Wes Anderson

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  • Birth Name: Wesley Wales Anderson
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Began writing and staging plays as a child, and directed 8mm movies by the time he reached high school.
  • Roomed with frequent collaborator Owen Wilson when they were both attending University of Texas.
  • Broke into film with the 1994 short Bottle Rocket, which starred Owen Wilson (who also co-wrote the short), and Wilson's brother Luke, and became a full-length film in 1996.
  • Got his big break with the 1998 film Rushmore, which Anderson filmed at his high school.
  • Directed and starred in a 2006 My Life, My Card American Express commercial.

Awards

  • 2001, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Animated Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Animated Film: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2014, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 2015, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Berlin Film Festival — Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear: Winner
  • 2013, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1999, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2010, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Pictures: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2018, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Director: Winner
  • 2002, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2014, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2013, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee

Relationships

  • Eric Chase Anderson — Brother
  • Mel Anderson — Brother
  • Juman Malouf — Significant Other
  • Melver Anderson — Father
  • Texas Ann Anderson — Mother

College

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States (1990)

Details

  • Birth Name: Wesley Wales Anderson
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter

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