Owen Wilson

BirthDay:

18 Nov 1968

BirthPlace:

Dallas, Texas, USA

BirthName:

Owen Cunningham Wilson

Bio:

Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest). Expelled from St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas, TX) in the tenth grade, Wilson finished his sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson School and then headed to a military academy in New Mexico. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his future mentor and friend, Wes Anderson. They wrote a screenplay, Bottle Rocket (1996), and sent it to their family friend, screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson, who sent it to producer Polly Platt, who gave it to James L. Brooks, who gave the Texans $5 million dollars to make it into a feature film. Despite critical praise, Bottle Rocket (1996) only grossed one million dollars. After making the film, Wilson moved to Hollywood, setting up house with his two brothers and Anderson. Fairly quickly, Owen found himself acting in a series of big budget films, such as The Cable Guy (1996), The Haunting (1999), Anaconda (1997) and Breakfast of Champions (1999). This led to more work, such as Shanghai Noon (2000), Meet the Parents (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001). He's known not only for his nose, which has been broken several times, but also for his 'free wheeling ways' with a script. He co-wrote the film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) with his oft partner Wes Anderson. He has been romantically linked with singer Sheryl Crow.
Filmography

Actor ( 108 credits )

Bastards (2017)
Wonder (2017)
Cars 3 (2017) Lightning McQueen (voice)
Zoolander 2 (2016) Hansel (rumored)
The Starck Club (2016) Himself
Let's Go, DFW! (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Greg Gutfeld Show (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
She's Funny That Way (2014) Arnold
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) Jedediah
The Hero of Color City (2014) (voice)
Inherent Vice (2014) Coy Harlingen
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) M. Chuck
Are You Here (2013) Steve Dallas
Free Birds (2013) Reggie (voice)
The Internship (2013) Nick Campbell
Drunk History (2013)  John Harvey Kellogg (1 episode, 2013)
Nash (2013) Himself
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) Himself
The Big Year (2011) Kenny Bostick
Cars 2 (2011) Lightning McQueen (voice)
Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011) Gil
Hall Pass (2011) Rick
A Poem Is... (2011)  Narrator
Little Fockers (2010) Kevin Rawley
How Do You Know (2010) Matty
Marmaduke (2010) Marmaduke (voice)
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Coach Skip (voice)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Jedediah
Community (2009)  Other Study Group's Leader (uncredited) (1 episode, 20
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself (segment: F1 Forum) (1 episode, 2012)
Animation Lookback (2009)  Lightning McQueen (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Marley & Me (2008) John
Drillbit Taylor (2008) Drillbit Taylor
Artist on Artist (2008)  Himself - Guest
The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Francis
TMZ on TV (2007)  Nick Campbell (1 episode, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Night at the Museum (2006) Jedediah (uncredited)
You, Me and Dupree (2006) Dupree
Cars (2006) Lightning McQueen (voice)
Wedding Crashers (2005) John Beckwith
The Wendell Baker Story (2005) Neil King
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Girls Next Door (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Meet the Fockers (2004) Kevin Rawley
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Ned Plimpton
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Wilbur Wright
Starsky & Hutch (2004) Ken Hutchinson
The Big Bounce (2004) Jack Ryan
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Shanghai Knights (2003) Roy O'Bannon
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2013)
4Pop (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Ruby Wax with... (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
I Spy (2002) Alex
The Sweatbox (2002) Himself
Player$ (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Lt. Chris Burnett
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Eli Cash
Zoolander (2001) Hansel
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Meet the Parents (2000) Kevin Rawley
Shanghai Noon (2000) Roy O'Bannon
The Haunting (1999) Luke Sanderson
Breakfast of Champions (1999) Monte Rapid
The Minus Man (1999) Vann
TV total (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Permanent Midnight (1998) Nicky
Armageddon (1998) Oscar Choi
Anaconda (1997) Gary Dixon
King of the Hill (1997)  Rhett Van Der Graaf (1 episode, 2001)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Cable Guy (1996) Robin's Date
Bottle Rocket (1996) Dignan (as Owen C. Wilson)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Bottle Rocket (1994) Dignan
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Top Ten List Presenter (1 episode, 2009)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (5 episodes, 1996-2006)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (5 episodes, 1999-2005)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Weekend Today (1987)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (19 episodes, 2007-2013)
Masterminds (0)
No Escape (0)
Shanghai Dawn (0) Roy O'Bannon

Producer ( 4 credits )

You, Me and Dupree (2006) producer
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) executive producer
Rushmore (1998) executive producer
As Good as It Gets (1997) associate producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) (written by)
Rushmore (1998) (written by)
Bottle Rocket (1996) (written by) (as Owen C. Wilson) &
Bottle Rocket (1994) (screenplay) and