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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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Director's Trademarks: A Guide to Wes Anderson's Films

From tracking shots to distinct color palettes in movies such as Moonrise Kingdom and Isle of Dogs, take a closer look at the trademarks of Wes Anderson's directorial style.

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 160 nominations. See more awards »

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(2009)
(2001)
(2012)
Isle of Dogs Writer
(2018)

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 2020 The French Dispatch (screenplay) (post-production)
 2018 Isle of Dogs (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel (screenplay) / (story)
 2013 Castello Cavalcanti (Short)
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short (Short) (uncredited)
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom (written by)
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox (screenplay)
 2007 Hotel Chevalier (Short) (written by)
 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (written by)
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (written by)
 1998 Rushmore (written by)
 1996 Bottle Rocket (written by)
 1993 Bottle Rocket (Short) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Directed a Japanese commercial for Softbank starring Brad Pitt, in France. See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Horror is an area where if a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, the techniques to affect your emotions ... with the kind of movies I do, you're supposed to say 'is this part supposed to be funny, or is this part supposed to be sad?' Well, you say, 'I don't know. I'm not sure.' This is the way we wanted it. When you make a horror or a thriller, you say, 'You're supposed to be scared ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Taurus

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