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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 70 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercial for The Darjeeling Limited (2007). See more »

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9 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It's not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. See more »

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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 »

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

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