Owen Wilson

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Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson Cannes 2011.jpg
Wilson at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Midnight in Paris
BornOwen Cunningham Wilson
(1968-11-18) November 18, 1968 (age 50)[1]
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin (BA)
OccupationActor, producer, screenwriter
Years active1996–present
Children2
Parent(s)
Family

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968)[2] is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and screenwriter.

Early life[change | change source]

Wilson was born in Dallas, to photographer Laura (Cunningham) Wilson and Robert Andrew Wilson. He has an older brother, Andrew, and a younger brother, Luke. Both brothers are also involved in movie making.[3]

Wilson went to the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

The Sheryl Crow album C'mon C'mon has the song "Safe and Sound". The liner notes say it is about Wilson and Crow's relationship.

On August 26, 2007, Wilson was taken to St. John's Health Center. It was reported as a suicide attempt. He was later moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.[5] His lawyer later said that Wilson had depression.[6] A few days later, Wilson withdrew from starring in Tropic Thunder.

He dated Kate Hudson in 2006. The pair broke up. It was widely reported that he tried to commit suicide in 2007 after the relationship with Hudson ended. In 2008, it was reported the pair were to marry.[7] However the two would again break up and make up a number of times over 2008 and 2009.[8]

On January 10, 2011, Wilson's representative said that Wilson and his girlfriend, Jade Duell, were expecting a baby.[9] Just four days later, on January 14, it was Duell gave birth in Hawaii to a baby boy, Robert Ford Wilson.[10][11]

Wilson is a fan of several Dallas-area professional sports teams. He has been spotted at Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers games.[12][13] He is also a supporter of the English football team Chelsea F.C..

Wilson's bumped nose is because he broke it twice. Once was during a high school fight, and once playing football with friends.[14]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Bottle Rocket Dignan Also writer
The Cable Guy Robin's Date
1997 Anaconda Gary Dixon
As Good as It Gets N/A Associate producer
1998 Armageddon Oscar Choice
Permanent Midnight Nicky
Rushmore N/A Writer
1999 The Haunting Luke Sanderson
Breakfast of Champions Monte Rapid
She's All That Brock Hudson
The Minus Man Vann Siegert
2000 Shanghai Noon Roy O'Bannon Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Action Team
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor: Musical or Comedy
Scream 3 Nigel Green
Meet the Parents Kevin Rawley Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
2001 Zoolander Hansel McDonald Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
The Royal Tenenbaums Eli Cash Also writer
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor: Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
Behind Enemy Lines Lt. Chris Burnett
2002 I Spy Alex Scott Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo
The Sweatbox Himself Archive footage; haven't been released to the public
2003 Shanghai Knights Roy O'Bannon Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
Yeah Right! Himself Cameo
2004 The Big Bounce Jack Ryan
Starsky & Hutch Ken Hutchinson MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Comedy Actor
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry
Around the World in 80 Days Wilbur Wright
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Ned Plimpton Nominated – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Meet the Fockers Kevin Rawley
2005 The Wendell Baker Story Neil King
Wedding Crashers John Beckwith MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock
2006 Cars Lightning McQueen (voice)
Mater and the Ghostlight Lightning McQueen (voice) Short
You, Me and Dupree Randolph Dupree Also producer
Night at the Museum Jedediah Uncredited
2007 The Darjeeling Limited Francis Whitman
2008 Drillbit Taylor Drillbit Taylor
Marley & Me John Grogan Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock
Over Her Dead Body Guy on Phone Uncredited
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Jedediah
Fantastic Mr. Fox Coach Skip (voice)
2010 Marmaduke Marmaduke (voice)
How Do You Know Matty Reynolds
Little Fockers Kevin Rawley
2011 Hall Pass Rick
Midnight in Paris Gil Nominated – Comedy Award for Comedy Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[15]
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture[16]
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Cars 2 Lightning McQueen (voice) Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie Voice
The Big Year Kenny Bostick
2013 The Internship Nick Campbell
Free Birds Reggie (voice)
Are You Here Steve Dallas
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel M. Chuck
The Hero of Color City Ricky The Dragon (voice)
Inherent Vice Coy Harlingen
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Jedediah
2015 She's Funny That Way Arnold Albertson
No Escape Jack Dwyer
2016 Zoolander 2 Hansel
Masterminds Steve Chambers
2017 Lost in London Himself
Cars 3 Lightning McQueen (voice)
Wonder Nate Pullman
Father Figures Kyle Reynolds
TBA Dolphins Himself Narrator

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Heat Vision and Jack Heat Vision (voice) Short
2001 King of the Hill Rhett Van Der Graaf (voice) Episode: "Luanne Virgin 2.0"
2010 Community Other Study Group's Leader Episode: "Investigative Journalism"; uncredited
2013 Drunk History John Harvey Kellogg Episode: "Detroit"
2014 Cars Toons: Tales From Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen (voice) Episode: "The Radiator Springs 500 ½"
2016 Saturday Night Live Hansel Episode: "Larry David/The 1975"

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Role
2006 Cars Lightning McQueen
2012 Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
2014 Cars: Fast as Lightning
2018 Lego The Incredibles

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Song Artist
2006 God's Gonna Cut You Down Johnny Cash
2013 Christmas in L.A. The Killers

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1181). November 18, 2011. p. 34.
  2. "Today in history: November 18". msnbc.com. 2006-11-18. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  3. filmreference.com biography
  4. "Owen Wilson: Snapshot".
  5. Owen Wilson Suicide Attempt Confirmed
  6. "Owen Wilson: Battling Depression". Newsweek. 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  7. "Owen Wilson to wed Kate Hudson - a year after he 'tried to kill himself' when she dumped him". Daily Mail. London. 2008-05-11.
  8. The Sun claims Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson are trying to get pregnant
  9. Hammel, Sara. "Baby on the Way for Owen Wilson", People, January 10, 2011.
  10. "Owen Wilson becomes a father". USA Today. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
  11. "Revealed: Owen Wilson Names Son Robert Ford". People. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  12. Dallas actor Owen Wilson's 'Midnight in Paris' earns best picture Oscar nod
  13. Actor Wilson drops in on Rangers' 'pen
  14. Owen Wilson
  15. "Nominations & Winners". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  16. "The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Retrieved January 31, 2012.