THE BIG YEAR
OWEN WILSON (Kenny Bostick) is one of Hollywood's most sought after comedic
talents, winning great acclaim for his memorable turns in mainstream films and
Earlier this year, Wilson starred opposite Rachel McAdams in Woody Allen's
critically hailed Midnight in Paris, which became Allen's highest grossing film;
and voiced the role of Lightning McQueen in Pixar's Cars 2. Earlier this year,
Wilson starred in the feature Hall Pass, with Jason Sudeikis. In 2010, Wilson
starred in James L. Brooks' romantic comedy How Do You Know, with Reese
Witherspoon and Paul Rudd; starred in Little Fockers, with Ben Stiller and
Robert De Niro; and voiced the title character in Marmaduke.
Wilson was seen opposite Jennifer Aniston in the blockbuster film Marley & Me.
Based on the popular memoir by John Grogan, the film follows a family who learns
important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Directed by David Frankel and adapted by Scott Frank and Don Roos, Marley & Me
opened in theaters Christmas 2008. The film has earned $242,717,113 to date.
Wilson's string of box office successes include Night at the Museum and Night at
the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the smash hit comedy Wedding Crashers
opposite Vince Vaughn; the romantic comedy You, Me and Dupree, and Disney's
animated blockbuster Cars, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the
category of Best Animated Film.
Wilson starred in Wes Anderson's critically-acclaimed film, The Darjeeling
Limited, opposite Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. This marked Wilson's fifth
collaboration with Anderson, following The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,
starring Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston, and The Royal Tenenbaums, for which
Wilson and Anderson were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original
Screenplay. Wilson co-wrote and co-executive produced Anderson's second feature,
Rushmore. The duo gained critical and commercial recognition for Anderson's
first film Bottle Rocket, which Wilson starred in and co-wrote.
Other acting credits include Drillbit Taylor, The Cable Guy, Armageddon, The
Minus Man, Shanghai Noon, Zoolander, Behind Enemy Lines, I Spy, Shanghai
Knights, and Starsky & Hutch. He served as associate producer on the OscarÂ®
winning film As Good As It Gets.
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