More Owen Wilson Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for You, Me and Dupree)The multi-faceted Owen Wilson has made his mark on Hollywood as an actor, writer and producer for feature films.
Last summer, Wilson starred in the smash-hit comedy Wedding Crashers opposite Vince Vaughn. Prior to that, Wilson starred in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, opposite Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum. In 2004, Wilson starred with Ben Stiller in Starsky and Hutch, directed by Todd Phillips.
Wilson's previous work with Wes Anderson includes work on Anderson's first film, Bottle Rocket, and The Royal Tenenbaums-both for which Wilson co-wrote and starred-as well his dual role as co-executive producer and co-writer of Anderson's second feature, Rushmore. He also served as associate producer on the Oscar-winning film As Good as It Gets. Wilson's additional acting credits include I Spy, Behind Enemy Lines, Zoolander, Meet the Parents, Shanghai Noon and its smash-hit sequel, Shanghai Knights with Jackie Chan, Armageddon, The Minus Man and The Cable Guy.
Biography #3 (for Shanghai Knights)Owen Wilson has starred in several hit films over the past few years, and has received acclaim for three screenplays he has co-written with director Wes Anderson. Their most recent collaboration, Touchstone Pictures' The Royal Tenenbaums, earned the duo an Oscar nomination this year for Best Original Screenplay.
Directed by Anderson, the comedy co-stars Wilson with Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Luke Wilson, and tells the story of a dysfunctional family of geniuses who wind up as adults living under the same roof.
Prior to that, Wilson starred in Zoolander opposite Ben Stiller, Behind Enemy Lines with Gene Hackman, and in Jay Roach's blockbuster Meet the Parents, which also starred Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo and Blythe Danner.
He first teamed with Jackie Chan in 2000 for Shanghai Noon, the Western with comic overtones in which Wilson originated the character of train robber Roy O'Bannon.
Wilson's vision as a writer was displayed in Touchstone Pictures' critically lauded comedy, Rushmore, which follows the love triangle of an unusually driven fifteen-year-old private school student, a beautiful first grade teacher, and a jaded millionaire. Starring Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, the film was named on several critics' Top Ten lists of 1998. It was Wilson's second collaboration with director Wes Anderson, following their debut with the acclaimed independent comedy Bottle Rocket, which also marked Wilson's acting debut. Co-starring Wilson's brother, Luke, the film follows the trials of a group of friends, who aspire to be small-time criminals. The film was produced by Academy Award winner James L. Brooks after he saw a short film version of the project.
Wilson's additional acting credits include the dark comedy The Minus Man, directed by Hampton Fancher (the writer of Blade Runner in his directorial debut), in which Wilson stars with Janeane Garofalo, Dwight Yoakam, Mercedes Ruhl, and Sheryl Crow; Permanent Midnight with Ben Stiller; Jerry Bruckheimer's Armageddon; Anaconda with Jennifer Lopez and Jon Voight; and Ben Stiller's The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick.
Bio courtesy Touchstone for "Shanghai Knights" (07-Feb-2003)