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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

Wes Anderson Gives Very Brief Preview Of New Animation Project 'Isle Of Dogs'


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Wes Anderson has finally revealed the name of the 'untitled project' he's been working on, as well as details of the cast. 'Isle of Dogs' is an animated project about our canine friends and stars Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Scarlett Johansson. 

Wes AndersonWes Anderson launches new film project 'Isle of Dogs'

The man behind 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is on board to both write and direct this forthcoming stop-motion adventure. The 6-time Oscar nominated filmmaker's last venture into stop-motion animation was with 2009's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', though he also dabbled in the process with 2004's 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou'. 

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Director Wes Anderson Teams Up With Adrien Brody For Christmas Advert


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Celebrated film director Wes Anderson has made a surprising comeback with a short Christmas advert for high-street clothing chain H&M, starring his regular collaborator Adrien Brody.

The critically acclaimed auteur, 47, who received multiple Oscar nominations for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015 in addition to popular movies like The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Weighing in at just under four minutes in length, the clip features Brody as Conductor Ralph, a Sleeping Car attendant on the H&M Winter Lines Express Train. With the train delayed because of bad weather, Ralph informs the passengers they won’t make it home in time for Christmas.

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Wes Anderson - 10th Rome Film Festival - 'Meeting with the Audience' - Arrivals at Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome, Italy - Monday 19th October 2015

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"The Imitation Game", "Grand Budapest Hotel" Win Big At WGAs, But What About The Oscars?


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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.

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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.

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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

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Bill Murray and Wes Anderson
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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

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Wes Anderson and Bill Murray
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Wes Anderson and Bill Murray

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Re-Released Following Oscars Nominations


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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.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel has enjoyed a re-release following its nine Oscars nominations

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Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners


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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 LinklaterRichard 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.

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Second Favorite For Oscar After Globes Win


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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 HotelThe 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.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes


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. 

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Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films Of 2014


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There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...

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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.

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The Most Undiscovered Movies On Netflix


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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:

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Rebellion (2011), Director: Matheiu Kossovitz

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'Captain America: The Winter Solider' Breaks April Box Office Record With $96.2 Million Weekend


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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.

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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.

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Director and Wes Anderson - New York premiere of The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Alice Tully Hall - Outside Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Bill Murray (l), Tony Revolori (r) and director Wes Anderson - 64th Berlin International Film Festival - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Premiere - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 6th February 2014

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Wes Anderson

Date of birth

1st May, 1969

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.85


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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review

Wes Anderson's entertaining filmmaking style clicks beautifully into focus for this comical adventure. Films like...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The cast and crew of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' discuss the story, the main characters'...

Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Gustave may be aloof and snobbish in many ways, but he's also extremely charming with...

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Charismatic but somewhat aloof concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave H, is less than...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Gustave H is a charismatic and over-friendly concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose conduct...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Gustave H is a flamboyant and largely charismatic concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose...

Moonrise Kingdom Movie Review

Moonrise Kingdom Movie Review

Anderson's films definitely aren't to everyone's taste, with his quirky approach to direction, character and...

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer

In 1960's New England, Sam and Suzy meet after the former sneaks backstage before a...

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