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.
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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Channeling their 'Zoolander 2' characters Derek and Hansel, they gave their opinions on the presidential candidates' fashion senses during the faux news segment 'Weekend Update'
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as their dim-witted characters from the Zoolander sequel, and gave their unique insights into the pressing political issues of the day.
The pair have reprised their roles as Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Wilson) for the long-awaited follow-up to the much loved 2001 original, which comes out on February 12th, and they came in character to visit the ‘SNL’ segment Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che on Saturday (February 6th), getting huge cheers as they made their way onstage.
However, their commentary on the presidential nomination races didn’t extend to much more than the candidates’ fashion senses, as they were asked about Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton and, of course, Donald Trump.
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The cast of the comedy sequel walked the blue carpet in London, serving blue steel all the way.
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson brought fun, fashion and laughs to London last night, for the premiere of Zoolander No.2 in the capital’s Leicester Square. They were joined by co-stars Christine Taylor, Penelope Cruz and Will Ferrell, who all walked the special ‘blue carpet’ in honour of Derek Zoolander’s infamous ‘blue steel’ pose.
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson at the Zoolander No. 2 premiere.
But before the screening got underway, Ben Stiller managed to break a world record for the longest selfie stick, after taking a huge selfie on the blue carpet. Stiller’s special stick measured a massive 28 feet.
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Ben Stiller , Owen Wilson - The Fashionable Screening of 'Zoolander No.2' held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th February 2016
Ben Stiller , Owen Wilson - Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson promote 'Zoolander 2' at the Abbey Road crossing used by The Beatles for their Abbey Road album cover. at Abbey Road - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th February 2016
The male model is serving some serious blue-steel on the cover of US Vogue, alongside Penelope Cruz.
Derek Zoolander is the cover star for February’s issue of Vogue, alongside Penelope Cruz. With Zoolander 2 hitting cinemas on February 12th it’s about time the ridiculously good-looking male model landed on the cover of the world’s biggest style magazine and inside actor Ben Stiller spills on getting some of fashion’s biggest names onboard for the comedy.
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There are a number of fantastic movies due out in 2016. Contactmusic.com's resident film reviewer, Rich Cline talks us through some of the most anticipated.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but surely some will be worth the effort. (Release dates are subject to change.)
10. The Hateful Eight
Tarantino kicks off the year with an epic Western starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell (Jan). And there's more manly action with Charlie Hunnam in Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (Jul), Jack Huston in Ben-Hur (Aug), Chris Pratt in The Magnificent Seven (Sep).
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An online petition has called for a boycott of the film, which features Cumberbatch as an androgynous model named Ali.
Zoolander 2 co-writer Justin Theroux has the defend the film against critics who have called for it to be boycotted over Benedict Cumberbatch’s character. Cumberbatch’s character Ali was accused by some of being ‘transphobic’ when the film’s trailer hit last month and an online petition was launched calling for a boycott of the film.
Zoolander 2 co-writer Justin Theroux
Speaking to The Wrap about the petition, which has so far received over 21,000 signatures, Theroux said: “I don’t even know what to make of it, because it hurts my feelings in a way. I take great care in the jokes I write, and the umbrage being taken is out of the context of the scene.”
The comedy sequel stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as two male models.
Zoolander 2 is still months away from hitting cinemas, but it’s already broken a record thanks to its trailer. The comedy, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, is released on February 2nd, but fans have been viewing its trailer so much that its made the record books.
Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz in Zoolander 2.
According to studio Paramount, the Zoolander 2 trailer is now “the most successful comedy trailer launch of all time”, having been viewed over 52.2 million times. The two-and-a-half minute clip was released on November 18th and even including a glimpse of Justin Bieber, who will cameo in the film.
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Benedict Cumberbatch plays an androgynous model named Ali in the comedy sequel.
Just days after its first trailer hit, the upcoming Zoolander sequel has come under fire due to Benedict Cumberbatch’s character. Cumberbatch plays an androgynous model named Ali in the film, but some LGBT activists have labelled the portrayal ‘a 'cartoonish mockery' of transgender, androgyne and non-binary individuals’.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Zoolander 2 character is the subject of an online petition to boycott the movie.
The petition was started on change.org by Sarah Rose, has has so far received over 7,500 signatures. It reads: ‘In the Zoolander 2 trailer, an androgynous character played by Benedict Cumberbatch is asked by Zoolander and Hansel if he is a ‘male or female model’, and if they ‘have a hot dog or a bun’.’
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.
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.
Derek, Hansel and some other familiar faces are back in Zoolander 2! After offering their services to 'The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too' Derek and Hansel find themselves pining for a time when they were the biggest names in fashion. Only a few years might've past but the fashion industry is a very different place and one that's left them FAR behind.
When an Interpol agent finds a unique pattern to a series of deaths - some of the world's most beautiful people - she knows that Derek Zoolander is the only one who can help catch the killer. Pop stars including Demi Lovato and Lenny Kravitz have all been found dead with a certain look alluding to Blue Steel on their face.
Zoolander 2 is the follow up to the 2001 film and it once again sees Stiller team up with Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film was written by Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and will be released in cinemas from February 2016.
Date of birth
18th November, 1968