Reel Movie Stars: Owen Wilson

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We're choosing the hilarious Owen Wilson for our fourth installment of Reel Movie Stars. If you can't tell from our choices of Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn, we're doing the Frat Pack, one member at a time.

Wilson made his film debut alongside his brother Luke, in Wes Anderson's first movie, Bottle Rockets. However, Owen's career took off thanks to his role opposite Jackie Chan in Shanghai Noon in 2000.

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  • His trademarked bump in his nose is from being broken twice: once in a fight and once in a football game
  • Only member of the Frat Pack to be nominated for an Academy Award (his was for co-writing The Royal Tennenbaums)
  • Has been in nine movies with Ben Stiller: The Cable Guy, Premanent Midnight, Heat Vision and Jack, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Starsky & Hutch, Meet the Fockers, and Night at the Museum
  • Has been romantically linked to Demi Moore, Sheryl Crow, and Kate Hudson
  • Majored in English at the University of Texas and is only 2 classes short of graduating
  • Co-wrote Wes Anderson's first three movies, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tennenbaum
  • Has been in every Wes Anderson movie if you count appearing in photographs in Rushmore

Now that you're an expert in Owen Wilson trivia, be sure and memorize his bio and filmography, the best Owen Wilson quotes, and check out these pictures of the Butterscotch Stallion:

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Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas to the same lovely parents that produced fellow film stars and brothers, Andrew and Luke Wilson.  Owen moved with his two brothers in 1991 to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Wilson started his career in the same movie as his brother Luke, Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket in 1996.  Wilson next found himself in the big budget The Cable Guy directed by his future frat pack member, Ben Stiller.

Although, Wilson collaborated with Wes Anderson on his second film, Rushmore, as a co-writer, and would appear in Ben Stiller's next big movie, Meet the Parents, it as Wilson's role in Shanghai Noon opposite Jackie Chan that made him a star.

Wilson career would then quickly skyrocket.  Wilson appeared in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tennenbaums, The Life Aquatic, and The Darjeeling Limited.  Wilson even was nominated or an Academy Award for his script he co-wrote with Anderson for The Royal Tennenbaums. Wilson would also appear in several Frat Pack comedies including Zoolander, Starsky & Hutch, and  Wedding Crashers.

In his personal life, Owen Wilson has been linked romantically to Demi Moore, Sheryl Crow, and Kate Hudson.  Wilson is also unfortunately known for his attempted suicide in August of 2007.  Luckily, Wilson survived and is back in movies in 2008 starting with Drillbit Taylor.

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