10 Things You Didn’t Know About Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson is one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, who might be best known for his comedic roles, but really has done it all in the industry. He also happens to be one of those stars that everybody knows of, but no one seems to really know. His name and face are rarely plastered in headlines, and he isn’t known for giving extensive and revealing interviews, which makes him quite the mystery. Since he is so loved by fans, and so interesting, take a look at 10 things you didn’t know about Owen Wilson.
10. First Passion
Although he has most definitely found success with acting, Wilson has always admitted that it isn’t his first passion. He has often expressed that he considers himself a writer above all, and pursued an English degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Wilson wrote and starred in Bottle Rocket which was his first ever and breakout role, and went on to co-write the scripte for the Wes Anderson films Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.
9. Getting Started
Although Wilson, had a gift for writing, he wasn’t necessarily the typical “good” kid or excellent student. When he was in the tenth grade at St. Mark’s Prep School in Dallas, Wilson stole his geometry teacher’s textbook and copied out the answers to an exam. As a result he was expelled from the school and sent to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. It was all the path to his success, as he finished school at the Military Institute and went on to the University of Texas at Austin where he met and befriended Wes Anderson. Together Wilson and Anderson wrote the screenplay for Bottle Rocket, and so began their careers in Hollywood.