Wes Anderson

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Date of Birth May 1, 1969
Place of Birth Houston, Texas
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Wes Anderson

Wesley Wales Anderson is an American filmmaker. His films are known for their eccentricity and distinctive visual and narrative styles, and he is regarded by some critics as a modern-day example of the auteur. Three of his films—The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel—appeared in BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest films since 2000. Anderson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for the stop-motion films Fantastic Mr. Fox and Isle of Dogs. With The Grand Budapest Hotel, he received his first Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. He currently runs the production company American Empirical Pictures, which he founded in 1998.

Born: Wesley Wales Anderson, May 1, 1969, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Residence: Paris, France
Alma mater: University of Texas at Austin
Occupation: Film director, film producer, screenwriter
Years active: 1992–present
Partner(s): Juman Malouf (2010–present)
Children: 1
Relatives: Eric Chase Anderson (brother)
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About Wes Anderson

Stylistic director known for his witty dialogue and exquisitely decorated sets. He first received attention for his 1998 film Rushmore and his 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, then went on to gain a wider audience for such films as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Before Fame

He befriended actor Owen Wilson while studying at the University of Texas. Wilson went on to star in Anderson's 1996 directorial debut, Bottle Rocket, and many other films of Anderson's.

Achievement

His 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel received nine Academy Award nominations and won the awards for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Family Life

He began a relationship with Lebanese writer and costume designer Juman Malouf; in 2016, they welcomed a daughter. His brother Eric is an illustrator.

Associations

He cast Jason Schwartzman as the lead in Rushmore when he was an unknown actor. Schwartzman then went on to earn parts in numerous films and star in an HBO series, while also playing roles in Anderson's films The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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  • Golden Globe Award-winning producers
  • Film directors from Texas
  • Writers from Austin, Texas
  • Annie Award winners
  • Writers Guild of America Award winners
  • American expatriates in France
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