Owen Wilson is a big figure in the entertainment industry. Professionally he is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and comedian. I personally know him from his small role in the hit movie Night at the Museum. However, people usually recognize him from his lead roles in Midnight in Paris, Zoolander, Drill bit Taylor or the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers. 52-year-old Wilson has been active in the entertainment industry since 1996. Learn some interesting facts about him in this article.
#1 All of his siblings are actors
Owen was born on the 18th of November, 1968, with the name Owen Cunningham Wilson, in Dallas, Texas, United States. He is the son of father Robert Andrew Wilson and mother Laura Cunningham Wilson. His father is a professional advertising executive and operator of a public television station whereas his mother is a professional photographer. Owen has two brothers, one older named Andrew Wilson and younger brother Luke Wilson. Andrew Wilson has been working in the entertainment industry since 1993 whereas Luke has appeared in movies like Blue Streak, Legally Blonde and Bongwater. Owen and his brothers belong to the Irish descent.
#2 Owen Wilson is an educated actor
Owen completed his primary education at the New Mexico Military Institute located in Roswell, New Mexico. For further studies, he chose University of Texas at Austin and achieved the Bachelors of Arts degree in English.
#3 Wilson dated popular singer Sheryl Crow
Owen has had relationships with quite some lovely ladies. He dated Sonja Morgan and Xhoana Xheneti. In 1999, he dated singer Sheryl Crow. However, the couple split in 2001. A year later, he dated Gina Gershon for a total of two years. From 2006 to 2009, he dated actress Kate Hudson. He then briefly dated Le Call and Jade Duell. He has a son together with then girlfriend Jade Duell. Wilson was then in a relationship with Caroline Lindqvist from 2013 to 2014. Furthermore, he then briefly dated Scarlett Benchley and Varunie Vongsvirates. Wilson has a daughter with Varunie but apparently hasn’t met her.
#4 He has a high net worth
Wilson has been active in the showbiz for about 24 years now and that definitely shows in his net worth. Earning mostly from his acting career, his net worth is a solid $70 million.
#5 Movie Roles
Owen Wilson started his movie career with the 1996 film Bottle Rocket, where he also played the role of Dignan. Fun Fact: he is also a writer of this movie. In the same year, he played the minor role of Robin’s Date in the movie The Cable Guy. In 1997, he played the role of Gary Dixon in the movie Anaconda and then became the Associate Producer of As Good as It Gets. Wilson then played minor roles in movies Armageddon and Permanent Midnight. Wilson then played the roles of Luke Sanderson, Monte Rapid and Vann Siegert in the movies The Haunting, Breakfast of Champions and the Minus Man respectively.
In 1999, he appeared in movies Shangai Noon and Meet the Parents as Roy O’Bannon and Kevin Rawley respectively. Wilson then played the roles of Hansel McDonald, Eli Cash, and Lt. Chris Burnett in movies Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums and Behind Enemy Lines respectively in 2001. In 2002, he played the roles of Alex Scott and himself in I Spy and The Sweatbox respectively. Wilson then played major roles in movies The Big Bounce, Starsky & Hutch, Around the World in 80 days, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Meet the Fockers respectively in 2004.
In 2005, Owen appeared in movies The Wendell Baker Story and Wedding Crashers respectively. Furthermore, he played the roles of Lightning McQueen and Randolph Dupree in movies Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight, You, Me and Dupree and Night at the Museum respectively. However, his role in the movie Night at the Museum was not credited. Wilson appeared in the movie The Darjeeling Limited as Francis Whitman in 2007.
In 2008, he appeared in movies Drillbit Taylor, Marley & Me, and Over Her Dead Body respectively. A year later he appeared in the movie Night at the Museum 2 as Jedediah and Fantastic Mr. Fox as Coach Skip. Furthermore, Wilson played the role of Marmaduke, Matty Reynolds and Kevin Rawley in movies Marmaduke, How Do You Know and Little Fockers respectively in 2010. He is credited for his roles in movies The Internship, Free Birds and Are You Here in 2013.
Furthermore, he appeared in movies The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Hero of Color City, Inherent Vice and Night at the Museum 3. In 2015, he played the roles of Arnold Albertson and jack Dwyer in She’s Funny That Way and No Escape respectively. Owen appeared in Zoolander 2 and Masterminds as Hansel McDonald and Steve Chambers in 2016. He then appeared in movies Lost in London, Cars 3, Wonder, Father Figures in 2017. His movies The French Dispatch, Marry Me and Bliss are currently in post-production.
#6 Television Roles
Compared to his movie roles, Owen has appeared on television less frequently. In 1999, he played the role of heat Vision in the series Heat Vision and Jack. Two years later, he played the voice role of Rhett Van Der Graaf in one episode of King of the Hill. In 2010, he appeared in one episode of Community. Three years later, he played the role of John Harvey Kellogg in one episode of Drunk History. He also appeared in one episode of Saturday Night Live in 2016.
#7 Achievements and Awards
Wilson’s first award is the 1996 Lone Star Film & Television Award for Debut of the Year category. In 1999, he won the the same award for the Best Screenplay category. He then shared the MTV Movie+ TV Award for the Best Kiss category with Carmen Electra and Amy Smart in 2004. Owen then won the Oldenburg Film Festival Award in 2005. He won on MTV Movie+ TV Award and People’s Choice Award in 2006. Owen won the CinemaCon Award for the Comedy Duo of the Year category in 2013. Furthermore, in 2014, he won the Detroit Film Critics Society Awards, Florida Film Critics Circle Award and Southeastern Film Critics Association Award. Wilson then won on Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award, one Georgia Film Critics Association Award and one Independent Spirit Award in 2015.