Patrick Wilson
American musician
Patrick Wilson
Patrick "Pat" George Wilson is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band Weezer. He joined the band in 1992. In addition to his work in Weezer, he also fronts his own band, The Special Goodness.
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 3 months
If you thought last week’s trailers were awesome, then grab some popcorn. We have a few exciting clips for you, including the first full trailers for Beauty and the Beast and Ghost in the Shell, two highly anticipated titles. DON’T MISS: New MacBook Pro ad places Apple’s laptop among some of history’s greatest inventions A Kind of Murder Walter is a regular guy, living a normal life in the 1960's New York. The architect has a secret passion, however, and that’s figuring out an unsolved murder. A Kind of Murder launches on December 16th, starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, and Haley Bennett. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zoi09mRoE Beauty and the Beast It’s finally here, the first trailer for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake was released a few days ago. March 17th can’t come soon enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E Before I Fall Come March 3rd, we’re going to see a different kind of Groundhog Day movie. Sam relives the same day over and over, the day of her deat ...
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Patrick Wilson's first reaction to that wild 'Fargo' ending? 'Perfect, let's go with it'
LATimes - 8 months
Early on in Season 2 of the FX crime anthology series, “Fargo,” Patrick Wilson’s  Minnesota State Trooper, Lou Solverson, shows up at a blood-spattered waffle house, there to investigate a strange triple homicide. Wilson doesn’t have much dialogue – some light chit-chat and a few thoughtful Minnesotan...
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'Conjuring 2' scares off competition to top box office
Yahoo News - 9 months
Horror movie "The Conjuring 2" topped the box office in its debut, according to industry estimates released Sunday, breaking a run of underperforming big budget sequels. The supernatural fright-fest, starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as a paranormal-investigating couple, took in $40.4 million on its opening weekend, almost matching the $41.9 million take of the 2013 original in 2013. Its success follows the recent disappointments of a number of high-profile follow-ups, including "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," seen as having underperformed.
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Patrick Wilson's first reaction to that wild 'Fargo' ending? 'Perfect, let's go with it'
LATimes - 9 months
Early on in Season 2 of the FX crime anthology series, “Fargo,” Patrick Wilson’s  Minnesota State Trooper, Lou Solverson, shows up at a blood-spattered waffle house, there to investigate a strange triple homicide. Wilson doesn’t have much dialogue – some light chit-chat and a few thoughtful Minnesotan...
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Patrick Wilson Admits He Was Scared During Premiere of ‘The Conjuring 2’
ABC News - 9 months
Want to play a game of hide and clap? The spine-chilling, supernatural horror flick "The Conjuring 2" is hitting theaters with actor Patrick Wilson returning.
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The Enfield Haunting gets Hollywood treatment
Reuters.com - 9 months
Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and their 'The Conjuring 2' director James Wan talk about the real life Enfield Haunting case and impart a few of their own ghost stories. John Russell reports.
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A Talk with Barbara Hershey About Her Long-standing Career
Huffington Post - 10 months
Barbara Hershey is a multi-award winning actress who has been gracing us with her presence on the big screen for quite some time. She is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a "Killing in a Small Town" and was nominated for an Academy Award for a "Portrait of a Lady" as well as a BAFTA award for "Black Swan". In the 1980's Barbara was at the height of her career. She has played many roles, from "The Stunt Man", "The Right Stuff" to "Hannah and Her Sisters" with Woody Allen, and "Hoosiers" with Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper, Barbara is the epitome of what it takes to have a lifetime career pursuing your dreams and doing what you love. From her award winning role in "Anne of Green Gables" for PBS for which she received a Gemini Award to co-starring opposite of Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson in "Insidious" Barbara's gift of acting is beyond amazing. I had an opportunity to speak with Barbara about her long-standing career and to find out what's next ...
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Golden Globes 2016 Winners Include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, 'The Martian,' And 'Mr. Robot'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Fargo Still Soars, But It Could Lose the Spaceship
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The best new drama of the fall season, year two of FX's Fargo, wraps up Monday (10 p.m.) with many fates still on the table. But while the show deserves the avalanche of praise it has received, even a very good show sometimes takes a misstep, and Fargo took a couple this past Monday. They didn't compromise its greater quality. They were distractions that may have been noticeable mostly because its handling of a complex story has generally been so sure-footed. [Warning: Spoilers ahead from earlier in the season.] Last Monday's penultimate episode, like all good penultimate episodes, built to a climatic event, the "Sioux Falls Massacre." The loathsome Gerhardt gang and a bunch of foolishly overconfident local law enforcement personnel were mowed down in an ambush/shootout orchestrated by Ohanzee Dent (Zahn McClarnon) (above). Ohanzee, a Native American, had long been a loyal Gerhardt soldier. He saw himself as family. But when the late Dodd Gerhardt called him a "mo ...
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2016 Golden Globe Nominations Highlight 'Carol' And 'The Big Short'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Awards season marched forward Thursday morning when Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The Oscar race received another jump-start with Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Award nods, and now -- according to awards lore -- the whole grand thing should be crystal clear.  The Globe noms aren't as surprising as the SAG shortlist, but we're still hard-pressed to find a definitive window into the Oscar derby. Purported Best Picture front-runner "Spotlight" collected fewer nominations than expected, with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams all shut out of the acting categories. "Carol" came out on top with five nominations, while "Steve Jobs," "The Revenant" and "The Big Short" each nabbed four. ("Spotlight" has three, as do "The Martian," "Room" and "The Hateful Eight.") "Trumbo," a surprise SAG favorite that many Oscar pundits had written off, ...
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Am I Loving "Fargo"? Oh, You Betcha!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I've never been a huge Coen Brothers fan. I find some of their movies very entertaining, others complete misfires, and all of them seemingly wearing their writer-direction on their sleeve. Often, they have a beautifully filmed quality but overwrought characters and a cold starkness that takes a long time to thaw out in your mind. The first time I watched The Hudsucker Proxy I couldn't even get through it; the next time I was completely absorbed. Most of their movies have a few elements I love, and a few I hate. The only thing I cared for in O Brother, Where Art Thou? was its fabulous music, while No Country For Old Men, despite an unforgettable villain, had a narrative choice near the end that ruined the entire movie for me. That said, it took me three viewings of Fargo before I fell in love with it, and now consider it to be far and away the best Coen brothers film. When I heard FX had a TV show version coming out, I was decidedly underwhelmed, mainly because I couldn't fathom how ...
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Warren Littlefield On The 'Fargo' 'State Of Mind' And What's In Store For Season 2
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"We're making a 10-hour movie," executive producer Warren Littlefield tells The Huffington Post over the phone when describing the idea behind an anthology series ahead of the Season 2 premiere of "Fargo" on Monday night. It's an apt descriptor for the critically acclaimed FX show, whose first season followed the havoc wrought by Billy Bob Thornton's serial killer character upon the small-town lives of northern Minnesotans.  "Fargo" the TV series achieved the nigh impossible balancing act of paying homage to the 1996 Coen brothers film while showing television audiences the benefit of extrapolating a similar story from a one hour and 38 minute running time into an entire season of character development, gut-wrenching tension and the squirmy, dark thrill of seeing the splatter of bright red blood on untouched white snow. The result of that achievement? Emmys, Golden Globes, critical success and a devoted fan base ready to take the ride all over again. With a bang-up second season c ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patrick Wilson
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 40
    On Weezer's 2009 tour supporting Blink 182, Josh Freese played drums for Weezer while Wilson played guitar for 90% of their set.
    More Details Hide Details Rivers Cuomo insisted that he wanted to be more interactive and mobile on stage, so Wilson took up his responsibility of guitar and only played drums on songs that didn't require multiple guitar parts. Wilson records and performs with his own band, The Special Goodness, for which he writes songs, performs vocals, and plays the majority of the instruments. The band has released several albums, and Wilson himself has made songs available on his website in the past. Almost immediately after Weezer's initial success, Wilson played drums on The Rentals' first record Return of the Rentals but never toured with the band. Wilson and Weezer guitarist Brian Bell collaborated on a cover of the Velvet Underground song "Heroin" for the 2006 film Factory Girl. Additionally, Wilson and Bell were given small roles in the film as John Cale and Lou Reed, respectively.
  • 2008
    Age 39
    On Weezer's 2008 Troublemaker tour, Wilson played drums and sang lead vocals first on a three part lead vocal with Scott Shriner and Rivers Cuomo on "My Name is Jonas"; sang lead vocals and played lead guitar on "Automatic" and covers of Nirvana's "Sliver," Oasis's "What's the Story (Morning Glory)," and Pink Floyd's "Time"; and played drums and sings back-up vocals on "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived."
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    Wilson also sang lead vocals on Red Album b-sides "Life's What You Make It" (a Talk Talk cover), a cover of "Love My Way" by The Psychedelic Furs, and lead vocals in parts of Weezer's cover of Gary Numan's "Are 'Friends' Electric?," which he had sung live with Weezer in 2005.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 23
    In January 1992, Sharp reconnected with his former bandmates Cuomo, Wilson, and Cropper, and Wilson showed him material from his and Cuomo's "50 song project."
    More Details Hide Details Sharp was pleased with the material and returned to Los Angeles to join the band, consisting of Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, and Jason Cropper, now under the name Weezer. In addition to his drum duties, Wilson has three song co-writing credits on Weezer songs - "The World has Turned and Left Me Here," "Surf Wax America," "My Name is Jonas" - and solo writing credits on "Automatic" and "In the Mall." He also has lead vocal/lead guitar duties on "Automatic." However, Rivers Cuomo and Pat Wilson have written far more songs collaboratively including "Lemonade" (released on Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo) and "Lullaby For Wayne" (released on the deluxe version of The Blue Album). In the past, Wilson's amusing stunts on skateboards, scooters, and bicycles have been video taped and released on Weezer's official website. Some of these videos can be seen on Weezer's DVD, Video Capture Device, released in 2004. Wilson can be seen playing guitar for Weezer when they play acoustic versions of songs on tour; during the Foozer tour, Wilson played lead guitar and sang for the song "Photograph," which was always followed by him leading a cover of Blur's "Song 2."
  • 1991
    Age 22
    Eventually by the spring of 1991, Wilson started a band with Patrick Finn, Matt Sharp, and later Jason Cropper called Sixty Wrong Sausages.
    More Details Hide Details Meanwhile, Wilson was also in another band with future Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo called Fuzz, which dissolved within three months. "By the time I had met Matt Sharp, and we were trying to figure out something to do. We had a lot of passion and interested in certain kinds of music, but we didn't know how that was going to translate into what we were going to do. So we met Rivers - 'He's got an 8-track, let's get with him' - and we convinced him to move into this apartment with us. Rivers was just starting to write songs and he asked me to play drums on a song for him. That turned into a band called Fuzz, with this girl bass player. That was pretty cool, but it had to die." In the summer of 1991, Sharp moved north to Berkeley to pursue what Karl Koch called, "some sorta symphonic keyboard sequencing music." Other members of the band moved to separate apartments. During this time, Wilson performed in a number of different bands, such as The Dum Dums and United Dirt. Eventually Cuomo, Wilson, and Cropper would reunite in a band called Sixty Wrong Sausages with Patrick Finn. Matt Sharp would later replace Finn. During this time, Wilson and Cuomo embarked on the "50 song project" in which they would dedicate themselves to writing 50 new songs. Out of this project, future Weezer songs would be created such as "Undone—The Sweater Song," "My Name Is Jonas," "Lullaby For Wayne," and "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 18
    After graduating from high school in 1987, Wilson attended a local college briefly, dropping out after one semester.
    More Details Hide Details He commented, "College is such bunk. Too much politics and jockeying for favor. I just couldn't do it. College is great if you want to learn, but that's not what college is about, it's about making your professor happy and getting good grades and getting into IBM. Any place that says that they're only accepting college graduates is not a place I'm very interested in being." Growing tired of the local music scene, and at the urging of friend Patrick Finn, Wilson at the age of 21 moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, he joined the short-lived band Bush (not Gavin Rossdale's Bush) While in Bush, Wilson met future Weezer bass player Matt Sharp, with whom he developed a friendship.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 7
    He was introduced to music very early on in his life, making his first musical purchase of Barry Manilow's 1976 album This One's for You.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after his fifteenth birthday he went to his first concert, seeing Van Halen. As a result, he was inspired to start taking drum lessons. By his senior year at Clarence High School, Wilson and his friend Greg Czarnecki began teaching the instrument, eventually amassing over 30 students.
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Patrick Wilson was born in Buffalo, New York on February 1, 1969, and raised in nearby Clarence.
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