Wes Anderson

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Noted for droll comedies that ruminated on loss, parental abandonment and sibling rivalry, director Wes Anderson emerged onto the filmmaking scene with the ultra-low budget "Bottle Rocket" (1996), which earned him ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1969 in Harris County, Texas, USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

(Story By)

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hotel Chevalier 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bottle Rocket 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bottle Rocket 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (10)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hotel Chevalier 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Squid and the Whale 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (10)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Hotel Chevalier 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Bottle Rocket 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Bottle Rocket 1991 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (5)

Hitchcock/Truffaut 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Weasel (Actor)

Reel Comedy: The Darjeeling Limited 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Noted for droll comedies that ruminated on loss, parental abandonment and sibling rivalry, director Wes Anderson emerged onto the filmmaking scene with the ultra-low budget "Bottle Rocket" (1996), which earned him considerable attention inside the industry and drew immediate comparisons to auteurs like Woody Allen and Jean Renoir. With "Rushmore" (1998), Anderson established himself as a critical darling, employing a deft mix of wry humor and subtle poignancy set to eclectic soundtracks. He continued to cement his growing reputation with "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001), a deadpan serio-comic tale about a dysfunctional family of wasted genius peppered with several surprisingly dark moments. A bittersweet ode of Jacques Cousteau, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004) was yet another pairing with frequent collaborator Bill Murray, although by now many critics and fans alike openly questioned whether Anderson had hit a creative slump. While viewed as an artistic improvement, the familiarly themed "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007) only heightened such speculation. A venture into stop-motion animation with an adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009) appeared to reinvigorate the filmmaker, who returned to rave reviews for his tale of adolescent romance and adventure, "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012). Viewed as overly precious by some and unequivocally brilliant by others, there was no denying that Anderson was one of the more unique cinematic voices of his generation.

Relationships

Jumaan

Companion
Born in Lebanon Met Anderson in New York

Eric Chase Anderson Actor

Brother
Born in 1972 Provided art work used in "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001)

Melver Anderson

Father
Divorced from Anderson's mother

Mel Anderson

Brother
Older

Texas Burroughs

Mother
Divorced from Anderson's father Was the inspiration for Etheline Tenenbaum in "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001)

Tara Subkoff Actor

Companion
Previously dated No longer together

Jennifer Wachtell Art Department Coordinator

Companion
Worked together in "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) No longer together

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas 1991
Met and roomed with future collaborator Owen Wilson

St. John's School

Houston , Texas
Featured as a location for his second film, "Rushmore"

Milestones

2012

Wrote, directed, and produced romantic adventure "Moonrise Kingdom"; starred Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand

2009

Directed the stop motion animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; starred George Clooney in the title role and co-starred Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray; film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature

2007

Re-teamed with Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman for "The Darjeeling Limited"; co-wrote with Roman Coppola and Schwartzman

2005

Co-produced the independent film "The Squid and the Whale," directed by friend and collaborator Noah Baumbach; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Feature

2004

Helmed the comedy "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," starring Murray and Owen Wilson; co-wrote with writer/director Noah Baumbach

2001

Co-wrote (with Owen Wilson) and directed third feature "The Royal Tenenbaums"; re-teamed with Luke Wilson, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay

1999

Relocated to NYC

1998

Directed and co-wrote (with Owen Wilson) second feature "Rushmore"; co-starred Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman in his debut film

1996

Directed feature film debut "Bottle Rocket," co-starring brothers Owen and Luke Wilson

1994

Moved to Los Angeles

1992

Directed the 13-minute short "Bottle Rocket"; also co-wrote with Wilson; film shown at Sundance Film Festival

1990

Began writing script for "Bottle Rocket" with college roommate Owen Wilson

Met future collaborator Owen Wilson while attending the University of Texas

Began making Super 8mm films with his brothers

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