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Owen Wilson          

American Actor and Comedian, Known for "Wedding Crashers" and "The Internship"

A comic actor whose talents spread to writing and producing, Owen Wilson teamed up with college roommate Wes Anderson to help put Austin on the filmmaking map with their debut film, "Bottle Rocket" (1996). Because of the offbeat comedy's success, Wilson landed minor roles in big budgeted movies very quickly such as The Cable Guy which was directed by Ben Stiller. After minor appearances in action films like Anaconda, Armageddon and The Haunting, Owen got his big break with the 2000 comedy action hit Shanghai Noon starring opposite Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan. After the success of Rush Hour, producers thought the buddy formula could work again with Jackie Chan being paired with a white man this time. And they were right. The film was a success, grossing nearly $100 million dollars worldwide.

Owen returned to the buddy comedy genre in 2002 with the action comedy I Spy, co-starring this time with Eddie Murphy. The big screen remake of the television series flopped at the box office. He then reunited with Chan to make Shanghai Knights (2003), teamed up with Ben Stiller in the movie remake of the television series Starsky & Hutch (2004), and partnered with Vince Vaughn in the 2005 Wedding Crashers which grossed over $200 million dollars in the US alone.

In 2001, Wilson and Anderson wrote their third film, The Royal Tenenbaums, which was a financial and critical success. The comedy featured an all-star cast, including Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, and Danny Glover. Wilson had a memorable supporting role in the film as a Professor-turned-bestseller "Eli Cash." It earned the writing team an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Wilson's roles have varied between small, quirky comedy collaborations with Anderson and bigger budget box office fare. Wilson, along with Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, and Steve Carell are considered members of the Frat Pack, a comedic Rat Pack-style clique of comic actors who frequently teamed up and/or cameoed in each other's films. He is the first "Frat Pack" member to receive an Academy Award nomination.

After playing Jedediah in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009) and reprising his ex-fianc role for "Little Fockers" (2010), he returned to animation to voice the title character in "Marmaduke" (2010) and reprised Lightning McQueen in "Cars 2" (2011). That same year, Wilson delivered one of his best performances in "Midnight in Paris" (2011), Woody Allen's highly-praised romantic comedy that proved to be the biggest hit of the director's career, in a role that earned Wilson a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy

He has been in ten movies with Ben Stiller, up to this date. They are The Cable Guy (1996), Permanent Midnight (1998), Meet the Parents (2000), Zoolander (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004), Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), and Little Fockers (2010).

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Watch Zoolander’s Ben Stiller And Owen Wilson Appear on SNL

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their Zoolander roles on Saturday Night Live to discuss fashion crimes apparently committed by this year’s crop of presidential candidates.

The actors portrayed their dopey male model characters, Derek Zoolander and Hansel, in an appearance on Weekend Update with host Colin Jost in which they talked about the state of fashion in politics. “We’re here to talk about the one thing everyone wants to hear male models talk about: politics,” Wilson says as Hansel.

The two confuse actor Tom Cruise for Republican candidate Ted Cruz and mispronounce the Iowa caucus as “couscous” before digging into the styles of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. “Donny’s just like us. He has the classic male model looks,” Stiller says, naming the three looks as “Orange Mocha Crapaccino,” “Hot Mess” and “Second Place.”

They also say Sanders is the “champion of the 99 percent — apparently the 99 percent off at J.C. Penney’s” and said Clinton is from the ‘90s, “which is really hot right now.”

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