31 Facts About Owen Wilson


Owen Cunningham Wilson was born on November 18,1968 and is an American actor.


Owen Wilson has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson with whom he shared writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums, the last of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.


Owen Wilson has appeared in Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The French Dispatch.


Owen Wilson is known for the family films Marley and Me, and the Night at the Museum film series.


Owen Wilson's accolades include an Oscar and BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay, a Golden Globe and two SAG acting nominations and an Independent Spirit Award.


Owen Wilson later attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, but did not graduate.


Owen Wilson then landed a role in The Cable Guy, directed by Ben Stiller, an early admirer of Bottle Rocket.


Owen Wilson starred in the 2000 comedy action film Shanghai Noon alongside Jackie Chan.


Owen Wilson's fame continued to rise after starring alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell in the 2001 film Zoolander.


Owen Wilson returned to the buddy-comedy genre in 2002 with the action comedy I Spy, co-starring Eddie Murphy.


However, Owen Wilson did star in the film as Bill Murray's would-be son, Ned Plimpton; it was a role written specifically for him.


Owen Wilson is said to be attached to a sequel to Shanghai Knights, marking his third collaboration with Jackie Chan.


Owen Wilson partnered with Vince Vaughn in the 2005 comedy film Wedding Crashers, which grossed over $200 million in the US alone.


Also in 2005, Owen Wilson collaborated with his brothers in The Wendell Baker Story, written by Luke and directed by Luke and Andrew.


Owen Wilson appeared in another Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited, which screened at the 45th annual New York Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, and opened September 30,2007.


Owen Wilson next starred in the Judd Apatow comedy, Drillbit Taylor which was released in March 2008.


Owen Wilson provided the voice for the Whackbat Coach Skip in Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox.


Owen Wilson starred in the film The Big Year, an adaptation of Mark Obmascik's book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession.


Owen Wilson is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack.


Owen Wilson made a guest appearance on the NBC comedy Community with fellow Frat Pack member Jack Black.


In 2011, Owen Wilson starred as a nostalgia-seized writer in the romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, written and directed by Woody Allen.


In March 2012, Owen Wilson was signed to star in the John Erick Dowdle thriller The Coup, later renamed "No Escape", in which he played the role of the father of an American family that moves to Southeast Asia, only to find itself swept up in a wave of rebel violence that is overwhelming the city.


Owen Wilson voiced turkey Reggie in Reel FX's first animated film, Free Birds.


In 2014, Owen Wilson appeared in Wes Anderson's acclaimed ensemble comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel and in Paul Thomas Anderson's book adaptation of Inherent Vice.


In 2017, Owen Wilson again voiced Lightning McQueen in Cars 3, played a suburban father in the drama Wonder, and co-starred with Ed Helms in the comedy Father Figures.


Owen Wilson returned to work with Sofology in 2019 for a second advertising campaign.


In 2021, Owen Wilson starred in the comedy film Bliss, directed by Mike Cahill opposite Salma Hayek for Amazon Studios.


In 2021, Owen Wilson reunited with Wes Anderson for The French Dispatch, which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.


Owen Wilson signed on to star in a new film adaptation of The Haunted Mansion.


However, Owen Wilson opened up about his suicide attempt with an article with Esquire in 2021,14 years to the month after the event.


Owen Wilson had a third child, a daughter, in October 2018 with ex-girlfriend Varunie Vongsvirates.