Owen Wilson

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter from Dallas, Texas. His older brother, Andrew and younger brother, Luke, are also actors. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson, having shared co-writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket (1996) 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 ten films together. Wilson is best known for his roles in Meet the Parents (2000), Shanghai Noon (2000), Zoolander (2001), Shanghai Knights (2003), Wedding Crashers (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), Cars (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Midnight in Paris (2011), Cars 2 (2011) and The Internship (2013).

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Midnight in Paris (2011)

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A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Kurt Fuller  •  Mimi Kennedy

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

Zoolander (2001)

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Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Christine Taylor  •  Will Ferrell

The Internship (2013)

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Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Tiya Sircar  •  Rose Byrne

Anaconda (1997)

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Llosa
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ice Cube  •  Jon Voight  •  Eric Stoltz

Armageddon (1998)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Cécile de France  •  Robert Fyfe  •  Jim Broadbent

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Charles Malik Whitfield

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

Cars (2006)

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Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Paul Newman  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Larry the Cable Guy

I Spy (2002)

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Owen Wilson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Keith Dallas

Meet the Fockers (2004)

Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of opposites that definitely do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Teri Polo  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dustin Hoffman

Meet the Parents (2000)

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Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jake Cherry  •  Carla Gugino  •  Robin Williams

Permanent Midnight (1998)

Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Veloz
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Maria Bello  •  Jay Paulson  •  Spencer Garrett

Shanghai Noon (2000)

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Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lucy Liu  •  Xander Berkeley

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

The Big Bounce (2004)

A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Armitage
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gary Sinise

The Cable Guy (1996)

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray
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