|(Houston, TX, USA)|
Wesley Wales ˝Wes˝ Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer of features, short films and commercials.
He was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums and a 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox (film).
Anderson has been called an auteur, as he is involved in every aspect of his films’ production.
His films employ similar aesthetics, using a deliberate, methodical cinematography, with mostly primary colors.
His soundtracks feature folk and early rock music, in particular classic British rock. Anderson’s films combine dry humor with poignant portrayals of flawed characters – often a mix of the wealthy and the working class. He is also known for working with many of the same actors and crew on varying projects.
Anderson graduated from St. John’s School (Texas) and then from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Philosophy
-Bottle Rocket (co-written with Owen Wilson) (1996)
-Rushmore (co-written with Owen Wilson) (1998)
-The Royal Tenenbaums (co-written with Owen Wilson) (2001)
-The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (co-written with Noah Baumbach) (2004)
-Hotel Chevalier (2007)
-The Darjeeling Limited (co-written with Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola) (2007)
-Fantastic Mr. Fox (co--written with Noah Baumbach) (2009)
-Moonrise Kingdom (co-written with Roman Coppola) (2012)