Owen Wilson

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

18th November, 1968







Owen Wilson (born 18.11.1968) Owen Wilson is an American actor best known for starring in 'Wedding Crashers' and 'Midnight In Paris'.

Childhood: Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas. His parents are Laura, a photographer, and Robert Wilson, an advertising executive. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied for a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Acting career: Owen Wilson made his film debut in 'Bottle Rocket' in 1996. He then appeared in Ben Stiller's 'The Cable Guy' opposite Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. He had small roles in 'Anaconda' and 'Armageddon' before landing a role in 'Permanent Midnight' in 1998 opposite Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Hurley and playing the main part of a killer in 'The Minus Man' in 1999 alongside Sheryl Crow.

His breakthrough role came with 2000 comedy movie 'Shanghai Noon' opposite Jackie Chan. In 2001, he appeared alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell in 'Zoolander'. He was also in 'Behind Enemy Lines' and he co-wrote 'The Royal Tenenbaums' which starred Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray and Gwyneth Paltrow and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

He co-starred with Eddie Murphy in 2002's 'I Spy' before appearing in 'Shanghai Knights' the following year. In 2004, he starred with Ben Stiller in the film re-boot of 'Starsky & Hutch'. That same year he appeared with his brother Luke Wilson in 'Around the World in 80 Days'. He teamed with Vince Vaughn in 'Wedding Crashers' in 2005 which became a massive success grossing $200 million in the US. The same year saw him in Luke Wilson's 'The Wendell Baker Story' with Eva Mendes.

In 2006, he voiced Lightning McQueen in 'Cars' and appeared in 'You, Me and Dupree' with Kate Hudson. He also made a cameo in 'Night at the Museum' with Ben Stiller. He co-starred with Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody in 2007's 'The Darjeeling Limited' and was in Judd Apatow's 'Drillbit Taylor' the following year as well as 'Marley & Me' opposite Jennifer Aniston.

He co-starred in 'The Big Year' in 2011 with Jack Black. In 2011, he was in Woody Allen's romantic comedy 'Midnight in Paris'.

Personal life: Owen Wilson used to date singer Sheryl Crow. In 2006, he began dating Kate Hudson but soon broke up. They had an on and off relationship until 2009. In 2007, he was taken to a medical center after attempting suicide. It was later confirmed that he had been battling depression. In 2011, he and his girlfriend Jade Duell welcomed a baby boy, Robert Ford Wilson, into the world. He broke his nose twice during high school; in a fist fight and playing football.

Wonder Review


This film may be based on RJ Palacio's fictional bestseller, but it approaches its story and characters in a way that feels bracingly true to life. It's also a rare movie that's infused with strong emotions right from the start, but never dips into any kind of sentimentality. Indeed, director-cowriter Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) holds his nerve as he takes the audience into some remarkably moving situations. And most importantly, it's the kind of film that encourages us to make the world a kinder place.

At the centre of the story is 10-year-old Auggie (Room's Jacob Tremblay), who has been homeschooled by his mother (Julia Roberts) and is now entering a mainstream school. Everyone in the family is nervous about this, including his dad (Owen Wilson) and big sister Via (Izabela Vidovic), because Auggie has a facial deformity that makes him a target for small-minded bullies. But his headmaster (Mandy Patinkin) is determined to help smooth the way, introducing him to the sensitive Jack (Suburbicon's Noah Jupe) and the popular boy Julian (Bryce Gheisar). While Jack becomes a friend, Julian's vicious taunts make Auggie's life difficult. Meanwhile, Via is left on her own to face the fact that her best friend (Danielle Rose Russell) seems to be drifting away.

The story is told from a variety of perspectives, which adds surprising insight as the film explores how Auggie's condition affects him and the people around him. The details are so finely observed that the movie often feels almost journalistic in its approach, which makes it that much more involving.

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Wonder Trailer

August 'Auggie' Pullman is a 10-year-old boy born with Treacher Collins syndrome which has caused facial birth defects and he's had no fewer 27 surgeries. He has been homeschooled throughout his childhood but is about to enter his first year of mainstream school at Beecher Prep. His parents are, of course, worried that he'll be the subject of bullying - no matter how much they assure him that he's special. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to him, but there are at least some school kids that are determined to build a friendship with him and make him feel welcome. Some kids are reluctant to associate with him, but after hearing some revelatory things, realise that the people they want to be are the people that will love Auggie for who he is.

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Cars 3 Review

Very Good

It's been six years since the last Cars movie (there were two Planes movies in that time), and the filmmakers have wisely decided to go back to basics for this one. After the sequel's foray into global spy mayhem, this movie keeps its focus on the race track. There's still that nagging lack of logic in the premise: a world of cars living like people, except that there are no people. But the oddest thing about this movie is that its themes are aimed at grown-ups, not children.

It opens as Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is at the top of his career, winning every race and celebrated as a rock star. Then young upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) beats him, using high-tech training methods. To boost his speed, McQueen's sponsor (Nathan Fillion) sets him up with hot new trainer Cruz (Cristela Alonzo). But the old-school McQueen doesn't like simulators; he wants to feel sand in is tyres. So he takes Cruz on a cross-country trip to tap into his roots and show her the purity of racing on a dirt track. This involves seeking out salty old trainer Smokey (Chris Cooper) as McQueen prepares for a make-or-break race. Meanwhile, a TV pundit (Kerry Washington) drastically cuts McQueen's odds of winning any more races at all.

It's unlikely that kids in the audience will be able to identify with the central idea that you need to recognise when it's time to step aside for the younger generation. But then, they're mainly watching these movies for the vroom-vroom action, then buying the merchandise and recreating the races at home. The plot is for the adults, really, and this film provides a very nice story arc for McQueen (and Cruz as well). There is also, of course, a non-stop barrage of automotive puns and sight gags, silly side characters and wacky action. The stand-out scene is a riotous demolition derby in the mud.

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Lightning McQueen Is Challenged By A New Rookie In 'Cars 3'

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 January 2017

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The new trailer sees McQueen finally understanding how Hudson Hornet felt.

Lightning McQueen is back in the long awaited Disney sequel 'Cars 3' which sees Owen Wilson lend his voice to the world's favourite anthropomorphic racing car once again. This time, our protagonist is echoing the plight of his old friend Hudson Hornet; it's his turn to feel past it.

Image caption Lightning McQueen takes on Jackson Storm in 'Cars 3'

It's been six years since the release of 'Cars 2' (and eleven years since the original movie), and Lightning McQueen is starting to get outrun. His rookie days are over and he can't begin to compete with the kind of cutting edge technology that some of these new wannabe Piston Cup Champions have in their bonnets.

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Lost In London Live Trailer

In 2002, Woody Harrelson was arrested by police in London following a chase after an unknown mishap in a taxi. He was later released on bail and wound up paying the taxi driver £550, after which the case was dismissed. While it was not his first run in with the law, it was still a bizarre and wild moment for the 'True Detective' star, who decided to use inspiration from this 'funny' moment of his life for an original movie.

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Owen Wilson at the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Masterminds' held at TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 26th September 2016

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part of both of them still has the wish to return to the stage and once again be crowned as the king of the runway. When some of the world's most famous celebrities are found murdered (all of whom have died pulling Derek's trademark Blue Steel pout) Interpol decide to recruit the two fashion veterans in a bid to infiltrate the current world of modelling - an industry that's evolved beyond the one they were originally accustom to.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Shuns Gender Norms As 'Zoolander 2' Supermodel [Trailer + Pictures]

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 November 2015

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Justin Bieber is defeated once and for all.

The significance of that hilarious selfie poster for 'Zoolander 2' has finally been made clear with the new trailer; it seems that there's a murderer out there intent on wiping out all the hot celebs and all of them have adopted Derek Zoolander's signature pose.

Image caption Interpol get these once iconic models on side

A movie about the modelling industry - we knew that selfies had to come into it somewhere and we were not disappointed when the new poster was unveiled. Now it seems there's more significance to that than just a passing pop reference.

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No Escape Review


One of the strongest action thrillers in recent years, this gripping movie cleverly casts actors known for comedy in the central roles. And it works so well that you can't help but see a new trend on the horizon. But the real reason this film is so effective lies, of course, in its script, which never dumbs down for the audience. Instead, it cleverly leaves out irrelevant details, keeping viewers guessing about essentially unimportant elements while getting on with the frantic mayhem.

It opens as Jack and Annie (Owen Wilson and Lake Bell) fly to Southeast Asia with their daughters (Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare) to start a new life after Jack's business back home went under. He has a new job here helping provide drinking water. What they don't know is that their plane lands at just about the same moment as the population uprises and overthrows the greedy prime minister, then sets its sites on interloping Westerners. So before they've recovered from jet lag, this family is running for its life. The only person who helps them is the disheveled Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), who's actually a shady British operative with a helpful local sidekick (Sahajak Boonthanakit) who loves Kenny Rogers. But the mob is on the warpath.

The film kicks off and never lets up, ratcheting up the tension quickly and propelling these characters into a series of outrageous cliffhanger moments. It's startlingly violent for a film with a fragile young family at the centre, so the peril feels real. And filmmaking brothers John Erick and Drew Dowdle do a terrific job at merging action movie cliches with gritty authenticity.

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Owen Wilson Reveals His Father Has Alzheimer’s Disease: “It’s Been A Rough Thing”

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 24 August 2015

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Bob Wilson, actor Owen Wilson’s father, has Alzheimer’s disease.

Owen Wilson’s father has Alzheimer’s disease, the Night at the Museum actor revealed in a recent interview. Wilson described his father’s current state and explained how his former TV executive father, Bob Wilson, now needs round the clock care.

Owen Wilson at the Los Angeles premiere of She's Funny That Way in August 2015.

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Zoolander 2 - Teaser Trailer

After a disastrous return to the fashion industry following his retirement, which almost ended in the death of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Derek Zoolander is once again ready to make a comeback. This time he has his former rival turned best friend Hansel by his side, and a better reputation after he exposed the evil behind the fashion industry and went on to work with children. Life may be good; he has a wife and son, and a bucket load of runway talent; but things are about to get messy once again. Derek and Hansel aren't as relevent as they used to be in the industry, and their careers face series threats when it becomes clear that a rival organisation is planning to take down their new modelling agency. Can the duo save the day once again? Or will they be forced to give up the strut for good?

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Owen Wilson - Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson on the set of 'Squirrels to the Nuts', filming on location in Manhattan - New York City, NY, United States - Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn - Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn Thursday 23rd August 2012 on the film set of their new movie 'The Internship' in Atlanta

Owen Wilson Wednesday 18th May 2011 Los Angeles, premiere of Midnight In Paris held at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Owen Wilson Wednesday 23rd February 2011 Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' Hall Pass held at the Cinerama Theatre Los Angeles, California