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Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 69 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009)
Moonrise Kingdom
(2012)
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001)
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs Writer
(2018)

Filmography

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 2018 Isle of Dogs (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel (screenplay) / (story)
 2013 Castello Cavalcanti (Short)
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short (Short) (uncredited)
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom (written by)
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox (screenplay)
 2007 Hotel Chevalier (Short) (written by)
 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (written by)
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (written by)
 1998 Rushmore (written by)
 1996 Bottle Rocket (written by)
 1994 Bottle Rocket (Short) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Directed TV commercials for AT&T (2007). See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I was interested in acting when I was a teenager. And I acted in plays and things like that. But it's not something I've ever wanted to do as an adult. I always wanted to write and direct. I'm lucky enough to be able to get some of these movies made. I went down this path, and I don't see any need to diverge from it. See more »

Trivia:

Many of his cast members have connections to The Godfather (1972). His first film, Bottle Rocket (1994), featured James Caan. Rushmore (1998) starred Jason Schwartzman, son of Talia Shire, and he has become a regular in Anderson's films. That film also featured numerous Godfather references. Roman Coppola, son of director Francis Ford Coppola and cousin to Schwartzman, has also co-written several... See more »

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A character giving a complex, lengthy explanation for humor See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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