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Owen Wilson being awesome with his adorable son and also his 10 best performances in film

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The apple doesn't fall far from the Wilson tree when it comes to looks. Actor Owen Wilson was snapped last night playing with his son Robert, who looks just like his old man.

Out for a family dinner with Owen’s ex-wife Jade Duell, Robert had a ball running around with dad’s mobile phone in hand.

Once Owen caught up with him, the little guy got a big hug from dad and was then gently tossed in the air, providing the perfect moment for these happy snaps.


As the pictures show, Owen and Robert share an uncanny resemblance - the same Wilson eyes and shock of blonde hair.

This doting dad has been a bit reclusive lately, so it’s great to see him out and about with the family.

Today, November 18, Owen Wilson celebrates his 45th birthday. Raised in Dallas, Texas, Wilson was expelled from the private high school he attended with his brother, Luke. He then attended military school in New Mexico and later, the University of Texas in Austin. There he met aspiring filmmaker Wes Anderson, and the rest is history. Since breaking through with his role in Bottle Rocket, Wilson quickly became one the most popular comedic actors in Hollywood. He never got too big to work with his original collaborator, however, and the two will team up once again in The Grand Budapest Hotel, currently in production.

In honor of Wilson’s birthday, we’ve compiled our list of his 10 greatest roles. Take a look below and let us know what you think.


10. Lieutenant Chris Burnett in Behind Enemy Lines

Owen Wilson, action star? Yes indeed. In 2001’s underrated Behind Enemy Lines, Wilson plays a disgruntled Navy pilot who ends up, you guessed it, behind enemy lines after his plane is shot down during a routine reconnaissance run. With the help of an authority-bucking Gene Hackman, Wilson is eventually rescued before a Bosnian guerrilla army can catch him.


9. Francis Whitman in The Darjeeling Limited
After surviving a near fatal accident, Wilson’s character, Francis Whitman, decides to organzie a trip through India with his brothers with the ultimate goal to reconnect with their mother (Anjelica Huston). At first, his control over the trip is obsessive—he passes out laminated daily itineraries and orders food for his brothers— but eventually he learns to loosen up, let the journey play itself out and, as a result, he forms a deeper bond with his brothers.


8. Randolph Dupree in You, Me and Dupree
You, Me and Dupree sees Wilson with his hair at its longest and his acting style at its most laid back. Despite his aloofness, Dupree is one of Wilson’s wildest, most out-there characters, inadvertently reeking havoc on the new marriage of his best friend Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly (Kate Hudson) after “temporarily” moving into their house.


7. Ned Plimpton in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
In The Life Aquatic, Wilson plays Ned Plimpton, an innocent, unassuming pilot for Air Kentucky who is the suspected son of the relatively brusque Steve Zissou (Bill Murray). Despite their disparate backgrounds, Ned tags along with his supposed father’s mission to kill a tigershark, setting the stage for a boat ride full of classic Wes Anderson familial dysfunction.


6. Hansel in Zoolander
Zoolander was a landmark comedy in 2001, and Wilson was front and center as Hasel, Derek Zoolander’s modeling nemesis who cares more about what bark is made out of and idolizing Sting (not for his music, but for the fact the he’s out there doing it) than his rivalry with Ben Stiller’s Zoolander. Eventually, the two supermodels team up to bring down Mugatu (Will Ferrell), after he brainwashes Zoolander with the Frankie Goes to Hollywood song “Relax.”


5. John Beckwith in Wedding Crashers
Along with Old SchoolWedding Crashers was one of the most quintessential “frat pack” movies of the ’00s. Wilson played the more sensitive crasher opposite the gregarious Vince Vaughn, who suffered at the hands of the psychotic Isla Fisher so that Wilson could pursue his dream girl, Rachel McAdams. Despite the best efforts of Christopher Walken and Bradley Cooper, however, both crashers end up getting their girls.


4. Kevin Rawley in Meet the Parents
Wilson only played a minor role in Meet the Parents and its sequels, but his character of the all-too-perfect Kevin Rawley, Pam’s ex-boyfriend, is one of the film’s most hilarious roles, especially when pitted against the bumbling Ben Stiller. Plus, it only took him 70 hours to carve a wedding altar by hand from a single piece of wood.


3. Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris
Gil Pender, a Hollywood screenwriter going through a mid-life crisis, is a role seemingly tailor-made for Wilson to play—wide-eyed, in over his head, dressed in khaki and romantically involved with Rachel McAdams. Although it’s hard to hold the wide-eyed and in-over-his-head parts against him; he diddiscover a time portal to the Jazz Age.


2. Eli Cash in The Royal Tenenbaums
Although he co-wrote it, Wilson did not appear in Wes Anderson’s second film, Rushmore. The duo reunited a few years later, however, for The Royal Tenenbaums, with Wilson again co-writing and appearing as Eli Cash, the drug-addled, Cormac McCarthy-style novelist and wannabe Tenenbaum who has an affair with Gwenthy Paltrow’s character, Margot. He also helps bring the discordant Tenenbaums together again when he crashes Etheline’s wedding (literally) by running his sports car into the side of the building while wearing face paint. Did we mention he was drug-addled?


1. Dignan in Bottle Rocket
Wilson’s first role was also his best. After meeting Wes Anderson at the University of Texas, the two teamed up to write Bottle Rocket, a cult classic about two outcast friends trying to distance themselves from their roots. Starring opposite his real-life brother, Luke, Owen inhabited all of Dignan’s insecurities en route to masterminding an ill-fated heist of a cold-storage facility.

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Little Robert is so cute also It's Owen's birthday today

Source for first article: http://entertainment.msn.co.nz/blog.aspx?blogentryid=1067240&showcomments=true
Source for second article: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/11/the-10-best-owen-wilson-performances.html

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superdogbiter 18th-Nov-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
well this is my first time using two different articles for one post
cut me a little slack please
fionaapple 18th-Nov-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
I watched Mini's First Time last night with Nikki Reed, Alec Baldwin and Luke Wilson. It made me miss Owen's hotness (even with that honker) because I forgot about the Wilson brothers. /csb
buffy_usa 18th-Nov-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
glad to see he's overcome that whole drug suicide phase
somehow i think kate hudson is a handful/contributing culprit

OP what's up wtih the font?
superdogbiter 18th-Nov-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
don;t know
at least it's behind a cut
eh
alpaca_flamingo 18th-Nov-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I feel like that was 5secs ago. I still get surprised whenever I see this kind of post.
popartpistol 19th-Nov-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I remember Courtney Love (such a reliable source) blamed Steve Coogan for getting him hooked on pain pills or something?
thewhowhatwhats 19th-Nov-2012 04:36 am (UTC)
heroin
thewhowhatwhats 19th-Nov-2012 04:31 am (UTC)
It was Steve Coogan.
anchors_oceans 18th-Nov-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
uh...i didn't know owen had a son. yes, the rock i live under is spacious and comfortable. no need to ask lol.
neaira 18th-Nov-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
lol same
littlemix 18th-Nov-2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
lol i didn't know he had one either
chuk_is_dazzled 18th-Nov-2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
lol i didnt either
masquerade_07 18th-Nov-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
What a precious happy looking bb!
littlemix 18th-Nov-2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
awww what a cute baby!

wedding crashers will never not make me laugh. i love it sfm.
comalies 18th-Nov-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Todd's scenes kill me every time.
hipsandhearts__ 18th-Nov-2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
A couple weeks ago, I was describing the scene where Todd sneaks into Jeremy's room to a friend who had never seen the movie and I could not stop cracking up. It was made even better that we were in a Forever 21, haha
must_go_faster 18th-Nov-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
finally! an Owen Wilson top 10 list is what's been missing in my life
nicholasdee 18th-Nov-2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
owen wilson got married, had a baby and got divorced?

wtf
miss_noetic 18th-Nov-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
The article was a bit wrong. He was never married...just had a baby with his ex-gf.
wheresandrae 18th-Nov-2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
dignan is right tbh
pacificway 18th-Nov-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I really liked him in Midnight in Paris and Marley and Me.
holdmedownxx 18th-Nov-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
i had noooooo clue he had a baby
fabouluz 18th-Nov-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
I love him as Eli Cash
anna_bea2 18th-Nov-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
lol I love watching bbs run, it's like they have no control over their body and the speed they're going (which is actually kind of scary, but it makes me laugh)
brandon198403 18th-Nov-2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Forever in love with Midnight in Paris
forthe_asking 18th-Nov-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
He was really great in Bottle Rocket. His performance carried that film.
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