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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 75 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 why he wanted to adapt Stefan Zweig's material] You know the first one I read was called "Beware of Pity" and I feel like I read the first page at the bookstore and was hooked. 20 pages into it I thought, 'I would like to adapt this book' and I really never [do that] with books I love, I don't think about making it into a movie. This one I did, and then I read lots more of his work and then ... 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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