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Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson's biography

Owen Wilson is 54 years old film actor born at Dallas. He was born on Monday 18th of November 1968. He is often nicknamed as O. According to year of birth 1968 he belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 18th of November means he is Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign. These people are very intense in their thoughts. They always learn from the transformatory phase of their life.

He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be film actor. You can know him also as comedian, screenwriter, voice actor, character actor, television actor. He is recently known as film producer.

Owen Wilson's mom

Owen Wilson's mother's name is Laura Wilson.

Owen Wilson's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Texas at Austin, New Mexico Military Institute, Thomas Jefferson High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended his senior year in high school at the New Mexico Military Institute, instead of a normal academic school.

Owen Wilson's career

His main focus is to be film actor. He is famous thanks to Cars.

Awards and competitions

Owen Wilson's Awards

  • First "Frat Pack" member to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Owen Wilson's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

What Owen Wilson has done for a first time

  • When appearing on Australian talk show, Rove Live (2000), he became the 1001st guest on the show. He was appearing with Isla Fisher. Fisher walked out first and therefore became the 1000th. Wilson received a meat tray.
  • First "Frat Pack" member to receive an Academy Award nomination.
  • Owen, Andrew and Luke's father was the first to bring Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) to American TV where he managed KERA, a PBS station, in Dallas, TX.
  • Along with his co-stars Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate and Alyssa Milano, Wilson is one of four actors from the film Hall Pass (2011) to become a first-time parent the same year the film was released.
  • Currently filming Danny Roane: First Time Director (2005) in Los Angeles, California, USA [August 2005]

Owen Wilson's quotes

  • "It's funny how it usually works out that I end up dying. It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it." - about how a lot of his characters end up dying.
  • "Sometimes I stop and think how strange this all is. Something that began as a little idea in Austin, that Wes and I just walked around talking about between ourselves, has turned into all this." - on how his career has turned out.
  • You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
  • We spent so much time together that I can remember us being in our teens and our dad saying we should try to find some other friends because he thought we were our own lowest common denominator when we got together. - on his brothers.
  • Acting is more fun than writing. Writing is harder, more like having a term paper.
  • Yes, sometimes people get irritated, starting with my brother Luke in BR. He would get pissed at me, like, 'Why don't you just say the lines that you wrote?'" - on whether or not his improvisational skills bother fellow actors.
  • "Ben, for example, is kind of a moody guy, and you kind of have to put on the kid gloves because you never know which Ben is going to show up on set" - on Ben Stiller.
  • I can't think of a movie I wish I'd acted in, but there are movies I wish I'd written.
  • A buddy movie has to have that beat where one buddy doesn't show up. They hit the same beats as romantic comedies.
  • At about the same age as I was interested in petrified wood, I was just fascinated with this dumb idea that we only used 10 percent of our brains. I was always thinking, Man, if I could only use 20...
  • I'm not going to play a guy with MS or a guy in a wheelchair. I can play a dramatic character, certainly, but I'm not the real chameleon-type actor who, you know, changes his voice and everything.
  • Actually, to be honest, a shotgun wedding might be the way to go for me. You can't stay at the party forever. At some point, you have to take stock and ask yourself, 'What am I doing here?'
  • "The director made that decision not to use my butt...I don't know how to interpret that." - on having a body double for a scene in You, Me and Dupree (2006).
  • I think there is a middle-child syndrome. I don't know quite what it is, but I think I suffer from it.
  • There's that great quote from Beckett, I think, 'He had an abiding sense of melancholy that sustained him through brief periods of joy.' I like that, because I'm definitely an up-and-down person.
  • It was maybe easier for my dad to be around Luke. They had more of a connection. Luke looked like my mother and of course, Andrew was the oldest. My dad and I would butt heads.
  • I think of myself as a doom person. I'm a worrier. But I like the idea of being an optimist. Maybe I'm the kind of optimist who deep down knows it's not going to work.
  • I don't feel like I'm a hundred times happier. Can't we petition someone to make it so that outside stuff is the key to happiness? I'm tired of people always saying, 'It's gotta come from you!' Can't it come from, like, a new pair of shoes?
  • The image - being from Texas, the slacker, surfer thing - you don't think of that and see a worrier, an angst-ridden person, I know that. Also, I'm reasonably polite and that puts people at their ease, so they think you are too.
  • Wow.
  • Wow, these keys are great...! Push this button and your car honks; you can honk from outside your car, it's crazy! I remember back when I was a child I had to go in the car to honk... Wow!

Owen Wilson's body shape

Lets describe how Owen Wilson looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.