51 years old (Born on November 18, 1968)
American actor; He is famous from The Wilson Brothers.Is of Irish descent. Neighbor of Anthony Begonia and brother of Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson. Cut his chin and had to get stitches during the making of The Haunting (1999) in the scene where his character Luke is attacking the portrait of Hugh Crane with a candlestick. Usually declines to discuss the source of his distinctive-looking nose, which was clearly broken at one time. The broken nose was apparently the result of a football injury attained while on the football team in high school (all three Wilson brothers had played high school football, the elder Andrew with the greatest success). Met his ex- girlfriend Kate Hudson on the set of You, Me and Dupree (2006).
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Fun Facts About Owen Wilson
Is a member of, what the media refers to as, "The Frat Pack," along with Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Wilson's "Frat Pack" films include Zoolander (2001),Wedding Crashers (2005), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Cable Guy (1996), and Starsky & Hutch (2004).
Born to Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive and operator of a public TV station in Dallas, and his wife Laura Cunningham, a photographer.
Was taken to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, CA after a reported suicide attempt (26 August 2007).
Attended his senior year in high school at the New Mexico Military Institute, instead of a normal academic school.
He and his brother Luke Wilson were originally meant to play the Malloy brothers in Ocean`s Eleven (2001), but dropped out to make The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).
Despite being grateful of his success as an actor, he still considers himself a writer at heart and wishes he devoted more time to that rather than acting. Due to a busy schedule as an actor, he sadly had to miss contributing to the script for Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), despite that he co-wrote Anderson's 3 previous films.
Fan of Chelsea FC (England soccer club).
When appearing on Australian talk show, "Rove Live" (2000), he became the 1001st guest on the show. He was appearing with Isla Fisher. Fisher walked out first and therefore became the 1000th. Wilson received a meat tray.
Has been in 9 movies with Ben Stiller, up to this date. They are The Cable Guy (1996), Permanent Midnight (1998), Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV), Meet the Parents (2000), Zoolander (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004), and Night at the Museum (2006).
Has an Australian cattle dog named Garcia.
He is known for his improvisational abilities, which he mostly contributes to films other than the more personal ones he does with Wes Anderson. Many of the funniest lines in his movies are his improvisations.
Was the best man at his brother, Andrew Wilson,`s wedding.
First "Frat Pack" member to receive an Academy Award nomination.
Majored in English.
Never wanted to be an actor, but writing is his passion.
Was romantically linked to Demi Moore and Sheryl Crow.
Did not graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. He is 2 courses (he has said Math and Spanish in an interview) shy of a degree.
Father was a PBS exec.