Owen Wilson would prefer his young son not to pursue an acting career like his dad because he wants to protect him from rejection.
Owen Wilson doesn't want his son to become an actor.
The 'Internship' star would be worried if his two-year-old son Robert were to pursue a showbiz career when he grows up because of the tough nature of the film industry.
Asked how he would react if Robert wanted to be an actor, Owen sighed: ''Well jeez, I think that would be hard. In the entertainment industry the odds are stacked so much against you, it's difficult.
''You'd be dealing with a lot of rejection ... If he wanted to be a cinematographer, that would be fine.''
The 44-year-old big screen joker has never had any qualms about his own career and knew he wanted to be a comic actor from a young age as he was always the class clown in school.
Reminiscing about when he first realised he was funny, Owen said: ''It was when I had to stand up in front of the class. I wouldn't be prepared, so I'd start tap dancing and the kids would start to laugh. Sometimes I'd even get the teachers laughing a little bit.
''I was slightly mischievous. I got into as lot of trouble at school. Actually, both my brothers had similar trouble in school. We were a handful.''
Owen - who is thought to have split with Robert's mother, Jade Duell - says he is trying to instil a competitive spirit into his young son by teaching him some of his favourite board games.
He explained: ''[My] competitiveness could come from growing up as one of three boys. I love backgammon, dominoes and any type of game. I'm getting my two year old into games, and I am looking forward to doing more with him.''
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