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Owen Wilson

Lowest Rated:   7% Are You Here (2014)
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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 wit

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cars 3
  • Lightning McQueen
2017
No Score Yet Lost In London Live
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Bastards
  • Actor
2017
33% Masterminds
  • Steve
2016
23% Zoolander 2
  • Hansel
2016
45% No Escape
  • Jack Dwyer
2015
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Arnold Albertson
2015
74% Inherent Vice
  • Coy Harlingen
2015
No Score Yet Untitled Louis C.K./Zach Galifianakis Project
  • Actor
2015
48% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Jedediah
2014
25% The Hero of Color City
  • Ricky the Dragon
2014
7% Are You Here
  • Steve Dallas
2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • M. Chuck
2014
17% Free Birds
  • Reggie
2013
35% The Internship
  • Nick Campbell
2013
40% The Big Year
  • Kenny Bostick
2011
39% Cars 2
  • Lightning McQueen
2011
93% Midnight in Paris
  • Gil
2011
34% Hall Pass
  • Rick
2011
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Chick Magnet
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Nash
  • Actor
2011
10% Little Fockers
  • Kevin Rawley
2010
32% How Do You Know
  • Matty
2010
9% Marmaduke
  • Marmaduke
2010
92% Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Coach Skip
2009
44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Jedediah
2009
63% Marley & Me
  • John Grogan
2008
25% Drillbit Taylor
  • Drillbit Taylor
2008
69% The Darjeeling Limited
  • Francis
2007
43% Night at the Museum
  • Jedediah
2006
No Score Yet Mater and the Ghostlight
  • Lightning McQueen
2006
21% You, Me and Dupree
  • Producer
  • Randy Dupree
2006
74% Cars
  • Lightning McQueen
2006
No Score Yet Date School
  • Actor
2006
75% Wedding Crashers
  • John Beckwith
2005
40% The Wendell Baker Story
  • Screenwriter
  • Neil King
2005
39% Meet the Fockers
  • Kevin Rawley
2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Ned Plimpton
2004
31% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Wilbur Wright
2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Ken Hutchinson
2004
16% The Big Bounce
  • Jack Ryan
2004
66% Shanghai Knights
  • Roy O'Bannon
2003
No Score Yet Yeah Right!
  • Actor
  • Director
2003
15% I Spy
  • Alex Scott
2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Eli Cash
2002
37% Behind Enemy Lines
  • Lt. Chris Burnett
2001
64% Zoolander
  • Hansel
2001
84% Meet the Parents
  • Kevin Rawley
2000
79% Shanghai Noon
  • Roy O'Bannon
2000
26% Breakfast of Champions
  • Monte Rapid
1999
60% The Minus Man
  • Vann Siegert
1999
17% The Haunting
  • Luke Sanderson
1999
No Score Yet Rushmore Beer Tasting
  • Screenwriter
1999
89% Rushmore
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
1998
60% Permanent Midnight
  • Nicky
1998
39% Armageddon
  • Oscar Choi
1998
38% Anaconda
  • Gary Dixon
1997
54% The Cable Guy
  • Robin's Date
1996
85% Bottle Rocket
  • Screenwriter
  • Dignan
1996
No Score Yet Bottle Rocket
  • Actor
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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