Luke Wilson
American film actor
Luke Wilson
Luke Cunningham Wilson is an American actor known for his roles in films such as Idiocracy, Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Legally Blonde. He is the brother of actors Andrew Wilson and Owen Wilson. He is currently a member of the cast of the HBO television series Enlightened (2011-present).
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Chad Michael Murray Is Way Past His 'One Tree Hill' Days
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been almost four years since we said goodbye to "One Tree Hill," and nearly seven since Chad Michael Murray hung up his "Keith Scott Body Shop" sweatshirt. And although he still has fond memories of the show and playing the beloved Lucas Scott, Murray is eager to show you what else he's got. "I’ve been very blessed over the last few years to have opportunities that I wouldn’t have necessarily gotten in the past," he told us during a chat at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his new movie "Outlaws and Angels." "I’m just pushing the envelope every day and I’m going to keep doing it because it’s fun when things scare you. When they scare you, that means you’re really going to do everything you can to be great."  "Outlaws and Angels" is a real departure for the 34-year-old actor. The JT Mollner-helmed Western-esque thriller was shot on 35mm Kodak film and Panavision cameras, and tells the story of cold-hearted outlaw Henry (Murray), whose gang of bank thieves ...
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Movie Review: Concussion... Fumbles
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Concussion is a dramatic thriller which begins like a murder mystery. A puffy and peculiar acting David Morse who portrays Hall of Fame football player Mike Webster is living in his jalopy in Pittsburgh with mylar covering one window, his worldly possessions in his backseat and is homeless. Alcoholic, he visits a doctor and complains of memory problems, headaches, suicidal thoughts and begs for help. The doctor gives him Haldol and a pat on the back. Webster commits suicide. David Morse's performance is Oscar- worthy. Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu performs an autopsy on Webster. Two-times Oscar nominee Smith is barely recognizable as Dr. Omalu. With an almost sing-song speech pattern, Smith owns the character of this proud, well-educated forensic neuropathologist raised in Nigeria who longs for recognition in American medicine. Dr. Omalu does not use the same knife on different cadavers out of respect for the dead. He talks to his corpses asking them to tell him how they died and pl ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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'Meadowland' is an incomplete view of loss and grief
LATimes - over 1 year
A year after the mysterious disappearance of their child, grade-school teacher Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and cop Phil (Luke Wilson) find their approaches to grieving are threatening to become a permanent fracture in the woozy drama "Meadowland." Screenwriter Chris Rossi's earnest wallow in the vicissitudes...
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Olivia Wilde Received Some Of Her Best Hollywood Wisdom From Tilda Swinton
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Olivia Wilde has worked with Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jon Favreau -- names that would appeal to anyone in Hollywood with an ounce of sense. You'll notice they have one thing in common beyond great films: penises. Where are the women in Wilde's moviemaking life? Few and far between, as it turns out. Her new film, "Meadowland," in which she and Luke Wilson play a couple reeling from the loss of their child, is one of the few times a woman has steered a project with which Wilde is involved. That includes one season on "The O.C." and five on "House." She's optimistic about the attention being paid to equality in Hollywood, however, partly thanks to her collaboration with Reed Morano, who shot and directed "Meadowland." Morano also shot five episodes of Wilde's forthcoming '70s-set rock 'n' roll series "Vinyl," which premieres on HBO in January and is written by "Sopranos" and "Wolf of Wall Street" scribe Terence Winter. The Huffington Post sat down with Wilde for a deep dive on ...
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Olivia Wilde Received Some Of Her Best Hollywood Wisdom From Tilda Swinton
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Olivia Wilde has worked with Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jon Favreau -- names that would appeal to anyone in Hollywood with an ounce of sense. You'll notice they have one thing in common beyond great films: penises. Where are the women in Wilde's moviemaking life? Few and far between, as it turns out. Her new film, "Meadowland," in which she and Luke Wilson play a couple reeling from the loss of their child, is one of the few times a woman has steered a project with which Wilde is involved. That includes one season on "The O.C." and five on "House." She's optimistic about the attention being paid to equality in Hollywood, however, partly thanks to her collaboration with Reed Morano, who shot and directed "Meadowland." Morano also shot five episodes of Wilde's forthcoming '70s-set rock 'n' roll series "Vinyl," which premieres on HBO in January and is written by "Sopranos" and "Wolf of Wall Street" scribe Terence Winter. The Huffington Post sat down with Wilde for a deep dive on ...
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"I Saw it at Sundance": 14 Films People Might be Talking About This Year
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This year's Sundance Film Festival featured the standard themes that indie films are known for: coming-of-age summers, middle-class folk complaining about their lives, and of course, Brit Marling. But it also had our favorite comedians out of their comfort zones (Kristen Wiig as a twin who cheats death, Aubrey Plaza as a zombie), suicidal vampires, two hours of Tom Hardy talking on the phone, and a whole lotta Anna Kendrick. We checked out this year's slate, but before we can smugly tell our friends, "Yeah, I saw that before anyone else -- at Sundance," we broke them down into categories and predicted the "buzzworthiness" that each would have this year. How likely is it for you to say that you saw these at Sundance? We've got you covered. But please bring your own snow boots, swag and hors'deourves. -- Sheila Dichoso Best SNL Post-Grad Work: The Skeleton Twins I've had a difficult time categorizing this film because the specter of suicide looms over it, but other parts are so ver ...
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Seahawks' Canadian rookie Luke Willson can't believe fortune
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Hours before and again minutes after the Seattle Seahawks punched their ticket to the Super Bowl, the club’s tight end from Canada was more pensive than you’d expect of a rookie.
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Sundance Film Festival 2014 U.S. Competition Entries Feature Kristen Stewart, John Slattery, Lena Dunham
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Our first major glimpse of next year's indie darlings is here, thanks to the newly unveiled lineup for the Sundance Film Festival. Among the offerings for U.S. competition at next year's fest are the first feature film directed by "Mad Men" star John Slattery, a big-screen return from Lena Dunham and the reliable presence of festival-circuit favorites like John Hawkes and director Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies," "LOL"). The competition is also lathered with genre flicks, from the horrific "Cold in July" and "Life After Beth" to the dramedy trappings of "The Skeleton Twins," which stars Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell. Still, A-listers like Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Aaron Paul are among the featured players, so we can count on the festival to maintain its usual confluence of obscure movies with ever-popular stars. Here are the 16 movies screening in the U.S. competition. All are receiving their world premieres at Sundance. "C ...
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8 Life Lessons From Romantic Comedies
Huffington Post - about 3 years
If you want to impress a chick, you need to share some interests. It's all well and good to find a broad who's into sports, Star Wars and video games, but you'll still need to meet her halfway. Whether she admits it or not, your dame wants happy and sappy romance. Here are 8 great life lessons to learn from romantic comedies... The Princess Bride A rich woman (Robin Wright) wants to marry a poor man (Cary Elwes). In order to do so, the woman makes the man go on a crazy adventure to get money. The man goes off to fight for his woman and is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts while she bangs another guy. She's then kidnapped by some thugs (including Andre the Giant and Many Patinkin) before her marriage to the new guy, and it's the original guy who rescues her, not her new man. Life Lesson - Your broad will cheat on you if you leave her alone too long... Love Actually An aging rock star (Bill Nighy) remakes "Love Is All Around Us" into a Christmas song and then goes on a med ...
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Why Gene Hackman Was Reluctant To Do 'Royal Tenenbaums'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"The Royal Tenenbaums" wasn't Gene Hackman's last film before his self-imposed hiatus -- that honor goes to "Welcome to Mooseport," the 2004 comedy that stands as Hackman's only onscreen appearance in nine years -- but it's certainly actor's best-remembered feature from this century. To think, it almost didn't even happen. In a lengthy excerpt from Matt Zoller Seitz's new book, "The Wes Anderson Collection," posted by Vulture, director Wes Anderson reveals just how difficult a time he had corralling Hackman for the part, which Anderson wrote expressly for the now 83-year-old actor. Gene Hackman — it was always your dream for him to play Royal? It was written for him against his wishes. I’m gathering he was not an easy person to get. He was difficult to get. What were his hesitations? Did he ever tell you? Yeah: no money. He’s been doing movies for a long time, and he didn’t want to work sixty days on a movie. I don’t know the last time he had done a movie where he had to be th ...
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Blackstones 0 Boston Town 2: Wilson and Maltby secure FA Vase progress
Boston Standard - over 3 years
Boston Town have been handed an away draw in the first round proper of the FA Vase. The Poachers earned their place in the hat following Saturday’s routine 2-0 victory at Lincolnshire rivals Blackstones. Ollie Maltby and Luke Wilson found the net in the victory. Town will now travel to face either Long Eaton United or Ellistown and Ibstock United on October 19. The two opponents replayed last night (Tuesday) after The Standard went to press. Last night the Poachers travelled to face UCL Premier rivals Spalding United in the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy. For a report on the match, log on to www.
bostonstandard.co.uk. For more news on the Poachers, turn to page 69.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Luke Wilson
    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    From 2011 to 2013 he starred in the HBO TV series Enlightened.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    In 2010, he appeared in films Death at a Funeral and Middle Men.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    He starred in the film Tenure in 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    He was in a relationship with former basketball player Meg Simpson from 2008 to 2014.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In July 2007, he worked on Henry Poole is Here in La Mirada, California, which was released in 2008.
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    In early 2007, Wilson starred opposite Kate Beckinsale in the thriller Vacancy.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In 2006, Wilson starred in Idiocracy, Mike Judge's first film since 1999's Office Space.
    More Details Hide Details He portrayed an ordinary serviceman chosen for a cryogenics project. He awakens after hundreds of years in an America which is significantly less intelligent.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Wilson also had a role on That '70s Show, as Michael Kelso's older brother Casey Kelso, appearing sporadically from 2002 through 2005.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    He later starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, which was followed by Old School and The Royal Tenenbaums.
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  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, Blue Streak was released featuring Wilson as detective Carlson.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    Wilson filmed back-to-back romantic films in 1998, opposite Drew Barrymore, Best Men, about a group of friends who pull off a heist on their way to a wedding, and Home Fries, about two brothers interested in the same woman for different reasons.
    More Details Hide Details He played the male nurse beau of a schoolteacher in Rushmore (also 1998), also directed by Anderson and co-written by brother Owen.
  • 1997
    Age 25
    After moving to Hollywood with his two brothers, he was cast opposite Calista Flockhart in Telling Lies in America and made a cameo appearance in the film-within-the-film of Scream 2, both in 1997.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    Wilson dated actress Drew Barrymore from 1996 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details They appeared together in the movies Best Men, Home Fries, and Charlie's Angels, as well as its 2003 sequel.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    Wilson's acting career began with the lead role in the short film Bottle Rocket in 1994, which was co-written by his older brother Owen Wilson and director Wes Anderson.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1971.
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