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.
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.
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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Lightning McQueen may be a legendary name in the Piston Cup Championship history, but as time wears on, space must be made for the racing cars of the future. He has to start realising that his days of being a freshly-painted rookie are long over, and with each generation the champions only get stronger and faster. He's not coming first anymore because of the expertly designed newest vehicle models; in fact, he's just suffered a major crash at the Los Angeles International Speedway which has put him out of action for some time. But he's just not ready to pack it all in just yet, even with competition the likes of the high-tech Jackson Storm. McQueen enlists the help of an enthusiastic young race technician named Cruz Ramirez, who teaches him that there are ways he can make it to the top again - he's just got to think outside the box.
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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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Lightning McQueen is a legendary Piston Cup champion who might have shown humility and sportsmanship in the first movie, but 'Cars 2' was all about the heroism of his best pal Mater. This time, Lightning McQueen is back in the front seat, but he's not quite the car he used to be. He'd seen it coming since he was a rookie, but now he's about to realise that he can't be a champion forever when the newer generation of racers display a velocity that he can't begin to compete with. He's been forced out of action, but he's determined to continue what he loves to do. No longer able to rely on his old friends, he enlists the help of a young technician who is also in the midst of planning her own winning scheme.
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Peter and Kyle Reynolds have always been close brothers, not only are they twins but a family loss at a young age also made them closer. The man are now grown up now and their mother (Helen) is about to re-marry. Her two sons travel to her wedding and she decides to tell her boys the truth behind what happened to their father.
From a young age Peter and Kyle have both believed that they lost their father to colon cancer and as such, Peter even formed his career around his father's illness as a way of dedication to his memory. What their mother tells them takes them both by surprise; she doesn't actually know who their dad is, he could be one of many people that she had a relationship with.
The brothers set off on a mission to find out who their dad really is, there's a famous sport star and a tattooed hothead (who Kyle feels is quite similar to Peter) both of whom might tell the brothers more information about their mom than they ever need to know.
It's been 15 years since Zoolander hit movie screens in 2001.
So why did it take so long for Ben Stiller to return to one of his most beloved, iconic characters? "We probably would have made a sequel the year after the movie came out," he says, "but nobody came to see the first one in the theatre really, so no one wanted it."
Of course, the film is considered a cult classic around the world. So the time finally seemed right for the actors to revisit the characters. "Comedies don't always translate cross-culturally," says Owen Wilson, who plays Derek Zoolander's fellow supermodel Hansel. "But the characters of Derek and Hansel have a level of ridiculousness I think people appreciate. And a kind of following developed. I noticed when I was travelling that there were a lot of people who came up to me quoting Zoolander."
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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).
Continue reading: 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016
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.
This is how up to date the film will really be.
'Zoolander' returns next year (finally, we've waited long enough) and it seems Hansel and Derek have updated with the times and adopted the selfie craze that we all know and love in the brand new poster for the upcoming 'Zoolander 2'. So you can stop worrying about your all-important ambi-turn.
'Zoolander 2' is coming in 2016
Modelling is a serious business, so naturally your posing has to be on point at all times - even if it's yourself taking the picture. At least, that's the philosophy of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's characters, who both gave a furrowed brow, duck-face pout to their smart phones in one of the new posters. Their dress sense is as outlandish as ever, Ben in a black sequined jacket and Owen - sporting an on trend curly bob - in a white fur number.
Continue reading: Ben Stiller And Owen Wilson Snap Selfies In 'Zoolander 2' [Posters]
Date of birth
18th November, 1968
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