Wilson, Owen 1968–(Owen C. Wilson)

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WILSON, Owen 1968(Owen C. Wilson)


Full name, Owen Cunningham Wilson; born November 18, 1968, in Dallas, TX; son of Robert (an advertising executive and operator of a public television station) and Laura (a photographer) Wilson; brother of Andrew Wilson (an actor) and Luke Wilson (an actor). Education: Attended University of Texas at Austin and University of Southern California.

Addresses: Office American Empirical Pictures, 225 Lafayette St., Suite 209, New York, NY 10012. Agent United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist Ina Treciokas, I/D Public Relations, 155 Spring St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Career: Actor, producer, and writer. American Empirical Pictures, New York City, partner.

Awards, Honors: Special Award, debut of the year (with Wes Anderson and Luke Wilson), Lone Star Film and Television Awards, 1996, for Bottle Rocket; Lone Star Film and Television Award, best screenplay (with Anderson), 1999, for Rushmore; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in a horror film, 2000, for The Haunting; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in a comedy, 2001, for Meet the Parents; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a comedy or musical role, International Press Academy, 2001, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite action team (Internet poll only; with Jackie Chan), both 2001, for Shanghai Noon; Academy Award nomination, Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Writers Guild of America Award nomination, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, all best original screenplay (with Anderson), 2002, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a comedy or musical, 2002, all for The Royal Tenenbaums; MTV Movie Award nomination, best onscreen team (with Ben Stiller), 2002, for Zoolander; MTV Movie Award nomination, best onscreen team (with Chan), 2003, for Shanghai Knights.


Film Appearances:

Dignan, Bottle Rocket (short film), 1994.

(As Owen C. Wilson) Dignan, Bottle Rocket, Columbia, 1996.

Robin's date, The Cable Guy, Columbia/TriStar, 1996.

Gary Dixon, Anaconda, Columbia, 1997.

Nicky, Permanent Midnight, Artisan Entertainment/Live Film and Mediaworks, 1998.

Oscar Choi, Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998.

(Uncredited) Edward Applebee, Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

Vann Siegert, The Minus Man, Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Monte Rapid, Breakfast of Champions, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1999.

Luke Sanderson, The Haunting (also known as La maldicion ), DreamWorks, 1999.

Roy O'Bannon, Shanghai Noon, Buena Vista, 2000.

Kevin Rawley, Meet the Parents, Universal, 2000.

Hansel McDonald, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001.

Eli Cash, The Royal Tenenbaums, Buena Vista, 2001.

Lieutenant Chris Burnett, Behind Enemy Lines, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2001.

Alex Scott, I Spy, Columbia, 2002.

Roy O'Bannon, Shanghai Knights, Buena Vista, 2003.

Wilbur Wright, Around the World in 80 Days, Summit Entertainment, 2003.

Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, Starsky & Hutch, Dimension Films/Warner Bros., 2004.

Jack Ryan, The Big Bounce, Warner Bros., 2004.

Film Work:

Associate producer, As Good As It Gets (also known as Old Friends ), 1997.

Executive producer (with Wes Anderson), Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

Executive producer, The Royal Tenenbaums, Buena Vista, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voices of Heat Vision and Doug, Heat Vision and Jack, Fox, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 2000, 2001.

Voice of Rhett, "Luanne Virgin 2.0," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2001.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002, 2003.

Guest, TRL, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002.

Himself, Reel Comedy: I Spy, Comedy Central, 2002.

Presenter, Brit Awards 2003, 2003.



The Making of "The Haunting, " 1999.

Yeah Right!, Girl Skateboard Co., 2003.



Bottle Rocket (short film), 1994.

(As Owen C. Wilson; with Wes Anderson) Bottle Rocket, Columbia, 1996.

(With Anderson) Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

(With Anderson) The Royal Tenenbaums, Buena Vista, 2001.

(With Anderson) Behind Enemy Lines, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2001.



Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2002.


Details, March, 1999.

Empire, September, 2000.

Entertainment Weekly, June 16, 2000, pp. 3637.

Interview, May, 2000, p. 112.

Los Angeles, July, 1998; December, 2001, p. 90.

Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2001.

Newsweek, December 7, 1998, p. 72.

New York Post, November 25, 2001.

New York Times, January 31, 1999.

Parade, February, 2003, p. 8.

Premiere, December, 2002, pp. 5460, 128.

Texas Monthly, June, 2003.

Time, December 3, 2001, p. 68.

USA Today, May 26, 2000.

Us Weekly, June 19, 2000.

Wilson, Owen

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Wilson, Owen

American pediatrician

A native of Tennessee, Owen Wilson was a pioneer in pediatric medicine. Born on July 20, 1870, he entered Vanderbilt University in 1884, at the age of fourteen, and graduated with an engineering degree in 1889. He immediately enrolled in Vanderbilt University's Medical School, and graduated two years later. Wilson pursued additional training at New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital.

After practicing with a prominent Nashville surgeon for several years, Wilson decided to specialize in children's diseases. He established a large pediatric practice in Nashville and served as Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical School from 1909 through 1942.

In 1926, Wilson published a book entitled The Care and Feeding of Southern Babies: A Guide for Mothers, Nurses, and Baby Welfare Workers in the South. Wilson believed that babies in the southern United States, because of climate and family food habits, required different feeding guidelines than those generally given in the early twentieth century. In his book, Wilson offered instruction on the care and feeding of children from birth until age three, and he included tables of height, weight, and child development , as well as some recipes. Only three hundred copies of this book were published. Wilson suffered from a fatal heart attack on May 10, 1960.

see also Beikost; Breastfeeding; Infant Nutrition.

Karen Bryla

Internet Resources

Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "Infant Feeding." Available from <http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/biolib/hc/nh4.html>

Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "Owen Wilson." Available from <http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/biolib/hc/Month/october.html>