Equally at ease in both comedic and dramatic roles, Owen Wilson has proven his versatility time and again through films like Behind the Enemy Lines (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Midnight in Paris (2011) and No Escape (2015). The actor made his feature film debut in the 1996 crime-comedy Bottle Rocket, which he also co-wrote. Subsequently, he appeared in pivotal roles in the independent drama Permanent Midnight (1998) and the thriller drama The Minus Man (1999) before getting his big break in the action comedy Shanghai Noon (2000), where he co-starred alongside Jackie Chan.
The actor is known for his frequent collaborations with writer-director Wes Anderson; the duo has worked together in seven films so far, notable among which are Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Besides these, Wilson has also co-written the comedy-drama Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) with Anderson, the latter of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay in 2002. Wilson is an integral part of what is popularly referred to as the Frat Pack, which is constituted by a group of elite Hollywood comedy actors like Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell. He has also co-starred with Ben Stiller in more than a dozen films, which includes both the Meet the Parents trilogy and the Night at the Museum trilogy. Other notable acting credits in recent times include She's Funny That Way (2015), Masterminds (2016) and Wonder (2017)