Owen Wilson
American actor
Owen Wilson
Owen Cunningham Wilson is an American actor, screenwriter and producer, known for his roles in the films The Haunting, The Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander, Meet the Parents, Wedding Crashers, You, Me and Dupree, Bottle Rocket, the Cars series, Marmaduke, The Darjeeling Limited, Marley & Me, Midnight in Paris, Shanghai Noon, Behind Enemy Lines, and Drillbit Taylor.
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Hollywood Nation: 'Bastards' trailer hits web
Fox News - 5 months
Ed Helms, Owen Wilson star in new comedy
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 7 months
There’s a lot happening in the movie world, and we’ve got plenty of new trailers to look at this week. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk stands out, and so does  Masterminds , a hilarious bank heist comedy based on real-life events. There’s more to see after the break. DON’T MISS: The only bad cell company is Sprint Broken Vows Broken Vows is a story about a creepy dude who’s stalking a woman after a one night stand. Said woman is supposed to marry a different dude, who’s less creepy. You might not see this one anywhere in cinemas, but if it tickles your fancy, it should hit TV sooner or later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7aI7K0tBe4 Brother Nature Looking for a goofy comedy about a family vacation gone wrong? Brother Nature , hitting cinemas on September 9th, has the potential to deliver that. We’re looking at an impressive cast of comedians ready to provide those awkward family vacation gags you expect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVK1IeQQIiA Demon It doesn’t have a spectacular cast ...
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Badass Skydivers Show You Don't Need Magic To Play Quidditch
Huffington Post - 10 months
Quidditch just got real. Very real indeed. Many Muggles have fantasized about playing Harry Potter's favorite game. Participants have so far only played Muggle quidditch, which has its own World Cup and featured in “The Internship” movie starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan, on the ground. Until now. Video posted online shows skydivers playing the sport as they plummet to Earth after jumping out of an airplane. It's probably as close as anyone will ever get to recreating what went through Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's head when she first imagined the fantastical game. That is, unless someone decides to start playing it with jetpacks. Now that would be a rush. Colombian telecommunications company ETB posted the footage to YouTube on Apr. 26, and it's now going viral. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal ...
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Viacom's Paramount Pictures suffers $136-million operating loss
LATimes - 10 months
Viacom Inc. continues to suffer from Paramount Pictures' box-office blues. The media company's fiscal-second-quarter earnings were marred by more missteps from the Melrose Avenue movie studio. Paramount released two films that underwhelmed audiences: "Zoolander 2," with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson,...
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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression - People Magazine
Google News - 11 months
People Magazine Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression People Magazine How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for ... British actor Tom Hiddleston walks to the edge of his Hank Williams character in 'I Saw the Light'Los Angeles Times Tom Hiddleston: This I Saw The Light moment was 'one of the great joys of my life'Entertainment Weekly Elizabeth Olsen plays starstruck wife in 'I Saw the Light'Examiner.com Assignment X -TheWrap -A.V. Club -Fox News all 82 news articles »
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'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Is Far Better Than Its Trailers Imply, So Why Is It Being Marketed Poorly?
Huffington Post - 12 months
If you’ve seen the trailers for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” you probably think it's a rowdy caper -- a billowing war comedy set in the wacky Middle East, à la last year’s “Rock the Kasbah,” the Bill Murray vehicle that opened to critical animus and commercial defeat.  “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is, actually, nothing like that. Whatsoever. And the fact that promotional materials are portraying the film as such is silly. It’s an insult to the movie, and it's an insult to the audiences who will pay to see something that wasn’t advertised to them. The whole thing is especially off-putting because the “Foxtrot” trailers range from unappealing bombast to blatant mischaracterizations of the plot. If you’ve seen the TV spot that implies the story unfolds because Tina Fey’s boyfriend (played by Josh Charles) cheats on her, please know that this is categorically false. In fact, the entire film is better than any of its previews suggest. It’s not a rowdy comedy -- it’s more of a light dram ...
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'Zoolander 2' cast strut to promote film
Reuters.com - about 1 year
As New York kicks off the seasonal catwalk calendar this week, the fashion capital played host to different kind of runway show - a "Zoolander 2" inspired one.At the world premiere of the film which spoofs the fashion industry, stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Penelope Cruz strutted down a catwalk soon to be the red carpet for the night."I don't really know what happened yet because I got off the plane, I run here, I got dressed and I was here doing the catwalk with Derek and Han
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Pouts and selfies as models Derek and Hansel back for 'Zoolander 2'
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Male models Derek and Hansel are back on the catwalk in fashion comedy sequel "Zoolander 2", returning with their famous pouts, poses -- and a record-breaking selfie to capture them. On a blue carpet that evoked his trademark "blue steel" pout, Derek Zoolander himself, actor Ben Stiller, helped set a record for the longest selfie stick at the movie's London premiere on Thursday night. With co-stars Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell beside him, Stiller held the stick, said to be some 8.5 meters (27.89 ft) long and with a mobile device attached to it, above them for the snap.
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The pouting male models are back for 'Zoolander 2'
Reuters.com - about 1 year
BERLIN - Male models Derek and Hansel are back. "Zoolander 2", the sequel to the 2001 hit comedy, premiered in Berlin on Tuesday night, with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprising their popular roles.
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When Temperature Chills, Paris' 18th and 19th-Century Covered Galleries Await Shoppers
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In the times before paved ways and sewers, covered passages offered warm and dry places for customers to shop and dine and avoid ruining their clothes on rainy, muddy days. Paris still has some 20 covered historical galleries, short streets of inside shopping or simply browsing, a most thought-after way of avoiding the harsh weather outside. Christmas shopping is particularly attractive in those arcades, as the little shoppes offer trinkets and gifts not found anywhere else; this is not mass shopping of look-alike presents. Rare objects can be found here by collectors. Here are a few of the hidden passages worth a visit. Galerie Colbert. The most artistic: In the 2nd arrondissement, not far from the majestic Louvre Museum, it was built in 1826 and was named after the Hotel Colbert, a private residence. In those days, private houses of a certain size and stature were called hotels. But they were still private residences, even if they had gazillions of bedrooms. This ...
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30 feature-length movies on YouTube that are totally worth watching
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This article is continually updated to reflect removed and newly available movies. Rachel Grozanick, Drew Prindle, Brandon Widder, and Rick Stella contributed to this article. Back in 2011, Google quietly rolled out the YouTube.com/movies section. Over the past few years it has amassed a library of titles you can rent, purchase, or stream for free, and today, there’s more content in the movie section than you could watch in a lifetime — and that’s not even counting all the full-length films uploaded by users. So to help save you some time in your search for something to watch, we’ve sifted through all the movies the site has to offer — free, paid, legal, and not-so-legal — to bring you this list of the best full movies on YouTube. Related: Time to kill? Here’s 104 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now Free Movies (legally uploaded) YouTube has a pretty sizable list of movies you can stream for free, but truth be told, not many are worth watching. The overwhelming majority ...
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'Zoolander 2' Is Pissing People Off And It’s Not Even In Theaters Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Zoolander 2" doesn't hit theaters until February, but thousands of people are already calling for a boycott of the film.  Last month, a petition launched on Care2 asking for people to boycott the comedy starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson because of its "offensive representation of non-binary individuals." Benedict Cumberbatch appears in the movie as an androgynous model who is questioned by Stiller and Wilson.  The petition reads: In the "Zoolander 2" trailer, an androgynous character played by Benedict Cumberbatch is asked by Zoolander and Hansel if he is a ‘male or female model’, and if they ‘have a hot dog or a bun’. Additionally, Cumberbatch’s character is clearly portrayed as an over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals. This is the modern equivalent of using blackface to represent a minority. "By hiring a cis actor to play a non-binary individual in a clearly negative way, the film endorses harmful and dangerous perceptions of ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Owen Wilson
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, he starred with Jennifer Aniston, in Peter Bogdanovich's film She's Funny That Way, and in action thriller film No Escape alongside Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson's films have grossed more than 2.25 billion domestically (United States and Canada), with an average of 75M per film. In April 2002, the release of the album C'mon C'mon by former girlfriend Sheryl Crow features the song "Safe and Sound", which is dedicated to Wilson in the liner notes, and is said to be an account of Wilson and Crow's relationship. In August 2007, Wilson was treated for major depression at St. John's Health Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A few days after his hospitalization, Wilson withdrew from his role in Tropic Thunder, which was produced by and co-starred his friend and frequent collaborator Ben Stiller. He was replaced by Matthew McConaughey.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In January 2014, Caroline Lindqvist gave birth to Wilson's second son, Finn Lyndqvist Wilson.
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    In 2014, Wilson starred in Wes Anderson's acclaimed ensemble comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel and in Paul Thomas Anderson's book adaptation of Inherent Vice.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    In March 2012, Wilson starred in the John Erick Dowdle thriller The Coup, in which he is slated to play the role of the father of an American family that moves to Southeast Asia, only to find itself swept up in a wave of rebel violence that is overwhelming the city.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson later returned to the action genre for the first time since Behind Enemy Lines in 2001. He also voiced turkey Reggie in Reel FX's first animated film, Free Birds.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    He also starred in The Darjeeling Limited with Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, which was selected for a DVD and Blu-ray release by The Criterion Collection in October 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He provided the voice for the Whackbat Coach Skip in Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. He starred in the film The Big Year, an adaptation of Mark Obmascik's book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession. The film was released in October 2011 from 20th Century Fox, and co-starred Jack Black, JoBeth Williams, Steve Martin and Rashida Jones. Wilson is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. Wilson made a guest appearance on the NBC comedy Community with fellow Frat Pack member Jack Black. He starred as a nostalgia-seized writer in the romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, written and directed by Woody Allen. The film was Allen's highest grossing thus far, and was also well received by critics.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Wilson dated Kate Hudson in 2008 and 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2011, Wilson and his girlfriend Jade Duell had a son, Robert Ford Wilson. Wilson and Duell ended their relationship later that year.
    Wilson next starred in the Judd Apatow comedy, Drillbit Taylor, released in March 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in a film adaptation of John Grogan's best-selling memoir, Marley & Me (2008), co-starring Jennifer Aniston.
  • 2007
    Age 38
    Wilson appeared in another Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited, which screened at the 45th annual New York Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival and opened September 30, 2007, co-starring Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    In the 2006 Disney/Pixar film Cars, Wilson voiced Lightning McQueen, starred in You, Me and Dupree with Kate Hudson, and appeared with Stiller in Night at the Museum as cowboy Jedediah.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson starred with Ben Stiller in twelve films, including The Cable Guy (1996), Permanent Midnight (1998), Meet the Parents (2000), Zoolander (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004), Night at the Museum (2006), and the sequels Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Little Fockers (2010), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) and Zoolander 2 (2016).
  • 2005
    Age 36
    Also in 2005, Owen collaborated with his brothers by appearing in The Wendell Baker Story, written by brother Luke, directed by Luke and brother Andrew.
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    Wilson partnered with Vince Vaughn in the 2005 comedy film Wedding Crashers, which grossed over 200M in the U.S. alone.
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    In 2004, he and his brother, Luke played the Wright brothers in the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    He made a cameo appearance in the Girl Skateboards video Yeah Right! in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He then reunited with Jackie Chan to make Shanghai Knights (2003), and co-starred in the film remake of the 1970s television series Starsky & Hutch (2004). Due to his busy schedule as an actor and an ongoing sinus condition, Wilson was unavailable to collaborate on the script for Wes Anderson's fourth feature film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The 2004 film was ultimately co-written by filmmaker Noah Baumbach. However, Wilson did star in the film as Bill Murray's would-be son, Ned Plimpton; a role written specifically for Wilson.
  • 2002
    Age 33
    Wilson returned to the buddy-comedy genre in 2002 with the action comedy I Spy, co-starring Eddie Murphy.
    More Details Hide Details This big-screen remake of the television series did not perform well at the box office.
  • 2001
    Age 32
    Also in 2001, Wilson and Anderson collaborated on their third film, The Royal Tenenbaums, a financial and critical success.
    More Details Hide Details The film earned the writing team an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
    Gene Hackman reportedly took notice of Wilson's performance in Shanghai Noon and recommended the actor to co-star in the 2001 action film Behind Enemy Lines.
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    His fame continued to rise after starring alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell in the 2001 film Zoolander.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    Wilson starred in the 2000 comedy action film Shanghai Noon, with Jackie Chan.
    More Details Hide Details The film grossed nearly 100 million worldwide.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on November 18, 1968.
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