27 Facts About Wes Anderson


Wesley Wales Anderson was born on May 1,1969 and is an American filmmaker.


Wes Anderson's films are known for their eccentricity, unique visual and narrative styles, and frequent use of ensemble casts.


Wes Anderson gained acclaim for his early work Bottle Rocket, and Rushmore.


Wes Anderson then received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums.


Wesley Wales Anderson was born on May 1,1969, in Houston, Texas, to Texas Ann Anderson, a realtor and archaeologist, and Melver Leonard Anderson, who worked in advertising and public relations.


Wes Anderson is the second of three boys; his parents divorced when he was eight.


Wes Anderson's older brother, Mel, is a physician, and his younger brother, Eric Chase Anderson, is a writer and artist whose paintings and designs have appeared in several of Anderson's films, such as The Royal Tenenbaums.


Wes Anderson graduated from St John's School in Houston in 1987, which he later used as a prominent location throughout Rushmore.


Wes Anderson worked part-time as a cinema projectionist at Hogg Memorial Auditorium while attending the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his roommate and future collaborator Owen Wilson in 1989.


At the 1999 Independent Spirit Awards, Wes Anderson won the Best Director award and Murray won Best Supporting Male.


Wes Anderson has acknowledged that he went to India to film the movie partly as a tribute to Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, whose "films have inspired all my other movies in different ways".


Wes Anderson wrote a script for Brian Glazer for an English-language remake of Patrice Leconte's My Best Friend.


In November 2021, Wes Anderson finished filming his latest feature entitled Asteroid City, but very few details have been revealed to the press.


Wes Anderson has a unique directorial style that has led several critics to consider him an auteur.


Wes Anderson is considered a central figure in the American Eccentric Cinema tradition.


Wes Anderson has chosen to direct mostly fast-paced comedies marked by more serious or melancholic elements, with themes often centered on grief, loss of innocence, dysfunctional families, parental abandonment, adultery, sibling rivalry and unlikely friendships.


Wes Anderson's movies have been noted for being unusually character-driven and by turns both derided and praised with terms like "literary geek chic".


Wes Anderson has been noted for extensive use of flat space camera moves, symmetrical compositions, knolling, snap-zooms, slow-motion walking shots, a deliberately limited color palette, and handmade art direction often utilizing miniatures.


Many writers, critics, and even Wes Anderson himself, have commented that this gives his movies the feel of being "self-contained worlds," or a "scale model household".


Wes Anderson frequently uses pop music from the 1960s and '70s on the soundtracks of his films, and one band or musician tends to dominate each soundtrack.


Wes Anderson has said that his favorite musical is Meet Me in St Louis.


Wes Anderson is in a romantic relationship with Lebanese writer, costume designer, and voice actress Juman Malouf, who is the daughter of novelist Hanan al-Shaykh.


Wes Anderson is named after a character from the film The Mortal Storm.


Wes Anderson has maintained an apartment in Paris since 2005, after spending most of his adult life in New York City.


Wes Anderson is the brother of author, illustrator and actor Eric Chase Anderson, who illustrated the Criterion Collection releases of some of Anderson's films and provided the voice of Kristofferson Silverfox in Fantastic Mr Fox.


Wes Anderson has frequently co-written his films alongside various writers including Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Noah Baumbach, Roman Coppola, and Hugo Guinness.


Wes Anderson has redesigned the interior of the Pullman carriage Cygnus, running in Belmond's British Pullman train, which had its first run with the new design on October 13,2021.