Specializing in comedy, actor Owen Wilson has starred in an impressive number of films. Let’s see which ones stand out from a comical perspective.
Calm-spoken actor Owen Wilson comes from a family of show business. The 51-year-old actor has been in entertainment since 1996, when he got his first film role in Bottle Rocket. The actor has gone on to star in TV along with writing and producing a couple films.
You may know his brothers, Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson, both of whom are in the acting business. Meanwhile, Owen has made a name for himself, starring in tons of movies since the mid-1990s (mostly comedy).
The actor has been nominated for many awards, and has won a People’s Choice Award along with several others. Wilson’s upcoming films include Marry Me, Bliss, and The French Dispatch.
For now, let’s look at the entertainer’s funniest films so far:
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
Carl Peterson (Matt Dillon) is just hitting the most important stretch of his life. He is now married to Molly (Kate Hudson) and is living off a new promotion at work, which means more responsibility is coming. As if things can’t get more hectic, Carl’s slacking buddy Randolph Dupree (Owen Wilson) comes crashing into his life after the lazy man ends up without a place to live.
Willing to help his close, yet unorganized pal, Carl and Molly allow Dupree to stay with them but make efforts to find him a place quick. After a couple failed attempts to do so, Dupree plays a bigger role in the couple’s life, albeit stressing them out more.
Dupree is reckless but is liked by Carl’s CEO (Michael Douglas) from work, frustrating Carl even more. As Dupree casually engrains himself in his friend’s life, the two buddies hilariously get on each other’s nerves, until Carl realizes his marriage may be impacted.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Set in the 70s, cops David Starsky (Ben Stiller) and Ken Hutchinson (Owen Wilson) couldn’t be more different—which is why they would be the perfect pair to solve a huge case. Starsky is unrelenting, focused, and gritty, while Hutch is carefree, suave, and mellow.
Despite the “mistaken” pairing, the two cops who don’t see eye-to-eye must see eye-to-eye on their case, which involves major drug lord Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn). The two cops could work on their poor chemistry, which lands them in multiple hilarious situations.
But as the duo continues their attempt to take down Feldman, they realize that opposites may actually attract when it comes to being police partners. This film is based on the TV version of Starsky & Hutch which aired in the mid- to late-70s.
Hall Pass (2011)
Rick Mills (Owen Wilson) and Fred Searing (Jason Sudeikis) are two middle-aged guys just going through life with their wives in Hall Pass. The times are boring, and they are constantly caught either looking at other women or thinking about them. Spells bad news for their marriage, right?
Fed up with their immature husbands, the two wives (Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer) hand out “hall passes” which grant Rick and Fred a week with no restrictions and the chance to be with any woman they want.
At first shocked, the two buddies don’t know how to go about their week. Not to mention that most of their “game” has disappeared, and doesn’t align with the current times. Nevertheless, the two gents get back up on the horse and decide to make the most of the hall passes, hilariously getting in trouble and embarrassing themselves.
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