Wilson, Owen: Actor profile

Owen Wilson stars in "How Do You Know," the new romantic comedy written/directed by James L. Brooks. The film, which also stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson, is being released by Columbia on December 17.

Wilson will next appear in Little Fockers opposite Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, which opens on December 22nd.  He recently completed filming the Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass opposite Jason Sudekis and David Frankel’s The Big Year opposite Steve Martin, Jack Black and Anjelica Huston, as well as Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen. He will also lend his voice to Disney’s Cars 2 which is scheduled for a Summer 2011 release.


Most recently, Wilson starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in Marley & Me, based on the popular memoir by John Grogan. Directed by David Frankel and adapted by Scott Frank, the film earned over $200 million dollars at the box office.


Wilson's string of box office successes includes Night at the Museum and the sequel Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian opposite Robin Williams and Ben Stiller; the smash hit comedy Wedding Crashers opposite Vince Vaughn; and the romantic comedy You, Me and DuPree.


Wilson recently starred opposite Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed film The Darjeeling Limited.  This marked the fifth collaboration with director Wes Anderson. Other collaborating works include The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, starring Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston and The Royal Tenenbaums, for which Wilson and Anderson were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Wilson co-wrote and co-executive produced Anderson's second feature, Rushmore. The duo gained critical and commercial recognition Anderson's first film, Bottle Rocket, which Wilson starred in and co-wrote.  


Additional acting credits include Starsky and Hutch, Zoolander, Drillbit Taylor, Wendell Baker Story, Shanghai Noon, Behind Enemy Lines, I Spy, Shanghai Knights, Armageddon, The Minus Man, and The Cable Guy. He also served as associate producer on the Oscar winning film As Good As it Gets.


Wilson recently lent his voice Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Marmaduke, and Disney's animated blockbuster Cars, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Film.