Owen Wilson will be the Special Guest

of #PuroVoltajeFICCI58

Known primarily as one of Hollywood’s most outstanding comedy actors, with more than 70 films, besides his talent as a comedian, he has also shone as a dramatic actor in films of different styles and genres, from thriller and adventure to romance. His versatile talent has been awarded with an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), which he co-wrote with director Wes Anderson, with whom he maintains a constant collaboration ever since they got their start in the film industry with the short-film Bottle Rocket (1994). Owen Wilson will be in Cartagena sharing his experiences in the activities of Salón FICCI.
Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Son of an executive and a professional photographer, he studied in a military academy in New Mexico, having been expelled from his previous school. He went to University of Austin, where he became friends with the future film director Wes Anderson, who became his sort of mentor. Together they wrote the screenplay for Bottle Rocket (1994), a short-film produced by James L. Brooks which launched their prolific careers in Hollywood.

This duo would later bring into being the screenplays of Bottle Rocket (1996), a feature film based on their first short-film; Rushmore Academy (1998), which would be nominated to the Golden Globes for Best Supporting Role for Bill Murray; and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Besides these titles, Wilson has also worked under Wes Anderson’s direction as an actor in The Life Aquatic (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), and Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and was one of the voices in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).

He is also known for having appeared with Ben Stiller in Starsky & Hutch (2004), Little Fockers (2010) and Zoolander (2001), and in the trilogy A Night at the Museum. Wilson and Stiller have become one of Hollywood’s best comedy duos.

Owen Wilson has also shown his acting skills outside of comedy. He immortalized Ray McQueen in the trilogy Cars, and was the protagonist in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011) in which he plays the role of a frustrated screenwriter who time travels and finds great writers and artists of the 1920s whom he admires. He also appeared in No Escape (2015) by John Erick Dowdle, an action film in which Wilson becomes a father who looks for new job opportunities in South East Asia, where he and his sons get caught in the middle of a coup d’état. In 2017 he played Julia Roberts’s husband in the tragicomedy Wonder (2017) by Stephen Chbosky, adapted from the novel by R.J Palacia, about a boy suffering from facial deformities who seeks to integrate into school.

Do not miss this opportunity to know more about Owen Wilson’s trajectory and his way of approaching the wide range of characters he has played, as he visits #PuroVoltajeFICCI58