Owen Cunningham Wilson was born on November 18th 1968, in Dallas Texas. He is an academy award nominated American actor and writer. He is probably best known for his comic roles such as john beck with Wedding Crashers and as Hansel in Zoolander.
Wilson is the son of Laura Wilson who is a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson who is an advertising executive and operator of a television station.
His family is Irish and roman catholic. Wilson attended The Lamplighter School and Mark’s School of Texas. But Owen was expelled from that second school because he stole a textbook to finish his homework! Wilson moved to Los Angeles with brothers Luke and Andrew to start acting careers.
Wilson found some success as a film actor after his turn as Dignan in Bottle Rocket.’ Wilson played roles in big-budget movies The Cable Guy,’ directed by Ben Stiller. He also appeared in films called Anaconda, Armageddon and The Haunting. Wilson’s two dramatic roles in Permanent Midnight’ and a role as a serial killer in The Minus Man.’
Wilson starred in a lot of movies and he got his big break after starring with the 2000 comedy action movie called Shanghai Noon with Hong Kong star Jackie Chan. His popularity continued rise after working with Ben Stiller and will Ferrell in Zoolander.
Wilson was recommended to play opposite gene Hackman in another action film called Behind Enemy Lines in 2001. He played a role with Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Angelica Huston and a few more including his brother Luke in a third film, The Royal Tenenbaums. This film was a critical success.
In 2002, Wilson teamed up with Eddie Murphy in an action comedy called I Spy. But unfortunately, this remake was unsuccessful in the box office. Afterwards, he reunited with Jackie Chan to film shanghai Knights.
Recently, he is working on some more projects and they are Roundabout,’ which will release in December 2008. Wilson is also working on a film adaptation called Marley and Me, starring with Jennifer Aniston.
On August 2007, Wilson was taken to St John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. It was reported that he tried committing suicide at his home in Santa Monica. He slashed his wrists and took an overdose of pills. Once his condition stabilized, Wilson was transferred to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in los Angeles. His condition was serious and later was good and stable. He wanted to receive care and then heal in private. Wilson was supposed to act in Tropic Thunder which was produced by his friend, Ben Stiller but he withdrew it.
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