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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 75 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

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Directed TV commercial for IKEA (2002) See more »

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9 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on plot] Plot has never been considered my strongest [asset]. The first one we did, Bottle Rocket (1996), we sort of had to shoot the beginning after we edited it together and realized we didn't have one. With this one, one of the things that comes from Stefan Zweig is the idea of most of his stories have that form of 'somebody meets someone who will eventually tell them him or her story,' and ... See more »

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While shooting The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) the once pasty and bookish Anderson got a tan, grew his hair long, and got into better shape. His frequent star, Anjelica Huston, noted that Wes had suddenly become handsome. See more »

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Likes to shoot with extremely wide-angle anamorphic lenses that exhibit considerable barrel distortion. See more »

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