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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 80 wins & 195 nominations. See more awards »

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(2009)
(2001)
(2020)
Isle of Dogs Director
(2018)

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Other Works:

Directed TV commercials for Dasani bottled water. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Parents:

Texas Ann Anderson (Burroughs) | Melver Leonard Anderson

Relatives:

Eric Chase Anderson (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Kids are always open to anything. It's very rare that a kid isn't extremely eager to make you happy. See more »

Trivia:

All of his films since The Royal Tenenbaums have featured a type of shot composition called "planimetric staging" which involves placing the camera at a 90 degree angle with the subject of the shot. This type of shot is one of the main reasons Anderson's films are said to have a unique visual style. Other directors who have used this technique include Buster Keaton, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley ... See more »

Trademark:

Has ended all his movies with a slow-motion shot, with the exception of The Darjeeling Limited (2007). See more »

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