What is the deal? Is it just me, or is Watts really hot?
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
Yeah. (Bear and Rockhound both nod)
Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
Yeah. [Bear and Rockhound both nod]
Oscar Choi
Hey did you say Grace? I thought you meant Bear.
Octavius
(War) It's something we do to pass the time.
Jedediah
Look, we're men. We fight, okay? That's what we do!
Octavius
It's kinda how we pass the time.
Roy O'Bannon
ROY! INVINCIBLE!
Roy O'Bannon
Roy! Invincible!
Chon Wang
Uno mosh?
Roy O'Bannon
NO uno mosh John.
Roy O'Bannon
No uno mosh John.
John Beckwith
Baba ghanoush!
Lightning McQueen
Like someone told me, it's just an empty cup.
Lightning McQueen
Ah. This grumpy old race car I know once told me something, it's just an empty cup.
Gil
I'm having an insight but it's a minor one.
Gil
I'm having an insight now. It's a minor one...
Chon Wang
[shaking his hand] My name is Chon Wang.
Roy O'Bannon
John Wayne?
Chon Wang
Chon Wang.
Roy O'Bannon
That's a terrible cowboy name!
Hansel
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
Who are you tryin' to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco?
Hansel
You is talking loco and I like it!
Hansel
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
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
And?
Hansel
And it was. I'm totally fine! I've never even been to Mount Vesuvius
Hansel
And it was. I'm totally fine! I've never even been to Mount Vesuvius.
Lightning McQueen
ca-chow
Lightning McQueen
Ka-chow!
Francis Whitman
I tried my hardest, I just don't know what else to do...
Francis Whitman
I tried my hardest. I don't know what else to do.
Mater
what's your name kid?
Mater
What's your name?
Lightning McQueen
you don't know my name
Lightning McQueen
You... you don't know my name?
Mater
oh I know your name is your name mater too?
Mater
No, uh... no, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?
Gil
I'm in a very perplexing situation.
Lightning McQueen
How would you like to come see the world with me?
Mater
You mean it?!
Gil
the only thing we liked was the pita
Gil
We both like pita bread.
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.