Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November
18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. Born in Dallas,
Texas, he is the middle child, and has two brothers who are also
actors, Andrew and Luke Wilson. He received his distinctive
twice-broken nose during childhood.
Wilson is known for his long association
with the film maker Wes Anderson, having shared co-writing and
acting credits in the films Bottle Rocket (1996) which was his
acting début, Rushmore (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001),
which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original
Screenplay, as well as acting in Anderson's The Life Aquatic
with Steve Zissou (2004) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007).
Wilson is also known for his collaborations with Ben Stiller,
appearing in eight films together including Meet the Parents
(2000) and the cult classic Zoolander (2001). More recently he
has starred in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011).