Wes Anderson (born May 1st 1969)
Wes Anderson is a director, writer and producer best known for films such as 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'.
Wes Anderson: Net worth
Wes Anderson has a net worth of $15 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Wes Anderson: Film career
In 1996, Wes Anderson released his first film 'Bottle Rocket' with Owen Wilson, based on his original short film.
He re-teamed with Wilson for 1998's 'Rushmore' and 2001's 'The Royal Tenenbaums'; the former which began Bill Murray's string of Wes Anderson film appearances, the latter which was an Oscar nomineee and a box office success.
In 2004, he released 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', co-written by Noah Baumbach, which performed poorly both commercially and critically.
In 2007, 'The Darjeeling Limited' was released on which he worked alongside Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola.
He directed and wrote the 2009 stop motion animation adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' which was subsequently nominated for an Oscar.
Following in 2012 was another Oscar nominee 'Moonrise Kingdom', his best film so far commercially.
In 2014, he released the comedy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' starring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law and Saoirse Ronan, which grossed $175 million globally.
Wes Anderson: Personal life
Wes Anderson grew up in Houston, Texas with his archaeologist mother Texas Ann and advertising executive father Melver, though they divorced when he was a child.
He went to St. Francis Episcopal Day School and later St. John's School, before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin.
He made money from being a cinema projectionist.
Wes Anderson is currently in a relationship with Juman Malouf and lives in New York.
Biography by Contactmusic.com
The Writers' Guild Awards were the last stop before the Oscars.
The WGA, aka the Writers’ Guild Awards are the last major guild award show before the Oscars, and the last chance to make some predictions for the big night. While the WGA laureates don’t always (or even often) match the Oscars favourites, the winners of Saturday’s show surprised literally no one.
Is The Imitation Game a frontrunner for the Oscars?
Some of the biggest winners of the night were Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel – natch – as well as The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as logician, code breaker and mathematician Alan Turing. The winners of the WGA are usually a good indication of the Best Screenplay faves for the Oscars. Last year Her won at WGA and repeated at the Oscars for Original Screenplay.
Wes Anderson - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived at the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards which were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
Wes Anderson and Bill Murray - Celebrities attend 67th Annual DGA Awards - Press Room at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
The nine-times nominated Wes Anderson film has enjoyed a small re-release on the back of Thursday's Academy Awards announcement.
Ten months after its original release, The Grand Budapest Hotel has reopened in some American cinemas following its massive haul of Oscars nominations.
The Wes Anderson film, which tied with nine Academy Award nominations with the Michael Keaton-starring Birdman, was re-released in 17 American cities on Friday, a day after the announcement. Rolled out once more by Fox Searchlight, the locations include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, San Diego, Denver, Houston and Seattle.
The Grand Budapest Hotel has enjoyed a re-release following its nine Oscars nominations
Continue reading: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Re-Released Following Oscars Nominations
With the race to the Oscars well and truly on, it looks as if Richard Linklater may have to clear more mantlepiece space.
Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.
Richard Linklater, Boyhood director
But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.
Continue reading: Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners
Can 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' win the Oscar for Best Picture?
Wes Anderson's comedy farce The Grand Budapest Hotel - which was considered out of the running for the major awards this season given its release in February 2014 - is now the second favourite to win Best Picture at The Oscars after landing the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical).
The Grand Budapest Hotel is now the second favourite to win Best Picture at the Oscars
Budapest upset the big favourite, Birdman, to win the top honour at the 72nd annual Golden Globes and now it's being talked about as a possible conqueror of Boyhood at the Oscars.
Continue reading: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Second Favorite for Oscar after Globes Win
While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for locations, finding an abandoned shopping centre which they converted into the lobby of the hotel. The exterior of the hotel was primarily shot through the use of miniatures, as were certain action sequences from the film. The minute detail was continued into the creation of costumes for the extras, as each one was supposedly created to have their own entire backstory. Furthermore, the setting for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. This, too, was created in detail, with various passports, newspapers and small businesses that were designed with a tremendous amount of detail.
Continue: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes
Rich Cline shares his picks for the best films of 2014
There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...
10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very dark in this creepy black comedy about a man who has very few limits in what he'll do to become famous. It's so timely that it almost hurts to watch it.Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler here.
Continue reading: Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films of 2014
People often complain about the selection of movies on Netflix- we pick out some undiscovered gems.
Most films on the lower rungs of Netflix occupy that position for a single reason: they’re downright terrible. The acting is at best laughable and at worst cringe-worthy, whilst the script seems to be the product of baboons who possess a slightly above average intelligence. Elsewhere, the special effects are seemingly artefacts from design software that became obsolete once Windows 98 was released and the goofs and continuity errors come thick and fast. But amongst the schlock, the horribly ill-conceived box office flops and throwaway Chuck Norris vehicles are a selection of films hardly deserving of their placement amongst the vast expanse of Hollywood detritus. We’ve all sifted through the lower echelons of the vast Netflix database, ambivalently scrolling past Beverly Hills Ninja and Death Wish 4 and laughing at the hilarity of shoe-string budget horror C-movies such as Return Of The Killer Tomatoes and Strippers Vs Werewolves. Hiding amongst the most forgettable and artistically hollow filmic endeavours are some criminally overlooked works of cinematic art. Here is a selection of filmic diamonds who have unfairly found themselves confined to the Netflix motion picture ghetto:
Rebellion (2011), Director: Matheiu Kossovitz
Continue reading: The Most Undiscovered Movies On Netflix
The Marvel Studios movie eclipsed all competition at this weekend's box office after debuting No.1 and setting a new record for the month of April.
Marvel Studios' latest instalment, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is proving to be hugely popular, not just among comic book fans, but all cinemagoers as it reigns No.1 at this week's North American box office, breaking the April earnings' record.
Chris Evans reprises his role as the 'Captain' in the sequel
The sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' and the ninth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earned an impressive $96.2 million, which beat the previous highest-grossing movie in the month of April (2011's 'Fast Five') by $10 million.
Has your favourite Wes Anderson creation made our list?
Asking us to name all our favorite Wes Anderson characters is a pretty hard task, especially that Wes has now released his latest masterpiece ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. Still we’ve managed to go through all of Wes’s big screen outings and narrow our list down to just ten of our favorites. Of course everybody has their most memorable Anderson creations - so let us know yours - but here are just ten of the ones we’ve found most memorable.
Ralph Fiennes as Gustave in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
1. Gustave H. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Continue reading: Our Top 10 Wes Anderson Characters, Gustav Included
Now American audiences will be able to enjoy the critically lauded delight that is Wes Anderson's new movie.
Today, audiences all over America will be savouring their first taste of Wes Anderson's new movie, the delectable The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson fans who know the score will be prepared for the Fantastic Mr. Fox director's idiosyncratic, quirky and sumptuous stylings of the world's most distinctive director. However, even newcomers will find something to love in this most lively tapestry.
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Sees Wes Anderson Up To His Old Tricks In A Film More Inviting Than Ever.
Budapest received its premiere at the Berlinale a few weeks ago where early critics bathed the movie in a warm glow of praise, loving the kitsch details, kooky plotline, and star-packed cast, which includes, Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Harvey Keitel.
Wes Anderson's newest comedy, and possibly his best film yet, is now the 9th highest-earning film in a limited opening of all-time.
But it seems cinemagoers do not want to wait for a wider release as the film achieved a great amount of success in ticket sales, and scored a new box office record.
The ensemble comedy brought in a staggering $800,000 after being released in just two theatres in New York and two in Los Angeles for Fox Searchlight.
This weekend was an easy win for "300: Rise of an Empire".
It’s over, folks, we can all go home now – with $17.7 million on Friday, the weekend box office now belongs to 300: Rise of an Empire. Showing in 3,470 theaters, Rise is predicted a $45 million weekend – more than enough to land at the top of the box office charts by Monday, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The Eva Green starrer is a shoe in for weekend box office topper.
Early showings on Thursday put the Legendary pic ahead by $3.3 million, but with a $108 million budget, the Eva Green starrer might be hurt by its off-season release. The Dreamworks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman is likely to take second place. With $8 million earned on Friday, the flick had a bit of a slow start, but is still predicted to make around $31.5 by the end of the weekend. That’s on a $145 million budget, according to Variety. It’s not great, but the film is still on track to beat Dreamworks’ last release, Turbo, which flopped domestically with an $83 million gross. Mr. Peabody is based on characters from the 1960s TV show The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show. That’s it for the new openers this weekend.
Continue reading: "300: Rise Of An Empire" Easily Rises To The Top Of The Box Office
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is one of Wes Anderson's finest movie yet, if not his best.
You can never mistake a Wes Anderson movie: his colourful visual style and quirky wit infuse every frame of his movies, whether they're set underwater (The Life Aquatic), on an Indian railway (The Darjeeling Limited), in rural America (Moonrise Kingdom) or in a stop-motion countryside populated by furry critters (Fantastic Mr Fox).
The Grand Budapest Hotel Features a Stunning Comedy Performance from Ralph Fiennes
The Grand Budapest Hotel, his eighth feature, is set in a fictional Middle European country in the 1930s (it's his first period piece). But it clearly fits into Anderson's stylised universe with its vivid colours and mythical settings. It also reunites him with regular cast members such as Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban.
Date of birth
1st May, 1969