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Wes Anderson (I)


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 68 wins & 148 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009)
Moonrise Kingdom
(2012)
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001)
Rushmore
Rushmore Writer
(1998)

Filmography

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 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)
 1994 Bottle Rocket (Short) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Directed TV commercial for Sony (1999) See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on critics] It can be nice to read somebody just gushing. That certainly can make you feel, 'Oh, boy - I really got through to this person .' But often, even in a review where somebody's gushing, you're thinking, 'Oh, well, they think I did that on purpose,' and you know, maybe if they actually understood how that happened, they wouldn't like it as much. Plus, if you decide to really get into ... See more »

Trivia:

Six of his films, Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) are in the Criterion Collection. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses a take/double take technique where he will show a character/action, quickly pan to another character/action, then pan back, usually with handheld camera. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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