With his shaggy blond mane earning him the nickname of â€˜The Butterscotch Stallion,â€™ actor Owen Wilson has become the go-to guy for moviemakers looking for an actor who can combine sex appeal with impeccable comic timing. In 1991, the Dallas, Texas born (on November 18, 1968) actor moved to Los Angeles with his brothers Luke and Andrew. Owen and his friend, director Wes Anderson, wrote a screenplay for a crime caper, called Bottle Rocket, in 1996. The script was shopped around until enough money was raised to bring the film to life. The film was the first film directed by Anderson as well as Owen and Lukeâ€™s first starring roles. The film earned a paltry $1 million, but went on to become a cult favorite.
Owen went on to supporting roles in The Cable Guy and Anaconda, but his career really gained speed in the new millennium, when Owen teamed up with Ben Stiller - first in Meet the Parents and then in Zoolander. The actor also worked with his old friend Wes Anderson in the critical favorite The Royal Tennenbaums and the less successful The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Owen was his best in comedies, including Starsky and Hutch, Wedding Crashers with Vince Vaughn and You, Me and Dupree, where he worked - and fell in love with - Kate Hudson. After their relationship ended, Owen reportedly attempted to take his own life and spent a few months out of the spotlight. The resilient actor overcame his problems and plunged head first back into work with the comedies Drillbit Taylor and the upcoming Marley and Me with Jennifer Aniston. He has also gotten back together with Kate Hudson. This stallion has gotten back on the horse and is better than ever.