Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Posted on January 18, 2015

From his birth in 1971 in Dallas with Owen Wilson as an older brother to his successful career as an actor in many different types of movies, Luke Wilson is unlike any other actor in Hollywood.

Sept. 21, 1971
Born as Luke Cunningham Wilson in Dallas, Texas to Laura and Robert Wilson. His older brother, Owen Wilson, was born in 1968.

1989
Graduates from St. Mark’s School of Texas. He still holds the record for the 400 meter and 800 meter runs.

1994
Stars in the short film, Bottle Rocket, a film co-written by brother Owen Wilson and friend Wes Anderson. The film is developed into a feature film two years later.

Feb. 21, 1996
Stars in the feature-length version of Bottle Rocket.

Aug. 2, 1997
Stars in Telling Lies in America with Kevin Bacon.

Oct. 17, 1997
Stars in Best Men with girlfriend Drew Barrymore.

April 18, 1998
Stars in Bongwater.

Sept. 14, 1998
Stars in Dog Park.

Sept. 16, 1998
Stars in Home Fries with Drew Barrymore.

Sept. 17, 1998
Has a small role in Rushmore, which was co-written by brother Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson. The film stars Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

Jan. 24, 1999
Stars in Kill the Man.

Sept. 17, 1999
Stars in Blue Streak with Martin Lawrence.

Jan. 8, 2000
Stars in My Dog Skip with Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, and Kevin Bacon.

Jan. 21, 2000
Stars in Committed with Heather Graham and Casey Affleck.

Oct. 22, 2000
Stars in Charlie’s Angels with Drew Barrymore, Tim Curry, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Bill Murray.

2001
Begins dating Gwyneth Paltrow after meeting her on the set of The Royal Tenenbaums.

July 13, 2001
Stars in Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair.

Sept. 7, 2001
Stars in Soul Survivors.

Oct. 5, 2001
Stars in The Royal Tenenbaums with Alec Baldwin, Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, and Owen Wilson.

May 31, 2002
Stars in The Third Wheel with Ben Affleck and Denise Richards.

Jan. 2002
In a Cosmopolitan Online interview he is asked if women and men can be friends: “Yeah, but I always think, ‘Gosh, I wonder what it would be like to kiss her?’ Some of the most interesting friendships are between people who are attracted to each other but can’t act on it.”

Jan. 22, 2003
Stars in Masked and Anonymous with Penelope Cruz, Val Kilmer, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Mickey Rourke, and Christian Slater.

Feb. 13, 2003
Stars in Old School with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. Says in a Cosmopolitan Online interview when asked if anything hilarious happened during the shooting of Old School: “We did this thing we call wolfpacking. We’d sit around and start making fun of one person [in the cast]. One minute, we’d wolfpack Vince, the next minute, I was getting wolfpacked. I got a lot of Legally “Bland” comments.”

June 16, 2003
Stars in Alex and Emma with Kate Hudson.

June 18, 2003 Stars in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Demi Moore.

July 22, 2003
Stars in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde with Reese Witherspoon.

June 13, 2004
Stars in Around the World in 80 Days with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Owen Wilson, and Jackie Chan.

July 9, 2004
Stars in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy with Christina Applegate and Will Ferrell.

Dec. 28, 2004
Stars in Wake Up, Ron Burgundy with Will Ferrell.

Dec. 2, 2005
Stars in The Family Stone with Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, and Craig T. Nelson.

Dec. 21, 2007
Stars in Blonde Ambition alongside Jessica Simpson and Andy Dick.

Aug. 15, 2008
Stars in Henry Poole Is Here alongside Adriana Barraze, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Lily, Cheryl Hines, and George Lopez.

Feb. 19, 2010
Stars in Tenure alongside David Koechner and Gretchen Mol.

April 16, 2010
Stars as Derek in Death at a Funeral alongside Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Zoë Saldaña, Kevin Hart, and Ron Glass.

May 4, 2012
Stars in Meeting Evil with Samuel L. Jackson. It is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Berger.

March 19, 2013
Stars in Straight A’s alongside Anna Paquin and Ryan Phillippe.

Sept. 12, 2014
Stars in The Skeleton Twins alongside Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.

Oct. 9, 2014
It is announced that Luke Wilson has been added to the cast of the upcoming movie Game Brain to play the commissioner of the NFL.

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