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Owen Wilson

Owen WilsonAKA Owen Cunningham Wilson

Born: 18-Nov-1968
Birthplace: Dallas, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Zoolander

Owen Wilson has co-scripted three excellent films with Wes Anderson -- Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums. He is better known as an actor, though, usually appearing in rather bland but commercially successful "buddy flicks" like Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights with Jackie Chan, I Spy with Eddie Murphy, and Starsky & Hutch and Zoolander with Ben Stiller.

Of the movies' Wilson brothers, Owen is "the funny one", instantly recognizable by his complicated, oft-broken nose, and Luke is "the handsome one", seen as more of a serious actor. A third brother, Andrew Wilson, is a few years older and has been in movies longer, but has rarely been cast in anything but very small roles. Owen is also the Wilson who tried to kill himself in 2007, reportedly because of a painful break-up with Kate Hudson, his You, Me and Dupree co-star.

Wilson co-starred with Ben Stiller in two comedies, the borderline brilliant Zoolander and the comparatively pedestrian Starsky & Hutch, and took smaller roles in several other Stiller flicks. Stiller also directed Heat Vision and Jack, an unsold 1999 pilot for an action-adventure-comedy series that would have starred Jack Black as a superhero and Wilson as his motorcycle.

Father: Robert A. Wilson (advertising executive, d. 5-May-2017)
Mother: Laura Cunningham (photographer)
Brother: Andrew Wilson (actor)
Brother: Luke Wilson (actor)
Girlfriend: Demi Moore (actress)
Girlfriend: Gina Gershon (actress)
Girlfriend: Winona Ryder (actress)
Girlfriend: Sheryl Crow (singer)
Girlfriend: Carolina Cerisola (stripper, dated in 2004)
Girlfriend: Kate Hudson (actress, dated 2006-07)
Girlfriend: Jade Duell (dated 2010-, one son)
Son: Robert Ford Wilson (b. 14-Jan-2011)

    High School: St. Mark's School of Texas (expelled)
    High School: New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM (1987)
    University: University of Texas at Austin (dropped out 1991)

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Expelled from School
    Suicide Attempt 26-Aug-2007 (according to media reports, Santa Monica, CA)
    Risk Factors: Depression

    Father Figures (21-Dec-2017)
    Wonder (14-Nov-2017)
    Cars 3 (10-Jun-2017) [VOICE]
    Masterminds (28-Sep-2016)
    Zoolander 2 (4-Feb-2016)
    No Escape (26-Aug-2015)
    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (17-Dec-2014)
    Inherent Vice (4-Oct-2014)
    The Hero of Color City (3-Oct-2014) [VOICE]
    She's Funny That Way (29-Aug-2014)
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (6-Feb-2014)
    Free Birds (26-Sep-2013) [VOICE]
    Are You Here? (7-Sep-2013)
    The Internship (5-Jun-2013)
    Woody Allen: A Documentary (30-May-2012) · Himself
    The Big Year (14-Oct-2011) · Kenny Bostick
    Cars 2 (18-Jun-2011) · Lightning McQueen [VOICE]
    Midnight in Paris (11-May-2011) · Gil
    Hall Pass (23-Feb-2011) · Rick
    Little Fockers (22-Dec-2010) · Kevin Rawley
    How Do You Know (17-Dec-2010) · Matty
    Marmaduke (28-May-2010) · Marmaduke [VOICE]
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (14-Oct-2009) · Coach Skip [VOICE]
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (14-May-2009) · Jedediah
    Marley & Me (25-Dec-2008)
    Drillbit Taylor (20-Mar-2008)
    The Darjeeling Limited (3-Sep-2007) · Francis
    You, Me and Dupree (13-Jul-2006)
    Cars (14-Mar-2006) [VOICE]
    The Wedding Crashers (15-Jul-2005)
    The Wendell Baker Story (11-Mar-2005) · Neil King
    Meet the Fockers (16-Dec-2004) · Kevin Rawley
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (20-Nov-2004)
    Around the World in 80 Days (13-Jun-2004)
    Starsky & Hutch (26-Feb-2004) · Ken Hutchinson
    The Big Bounce (29-Jan-2004)
    Shanghai Knights (30-Jan-2003) · Roy O'Bannon
    I Spy (23-Oct-2002) · Alex
    Behind Enemy Lines (17-Nov-2001)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (5-Oct-2001)
    Zoolander (28-Sep-2001)
    Meet the Parents (6-Oct-2000) · Kevin Rawley
    Shanghai Noon (19-May-2000)
    The Haunting (20-Jul-1999) · Luke Sanderson
    Breakfast of Champions (15-May-1999)
    The Minus Man (25-Jan-1999)
    Permanent Midnight (12-Sep-1998) · Nicky
    Armageddon (1-Jul-1998)
    Anaconda (11-Apr-1997) · Gary Dixon
    The Cable Guy (14-Jun-1996) · Robin's Date
    Bottle Rocket (21-Feb-1996)

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