alorian
01-23-2007, 11:22 PM
Let's just come out and say it. Owen Wilson is the best actor.
seriously these movies are all excellent so far, and all would be NOTHING without him.



Outsourced (2008) (announced) (in talks)
The Darjeeling Limited (2008) (filming)
Drillbit Taylor (2007) (filming)


Night at the Museum (2006) (uncredited) .... Jedediah
Mater and the Ghostlight (2006) (V) (voice) .... Lightning McQueen
You, Me and Dupree (2006) .... Randy Dupree
Cars (2006) (VG) (voice) .... Lightning McQueen
Cars (2006) (voice) .... Lightning McQueen
Wedding Crashers (2005) .... John Beckwith
The Wendell Baker Story (2005) .... Neil King
Meet the Fockers (2004) .... Kevin Rawley
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) .... Ned Plimpton
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) .... Wilbur Wright
Starsky & Hutch (2004) .... Ken Hutchinson
The Big Bounce (2004) .... Jack Ryan
Shanghai Knights (2003) .... Roy O'Bannon
I Spy (2002) .... Special Agent Alex Scott
... aka I-Spy (USA: promotional title)
Behind Enemy Lines (2001) .... Lt. Chris Burnett
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) .... Eli Cash
Zoolander (2001) .... Hansel
... aka Zoolander (Germany)
"King of the Hill" .... Rhett Van Der Graaf (1 episode, 2001)
- Luanne Virgin 2.0 (2001) TV Episode (voice) .... Rhett Van Der Graaf
Meet the Parents (2000) .... Kevin Rawley
Shanghai Noon (2000) .... Roy O'Bannon


The Haunting (1999) .... Luke Sanderson
... aka Maldición, La (USA: Spanish title)
Breakfast of Champions (1999) .... Monte Rapid
The Minus Man (1999) .... Vann Siegert
Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV) (voice) .... Voice Of Heat Vision/Doug
Rushmore (1998) (uncredited) .... Edward Applebee
Permanent Midnight (1998) .... Nicky
Armageddon (1998) .... Oscar Choi, Geologist
Anaconda (1997) .... Gary Dixon
... aka Anaconda (Peru)
The Cable Guy (1996) .... Robin's Date
Bottle Rocket (1996) (as Owen C. Wilson) .... Dignan
Bottle Rocket (1994) .... Dignan

lamb_servant72
01-24-2007, 02:23 AM
What part of our history together makes you think I'm capable of that?

Tromos
01-24-2007, 04:48 AM
Zoolander didn't need Wilson.

riz
01-24-2007, 06:25 AM
I would have to politely disagree with you here. Most of the time, Owen Wilson has basically played a similarly quirky, yet slightly idiotic character (or a cowboy) for the majority of these movies - some of which are abysmal. Case in point: Armageddon, The Big Bounce, Wedding Crashers.

Plus, movies such as The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Meet the Parents, and Zoolander had more important characters to focus upon. I give credit for a nice screenplay with The Royal Tenenbaums though, but I don't think he should be classified as one of the best actors.

That award could be awarded to people like Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Gene Hackman or Paul Giamatti. You know, people who can act, and act beautifully, and have been given awards for their work.

NightCrawler
01-24-2007, 08:41 AM
Night at the Museum lacked substance. It had a really shallow plot, overall inconsistencies, and lots of poor acting. The worst of Van Dyke I have seen in a long time.

And I agree with Riz somewhat. Owen played lots of lame parts.

Undomiel
01-24-2007, 06:28 PM
i personally haven't found that i like any movies with Owen Wilson, save Cars and Night the Museum....so sorry Seth, but i have to disagree...

as~i~lay~dying
01-24-2007, 07:31 PM
I don't think he's the most amazing actor ... he's never really stood out to me. ;)

alorian
01-24-2007, 08:55 PM
Repent all ye sinners!

Spiffles
01-24-2007, 10:18 PM
Ah well, I think Owen Wilson and his movies are good. I wouldnt say he is "the best actor eva!" but I enjoy his movies and his roles and how he plays those roles.

I Bite
01-25-2007, 11:10 AM
The only movie I really like with Owen Wilson in it was I Spy....But I haven't seen a lot of his...He definitly would not be on my best actor list.
Now, if you wanna talk about Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, or Orlando Bloom, I'm all for it.
:D

eowyn
01-25-2007, 02:26 PM
I know Wedding Crashers is a pretty low movie, content .. BUT. I have never laughed so hard in my life. I personally find most of his movies awesome (even if I can't really watch them outside of college lol). I wouldn't call him one of the "greats" though.

dawn of light
01-25-2007, 05:30 PM
I could name many actors I like better than Owen Wilson.

alorian
01-25-2007, 05:35 PM
Poor taste, yikes.

dawn of light
01-25-2007, 05:40 PM
Yes, you have poor taste I'm sorry to say. :P

alorian
01-25-2007, 05:54 PM
Haha, I meant you lot ;)

dawn of light
01-25-2007, 06:03 PM
ha. I know.

alorian
01-25-2007, 06:20 PM
So I'm repelling down
Mount Vesuvius...
when suddenly I slip
and I start to fall.
I mean, I'm about to die.
Hot bread, Zeke.

Just falling...
I'll never forget the terror.
When suddenly I remember,
"Holy &&&&. Hansel...
haven't you been smoking peyote
for six straight days?
And couldn't some of this,
maybe, be in your mind??'



And?



It was. I was totally fine.
I've never even been
to Mount Vesuvius.

Cool story, Hansel.

Thanks, Olaf.

Undomiel
01-25-2007, 06:22 PM
wow, that's crazy... *hahaha*

LeShep
01-25-2007, 06:51 PM
I think hes one of the funnier actors... but best... nahh he has to be able to do more than just funny to be the "BEST""

alorian
01-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Harumph.

riz
01-26-2007, 04:52 AM
Okay. I am giving him kudos for this piece of dialogue from The Royal Tenenbaums, which I found to be hilarious. Too bad he's only reading from a book.

"The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. 'Vámonos, amigos,' he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock. And they rode on in the friscalating dusklight."

BarlowgIRL
01-27-2007, 07:10 PM
Hmm,I loved him in Starsky but I don't think I'd say he's the best either. He's hot, but that's almost it...

alorian
01-29-2007, 08:04 PM
Okay, so what ISN'T Owen Wilson great in? Tell me WHY he isn't great, and cite examples. He rocks more than you guys know, obviously. BLIND I tell ya, BLIND

alorian
01-29-2007, 08:39 PM
Zoolander didn't need Wilson.

That's the worst thing I've ever read. Wilson owned in Zoolander. He added. If he wasn't in it, where would Zoolander have been? Not where it is now. It would be a different movie. A worse movie.

Tromos
01-30-2007, 05:50 AM
A worse movie.

I'm not entirely sure that's possible.

riz
01-30-2007, 06:09 AM
I guess he's great in trying to play just about the same, two-dimensional character in just about every single movie he's in. Strap a cowboy hat on him and he's got a part.

Armageddon was pretty much full of crap. You, Me, and Dupree. The Big Bounce. No one could be great in these films; they have no redeeming qualities. Owen Wilson did not broaden his range with these parts; plus, he is completely forgettable in them. I just about forgot that he was even in Armageddon before I starting pondering on movies he's been in.

alorian
01-30-2007, 07:58 AM
He's quite versatile though. He's played a ton of different roles.

And Tromos? Bleh, Zoolander is one of my favorite movies.

Tromos
01-30-2007, 09:16 AM
And Tromos? Bleh, Zoolander is one of my favorite movies.

Fair enough. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of mine, but I recognize that there is no real artistic value anywhere in that one either :P

alorian
01-30-2007, 12:02 PM
:P That one tops Zoolander quite readily! I can still quote most of it.. at one time i could do it all

alorian
01-31-2007, 01:22 PM
"I wasn't like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere's a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that. 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." - Hansel, Zoolander.

"I'm, like, 98% excited, and maybe 2% scared. Or maybe it's backwards. Maybe I'm 98% scared, and, like, 2% excited. But that's what makes it so great... I'm so confused!" - Oscar, Armageddon.

Tromos
01-31-2007, 05:36 PM
I guess I fail to see the relevance.

He read the script.

riz
01-31-2007, 09:18 PM
And made the colossal error of being in such a ridiculous and horrendous movie.

alorian
01-31-2007, 09:45 PM
Armageddon SUCKED.

He delivered the lines pretty swell-ly though