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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 65 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonrise Kingdom
(2012)
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009)

Filmography

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 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 commercial for Sony (1999) See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on why he wanted to adapt Stefan Zweig's material] You know the first one I read was called "Beware of Pity" and I feel like I read the first page at the bookstore and was hooked. 20 pages into it I thought, 'I would like to adapt this book' and I really never [do that] with books I love, I don't think about making it into a movie. This one I did, and then I read lots more of his work and then ... See more »

Trivia:

Martin Scorsese is a big fan of his movies, even choosing him as the next Martin Scorsese in an Esquire magazine article. See more »

Trademark:

Shots of the characters standing still and facing toward the screen with little to no emotion. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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