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Owen Wilson

One of contemporary cinema's most successful actors, Owen Wilson has won great acclaim for his memorable turns in mainstream and independent films. He will next be seen in James L. Brooks' romantic comedy How Do You Know, with Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon, which is scheduled for release on December 17, 2010. Wilson will also be seen in the upcoming Farrelly brothers' comedy Hall Pass, opposite Jason Sudeikis, which is scheduled for release in February 2011; in David Frankel's The Big Year, opposite Steve Martin, Jack Black and Anjelica Huston; and in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. He will also lend his voice to Disney's Cars 2, which is scheduled for a summer 2011 release.

Recently, Wilson starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in Marley & Me, based on the popular memoir by John Grogan. The film follows a family who learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Directed by David Frankel and adapted by Scott Frank and Don Roos, to date, the film has earned more than $200 million at the box office.

Wilson's string of box-office successes include Night at the Museum and the sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, opposite Robin Williams and Ben Stiller; the smash-hit comedy Wedding Crashers, opposite Vince Vaughn; and the romantic comedy You, Me and Dupree.

Wilson recently starred in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed film, The Darjeeling Limited, opposite Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. In the film, the trio take a spiritual journey throughout India in order to rekindle the bond they once had with each other. This marks Wilson's sixth collaboration with director Wes Anderson. His other collaborating works include The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, starring Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston, and The Royal Tenenbaums, for which he and Anderson were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Wilson co-wrote and co-executive produced Anderson's second feature Rushmore. The duo gained critical and commercial recognition for Anderson's first film Bottle Rocket, which Wilson starred in and co-wrote. He also lent his voice to Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox.

His additional acting credits include Starsky & Hutch, Zoolander, Drillbit Taylor, The Wendell Baker Story, Shanghai Noon, Behind Enemy Lines, I Spy, Shanghai Knights, Armageddon, The Minus Man and The Cable Guy. He also served as associate producer on the Oscar-winning film As Good as It Gets.

Wilson recently lent his voice to Marmaduke and Disney's animated blockbuster Cars, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film.

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Owen Wilson Facts

Birth NameOwen Cunningham Wilson
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Producer
BirthdayNovember 18, 1968 (55)
BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Owen Wilson compared to you?
Awards2004 MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss (for Starsky & Hutch)

Selected Filmography

Unleashed (2005)
Wedding Crashers (2005) user recommendation
Meet The Fockers (2004)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Zoolander (2001)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Starsky & Hutch (breakthrough)
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