His career first launched with “Bottle Rocket” in 1996, with Luke and Owen Wilson helping him turn his eponymous short into a feature. While it was praised by critics, it crashed at the box office. He followed it up with “Rushmore,” which began his long-running collaboration with Bill Murray.
In 2001, “The Royal Tenenbaums” earned Anderson his first Oscar nomination for the screenplay he wrote with Owen Wilson. It also represented one of his biggest commercial successes, grossing $71 million worldwide. His next film, however, “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” was less of a boon. It grossed only $34 million on a $50 million budget, and received mixed reviews from critics.
The release of his next feature, 2007’s “The Darjeeling Limited,” went a little better. While it grossed only $35 million worldwide,