Whimsical Facts You Didn't Know About Wes Anderson
Vote up the Wes Anderson facts you think are the most interestingly quirky.
Who is Wes Anderson? He is, perhaps, the most influential director of the cult comedy genre in history. The writer/director has been behind perennial favorites like Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Grand Budapest Hotel (among many others). This list has some Wes Anderson facts that will give even the most dedicated fan a new understanding of the auteur.It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Anderson is just as quirky as his characters. Turns out, he also likes his pants to be a little too short, was deeply affected by his parents's divorce, and got kicked out of high school. Want to know why? Read through this list of Wes Anderson trivia and vote up the most twee facts.
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He Doesn't Let His Actors Live in TrailersAnderson prefers that his actors live communally - during the filming of The Grand Budapest Hotel, for instance, everyone lived at a small hotel in Germany. Friends say that he makes the sets of his films "like summer camp, or school - you bond."
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The Italians Love HimVideo: YouTubeItalian band I Cani has written a song about Wes Anderson (aptly titled "Wes Anderson"), and even shot an entire music video in the director's trademark style.
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Martin Scorsese Considers Him an HeirPhoto: WikipediaWhen Esquire interviewed Martin Scorsese, the famed director named Wes Anderson as "the next Martin Scorsese." High praise from one of the most respected people in Hollywood.
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He Met Owen Wilson in Playwriting ClassPhoto: Buena Vista PicturesOwen Wilson approached Anderson in the hallway outside their playwriting class one day to ask his opinion about which professor he should choose next semester. They had a mutual friend, and as Wes remembers it, "Owen just walked up to me in the hall one day and started talking to me as if we knew each other." From there was born a decades-long collaborative relationship that would spawn hits like Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums.
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He Likes His Pants ShortPhoto: Buena Vista PicturesEver notice that all Wes Anderson characters seem to have just emerged from a growth spurt? It's not poor costume design. Wes likes his characters's (and his own) trousers three or four inches too short. Why? "I don't know what that is," says Anderson. "I just like them." Fair enough.
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Like Author, Like Character: Anderson Also Got ExpelledPhoto: Buena Vista PicturesMax Fischer is kicked out of Rushmore prep school in Anderson's second film. Like Max, Anderson was also given the boot from St. John's, the school which inspired much of Rushmore.