Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter born in Dallas, Texas. He is the middle child of three brothers; siblings Andrew and Luke Wilson are also actors. Wilson is known for his long association with the filmmaker Wes Anderson, having shared co-writing and acting credits in the films Bottle Rocket (1996), which was his acting debut, and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and for his collaborations with fellow actor Ben Stiller. The two have appeared in eight films together.
1. I DEFINITELY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME MORE DRAMATIC ROLES.
2. I HAVE NEVER TAKEN MYSELF THAT SERIOUSLY AS AN ACTOR.
3. MOVIES I LIKED GROWING UP WERE LIKE FRANCIS FORD COPPOLLA MOVIES AND SCORSESE MOVIES.
4. 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.
5. I THINK THE WAY IT WORKS IS THAT WHEN YOU’RE CASTING A MOVIE, YOU USUALLY WANT TO WORK WITH PEOPLE THAT YOU BELIEVE IN.
6. 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.