THE TALENTED MR. WILSON
Owen Wilson, 47, plays another quirky role in the heist comedy Masterminds, opening Sept. 30 and based on a 1997 bank robbery, one of the biggest in American history. Here are five facts about the Texas-born actor.
1. Wilson originally intended to be a writer. His first screenplay was Bottle Rocket (1996), co-written and directed by Wes Anderson and starring Owen’s younger brother, Luke.
2. Two of his idols: Willie Nelson and Winston Churchill.
3. Ben Stiller and Wilson have starred in 10 films together, including the Meet the Parents trilogy, the Night at the Museum trilogy and both Zoolander films.
4. Sheryl Crow’s song “Safe and Sound” is about their brief relationship (1999–2001).
5. He has a tattoo of a clover on his left shoulder.