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Wes Anderson

Known for the quirky and humorous films like ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ and ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, Wes Anderson – an American film director is best at delivering comical movies that have won large accolades from the audience. Majorly, his works feature a recurring group of actors like Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Luke Wilson.

Born on May 1, 1969, Wales Anderson popularly known as Wes Anderson had an artistic flair from birth and the creative mind was always up to something! The biggest proof of his creativity is that he started directing movies at a very tender age. With a super 8mm camera, he used to film himself as well as his brothers in his movies! Passionate about reading, Anderson became expert in storytelling while reading dozens of novels. He did his schooling from St. John’s School in Houston. During this time, his large and complex play productions which were majorly based on well known TV shows, films and stories came into limelight.

Opportunity and fortune knocked his door when he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin. Meeting Owen Wilson was the game changer for him as having common interests; these creative minds joined their hands together and realized that they wanted to do something with movies! Later, this duo worked on a script for a full-length movie which was named as Bottle Rocket. Anderson finally got his degree of B.A. in Philosophy in 1991.

His first film did not achieve box office success but was praised by the critics. Additionally, he also won Best New Filmmaker at the MTV Movie Awards in 1996. His second film, Rushmore also failed to gain a large audience. But that was not an end as with the release of his third full length film – The Royal Tenenbaums, he received an Oscar nomination for Best screenplay while the film grossed more than $50million domestically at the box office. He began to carve his success stories as a director, producer, screenwriter and an actor by releasing movies like The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox (Oscar nominated).

His direction continued with Moonrise Kingdom in 2012 and later the commercially successful The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. His direction finally got a five star by winning a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for the movie Budapest. The movie received a whopping nine academy award nominations and amidst all these, Anderson received his first directing Oscar nod!

Making movies on similar lines of sad comedy, Anderson is known to direct remarkably unique movies that are widely acknowledged by the audience. By creating independent-feeling movies, he has been able to emerge as a flourishing filmmaker under the eye of big film studios and is still making big in the industry!