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The Director’s Chair: Wes Anderson

American filmmaker Wes Anderson's quirky, distinctive style has earned him praises both from the critics and the viewing public.

Texas-native Anderson was born Wesley Wales Anderson on May 1, 1969 in Houston. He received his secondary education at the Westchester High School and St. John’s School, and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1990.

Trailer for “Bottle Rocket” via YouTube

Anderson’s films are lauded for their “distinct visual and narrative style.” Anderson made his directorial debut in 1996 through the full-length feature “Bottle Rocket” which starred the Wilson brothers Owen and Luke. The Wilsons (together with their other brother Andrew) would frequently collaborate with Anderson since then, so would actors like Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Jason Scwhartzman.

Trailer for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” via YouTube

All in all, Anderson has directed eight full-length features to date. These include the highly-successful “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “The Darjeeling Limited” (2007), “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009), and “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012). Currently, Anderson fans and other film buffs are eagerly awaiting his upcoming film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, which is set for release in March next year.

In addition to directing, Anderson often performs producer and writer duties. He sometimes acts, too, having played bit roles on “Rushmore” (1998) and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and lending his voice to the Weasel on “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

“Bottle Rocket” (1992) via YouTube

Apart from films, Anderson occasionally works on short films and commercials, most notably on shorts “Bottle Rocket” (1992), his first ever work co-written with Owen Wilson which the eponymous movie was based on, and “Hotel Chevalier” (2007), which served as a prologue to “The Darjeeling Limited.”

Anderson’s talent is, without a doubt, widely-recognized by film critics all over the world, earning him numerous nominations and accolades from prestigious award-giving bodies. He has already made his mark as among the respected filmmakers in Hollywood, whose works are always something to look forward to.

All information in this article were sourced from Wikipedia.

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