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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 67 wins & 148 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Moonrise Kingdom
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore Writer


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 2018 Isle of Dogs (screenplay) / (story)
 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 IKEA (2002 See more »

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10 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Horror is an area where if a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, the techniques to affect your emotions ... with the kind of movies I do, you're supposed to say 'is this part supposed to be funny, or is this part supposed to be sad?' Well, you say, 'I don't know. I'm not sure.' This is the way we wanted it. When you make a horror or a thriller, you say, 'You're supposed to be scared ... See more »


Six of his films, Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) are in the Criterion Collection. See more »


Frequently uses a take/double take technique where he will show a character/action, quickly pan to another character/action, then pan back, usually with handheld camera. See more »

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