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    You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: comedy  school 
     
    I saw Ben Stiller's movie Walter Mitty [2013]; it's very beautiful. You look at some of the movies John Ford did with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, and then look at Remington and Ansel Adams, and I think you see a connection, certainly in the imagery of the West.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: beautiful  movie  adam 
     
    The Australian accent just a very lovely accent and it doesn't have the pretention maybe of an English accent, but yet seems a little bit more exotic than an American.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: american 
     
    What's funny is that there's a lot of great Australian actors in American movies but you don't often hear them do their Australian, original accent.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: funny  movie  american 
     
    In Rome, I loved seeing the Caravaggios. There are churches in Rome that have Caravaggios, and there's one, not far from Piazza Navona, that has the best, I think: St. Matthew with the money.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: seeing  church  money 
     
    I have never taken myself that seriously as an actor.
    — Owen Wilson
    I definitely would like to do some more dramatic roles.
    — Owen Wilson
    Maybe that's why there's an insecurity sometimes in acting, because it's not like there's a correlation between hard work and how people receive you.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: people  work 
     
    I guess I was a little bit nervous, because there seemed to be so much secrecy with Ben [Stiller] wanting to make sure that it was a surprise when we walked out on the [Valentino] runway. I remember showing up at Place Vendôme and doing the fitting and seeing the pajamas that I was going to wear - which I like very much - and seeing Ben arrive kind of in disguise.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: seeing 
     
    Australian cattle dogs, are not like Labradors, where they just like to just sit around by the fire and get petted. They're working dogs, so they have a lot of energy, and they can drive you crazy.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: energy  fire  crazy  dog 
     
    If someone doesn't want me, I'm not going to hang around and win them over.
    — Owen Wilson
    There's something people find hilarious about dogs surfing and dancing and talking in the movies. I think it's nice for people - I think it's wish fulfillment - to see animals talking.
    — Owen Wilson
    It's not enough just to be real; you have to try to make it interesting or entertaining.
    — Owen Wilson
    True love is your souls recognition of its counterpoint in another.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: soul  true 
     
    Being in a bathtub with Jackie Chan, I don't know, it has a way of bonding you I'll tell you that. I don't know if there are some weird undertones. It was like we had met in Los Angeles and we didn't have that much to say to each other but, after that bathtub scene, we were great friends.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: friends 
     
    I think of myself as a doom person. I'm a worrier. But I like the idea of being an optimist. Maybe I'm the kind of optimist who deep down knows it's not going to work.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: people  work  ideas 
     
    You can't get too attached to any one shampoo. And conditioner, also.
    — Owen Wilson
    I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm gonna give it my best shot.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: care 
     
    That's the thing about friendship, it's a lot rarer than love, because there is nothing in it for any body.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: friendship  body 
     
    It was nice that you guys have such a good sense of humor, because some people don't have the ability to laugh at something.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: humor  people 
     
    You know you're in love when you wear condoms while having sex with other women.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: women  sex 
     
    You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: heart 
     
    Through my friend Tony Shafrazi, who's an art dealer and an artist himself - he helped to show Basquiat and Keith Haring, and has worked with the Francis Bacon estate - it was really through my friendship with Tony that I developed even more of an interest in art.
    — Owen Wilson
    It isn't so much that I choose the roles - I mean, I guess there's a little bit of a selection process - but it's more just what people offer you.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: people  process 
     
    I guess that's the thing about Rome: It never changes.
    — Owen Wilson
    Because it's me playing the character, trying to find a way to make it believable and entertaining and interesting.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: character 
     
    Maybe because I began as a writer, I have a good ear for dialogue, and maybe being an English major - and that I also read a lot as a kid - if I hear somebody say something that I think's funny, or I find a situation or story, I'll try to work that into the movie.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: work  funny  movie  stories  read  kids 
     
    I remember working with Jackie Chan on Shanghai Noon [2000], and when we were working on the script, I thought that my character thought about being an outlaw the way a kid today would think about being a rock star, as a way to impress girls. So it was just kind of a funny idea, but once we had that idea, it changed the character and made it something that was funnier to me to play.
    — Owen Wilson
    The first thing I remember is Alexander Calder - our school took us on a field trip to go see the Calder mobiles, and that always stuck in my memory.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: memory  school 
     
    I think of Terrence Malick's movie Days of Heaven - one of Richard Gere's first movies - you can push pause on almost any image in the movie and it looks like a painting.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: movie  painting  heaven 
     
    We worked together with Wes Anderson writing a couple more movies together: Rushmore [1998] and Tenenbaums.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: movie  writing 
     
    After Bottle Rocket, I started getting acting work. People started offering me roles in movies. It wasn't something that I thought about as a kid growing up in Texas. Actually, maybe I would have thought of it as a possibility, but it seemed so crazily far-fetched to think that you could work in movies that I really didn't ever quite imagine it. It was just lucky.
    — Owen Wilson
    If a movie goes south, it might not capsize me the way it used to. But I still have a terrible fear of failure. I'm a huge worrier.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: failure  fear  movie 
     
    The way Woody Allen directs, there isn't a lot of direction. He kind of might give a few gentle suggestions, but he really says right from the first day, "Just make it sound natural, and if you don't like something, put it in your own words." And [Woody Allen] gives you a lot of freedom and just very polite.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: freedom  right 
     
    I lived in Rome for about five or six months during Life Aquatic.
    — Owen Wilson
    There's what is on screen and then for us, it's if you get along with the people and enjoy showing up at work.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: people  work 
     
    I haven't seen a lot of screwball comedies, and I don't think of myself as loving the genre. To me it sounds like, okay, you're going to be in a lot of crazy situations that are unbelievable.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: comedy  crazy  loving 
     
    Acting is more fun than writing. Writing is harder, more like having a term paper.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: fun  writing 
     
    I was in Rome this time for about three or four months, and I feel like, by the time I left, every single person in Rome had seen me at least 10 times riding my bicycle. When I first got there, it seemed like people were happy to see me and would say hello. And by the end, they were kind of bored of seeing me. And it was like, "Ugh, there he goes again".
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: time  people  seeing 
     
    My roommate in college in Austin, Texas, was Wes Anderson. Wes always wanted to be a director. I was an English major in college, and he got us to work on a screenplay together. And then, in working on the screenplay, he wanted my brother, Luke, and me to act in this thing. We did a short film that was kind of a first act of what became Bottle Rocket.
    — Owen Wilson
    tags: work  film  college 
     
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