Wes Anderson - Famous Film Director

Wes Anderson Net Worth


Wes Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $50 million. After announcing his presence in Hollywood with the film ‘Bottle Rocket,’ Anderson has gone on to become one of the most celebrated directors of the modern era.

Key facts:

  • Wes Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
  • He is known for giving his films a distinctive aesthetic that makes them instantly recognizable.
  • Anderson has been nominated for a number of Academy Awards and has won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.
  • In 1998, he founded his own film production company called American Empirical Pictures.
  • Anderson's films often feature recurring actors and display common narrative themes.
  • His film "The Royal Tenenbaums" is widely considered to be one of the best films ever made.
  • Anderson has successfully collaborated with actors like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson in multiple films.
  • He achieved commercial success with films like "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel" received nine Oscar nominations, including Best Director for Anderson.

Basic Information About Wes Anderson

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsScreenwriter, Film director, Film Producer, Actor, Voice Actor
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1969-05-01 (55 years old)
Place of birthHouston
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksMakes obsessive and comedic use of rostrum camera insert shots, foregrounding the minutiae of books and other documents.
Has ended all his movies with a slow-motion shot, with the exception of The Darjeeling Limited (2007).
Just about the entire score of all of his movies, with the exception of The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), were composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.
Frequently casts Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Andrew Wilson, Bill Murray, Kumar Pallana, Dipak Pallana, Brian Tenenbaum, Stephen Dignan, Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and Anjelica Huston.
Likes to shoot with extremely wide-angle anamorphic lenses that exhibit considerable barrel distortion.
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.
Movies often focus around a broken or unorthodox family circle
At least one of his characters is usually a grown man seeking the approval of a parent or parent figure.
Often includes songs by The Rolling Stones on the soundtracks of his films
The titlecards are almost always in the font Futura Bold, most commonly in yellow color.
A character giving a complex, lengthy explanation for humor
Unique ways of introducing a large cast of characters
Characters who are heavy on body language
Quirky themes of white middle-class and upper-class issues
Shots of the characters standing still and facing toward the screen with little to no emotion.
Features many precisely centered, straight-on shots
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Wes Anderson win?


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Wes Anderson awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2005
Independent Spirit Award - Best DirectorWinnerRushmore1999
Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeThe Royal Tenenbaums2002
BAFTA Film Award - Best Screenplay - OriginalNomineeThe Royal Tenenbaums2002
ACCA - Best Original ScreenplayNomineeThe Royal Tenenbaums2001
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeThe Royal Tenenbaums2002
Bodil - Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)NomineeThe Royal Tenenbaums2003
Bodil - Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)NomineeThe Darjeeling Limited2008
Golden Moon Award - Best FilmNomineeThe Darjeeling Limited2007
NYFCO Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Darjeeling Limited2007
Little Golden Lion - WinnerThe Darjeeling Limited2007
AACTA International Award - Best FilmNomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Grand Prix - WinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Silver Berlin Bear - Grand Jury PrizeWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
CFCA Award - Best Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
Chlotrudis Award - Best Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize - Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)NomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
CCOP - Best Film (Melhor Filme)WinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Robert - Best American Film (Γ…rets amerikanske film)NomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
David - Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)WinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature FilmNomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
FFCC Award - Best Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
Gold Derby Award - Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Audience Award - NomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
ICP Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
INOCA - Best DirectorWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
IOMA - Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)WinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
ALFS Award - Screenwriter of the YearWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
LAFCA Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
NSFC Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
NYFCC Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
NCFCA Award - Best Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
OFCC Award - Best Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesNomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
FIPRESCI Film of the Year - NomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
Rosa de Sant Jordi Audience Award - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Screenplay Competition - Best Original ScreenplayNomineeThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
Seattle Film Critics Award - Best Screenplay, OriginalWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
TFCA Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
VFCC Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
VVFP Award - Best ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2014
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Original ScreenplayWinnerThe Grand Budapest Hotel2015
Oscar - Best Writing, Original ScreenplayNomineeMoonrise Kingdom2013
BAFTA Film Award - Best Original ScreenplayNomineeMoonrise Kingdom2013
EDA Award - Best Writing, Original ScreenplayNomineeMoonrise Kingdom2013
ACCA - Best Original ScreenplayNomineeMoonrise Kingdom2012
Bodil - Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)NomineeMoonrise Kingdom2013
BAFTA Film Award - Best Animated Featured FilmNomineeIsle of Dogs2019
EDA Award - Best Animated Feature FilmNomineeIsle of Dogs2019

Wes Anderson's Quotes

  • I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It's not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward.
  • [on developing the historical backdrop of The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)] I can't say that I have some new analysis of totalitarianism. I don't want to stay away from anything or steer away from anything or avoid anything. What we know, and the politics and meaning of all this stuff, ought to be in there.
  • I wouldn't say that I'm particularly bothered or obsessed with detail.
  • That's the kind of movie that I like to make, where there is an invented reality and the audience is going to go someplace where hopefully they've never been before. The details, that's what the world is made of.
  • I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It's sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. And somewhere along the way, I think I've made the decision: I'm going to write in my own handwriting.

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Interesting Facts about Wes Anderson

  1. Some of the character names in his movies, most notably in Rushmore (1998), were actually the names of his St. John's classmates.
  2. Martin Scorsese is a big fan of his movies, even choosing him as the next Martin Scorsese in an Esquire magazine article.
  3. While shooting The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) the once pasty and bookish Anderson got a tan, grew his hair long, and got into better shape. His frequent star, Anjelica Huston, noted that Wes had suddenly become handsome.
  4. Wrote Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) with Owen Wilson, whose brother, Luke Wilson, appears in all three movies.
  5. Wrote The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012) with Roman Coppola. Coppola's cousin Jason Schwartzman co-wrote the former film, and appeared in both, as well as in Rushmore (1998).
  6. Rosemary's Baby (1968) is his favorite film.
  7. Has an Italian song about him called "Wes Anderson" by I Cani. The music video is a tribute to the director and his movies.
  8. Many of his cast members have connections to The Godfather (1972). His first film, Bottle Rocket (1993), featured James Caan. Rushmore (1998) starred Jason Schwartzman, son of Talia Shire, and he has become a regular in Anderson's films. That film also featured numerous Godfather references. Roman Coppola, son of director Francis Ford Coppola and cousin to Schwartzman, has also co-written several of his films.
  9. His father is of Swedish and Norwegian descent, and his mother has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry.
  10. Seven of his films, Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), and Moonrise Kingdom (2012) are in the Criterion Collection.
  11. All of his films since The Royal Tenenbaums have featured a type of shot composition called "planimetric staging" which involves placing the camera at a 90 degree angle with the subject of the shot. This type of shot is one of the main reasons Anderson's films are said to have a unique visual style. Other directors who have used this technique include Buster Keaton, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrick, and Yasujiro Ozu, although almost none have used at as frequently as Anderson has (almost every shot).
  12. Currently expecting his first child with partner, Juman Malouf (as of October, 2015).
  13. His great-grandfather was Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author most famous for his creation of Tarzan and John Carter.
  14. Has a daughter named Freya with his partner Juman Malouf. She is named after the main character in The Mortal Storm (1940).
  15. He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Rushmore (1998).

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