Owen Cunningham Wilson

Owen Cunningham Wilson

Male 1968 -    Has one ancestor but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Owen Cunningham Wilson 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 18 Nov 1968  Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I373136  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2019 

    Father Andrew Wilson 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F148378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Winona Ryder,   b. 29 Oct 1971, Winona, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sheryl Crowe 
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Nominated "Stoner of the Year" by High Times magazine, self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura, a photographer; his father, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson III (the eldest) and Luke (the youngest). Expelled from St. Mark's Academy in Dallas Texas in the tenth grade, Wilson finished his sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson School and then headed to a military academy in New Mexico. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his future mentor and friend, Wes Anderson (I). Anderson and Wilson wrote a screenplay - Bottle Rocket (1994) and sent it to their family friend screenwriter Kit Carson, who sent it to producer Polly Platt, who gave it to James L. Brooks, who gave the Texans $5 million dollars to make it into a feature film. Despite critical praise, 'Rocket' only grossed one million dollars. After making the film, Wilson moved to Hollywood, setting up house with his two brothers and Anderson. Fairly quickly, Owen found himself acting in a series of big budget films that scraped the bottom of the critical barrel, such as the dreadful Cable Guy, The (1996), Haunting, The (1999), Anaconda (1997) and Breakfast of Champions (1999). This led to more work in slightly better fare, such as Shanghai Noon (2000), Meet the Parents (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001). He's known not only for his nose, which has been broken several times, but also for his 'free wheeling ways' with a script. Recently he cowrote the film Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001) with his oft partner Wes Anderson.


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