Wes Anderson (I)


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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 7 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 167 nominations. See more awards »

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(2009)
(2001)
Isle of Dogs Director
(2018)
Rushmore Director
(1998)

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Other Works:

Commercial for Stella Artois: Apartomatic, co-directed with Roman Coppola. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on casting Ralph Fiennes] I knew Ralph a little over the years, and a few summers ago I was at somebody's house and Ralph was there and he was planning to direct his first movie, Coriolanus (2011) a Shakespeare film. He had commissioned the script and he had made a kind of trailer to try and raise the money, and I asked him 'How would this scene be done in the movie? Like what you have here in ... 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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Movies often focus around a broken or unorthodox family circle See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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