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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 77 wins & 190 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2022 Asteroid City (screenplay) (post-production)
 2021 The French Dispatch (screenplay by) / (story by)
 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 American Express. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Parents:

Anderson (Burroughs), Texas Ann | Anderson, Melver Leonard

Relatives:

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

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It's not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. See more »

Trivia:

Has an Italian song about him called "Wes Anderson" by I Cani. The music video is a tribute to the director and his movies. See more »

Trademark:

Often includes songs by The Rolling Stones on the soundtracks of his films See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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