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Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 78 wins & 100 nominations. See more awards »

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Directed TV commercials for AT&T (2007). See more »

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9 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on why he wanted to adapt Stefan Zweig's material] You know the first one I read was called "Beware of Pity" and I feel like I read the first page at the bookstore and was hooked. 20 pages into it I thought, 'I would like to adapt this book' and I really never [do that] with books I love, I don't think about making it into a movie. This one I did, and then I read lots more of his work and then ... See more »

Trivia:

Some of the character names in his movies, most notably in Rushmore (1998), were actually the names of his St. John's classmates. See more »

Trademark:

Makes obsessive and comedic use of rostrum camera insert shots, foregrounding the minutiae of books and other documents. See more »

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