Wes Anderson's Reputation (03:00)
Andersen makes the films he wants to make, ignoring market demand. He has a cult following and is described as a "world film maker."
Andersen's Early Life and Career (02:58)
Anderson was born in 1969 in Houston Texas. He was an eclectic child with many interests including Roald Dahl and "The New Yorker." He and Owen Wilson began collaborating at the University of Texas at Austin.
"Bottle Rocket" (02:51)
Wilson and Anderson made their first short film. The film was not a commercial success, but it caught the attention of film critics and Martin Scorsese rated it in his top 10 films of the year.
This 1998 film stars Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray. It is an autobiographical piece based on Anderson.
"The Royal Tenenbaums" (04:42)
Luke and Owen Wilson star in this 2001 film along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, and Murray. Anderson combines trauma and comedy in this successful movie.
"The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (04:36)
Anderson reunites with Wilson and Murray for this 2004 film that also stars Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett, and Willem Dafoe. It is a parody and an ode to Jacques Cousteau.
"The Darjeeling Limited" (03:51)
In 2007, Anderson reunites with Schwartzman, Wilson, Murray, and Huston. Adrien Brody also stars in this movie about brothers.
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" (03:34)
This 2009 stop motion animated film is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's book. George Clooney and Meryl Streep voice characters along with Wilson, Schwartzman, Murray and Defoe.
"Moonrise Kingdom" (02:51)
This 2012 film is about two 12-year-olds who fall in love and attempt to run away together. Bruce Willis stars in the movie along with Murray, Schwartzman, and Edward Norton.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (03:39)
Anderson's commercial and critical success continues with this 2014 film. Norton, Schwartzman, Murray, Wilson, and Brody star along with Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton.
"Isle of Dogs" (03:46)
In 2018, Anderson makes his second stop motion animation. Norton, Murray, and Swinton voice the characters along with Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, and Jeff Goldblum.
"The French Dispatch" (03:45)
In 2021, Anderson releases his first anthology film. He reunites with Wilson, Murray, Swinton, and Brody for this story that also stars Benicio Del Toro and Timothée Chalamet.
Credits: Wes Anderson (The Directors, Season 7) (00:36)
Credits: Wes Anderson (The Directors, Season 7)
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