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Born: November 18, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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"The way some people are good at figuring out equations in algebra, I like to think I'm good at figuring out why characters behave the way they do. I like the ones who are slightly cracked." --Owen Wilson to Los Angeles, July 1998.

Wilson on the the world view shared by himself and creative partner Wes Anderson: "There's a lack of cruelty or meanness to the stuff we like. We're interested in characters who have enthusiasm." --quoted in The New York Times, January 31, 1999.

Owen Wilson on the creative genesis of "Rushmore": "I was driving from Dallas to L.A. with the director, Wes Anderson, to work on the script for 'Bottle Rocket', and we thought that if we were meeting with agents we should have some other projects to talk about. So along the way we came up with this funny character Max Fischer, a megalomaniacal kid who doesn't have muchy irony or self-awareness--kind of like a Donald Trump book on tape." --to Details, March 1999.

Luke Wilson on his brother's work in both small independent and big studio films, quoted in Time Out New York (July 22-29, 1999): "I get the feeling people sometimes kind of think he's selling out, but [movies like 'Armageddon' and 'The Haunting'] are the kinds of movies we'd go to, the kinds of movies that as kids we loved. I like how he juggles both--it's the way that he is."

Wilson on working with Jackie Chan in "Shanghai Noon": "I decided if Jackie was doing all his own stunts, I wanted to be known as the actor who never did any." --quoted in USA Today, May 26, 2000.

Wilson on his creative input while acting: "For it to sound real to me, I have to change a little bit of stuff. Maybe that's my limitation--that I have a hard time sticking to the script." --quoted in US Weekly, June 19, 2000.

"I think there is a middle-child syndrome. I don't know quite what it is, but I think I suffer from it." --Owen Wilson quoted in US Weekly, June 19, 2000.

On "Shanghai Noon": "To be honest, I don't even know why they cast me. Maybe they were getting desperate. After a couple of days of filming, I think everyone realised that I was kind of awkward and probably better at delivering dialogue than action." --Wilson quoted in Empire, September 2000.

"I think of somebody like Gene Hackman, who's been in lots of stuff, who doesn't really change his appearance or voice too much, so it's kind of inspiring. Maybe I could do stuff like that, make it believable for myself while still dealing with my limitations." --Owen Wilson to New York Post, November 25, 2001.

Wilson on the differences between acting and writing: "You show up on the set, you make new friends, you get to be friends with the crew. Writing is more like having a term paper. You hole up and try to pull something out of nothing." --to Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2001.

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