Wilson, Owen Cunningham
1968 - Born on the 18th of November in Dallas, Texas. He is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer.
1991 - He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his future mentor and friend, Wes Anderson.
1996 - Co-wrote a screenplay, "Bottle Rocket", and sent it to their family friend, screenwriter Kit Carson, who sent it to producer Polly Platt, who gave it to James L. Brooks, who gave the Texans $5 million dollars to make it into a feature film.
2000 - Wilson got his big break with the comedy action hit "Shanghai Noon", starring opposite Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.
- The film grossed nearly US $100 million worldwide.
2001 - His fame continued to rise after starring alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell in the film "Zoolander".
- Gene Hackman took notice of Wilson's performance in "Shanghai Noo" and recommended Wilson to play opposite himself in the action film "Behind Enemy Lines", Wilson's last dramatic starring role to date.
- Wilson and Anderson collaborated on their third film, "The Royal Tenenbaums", which was a financial and critical success.
2002 - Wilson returned to the buddy comedy genre with the action comedy "I Spy", co-starring Eddie Murphy.
2003 - He then reunited with Chan to make "Shanghai Knights".
2004 - The movie remake of the television series "Starsky & Hutch".
2005 - Wilson partnered with Vince Vaughn in the "Wedding Crashers" which grossed over $200 million in the US alone.
- Owen collaborated with his brothers by appearing in "The Wendell Baker Story", written by brother Luke, directed by Luke and brother Andrew.
2006 - Wilson provided the voice of 'Lightning McQueen' in the Disney/Pixar film "Cars".
- Starred in "You, Me, and Dupree" with Kate Hudson.
- Appeared with Ben Stiller in "Night at the Museum".
2007 - Was taken to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California after a reported suicide attempt on August 26th.
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